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

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, AutoNation plans to change that next year. Every automaker has a website, and most dealers do, too. However, the vast majority... read more

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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 


 
Michigan State Flag

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 


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

Terrified Of Tesla, NADA Launches Campaign To Tout Benefits Of Franchise Dealerships

Tesla's roadmap to success has been long and winding and full of potholes. One of the biggest obstacles vexing the startup automaker has been America's network of state... read more June 18, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Good News For Missouri's Tesla Fans: Direct-Sales Ban Shelved (For Now)

It's a beautiful day for electric car fans in the Midwest: according to Auto News, Missouri's efforts to prevent Tesla from selling directly to consumers have been put on... read more May 16, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Hits A Speed Bump In Missouri

It's been a weird week for Tesla. On the one hand, the company issued a first-quarter report that showed the automaker meeting sales goals, making a strong entry into China... read more May 9, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla Wins Support From FTC Heads To Sell Directly To Consumers

You have to hand it to Elon Musk: he doesn't shy away from a challenge. In launching Tesla, he faced three. First, like any startup, Tesla had to let consumers know about its... read more April 25, 2014 by 


 
SCTV's 'Great White North' sketch, starring Rick Moranis & Dave Thomas as Bob & Doug McKenzie

Why Can't Canadians Buy Cars In The U.S.? TV Investigation Says It's Deliberate

Crossing borders to purchase things on the cheap is a centuries-old tradition -- and a centuries-old problem. For example, Canadian pharmacies made headlines in recent years... read more October 24, 2013 by 


 
Elon Musk

Elon Musk: If Tesla Can't Sell Cars In Texas, It'll Be At "The Back Of The Bus"

Yes, you read that headline correctly: Elon Musk is essentially calling himself a Freedom Rider, comparing Tesla's push to sell all-electric vehicles to America's Civil... read more April 11, 2013 by  4


 
Elon Musk

Tesla Messes With Texas: Can Elon Musk Succeed In The Lone Star State?

If you haven't been to Texas in a while, it might be time to pay a visit. Oil is still big business there, but wind farms are picking up speed. And although there's plenty of... read more April 8, 2013 by  7


 
Auto loan

Are America's Auto Lenders Discriminating Against Minorities?

In 1974, the United States enacted the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, which "prohibits credit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex... read more March 26, 2013 by  2


 
Dealer

The Best Brands -- And The Worst -- For Shopping Experience

There are a lot of ways to measure customer satisfaction. J.D. Power talks to recent buyers. Polk looks at sales stats and customer retention. But the folks at Pied Piper do... read more July 9, 2012 by  3


 
Katzkin leather seats

Want Leather, On A Budget? Consider Adding It At The Dealership

If you have a preference toward leather seats in your cars, the fact of the matter is that you probably spent a lot more on your last vehicle, and you're going to end up... read more March 5, 2012 by  2


 
2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe  -  2012 Detroit Auto Show

Survey: Hyundai, Subaru, Lexus Score High With Dealers

Each year, thousands of consumers answer surveys about cars and the people who sell them. Those studies -- like the ones we recently mentioned about brand loyalty and the... read more January 30, 2012 by  1


 
2012 Toyota Camry SE

Total Recall: Automakers Issue Fewer Safety Fixes In 2011

No matter what brand of vehicle you have, chances are it is—or will be—affected by some sort of recall. Recalls, while a necessity for safety, mean lost time and... read more December 30, 2011 by  0


 
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