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Tesla mulls federal suit to sell in Texas, Michigan, other states (and Hurricane Katrina may help)

Tesla mulls federal suit to sell in Texas, Michigan, other states (and Hurricane Katrina may help)

This is a very big week for Tesla. Just a few short months after delivering its first Model X crossovers to earlybird customers, the all-electric automaker will begin taking reservations for another new model tomorrow. Priced from $35,000, the Tesla Model 3 could dramatically boost Tesla's sales... read more

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Category F5 tornado in Manitoba, Canada, 2007 (photo byJustin Hobson)

Better Than Guns: Oklahoma Dealer Gives Away Tornado Shelters With New Cars In May

Given America's booming auto market, you might think that dealers are having an easy time of it these days. All they need to do is open the doors and wait for sales to come... read more May 19, 2015 by


 
Tesla Motors gallery in Houston Galleria, opened October 2011, with Model S on display

Tesla Triumphs In Maryland As New Bill Allows Sales At Four Sites: Which State Is Next?

Another one bites the dust -- and more will surely follow. Auto News reports that the Maryland legislature has passed a bill that would allow Tesla to open up to four retail... read more April 17, 2015 by


 
2016 Scion iA  -  2015 NY Auto Show live photos (preview event)

Scion Lets You (Almost) Buy A Car At Home, Take Delivery At Dealership

The Scion niche small-car brand has long operated as a sort of laboratory for Toyota. And now it’s serving as a testbed for how the role of Toyota dealerships could... read more April 8, 2015 by


 
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Dealers Gear Up To Fund GOP Presidential Candidates, But Will Tesla Supporters Lose Out?

It's no surprise that U.S. auto dealers and dealer networks skew heavily Republican. The GOP has built a reputation as being pro-business and anti-regulation -- stances that... read more April 6, 2015 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Wins In Georgia, Loses In West Virginia

For Tesla fans below the Mason-Dixon line, we have good news and bad news, courtesy of Auto News. Since it's Friday, we'll start with the good news: Georgia has passed a bill... read more March 27, 2015 by


 
Chris Christie speaking at CPAC 2015 in Washington, DC. (photo by Gage Skidmore, via Wikimedia)

Tesla Returns To New Jersey: Will This Give Chris Christie's Presidential Campaign A Push?

Tesla Motors' battle for acceptance has finally come to an end -- at least in New Jersey. According to Detroit News, Governor Chris Christie signed a bill yesterday that will... read more March 19, 2015 by


 
Car repair

Unsatisfied: Jeep, Dodge Having Issues With Dealership Service?

Are you satisfied with the service at your Chrysler, Fiat, Ram, Dodge, or Jeep dealership? Although you might be happy with your late-model vehicle, the chances that you... read more March 18, 2015 by


 
Cadillac chief Johan de Nysschen checking out the competition

Cadillac's Johan de Nysschen Wants More High-Tech Boutiques (Like The Ones He Envisioned At Audi)

The new president of Cadillac, Johan de Nysschen, is putting his own stamp on General Motors' luxury brand. And in keeping with de Nysschen's unique style -- which often... read more January 23, 2015 by


 
Online shopping

AutoNation Takes A Page From Tesla's Playbook, Promises Online Sales In 2015

Thanks to the internet, we've become accustomed to buying many things from the comfort of our living rooms. Cars are one of the few exceptions, but according to Auto News... read more November 26, 2014 by


 
San Francisco-based start-up Shift

Shift Start-Up Helps You Sell Your Old Car & Find A New One: Are Used Car Dealers Doomed?

Getting rid of a car is rarely fun or easy. Generally speaking, you're left with two options: sell it yourself, or trade it in at a dealership. Neither is ideal. Trading in a... read more November 24, 2014 by


 
Dealer

The Weirdest Way That Dealers Ruin The Customer Service Experience

The internet has done some great things. It's allowed us to shop for riding lawnmowers in our underwear. It's changed the way we enjoy television by encouraging us to... read more November 12, 2014 by


 
Screencap from NADA's 'Get the Facts: Price Competition' video

As Dealers Become Irrelevant, NADA Fights Back: "At Least We're Not Selling Furniture!"

What would a world without auto dealerships look like? A generation ago, the question would've seemed absurd, but today, we may be on the way to finding out. Tesla is... read more November 4, 2014 by


 
Railroad map prepared by the Michigan Railroad Commission, circa 1876.

GM Announces Support For Michigan's Anti-Tesla Bill, Governor Then Signs It

Last week, we told you about a hastily amended bill in Michigan that would prevent Tesla from setting up shop in the Wolverine State. It had passed both houses of the... read more October 22, 2014 by


 
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In Michigan, Bill To Ban Tesla Sales Heads To Governor's Desk: Will He Sign It?

In Michigan, a recently passed bill could prevent Tesla Motors from selling its electric vehicles directly to consumers. Tesla says that the hastily approved legislation... read more October 16, 2014 by


 
Gavel. Image: Brian Turner

New Jersey Dealers Pay $1.8 Million To Settle Consumer Complaints About Deceptive Practices

When it comes to honesty and ethics, car dealers don't score well with consumers. On a scale of one to 100, American recently rated dealers a nine, just above members of... read more July 15, 2014 by


 

 
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