A report by Barclays Capital said that the post-crisis performance improvements of retail auto collateral are real, and are not a result of new unseasoned issuance with low delinquencies and losses being included in calculations.

In an attempt to verify the authenticity of recent recoveries, Barclays analysts separated retail auto collateral performance metrics by vintage, ranging from 2005 to 2010, to eliminate the potential effects of new or lacking issuance in the sector. 

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