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November Auto Sales Will Rise Almost 4%, Largely Due To Black Friday Deals

November Auto Sales Will Rise Almost 4%, Largely Due To Black Friday Deals

If you're planning to give the ol' credit card a workout today, you're not alone. Most analysts are predicting brisk Black Friday sales at shopping malls, big-box stores, and even on the auto lots. Kelley Blue Book, for example, expects that transactions today and through the holiday weekend will... read more

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2013 Toyota Corolla

Toyota Is The World's Biggest Automaker, GM A Close Second

Just a few years ago, Toyota's future seemed pretty grim. In 2010, the automaker initiated a huge recall of Toyota and Lexus vehicles, which generated months of bad press... read more July 29, 2013 by  2

Classic Volkswagen Beetle Convertible, Santa Monica, 2012

Volkswagen Drops Lofty Sales Target, Dealers Exhale

Three years ago, Volkswagen proudly announced that it would become the world's largest automaker -- in terms of output, sales, and profit -- by 2018. Things haven't quite... read more July 23, 2013 by  2

2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class

Study: Mercedes-Benz, Infiniti Dealerships Treat Shoppers Best

Mercedes-Benz, Infiniti, and Lexus dealerships treat car shoppers the best, while at least some Scion and Mitsubishi dealerships have a lot to work on. These results are some... read more July 8, 2013 by  0

2014 GMC Sierra

Big Three Boom, As Luxury Trucks Push Average Pickup Price Upward

Full-size trucks were big profit centers for U.S. automakers prior to the recession. And if you read the pricing trends over the past couple of years, combined with a... read more June 10, 2013 by  1

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid

Ford Hybrid Sales Soar, Giving Toyota A Run For Its Money

Last week, we posted the U.S. auto sales stats for April, and the numbers were especially good for Detroit. Ford's performance was strongest of all, with the company boasting... read more May 6, 2013 by  3

2014 GMC Sierra 1500

Better Gas Prices & Housing Sales Give Trucks & SUVs A Boost

Official auto sales stats won't be released until tomorrow, but early signs point to strong numbers for April -- particularly in the truck and SUV segment. Not so long ago... read more April 30, 2013 by  0


Average Transaction Prices Cross $31,000 In March, Incentives Keep Declining

Earlier this week, we told you about the extraordinary stats for March car sales. What's notable, though, isn't just the number of vehicles that automakers sold that month... read more April 4, 2013 by  0

Car lot

Analysts Say More Cars Sold In March Than Any Month Since August 2007

Official stats on March auto sales won't be available until next week, but analysts are already predicting a bang-up month. In fact, the folks at Kelly Blue Book think March... read more March 28, 2013 by  0

U.S. Capitol

What Does The Sequester Mean For The Auto Industry? Meh, Not Much

Tomorrow's the big day: it's Ron Howard's birthday (he'll be 59), the anniversary of the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, and the day that the 2013 Sequestration goes into effect... read more February 28, 2013 by  0

2013 Dodge Dart

Why Isn't The Dodge Dart Selling?

When the all-new Dodge Dart debuted at last year's Detroit Auto Show, the media was excited. It marked the revival of a once-loved nameplate and the first major collaboration... read more January 22, 2013 by  113

Handing over car keys

NADA: U.S. Auto Sales Should Reach 15.4 Million In 2013

Automakers sold roughly 14.5 million new cars during calendar year 2012 -- up 13% over 2011. Will that kind of growth continue in 2013? The Wall Street Journal and marketing... read more January 15, 2013 by  0

Tesla Store  -  Portland OR

Tesla 1, Dealers 0: Judge Tosses Lawsuit Against Electric Car Company

Last fall, Tesla was making headlines -- not because of its snazzy Model S sedan, but because of its unusual (and potentially illegal) showrooms. Now, one judge in... read more January 4, 2013 by  1

2013 Audi TDI range

Auto Sales Strong To The Finish In 2012, Despite 'Fiscal Cliff' Concerns

The looming fiscal cliff might have taken over the daily news cycle as the end of 2012 approached, and prompted some speculation that Americans might hesitate on big-ticket... read more January 3, 2013 by  0

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

U.S. Auto Sales Expected To Surpass 15 Million In 2013

Sales reports are still filtering in from 2012, but analysts have already turned their attention to 2013. And we're happy to report, they're making some pretty rosy... read more January 2, 2013 by  0

2013 Honda Civic

Hurricane Sandy Heightens Sales Divide Between Detroit & Foreign Automakers

Five weeks after Hurricane Sandy made landfall, life across much of the northeast has returned to normal (or a rough approximation thereof). But some automakers have followed... read more December 6, 2012 by  3


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