2002 Car Price and mileage data


List of variables:

MSRP= manufacturer's suggested retail price (2002 model year)

body type:

sedan= 1 if the vehicle is categorized as a sedan, = 0 otherwise
hatch= 1 if the vehicle is categorized as a hatchback, = 0 otherwise
convert= 1 if the vehicle is categorized as a convertible, = 0 otherwise
minivan= 1 if the vehicle is categorized as a minivan, = 0 otherwise
miniSUV= 1 if the vehicle is categorized as a mini sport utility vehicle, = 0 otherwise
SUV= 1 if the vehicle is categorized as a sport utility vehicle, = 0 otherwise
wagon= 1 if the vehicle is categorized as a station wagon, = 0 othrwise
(excluded category is "coupe")

Vehicle size/type

subcom= 1 if the vehicle is categorized as a subcompact car, = 0 otherwise
compact= 1 if the vehicle is categorized as a compact car, = 0 otherwise
fullsize= 1 if the vehicle is categorized as a fullsize car, = 0 otherwise
luxury= 1 if the vehicle is categorized as a luxury car, = 0 otherwise
sport= 1 if the vehicle is categorized as a sports car, = 0 otherwise
(excluded category = "midsize")

Fuel economy

city= EPA city miles per gallon
high= EPA highway miles per gallon

Size

length= length of vehicle (inches)
width= width of vehicle (inches)
height= height of vehicle (inches)
weight= vehicle weight (pounds)
luggage= luggage space (cubic feet)

Engine

horse= horsepower
cyl= # of cylinders
disp= engine displacement (liters)

Fuel tank

fuel= size of fuel tank (gallons)

Drive train

AWD= 1 if the vehicle uses all-wheel drive, = 0 otherwise
FWD= 1 if the vehicle uses front-wheel drive, = 0 otherwise
FOURWD= 1 if the vehicle uses 4-wheel drive, = 0 otherwise
(excluded category is rear-wheel drive)

Source: Edmunds.com

John Kane - kane@oswego.edu
Department of Economics, SUNY-Oswego, Oswego, NY 13126