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Dealer's Employees Taking Your Quarters, Watching Your Porn

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 me a refund!" Bupkus. "Your mechanics are rifling through my truck when I bring it in for service, and they're stealing my... read more

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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 


 
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 


 
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 


 
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 


 
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


 
2010 Fisker Karma

Fisker Chooses 27 Experienced Retailers For 2009 Karma Sedan

On the heels of the Tesla Model S sedan unveil yesterday, competitor Fisker Automotive announced today that it's hand picked 27 retailers to sell the 2009 Fisker Karma. The... read more March 27, 2009 by 


 
2009 Bentley Continental GTC Speed

Bentley Motors Builds 47th U.S. Dealership In Austin, Texas

Today Bentley Motors announces its 47th U.S. dealership and its third in Texas. Bentley Austin, which will ultimately provide both sales and service in the hill country of... read more March 24, 2009 by 


 
Mercedes G-wagen stuck in mud

Infiniti, Mercedes, and Lexus Lean On Incentives To Move Sales

Even luxury auto brands who once scoffed at the domestics' unseemly hood-slammin', dollar-dealin' pleas are now leaning on big incentives in hopes of reducing swelling... read more March 16, 2009 by 


 
2009 Chevrolet Traverse

Recall: GM Vehicles Could Roll, Hummer Gas Tanks Could Eject

Much as GM can't seem to halt the massive sales and profit nosedive being handed to it by the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, 277,000 GM vehicles, despite... read more March 13, 2009 by 


 
Car Carrier

Nebraska Dealer, Employees Steal 81 Cars, Face Felony Charges

These are the times that try mens'...criminal records. Police arrested Nebraska auto dealer Allen Patch, and employee Rachel Fait, on Wednesday in Utah. The two, plus manager... read more March 12, 2009 by 


 
Car fire

Buick-Pontiac-Jeep Dealer Torches Vehicles, Dies of Heart Attack

Last week, Pennsylvania police reported that Gregory Graham was found dead on the tarmac next to four torched cars at his dealership, Colonial Motors. Police ruled the... read more March 10, 2009 by 


 
2009 Dodge Ram

HEMI V-8 A No-Cost Option For Dodge Ram In March

Even cash-strapped buyers of the new Dodge Ram won't be heard muttering, "I coulda hada V-8." The Dodge boys are slammin' hoods and makin' deals; March is "Dodge truck month"... read more March 5, 2009 by 


 
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