Posts by Brian Murphy

A P.E.S.T. of a Mess

A variety of influences continue to challenge the automotive sector. Oh, how some colourful words expressed from Ukraine’s Snake Island and echoed around the world as…
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Groundhog Day

Could we be in for a repeat of last year when it comes to vehicle prices? Wiarton Willie, our famous spring predicting albino groundhog, didn’t exactly…

Highest Retained Value

KBB’s top 10 vehicles from the 2019 model year may surprise you. In ordinary times (if you can remember those), which vehicles retain their value in…
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Luxury Tax: Nobody Wins

The proposed levy appears to offer few real benefits. On August 10th, 2021, the Canadian Department of Finance issued a notice for consultation on the new…
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Shifting into Green Mode by Brian Murphy

Governments have boldly declared mandates on zero-emissions vehicles beginning in the 2030s, but what are the real implications? In case you missed it, on June 29…
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An Unusual Situation by Brian Murphy

Very tight new and used inventory has essentially created a sellers’ market so far in 2021. In 2021, the focus up to now has been on…
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The Bright Side by Brian Murphy

As 2020 ends and a new year begins, there are some positive developments on the horizon. This past year, when reading (and writing) updates on the…
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Driving Change by Brian Murphy

Fewer kilometres travelled is having a big impact both on our industry and the economy. It is certainly an understatement to say that the year that…
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The Second Wave by Brian Murphy

COVID-19 case counts are spiking again. What does this mean for new and used cars? This year marked a peculiar and uncomfortable Thanksgiving holiday for many…

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