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Survey: Hyundai, Subaru, Lexus Score High With Dealers

Survey: Hyundai, Subaru, Lexus Score High With Dealers

Each year, thousands of consumers answer surveys about cars and the people who sell them. Those studies -- like the ones we recently mentioned about brand loyalty and the shopping habits of men and women -- can tell us a lot about buyers, but for an insider's look at the auto industry, you need to... read more

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Sleazy Car Salesman

Feds Host Roundtables, Launch Investigation Into Dealer Practices

With the price of a new car averaging more than $28,000 and the average dealer-sold used car running around $14,000, most vehicle shoppers opt to either finance or lease... read more March 17, 2011 by  5


 
2011 Lexus CT 200h

J.D. Power: Lexus, MINI Dealerships Lead In Customer Satisfaction

Lexus and MINI are among the brands with the best dealership service. That's according to the J.D. Power and Associates' 2011 U.S. Customer Service Index (CSI)... read more March 11, 2011 by  1


 
Online shopping

Projection: By 2016, 20% Of Auto Sales Will Be Made Online

As more of our lives move to the web, it's only natural that we'll spend more time getting information there, too. And as we acquire that information -- as a growing number... read more February 14, 2011 by 


 
Cadillac dealership

Auto Sales Finishing 2010 Strong, But Recovery Will Be Slow In 2011

While the U.S. auto market outlook can hardly be called bullish, sales this past month are pointing to some growth, and some further steps toward a rebound, in 2011. And that... read more December 27, 2010 by 


 
2010 Nissan Titan

Frugal Shopper: Deep Discounts Already Applying To Some 2011 Models

It's the time for holiday cheer, egg nog, and fruitcake. And it's that time of the year when, at most dealerships, there are still a few stragglers on the new-car... read more December 20, 2010 by 


 
Facebook logo

Facebook (And Stupidity) Land Car Sellers In Hot Water

Bad-mouthing the boss is a pretty terrible idea, but that doesn't stop people from doing it. In hallways, at the water cooler, over cocktails at happy hour, disgruntled... read more December 14, 2010 by 


 
2011 Hyundai Elantra

Many Hyundai Dealerships Changing Hands, Poised For Upgrades

The next time you're out car shopping, give the Hyundai dealership another chance. You could find a much larger building, or a completely different experience. Many Hyundai... read more November 29, 2010 by  1


 
Kia storefront on eBay

Kia Gets A Sleek New Storefront On eBay

Remember when auction sites were the hot new thing? When eBay was groundbreaking? When authors around the globe made a pretty penny selling books and pamphlets and CD-ROMs... read more November 24, 2010 by  2


 
2011 Lincoln MKX

Lincoln Is Movin' On Up, And Ford Looks For Dealer Commitment

Ford Motor Co. [NYSE:F] is planning to consolidate its Lincoln dealerships, and asking those that stay with the brand to upgrade. Earlier this week, at a gathering of Lincoln... read more October 6, 2010 by 


 
Nielsen's top ten ad categories for the first half of 2010

Do They Know Something We Don't: Automakers, Auto Insurance Ad Spending Soars

During tough economic times, companies often cut back on marketing -- in fact, advertising budgets are frequently the first to shrink when danger looms and the last to expand... read more October 4, 2010 by  1


 
2010 Honda Accord Coupe

Car Dealer Tricks: Increasing the Term of the Loan

Dealers are between a rock and hard place. The downturn in the economy has decimated their ranks and consumers are using the Internet to get great deals on the selling price... read more September 29, 2010 by 


 
Fiat 500 Abarth

Chrysler Flooded With Applications For Fiat Dealerships

Back in August, some Chrysler dealers were worried about CEO Sergio Marchionne's plans to launch Fiat in the U.S. They were concerned about the expense (Marchionne wants to... read more September 24, 2010 by  2


 
money

Frugal Shopper: Should I Pay Cash For My Next Car?

At a time when credit isn't taken for granted the way that it was just a few years ago, some are rediscovering the idea that new cars don't have to be financed. If you've... read more September 13, 2010 by  2


 
Cadillac dealership

Signs Of A Rebound, Yet The Worst Auto Market Since The 1950s

Some of the phrases used in headlines this week, to describe August auto sales, have been brutal: "sales slowing to a crawl," "taking a tumble," or "struggling along" were... read more September 2, 2010 by  1


 
2005 Mazda Tribute

Trade Your Car Or Sell Privately: Pros And Cons: Part IV

The used car market is generally strong in all regions of the country. This makes it tempting to sell your old car privately instead of trading it in at a dealership. After... read more August 26, 2010 by 


 
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