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Thanks to user contact form suggestions, we've added 3 new models during this update:
We bolstered our already expansive pricing and sales data by leveraging the MarketCheck.com Automotive API. They collect and analyze data from over 40,000 car dealers. Their API is by far the fastest and most robust that we have worked with so far.
We also added more sources to our expected maintenance costs including some data from the CarMD.com API. They record and analyze data as reported through their hand held vehicle diagnostics tools. They also release an annual Vehicle Health Index Study, which is fascinating to those interested in these metrics.
Another great resource for repair and maintenance costs is YourMechanic.com. They provide you with year, make and model level repair estimates backed by local repair shops that participate in their program.