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Car Sales Surge: Who's Buying & What Are They Getting?

Car Sales Surge: Who's Buying & What Are They Getting?

Yesterday, we reported that sales for most automakers hit record levels in March. (Honda was the notable exception, its slipping figures due in part to the underwhelming 2012 Civic.) But who's buying all these cars? And what are they getting for their money? J.D. Power has some ideas. Today's... read more

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2012 Hyundai Elantra

Americans Keeping New Cars Nearly Six Years

As we reported last month, the average age of cars on the road today is 11 years, according to the research firm R.L. Polk. Now a new Polk study takes a look at new car... read more February 21, 2012 by  0


 
2012 Dodge Durango

January 2012 Car Sales Are Strong--Except At GM

While nearly every automaker reported brisk, upbeat sales numbers for the first month of 2012, General Motors didn't have much to cheer. GM sales were off by 6 percent last... read more February 1, 2012 by  0


 
Women, Power & Money

Women’s Influence In Car Buying Evolving: Study

Automotive marketers have known for some time that women exert a powerful influence over what cars will be purchased for family as well as personal use. But a new study... read more February 1, 2012 by  0


 
1929 Used Car Promo

Got A Low-Mileage Car? Dealers Want To Buy It, Badly

“What will it take to get you out of this car today?” That’s not a question consumers are used to hearing at car dealerships, especially when they only drop... read more January 23, 2012 by  3


 
Chevrolet's worldwide sales performance in 2011

GM Back On Top With 9 Million Unit Sales In 2011

Fueled by record worldwide sales of its Chevrolet brand, General Motors has achieved 2011 sales of 9.03 million units, surpassing both the 8.16 million sold by Volkswagen and... read more January 19, 2012 by  1


 
1936 Used Car Lot Quincy MA

Cars Getting Long In The Tooth: Average Age Is 11 Years

If it seems like there are a lot of old Fords, Chevys, Hondas and Toyotas on the roads today, the fact is that there are. The average age of American vehicles is now 11 years... read more January 18, 2012 by  1


 
Car lot

Americans Are Holding On To Their Cars Longer Than Ever

Given the recent recession and relatively high unemployment figures, it's no surprise that car owners are holding on to their vehicles for a long time. According to research... read more January 18, 2012 by  4


 
2012 BMW 6-Series Coupe

BMW Bumps Mercedes, Lexus To Become America's Top Luxury Brand

For a full decade, Lexus has been parked at the top of the U.S. luxury car heap, but no more. Sales stats released this week have put a different brand in the top spot, and... read more January 6, 2012 by  1


 
2012 Toyota Camry XLE

Family Car Sales 2011: And The Winner Is…

The perennial one-two family sedan sales leaders used to be the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord, and not always in that order. But as of 2011, things have changed a bit in... read more January 5, 2012 by  0


 
2011 Lexus LF-LC Concept leaked

Gas Prices, Lexus LF-LC Hybrid Concept, 2013 Ford EcoSport: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we put 2011 electric-car sales numbers into context while Ford reveals the 2013 EcoSport crossover. Photos of the Lexus LF-LC Hybrid Concept leak... read more January 4, 2012 by  0


 
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

A Strong December Closes Out 2011 Car Sales

As automakers are reporting December 2011 sales, a recovery that began early last year seems to be growing more steady, and stronger. Each of the Big Three automakers--Ford... read more January 4, 2012 by  1


 
Car lot

Analysts Predict A Booming Auto Market In 2012 (Except In Europe)

The dust is still settling from 2011, but early figures indicate that the U.S auto market recorded significant growth over 2010. Analysts at Polk Research say that upward... read more January 4, 2012 by  2


 
2012 Ford Fusion

Outgoing Ford Fusion Racks Up Record Sales

As midsize sedans go, the 2012 Ford Fusion tends to blend into the background of the automotive landscape. It’s not overly flashy, and it doesn’t star in any... read more December 29, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat

November 2011 Car Sales: Ahead of the Curve

New vehicle sales continued their slow, steady improvement in November across most of the major brands, automakers reported along with monthly sales today. Projections had... read more December 1, 2011 by  1


 
Handing over car keys

November Auto Sales Booming, On Pace To Hit Record High

U.S. auto showrooms are usually quiet in November. That's due to a combination of factors, including the colder weather (which keeps some folks indoors), the holiday season... read more November 29, 2011 by  0


 

 
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