AA Reports


The AA-Kinsey Report provides information on spare parts pricing for a range of vehicles. The report is compiled annually, updating vehicles listed, as well as adjusted following from the previous year.

About the AA-Kinsey Report

Starting 30 years ago, Malcolm Kinsey first approached a dealership for parts prices based on personal experience driving and racing his own vehicles. Following from an enquiry into the parts for a specific vehicle, Malcolm decided to make a list for all entries in the 1990 SAGMJ Car of the Year competition.

Later after this data was published, he was asked if he would be doing the same exercise the following year, and that was the start of what would become known as the Kinsey Report. In 2019, the Automobile Association began its partnership with Malcolm, and the report is now known as the AA-Kinsey Report.

The methodology has not changed much: all entries in the AA-Kinsey Report have quotes done in writing, with local dealers filling in a form giving their suggested retail price including VAT. No importer or manufacturer has ever been involved unless

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