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Chrysler Flooded With Applications For Fiat Dealerships

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 sell the Fiat in new, Fiat-branded showrooms), the logic of adding another brand to the Chrysler family, and the demand for... read more

September 24, 2010 by  - 2
 
Fiat 500 Abarth

Fiat, Alfa Romeo Rollout Gives Some Chrysler Dealers Agita

Next Monday, August 30, Chrysler will bring 600 dealers to the Detroit Institute of Arts, where CEO Sergio Marchionne will share his vision for the U.S. rollout of the Fiat... read more August 24, 2010 by  0


 
scrap heap

Feds: Most Cash For Clunkers Dealerships Followed The Rules

It seems that some Cash for Clunkers vehicles—and paperwork—have gone missing. We knew it would happen. With hundreds of thousands of vehicles taken on trade—some in... read more August 24, 2010 by  1


 
Roger Penske

Penske Is Feeling Very Anti-Social Media

New technology always comes with its share of detractors. Renaissance Brits hated the fork. Silent film vamp Clara Bow hated talkies. And now, Penske Automotive Group has... read more August 17, 2010 by  1


 
2010 Suzuki Kizashi

Suzuki Dealership Network Shrinks, As Cars Become More Appealing

If you're shopping for a sporty, economical compact sedan, we'd recommend that you put the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi on your shopping list. But there's a potential snag: With... read more August 16, 2010 by  2


 
Invisible monkey in Dodge's Year-End Tent Event Sale advertisement

Invisible Monkey II: PETA Defends Dodge, Gets All Up In Our Grille

Ah, the Interwebz. We wrote a little story last Thursday about how Dodge digitally erased the image of a monkey from an end-of-year clearance commercial after People for the... read more August 16, 2010 by  27


 
Chevrolet dealership

As Dealership Ranks Fall: Hyundai, Kia Among Those Opening Showrooms

The next time you're out shopping for a new vehicle, you could find your options considerably more limited than last time. The reason: due mostly to the economy but also due... read more August 13, 2010 by  1


 
Invisible monkey in Dodge's Year-End Tent Event Sale advertisement

So Is Chrysler's Invisible Ad Monkey Flipping Off PETA?

Annoying end-of-model-year dealer closeout ads have swarmed the airwaves, as they do every year around this time. But Chrysler threw a touch of whimsy into its 30-second... read more August 12, 2010 by  69


 
Abarth Fiat 500C

Fiat Dealer Network Starting To Take Form

You might have heard that Chrysler plans to soon sell the stylish, city-savvy Fiat 500 minicar in the U.S., but beyond that intent plans have been sketchy at best as to where... read more August 10, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Nissan Titan

Help! Doug: Why Are Auto Lease Details Kept Secret From Consumers?

Q. My accountant says that I should lease a new truck. However I don't understand auto leasing and when I try to negotiate with the dealer, the things I consider important to... read more August 5, 2010 by  0


 
Car repair

For Repairs, Maintenance, GM Dealerships Take A Cue From Wal-Mart

If you get great service, and a consistently low price that competes with independent repair shops or franchised service centers, would you return to the dealership to get... read more July 29, 2010 by  7


 
2010 Hyundai Santa Fe

Car Dealer Tricks: Won’t Return Keys or Registration - Part II

When car dealers evaluate your trade, they ask for the keys and registration. They need the keys to drive the car. They need the registration to make sure it’s current, and... read more July 25, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Dodge Caliber 4-door HB Mainstreet Instrument Cluster

Right To Repair: The Massachusetts Version

AllCarAdvice covered the federal Right to Repair act back in May and at the time it looked like the federal law called the Motor Vehicles Owners Right to Repair Act was on... read more July 21, 2010 by  0


 
Used car salesman

One Ugly Auto Dealer Trick Down, The Rest? Status Quo

Although we still haven't yet seen what exactly what the soon-to-be-signed financial reform bill will do for consumers, we already know who won big: auto dealers. Auto-title... read more July 20, 2010 by  1


 
2010 Chevrolet Impala

Are Car Buying Services Worth The Money?

Car buying services provide a valuable service, but are they worth the money? The answer depends on how much you value your time. Everyone knows that car manufacturers... read more June 30, 2010 by  0


 
Used car salesman

Congress Cracks Down On Lending, But Car Dealers Squeeze Through

Car dealers, at least for now, don't have to answer to the same regulations, restrictions, and oversight that would apply to nearly every other type of consumer lending... read more June 25, 2010 by  7


 

 
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