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

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 franchise laws, most of which prevent automakers -- even small ones like Tesla -- from selling directly to consumers. But CEO Elon... read more

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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


 
2012 MINI Cooper Roadster

Lexus & MINI Ace J.D. Power's 2011 Sales Satisfaction Index

Have you shopped for a new car lately? If so, how impressed were you with the dealerships you visited? If you stopped at a Lexus or MINI showroom, chances are good that you... read more December 2, 2011 by 1


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

UPDATE: Dealers Pocketing $7,500 Chevy Volt Tax Credit?

UPDATE: Several sources have reported that the practice described below appears to be confined to a few isolated incidents, if at all, and a General Motors spokesman called... read more June 1, 2011 by 11


 
2010 Infiniti G37 Sedan

The Best Day To Buy A Car At A Discount? It's In The Numbers

If you’re planning on buying a car over the next month, the best day to buy—the day you’ll receive the biggest discount on the selling price—is April... read more April 25, 2011 by 2


 
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


 

 
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