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

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 cash-for-clunkers program), the government has released a 136-page PDF offering more detail than many will want about CARS. However... read more

July 24, 2009 by  - 7
 
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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


 
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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


 
Rally in the 100 Acre Wood 2010, photos by Vance Green

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


 
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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


 
Detroit's Cobo Hall

Motown Move? GM Speculates on Moving From Detroit

Fritz Henderson, GM's new Obama-appointed CEO, has said that everything is up for review as the company tries to restructure. That may include a move from downtown Detroit... read more May 11, 2009 by  0


 
Renault Kangoo be bop ZE electric vehicle

So What Would You Think About a Saturn Kangoo Be Bop, Huh?

Sometimes just when you think the industry can't get any weirder...it does. Take, for instance, two news items that crossed our desk in sequence today. First, Bloomberg and... read more May 6, 2009 by  0


 
Sheryl Crow loves BlueTEC

Link Love From The Car Connection: Mercedes Goes Blue, Gold Porsche Goes Missing, We Go Nuts Watching A Bus Make A U-Turn

Tinseltown car tech -- Mercedes has launched a new campaign touting its BlueTEC vehicles and the Hollywood types who love 'em. Presumably, said types are happy to drive clean... read more April 19, 2009 by  0


 
Car Dealer

Ford's Advantage Plan Covers Car Payments Up To 12 Months

While GM and Chrysler ask the Federal government for more money, Ford is offering to lend it to  buyers who purchase any one of their new products. Offering up to 12 months... read more March 31, 2009 by  2


 
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