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You may access Internet MMR from the Buy and Sell tabs located on every page of manheim.com.
It is not uncommon to find differences between MMR values and guide books. MMR prices are based exclusively on millions of actual sales that are updated daily. The statistical programs that compute the averages are completely neutral, using universally-accepted statistical techniques without editorial opinion or bias. MMR's programs do not use interpolation to compensate for insufficient data. Guide books, which do not have access to the same amount of data as MMR (much less on a daily basis), use editorial expertise and limited market observations to arrive at prices; for this reason, there may be differences.
Because that's the way it is in the real world. For example, the average family car logs more miles than an expensive weekend-only sports car. MMR obsoletes the old-fashioned "mileage tables" that do not allow for differences in how a vehicle is used. The MMR statistical programs compute a separate average mileage and per-mile depreciation factor for every vehicle in its database.
New calculations are performed every night in order to include the latest and most recent sales transactions in MMR's database. The statistical engines then analyze every transaction so that, for every vehicle, each MMR value — historical averages, depreciation factors, regional and seasonal adjustments, and price forecasting — is based on the most up-to-date information available.
The results are different because you are working with a different set of data than the one used by MMR statistical models. For some vehicles, the difference is very slight; for others it is pretty substantial.
In addition, MMR has two components. The first component is the prices and mileage displayed in MMR. These are pre-calculated by MMR's statistical engines and then displayed in a file that is separate from the auction transactions. Your PC doesn't calculate the averages; it just displays them. The second component of MMR is the auction transactions displayed on the Transactions and Auctions summary tabs. These transactions only represent a sample of the previous 30 days of transactions, and are included solely to provide additional information about transactions in the wholesale auction market. These summary tabs are equivalent to a post-sale report with a few sorting features. However, MMR's statistical models base their calculations on ALL transactions for a specific vehicle; not just the most recent ones listed in the Transactions or Auctions summary tab.
For many reasons, but the most important is that the statistical solutions for calculating averages from small data sets — such as brand new models or seldom-traded vehicles — requires a lot of processing time and horsepower to arrive at accurate averages. This kind of heavy lifting is outside the capabilities of desktop PCs.
Vehicle condition is a subjective judgment and MMR is objective. However, for the convenience of subscribers for whom condition is important, the MMR program simulates condition by showing values and mileages that are estimated above and below the average price and average miles. In the future, MMR will incorporate objective data, such as condition grades where available, as a parameter for improving the accuracy of the MMR forecast.
Projected or forecasted values are MMR's predictions of prices for today, next week, next month and next year. These projections are based on millions of auction transactions that are updated daily. These predictions are the result of MMR's comprehensive forecasting program. The accuracy of the modeling technique is tested daily against the most current actual auction transactions and adjusted based on the best available statistical model.
Retail values are shown in MMR only for the convenience of our subscribers who need an approximate retail price. These retail prices are estimated mark-ups of actual wholesale values. However, Manheim does not currently collect data on retail values and recommends users incorporate additional sources of retail information to develop a more accurate estimate for retail prices.
The following transactions are considered as invalid transactions: Total Resource Auction (TRA) - Salvage, Mark III, Specialty Vehicles, Collision, Distribution Center, Heavy Truck, Salvage Unit not TRA
All pricing is completed nightly, Monday-Friday. The process begins Monday through Friday evenings beginning at 10pm ET and finishes between 12:30-2:30am ET the next morning. The process also runs on Sunday morning at 4am ET and typically finishes around 7:30am ET.
Yes. By clicking on a column heading, you can view the results in ascending or descending order.
Yes, just click on View in a pop-up window at the top left-hand side of any MMR page, under the main navigation.
Internet MMR is a tool that will help users find pricing on vehicles that interest them most, across all of Manheim's inventories. In addition to basic information, Internet MMR provides users with pricing projections, transactions listing, auctions listing, summary information and a variety of reports based on their selection.
Manheim's Internet MMR can help you research vehicles quickly and easily - Internet MMR can target specific vehicles nationally or by region.
You can perform an inquiry on the Internet MMR page by either selecting:
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The technology used for Desktop MMR is outdated and is no longer supported. Manheim has created an Internet version of MMR that provides similar functionality, while using current technology. Click the link to access Internet MMR.
Internet MMR and Desktop MMR have similar functionality. Both tools provide you with the ability to decode and value vehicles by VIN, run, and print vehicle valuation reports, view auction transactions for like vehicles, and print appraisal forms.
You will need Internet access to leverage Internet MMR. However, leveraging Internet MMR on your desktop, tablet, or smartphone is convenient and easy. Click the link to access Internet MMR and get started.
No. The Manheim data policy for Desktop MMR is also applicable to Internet MMR. Storing MMR data locally has never been allowed and is not available for Internet MMR.
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