It is interesting how, considering 2006's account for over 20% of sales, they do seem to account for less than that percentage of cars for sale on the market.
It would be interesting to know how many 2005's and 2006's are still owned by the original owners.
(I got my 2005 back in 2007 from a guy who bought one and then realized it didn't work for him).
I agree,. I think quite a few people bought their 2005's sight unseen, only to realize these cars weren't quite as fancy/comfortable/practical as they had expected- and then unloaded them on the market.
Then in 2006, these lower priced used 2005's were much more appealing buys for guys wanting track cars, weekend cars, etc.
meanwhile, brand new 2006's were available in showrooms for the 2nd wave of educated buyers (who then had online forums and reviews to read) to check out and test drive.- and pay a fair amount more for the car they wanted. - so that would be my guess as to why more 2006's are held onto.
2005 Starlight Black Elise, -hardtop/touring/black interior/sector111 carpet buttons!
2008 Infiniti G37-S
2012 Mazda3i Grand Touring Hatchback w-SkyActiv
1974 MGB Roadster
(1991 300ZX 2+2 - RIP
girl, you treated me well.