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Hoping For A Deal On A 'New Used' Car? Don't Hold Your Breath
Hoping For A Deal On A 'New Used' Car? Don't Hold Your Breath

If you're looking to buy a car, and you're hoping to save money by grabbing one from the "used" lot, you may be in for a bit of a shock. According to Alec Gutierrez, a market analyst at Kelley Blue Book, new vehicles now sell for just 11.5% more than their one-year-old equivalents -- and in some...Read More»

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June Auto Sales May Have Hit A Record High

There's good news and bad news for folks in the automotive sector. GOOD NEWS We'll start with the good news (because it's Monday, and kicking off with the bad stuff seems cruel). According to a report in AutoNews, new-car sales for June are likely to reach heights not seen since before the Great...Read More»

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2014 Cadillac ELR, 2013 Lincoln MKX, April 2012 Car Sales: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, the cost of owning a car has gone up and we spotted Mercedes-Benz's future hot hatchback. The third trailer for The Dark Knight Rises was released and details regarding the 2013 Kia K9 are revealed. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
Detroit Makes Good: March Auto Sales Soar To Record Levels

If auto sales—now at their highest level in four years—are any indication, Americans are feeling a lot more confident. GM, Ford, and Chrysler all reported strong sales in March—significantly above year-ago levels—but it was the Chrysler Group that saw sales a full 34...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius C, as shown at 2011 Tokyo Motor Show
March Sales Hit Record Highs, But Fuel-Efficient Cars Come At A Premium

Like the U.S. economy, America's auto market is slowly, steadily recovering from the aftershocks of the Great Recession. New sales data from Kelley Blue Book suggests that March 2012 will see double-digit gains over March 2011 and will, in fact, be higher than any March on record since 2007. In...Read More»

2011 Volvo S60 Performance Project
Saab Saga, Infiniti Gets Small, GM Recall: Car News Headlines

Volvo's S60 Performance Project hints at a possible PCP model, which is almost but not quite as unfortunately named as the Smart ED. [MotorAuthority] Saab says it's found a new sugar daddy, and announced three upcoming vehicles, but China's leaders have been pretty quiet on the whole topic...Read More»

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The Death and Rebirth of the Automotive Industry

The automotive industry has faced some, errrr, challenges in the past few years. At times, many said outright that the industry was dying. But as 2010 and 2011 are proving, consumers and car buyers are still in the driver's seat. As always, automotive marketing plays a big role. It's a discipline...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Impala LTZ
Family Car Advice: What If You Have To Buy Now?

Looking at the news reports, it’s no secret that buying a new or used family car today is much less attractive than it was a few months ago. But if your car is about to expire or your current lease is up and you have to get into another set of wheels, that’s not comforting at all. What...Read More»

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Studies Offer Differing Opinions On Recovery Of U.S. Auto Industry

According to consulting firm A.T Kearney, the U.S. auto industry is recovering nicely, and will sell 13.2 million new units this year, 15.2 million units next year and 16 million units in 2013. That’s nearly the same amount of annual business that automakers saw in the pre-recession...Read More»

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Social Media Is Fun, But Why Isn't It Selling Cars?

We here at SocialCarNews will be the first to advocate that social media is fun. Connecting with people across the world over your passion is a new way of making friends. But while it may be fun, a new report from Automotive News says it isn't selling cars. A poll performed last summer by R.L. Polk...Read More»

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Want To Buy American? You Can't In San Francisco

As incredible as this may sound, the city of San Francisco, California, has just lost its final domestic car dealership. San Francisco Ford Lincoln Mercury closed on April 30, 2011, which means that there are now no domestic new car dealerships within the city’s 47.6 square mile area. Want to...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 towing a trailer
Pickup Truck Sales Plunge To Thirty-Year Low

Sales of pickup trucks, once considered the staple vehicle of U.S. automakers, fell to volumes not seen since Ward's Auto began keeping a database in 1980. April 2011 sales of compact and full-size pickups accounted for just 11.8 percent of light vehicle sales during the month. Year to date sales...Read More»

2011 Kia Optima
Car Sales, April 2011: Everybody's Up, Almost

New-car sales continued to nudge back into a more healthy range in April, as most of the major automakers reported big double-digit increases. With some automakers left to report April sales, the big stories are coming from Ford, with a 16-percent increase across its two brands; from General...Read More»

2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid
Best-Selling Family Cars for 2011, So Far

What's the best-selling family car in America? With automakers reporting March sales and an unexpected first place for the mid-size Nissan Altima as the best-selling sedan in America for the first time, the mid-size Toyota Camry still takes the top spot in first-quarter 2011 sales in the U.S...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang V-6. Photo: Anne Proffitt.
Surplus Mustang Inventory Shutters Ford's Flat Rock Plant

If you're in the market for a new Ford Mustang V-6 or GT, we've got some good news for you: Ford is likely to give you additional cash rebates or low-interest financing in the very near future because Mustang sales are slow. The automaker has nearly double the amount of V-6 and V-8 Mustangs in...Read More»

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Will Auto Sales Stay Lower Because Better Cars Last Longer?

As most sentient consumers know, the car market fell off the cliff in 2009 and is only now starting to recover--slowly, haltingly, painfully. It may take several years to reach the level of 17-plus million vehicles sold in the U.S. just a few years ago. Even worse for carmakers, the U.S. is...Read More»

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You Haven't Been Donating Your Cars To Charity, Have You?

Donating old cars to nonprofits used to be a win-win: charities generated revenue from the re-sale or auction of vehicles, and donors got a nice write-off on their taxes. But automobile donations have slid as much as 90% from where they were just a few years ago, leaving charities to make up big...Read More»

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Study Shows Consumers Prefer Upfront Pricing And Transparency

A new study by TrueCar Inc. determined that consumers prefer to know the true price of a car paid by others along with transparency when car shopping. It seems most consumers are not aware of what the dealers actually make on each new vehicle sold. The study, conducted by Synovate, polled 1,000...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2010 Sales Stats Are In: A Look At The Winners & The Losers

If you're old enough to read this, you're old enough to remember 2009's slumping auto market. Economists and auto analysts predicted that the U.S. would see a rebound in 2010, but now that the year has drawn to a close, inquiring minds want to know: were the pundits right? Let's take a look. The...Read More»

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