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

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 of consumers are doing-- more purchases will be made online, too. In fact, one research firm has estimated that within five... read more

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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

Fiat 500 Abarth

Chrysler Flooded With Applications For Fiat Dealerships

Back in August, some Chrysler dealers were worried about CEO Sergio Marchionne's plans to launch Fiat in the U.S. They were concerned about the expense (Marchionne wants to... read more September 24, 2010 by  2

Cadillac dealership

Signs Of A Rebound, Yet The Worst Auto Market Since The 1950s

Some of the phrases used in headlines this week, to describe August auto sales, have been brutal: "sales slowing to a crawl," "taking a tumble," or "struggling along" were... read more September 2, 2010 by  1

Fiat 500 Abarth

Fiat, Alfa Romeo Rollout Gives Some Chrysler Dealers Agita

Next Monday, August 30, Chrysler will bring 600 dealers to the Detroit Institute of Arts, where CEO Sergio Marchionne will share his vision for the U.S. rollout of the Fiat... read more August 24, 2010 by  0

scrap heap

Feds: Most Cash For Clunkers Dealerships Followed The Rules

It seems that some Cash for Clunkers vehicles—and paperwork—have gone missing. We knew it would happen. With hundreds of thousands of vehicles taken on trade—some in... read more August 24, 2010 by  1

2011 Volkswagen Phaeton

Flagship Volkswagen Phaeton Coming Back To The U.S.

Top Volkswagen officials in Europe have confirmed that the next-generation version of the Phaeton large luxury sedan will return to the U.S. Although a facelifted version of... read more August 19, 2010 by  2

Roger Penske

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... read more August 17, 2010 by  1

2010 Suzuki Kizashi

Suzuki Dealership Network Shrinks, As Cars Become More Appealing

If you're shopping for a sporty, economical compact sedan, we'd recommend that you put the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi on your shopping list. But there's a potential snag: With... read more August 16, 2010 by  2

Chevrolet dealership

As Dealership Ranks Fall: Hyundai, Kia Among Those Opening Showrooms

The next time you're out shopping for a new vehicle, you could find your options considerably more limited than last time. The reason: due mostly to the economy but also due... read more August 13, 2010 by  1

Abarth Fiat 500C

Fiat Dealer Network Starting To Take Form

You might have heard that Chrysler plans to soon sell the stylish, city-savvy Fiat 500 minicar in the U.S., but beyond that intent plans have been sketchy at best as to where... read more August 10, 2010 by  0


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