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Total Recall: Automakers Issue Fewer Safety Fixes In 2011

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 money for both the automaker and the customer. And the good news is that there were fewer this past year. According to a... read more

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2011 Ford Fiesta

Smart Car Shopping: Knowing Your Credit Score Is Not Enough

Savvy car shoppers--and experts on savvy car shopping--recommend that consumers know their credit score before they walk into a car dealership. Why? To stop dealers from... read more April 13, 2011 by  0


 
2011 Scion xB

Toyota, Several Other Automakers Face Supply Shortages Through Summer

If you're set on getting a particular vehicle this year—especially a small-car model or a Japanese-brand model—you might want to go get it sooner than later... read more April 11, 2011 by  0


 
Sleazy Car Salesman

Feds Host Roundtables, Launch Investigation Into Dealer Practices

With the price of a new car averaging more than $28,000 and the average dealer-sold used car running around $14,000, most vehicle shoppers opt to either finance or lease... read more March 17, 2011 by  5


 
2011 Lexus CT 200h

J.D. Power: Lexus, MINI Dealerships Lead In Customer Satisfaction

Lexus and MINI are among the brands with the best dealership service. That's according to the J.D. Power and Associates' 2011 U.S. Customer Service Index (CSI)... read more March 11, 2011 by  1


 
Cadillac dealership

Report: Could Upfront Pricing Benefit Both Shoppers and Dealers?

Shopping for a new car is full of mistrust. Given the tremendous flexibility in vehicle pricing, even if shoppers manage to secure an excellent deal, they often leave the... read more February 28, 2011 by  2


 
Online shopping

Projection: By 2016, 20% Of Auto Sales Will Be Made Online

As more of our lives move to the web, it's only natural that we'll spend more time getting information there, too. And as we acquire that information -- as a growing number... read more February 14, 2011 by  0


 
Cadillac dealership

Auto Sales Finishing 2010 Strong, But Recovery Will Be Slow In 2011

While the U.S. auto market outlook can hardly be called bullish, sales this past month are pointing to some growth, and some further steps toward a rebound, in 2011. And that... read more December 27, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Nissan Titan

Frugal Shopper: Deep Discounts Already Applying To Some 2011 Models

It's the time for holiday cheer, egg nog, and fruitcake. And it's that time of the year when, at most dealerships, there are still a few stragglers on the new-car... read more December 20, 2010 by  0


 
2011 Hyundai Elantra

Many Hyundai Dealerships Changing Hands, Poised For Upgrades

The next time you're out car shopping, give the Hyundai dealership another chance. You could find a much larger building, or a completely different experience. Many Hyundai... read more November 29, 2010 by  1


 
Kia storefront on eBay

Kia Gets A Sleek New Storefront On eBay

Remember when auction sites were the hot new thing? When eBay was groundbreaking? When authors around the globe made a pretty penny selling books and pamphlets and CD-ROMs... read more November 24, 2010 by  2


 
Empty dealership

GM's Wound-Down Dealerships Finally Shuttered. What About Their 6.7 Million Customers?

General Motors caused quite a stir last year when the automaker trimmed over 1,500 dealerships from its network. In fact, some U.S. legislators are still clamoring for... read more November 1, 2010 by  4


 
2011 Buick Regal

Buick-GMC Dealerships To Offer Loaner Cars?

Owning a luxury car has its perks. And while the soft hides, real wood veneers, and more exclusive badges certainly don't go unappreciated, some of the most valued... read more October 12, 2010 by  0


 
2011 Lincoln MKX

Lincoln Is Movin' On Up, And Ford Looks For Dealer Commitment

Ford Motor Co. [NYSE:F] is planning to consolidate its Lincoln dealerships, and asking those that stay with the brand to upgrade. Earlier this week, at a gathering of Lincoln... read more October 6, 2010 by  0


 
Nielsen's top ten ad categories for the first half of 2010

Do They Know Something We Don't: Automakers, Auto Insurance Ad Spending Soars

During tough economic times, companies often cut back on marketing -- in fact, advertising budgets are frequently the first to shrink when danger looms and the last to expand... read more October 4, 2010 by  1


 
2008 Saturn Astra

Saturn Dealerships Proved Perfect Fit For Kia's Expansion

Over the past several years, around the U.S., Kia has really started hitting its stride. And while simply getting into any of its new vehicles—like the redesigned 2011... read more September 29, 2010 by  0


 
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