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Latest Threat to Carbuyer Safety: The Evil of 'Curbstoning'

Latest Threat to Carbuyer Safety: The Evil of 'Curbstoning'

Have you heard of "curbstoning"? We hadn't, and we like to think we're up on new automotive trends. But if the National Automobile Dealers Association has its way, you will. Curbstoning, you see, is a dangerous threat to used-car buyers, who put themselves and their families in dire peril by buying... read more

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Car Dealer

Frugal Shopper: What Time, Day, Month Is Best For Deals?

If you're thinking of heading out to the dealership to close the deal this weekend—especially if it's Friday—you might want to hold off. And Saturday? Well, it depends... read more March 5, 2010 by  2


 
Sears Auto Center in Salem, Oregon

Sears Comes To The Rescue Of Defunct Chrysler & GM Dealerships

Since last year, over 2,000 dealerships have been cut from the Chrysler and General Motors networks, and there's been a great deal of discussion about what to do for these... read more February 22, 2010 by  1


 
Kendall Toyota  -  Eugene, OR  -  First LEED Platinum dealership facility

Toyota Dealership Goes Green—With More Than Prius And Recycling

Whether you're among the most eco-savvy customers considering the 2010 Toyota Prius or just a smart shopper who'd prefer to buy green, it's likely you haven't thought about... read more January 27, 2010 by 


 
Chevrolet dealership

Dealers Contesting Termination Rush To Meet Tonight's Filing Deadline

When Chrysler and General Motors underwent restructuring last year, they eliminated over 2,000 dealerships from their networks. Their reasoning for the cuts ranged from poor... read more January 25, 2010 by 


 
2010 Detroit Auto Show, with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi inspecting a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

Surprise: Auto Shows Really Do Sell Cars, Says NY Auto Show Owner

Sometimes we get a press release that makes us scratch our heads. Take this morning's little epistle from the 2010 New York Auto Show, the nation's largest, which opens to... read more January 19, 2010 by  3


 
Mercedes-Benz flagship dealership in Manhattan [via NewYorkTimes]

Mercedes-Benz To Launch Top-Of-The-Heap Showroom In Manhattan

For the few Manhattanites that can afford to own cars, and for those visiting from less-cramped spaces, Mercedes-Benz is opening a 333,000 square-foot flagship store on 11th... read more January 7, 2010 by 


 
General Motors Cadillac Dealership

GM Reins In Dealerships By Offering To Pay For Facelifts

GM is nudging its dealerships along by offering them some direct money—paid out over five to ten years—to remodel and freshen-up, and meet some tighter standards. Anyone... read more January 4, 2010 by 


 
Geely Familia

Geely Autos: Coming Soon To A Volvo Dealer Near You?

While much of the auto world's attention has been focused on Geely's attempt to buy Volvo from Ford and what that might mean for the popular Swedish marque, there's another... read more January 4, 2010 by 


 
Capitol Hill

Good News/Bad News/Good News For Disenfranchised Dealers

High Gear Media has partnered with Tesla Motors on a new writing contest where YOU can win a tour and road test of the 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport. You can submit as many... read more December 14, 2009 by 


 
Used car salesman

Sales Lost To Dealer Tactics: J.D. Power Puts Numbers On It

Automotive brands are losing an average of 12 percent of their buyers to competitors due simply to "poor customer treatment" at the dealership. If you've ever walked away... read more December 8, 2009 by  1


 
Edward E. 'Ed' Whitacre, Jr.

GM Has 'A Comprehensive Plan to Address Dealer Concerns'

General Motors and Chrysler have been the target of frustration from thousands of dealers that were cut from the companies' networks during last summer's restructurings. The... read more December 7, 2009 by  2


 
Saab 9-3

Koenigsegg To Trim 81 Dealers From Saab Network

General Motors may be looking to expand its (formerly) shrinking U.S. network, but the soon-to-be owner of GM's orphaned Saab is sticking with a leaner, meaner game plan... read more November 13, 2009 by  1


 
Chevrolet dealership

GM Adding New Dealerships, Frustrating Old Ones

When Chrysler and GM underwent restructuring earlier this year, they took the opportunity to thin out their dealer networks. As you might recall, that resulted in substantial... read more November 12, 2009 by  10


 
2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS

Disgruntled 2010 Chevy Camaro Owner: Yep, He's Real. Honest.

Here at TheCarConnection.com, we read a lot of automaker press releases. A week ago today, a pretty unusual one landed on our desks: GM was touting the text of a letter from... read more October 30, 2009 by  5


 
Capitol Hill

Legalwatch: Legislation To Oversee Auto Dealers In The Works

With the recent restructuring of Chrysler and General Motors, there's been a lot of focus on auto dealers -- particularly those who were axed from the two companies'... read more October 13, 2009 by  1


 
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