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Fed Shutdown Slowed Auto Sales, Especially On The East Coast

Fed Shutdown Slowed Auto Sales, Especially On The East Coast

People don't like buying cars during economic uncertainty—or when they're not getting a paycheck. Although we'd argue that it didn't take any massive number-crunching to estimate that consumer purchasing ground down to a slowdown during the 16-day federal partial shutdown, J.D. Power and... read more

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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


 
2000 Nissan Pathfinder

Arizona Curbstoning: A $100 Million Problem: Part II

Car buyers in Arizona have a choice: buy from a dealer and pay sales tax or buy from a private seller and don’t pay sales tax. Sales tax in Arizona varies by the county... read more September 8, 2010 by  0


 
2011 Mercedes-Benz SL Class 2-door Roadster 5.5L V8 Front Exterior View

German Luxury Brands Are Putting On The Blitz

  The global economy is giving mixed signals right now. On the thumbs-down side, unstable unemployment numbers and see-saw stock markets. On the upside, job creation, the... read more July 22, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Buick LaCrosse

What Is Liability Only Car Insurance?

Liability only car insurance is a type of insurance that pays and renders service on behalf of an insured for loss arising out of his responsibility to others imposed by law... read more June 15, 2010 by  0


 
2008 Ford Focus Wagon

Impressions of a Used 2003 Mazda 1.3 Sting

I drive a Mazda Sting 1.3, and it has about 80 000 km on the clock. Mechanically this car is very sound, and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for hassle free... read more December 1, 2009 by  0


 
Nissan President and Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn

Carlos Ghosn: Auto Sales Have Bottomed, Nowhere To Go But Up

Speaking at a World Economic Forum in New Delhi, Carlos Ghosn -- head of Nissan Motor Company and Renault SA -- had some interesting things to say about the global auto... read more November 9, 2009 by  0


 
Akio Toyoda

Toyota Posts First Profit In Months, Lifts Sales Projections

Detroit's Big Three may have grabbed most of this week's headlines, but that doesn't mean that the rest of the world's automakers have been sitting on their hands. One story... read more November 5, 2009 by  0


 

Ford May Post Third-Quarter Profit Next Week

It's no secret that Ford Motor Company has withstood the current financial storm far better than Chrysler and General Motors. Between its refreshed reputation as a... read more October 26, 2009 by  9


 
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Automakers, Dealers Fuel Nationwide Plunge In Ad Revenue

Bean-counters have finally assessed advertising data from the first half of 2009, and to absolutely no one's surprise, it wasn't very good. And who shoulders a big chunk of... read more September 10, 2009 by  0


 
Toyota logo

Toyota Looking To Scale Back Production By 700,000 Or More

Toyota has temporarily pulled the plug on a production line in Japan in an effort to scale back global production by 700,000 vehicles, or 7% of the company's annual output of... read more August 26, 2009 by  2


 
Clunkers

BREAKING: House Adds $2 Billion To Cash-For-Clunkers, Senate Is Next

Well, that was quick. Just four days after the launch of the Car Allowance Rebate Systems (CARS) program, better known as "Cash for Clunkers," it appears that it may be... read more July 31, 2009 by  12


 
Manhattan traffic, by Flickr ruser JamesH2008

Economics 101: How Driving Into Manhattan Costs $160

It's Friday, which is our day for more esoteric items. Today's offering: A dense economics blog post, which covers an even more frighteningly complex model for assessing the... read more July 17, 2009 by  1


 
Clunkers

Cash For Clunkers: Your Best Bets On This List

  If you happen to have a vehicle that's worth less than $3500 and are interested in purchasing a new vehicle, then the current Cash For Clunkers legislation may help you... read more June 17, 2009 by  2


 
2009 Pontiac G3

Not Hot: 2009 Pontiac G3 Is Slowest Selling Car in America

Some times I like to get lost in numbers. For example, just a few weeks ago I posted a story on the 20 Best Selling Vehicles in May. Now it's time for a different take. Call... read more June 15, 2009 by  3


 
money

Treasury Expands Auto Sales Incentives For Six States

On Thursday, the Treasury Department announced new rules that will help auto sales in six states; Alaska Deleware Hawaii Montana New Hampshire Oregon Drivers in these states... read more June 12, 2009 by  1


 
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