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Penske Is Feeling Very Anti-Social Media

Penske Is Feeling Very Anti-Social Media

New technology always comes with its share of detractors. Renaissance Brits hated the fork. Silent film vamp Clara Bow hated talkies. And now, Penske Automotive Group has taken a stand against social media. In a brief interview with Automotive News,  the company's vice president of business... read more

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Car repair

For Repairs, Maintenance, GM Dealerships Take A Cue From Wal-Mart

If you get great service, and a consistently low price that competes with independent repair shops or franchised service centers, would you return to the dealership to get... read more July 29, 2010 by  7


 
2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid

Fire-Sale Deals On 2010 Mercury Vehicles? Probably Not

You’ve probably heard the news; Mercury is no more. Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) is in the process of shuttering the brand and focusing more efforts toward Lincoln, and after... read more July 16, 2010 by  0


 
Dealer

TCC’s Ten Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Test Drive

Fifteen minutes might be enough time to quickly mouse-click through basic specs and prices and comparison-shop a few models; but it’s not long enough to test-drive a... read more July 16, 2010 by  0


 
Used car salesman

Congress Cracks Down On Lending, But Car Dealers Squeeze Through

Car dealers, at least for now, don't have to answer to the same regulations, restrictions, and oversight that would apply to nearly every other type of consumer lending... read more June 25, 2010 by  7


 
Dealer

Dealers Sidestep New Consumer Protection Bill

American auto dealers were dealt a winning hand yesterday as the U.S. House of Representatives agreed to exclude auto loans from an upcoming consumer protection bill. A... read more June 23, 2010 by  12


 
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Build A 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Online

The much anticipated 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is showing up at select dealerships across the U.S. in small numbers as production ramps up. The one thing prospective buyers... read more June 13, 2010 by  0


 
2005 Mercury Grand Marquis 4-door Sedan GS Convenience Wheel Cap

Ford Cuts Mercury, Reshuffles Dealerships, Accelerates Lincoln

Ford has officially pulled the plug on its Mercury brand. Following a report last week suggesting that Mercury might be dropped as soon as later this summer, the automaker... read more June 2, 2010 by  2


 
Chrysler 300 at Golden Globes

Chrysler 1, Dealers 0 In The Arbitration Game

The results of Chrysler's first arbitration hearing are in, and the news for dealers isn't good. The arbitrator has determined that Joe Kidd Dodge of Cincinnati, Ohio met... read more May 3, 2010 by  0


 
Used car salesman

Latest Threat to Carbuyer Safety: The Evil of 'Curbstoning'

Have you heard of "curbstoning"? We hadn't, and we like to think we're up on new automotive trends. But if the National Automobile Dealers Association has its way, you will... read more April 21, 2010 by  3


 
2010 Chrysler 300C SRT8

Chrysler On The Move: Automaker Welcomes 86 Dealerships Back To The Fold

After a very long dry spell, the good news for Chrysler fans is finally flowing again. First we heard that the automaker was ratcheting up its production timeline on the... read more March 29, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Nissan Altima Hybrid

Frugal Shopper: The Ten Most Discounted Hybrid Models

If you're considering one of many hybrid models but think that there are no deals to be had on green vehicles, now would be the time to think again—and potentially head out... read more March 12, 2010 by  1


 
Edward E. 'Ed' Whitacre, Jr.

General Motors Chairman Ed Whitacre: Savior Or Saboteur?

Every day, there's a new story about General Motors' wobbly return to profitability. Between the management shakeups, the gut-churning attempt to sell off HUMMER, Saturn and... read more March 9, 2010 by  2


 
Car Dealer

Frugal Shopper: What Time, Day, Month Is Best For Deals?

If you're thinking of heading out to the dealership to close the deal this weekend—especially if it's Friday—you might want to hold off. And Saturday? Well, it depends... read more March 5, 2010 by  2


 
Kendall Toyota  -  Eugene, OR  -  First LEED Platinum dealership facility

Toyota Offers Zero-Percent And Free Maintenance To Some Buyers

Toyota (NYSE: TM) rolled out an all-new incentive program aimed at jump-starting sales that have slumped due to bruised consumer confidence from the ongoing... read more March 3, 2010 by  18


 
mechanic

Report Confirms Auto-Repair Gouging, Ranks Best And Worst Cities

With auto repair chains ever expanding and dealership service becoming more consistent and predictable, you might think that repair costs are becoming much more standardized... read more February 25, 2010 by  7


 
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