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ALERT: $2B Cash-For-Clunkers Extension Passes Senate, Obama To Sign

ALERT: $2B Cash-For-Clunkers Extension Passes Senate, Obama To Sign

Yesterday afternoon, the US Senate passed a $2 billion extension to the Car Allowance Rebate Systems (CARS) program--better known as "Cash for Clunkers"--by a vote of 60 to 37. President Barack Obama is expected to sign it today. The vote approved a bill identical to the one passed last Friday by... read more

August 7, 2009 by  - 2
 
U.S. Capitol

BREAKING: Feds Release Sneak Peek At Cash-For-Clunkers Rules

In an effort to meet its deadline for releasing the rules of the federal "Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save" initiative (i.e. the official, clunky name of the... read more July 24, 2009 by  7


 
mechanic

Dealership Or Indie Shop For Repairs? Choose Wisely.

According to a story from late last week in the Consumerist, an upstate New York Dodge dealership kept a vehicle for six days for repairs and charged the customer well over... read more July 21, 2009 by  3


 
2010 Buick LaCrosse

Buick Keeping A Tight Rein On Inventory

Though less than two weeks old, the young, nubile General Motors Company seems slightly more savvy than its bloated parent, General Motors Corporation. First, Bob Lutz... read more July 20, 2009 by  0


 
U.S. Capitol

House Approves Chrysler, GM Dealer-Reinstatement Legislation

From Washington comes potentially bad news for Chrysler Group and General Motors Company: yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would reinstate... read more July 17, 2009 by  2


 
GM Logo

GM Allegedly Pressures Remaining Dealers To Oppose Reinstatement Legislation

Last week we mentioned that Congress is considering legislation that would turn back the clock on the Chrysler and General Motors bankruptcies -- at least as far as dealers... read more July 13, 2009 by  1


 
GM Logo

General Motors Corporation Has Become...General Motors Company

Forget what you knew about GM. The lumbering entity known as General Motors Corporation is gone, and today, its surviving staff and assets have been reborn as the lighter... read more July 10, 2009 by  2


 
U.S. Capitol

Disenfranchised Dealers Battle Chrysler, GM In D.C.

The U.S. House of Representatives is considering not one, but two bills that would provide legal remedies to the 2,100 dealers cut from the Chrysler and GM networks during... read more July 9, 2009 by  2


 
Garrison Keillor-autographed 2010 MINI Cooper S via AutoTrader

Dealer's Employees Taking Your Quarters, Watching Your Porn

Nothing is quite as insulting as when a customer's complaint isn't taken seriously. "Excuse me, sir, but your employee spat in my coffee!" Nothing. "M'am, he refuses to give... read more July 8, 2009 by  0


 
2010 Kia Forte Koup

Kia Looks to Saturn Dealerships For Growth Spurt

Kia is poised to conquer—in reputation, reach, and market share—this year, in a very significant way. And it could bring a better dealership experience. As a host of... read more June 24, 2009 by  0


 
NADA 'Buy Now' ad campaign

For The Love Of…Cuteness, Buy A Car! NADA Gets Down to Begging

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has rolled out a national ad campaign relying, quite simply, on the cuteness of kids. The print ads depict adorable tykes... read more June 17, 2009 by  0


 
U-Turn

General Motors Rekindles Flame With 41 Dealerships

General Motors has decided that maybe it's not such a great idea to ditch 41 dealers from its nationwide network. This comes as members of congress have second thoughts of... read more June 11, 2009 by  0


 
Louisiana flag

Louisiana Balks At Licenses For New GM Dealers

In a move that's sure to please certain talk show hosts pushing for a GM boycott, the Louisiana Motor Vehicle Commission has said that auto dealers for the new General Motors... read more June 10, 2009 by  1


 
U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN)

Senator Bob Corker Moves To Protect Disenfranchised Dealers

You might remember U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) from such hits as "The 2009 Auto Show tour" and "Don't close my GM plant!" Well, now the man who's had it in for Detroit is... read more June 8, 2009 by  3


 
2009 Chrysler Aspen Limited Hybrid

One Dealer's Saga: Closing in One Week

Auto dealerships are closing across the country, as General Motors and Chrysler slash themselves down to market-appropriate size. Some cuts are coming quickly and... read more June 3, 2009 by  0


 
Ford Sync

Want Ford's Sync System To Call 911? Get The Dealer Upgrade

In light of yesterday's news from the Centers for Disease Control that Onstar raises accident survival rates, owners of Fords with the Sync system may wonder about their own... read more May 22, 2009 by  3


 

 
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