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October Auto Sales: The Leading Edge Of An Economic Rebound?

October Auto Sales: The Leading Edge Of An Economic Rebound?

While U.S. economic news is hardly good, somehow auto sales again proved to be a bright spot in October. As the housing sector remains on a downward slide in much of the country, manufacturing growth slowed, and economists wondered how Greece's nearing economic meltdown will affect the global... read more

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2011 Cadillac SRX

Groupon Works For Cupcakes, Not Cadillacs: Why It Failed

Last week, we told you about LaFontaine Buick GMC Cadillac's experiment with Groupon. It was the first time that the popular online coupon service had been used to sell new... read more July 20, 2011 by  0


 
Cadillac dealership

Study: Understaffed Dealerships Souring The Sales Experience?

As U.S. auto sales gradually rebound, it would seem that dealerships and showroom salespeople would be eager than ever to let the good times roll once again. But could some... read more July 11, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Hyundai Elantra

May Auto Sales: Hyundai And Kia Take Third Place, Ahead Of Toyota

Hyundai and Kia are this month expected to pull ahead of Toyota and Honda, to be the third top-selling brands in the U.S. market after only GM and Ford. Even more to the... read more May 25, 2011 by  1


 
Soviet-era ekranoplan

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... read more May 23, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Nissan 370Z Coupe

Nissan Outshines Honda, Toyota Following Earthquake, Tsunami

Nissan has just reported the highest annual sales in its history. Globally, the Japanese motor company experienced an increase in sales of 19 percent to 4.2 million vehicles... read more May 14, 2011 by  1


 
2012 BMW 6-Series convertible first drive

The Week In Reverse: Jaguar C-X75, Benz SLS, And #DumpTrump

Do you remember where you were, when the #DumpTrump campaign got #TheDonald bounced from the #Indy500 pace car in about twelve minutes? You're excused if you stepped out for... read more May 6, 2011 by  0


 
2011 BMW X5

BMW Leads The U.S. Luxury Market By Just 29 Sales

For several years, the U.S. luxury market has been dominated by Lexus, but as we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Toyota's high-end marque recently lost ground with American... read more May 5, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Toyota Camry LE

African-American Auto Market Surged In 2010, Toyota Benefited Most

Toyota is now the top single brand among African Americans, with 15 percent of the new-vehicle market. That's according to information and marketing analysts at Polk, who... read more May 4, 2011 by  0


 
Saab 9-5

Saab's Sales Hole: How Deep? Volt, Leaf Outsell New 9-5 Sedan

How tough a spot is Saab in? Its production has been shut down since April 5 because its suppliers say they're not being paid for parts, and its 2010 sales were just 31,696... read more May 3, 2011 by  7


 
Volkswagen's 'The Force' ad for the 2012 Passat

Never Mind The Hamsters: VW's Darth Vader Ad Is The Only One You Really Liked

Forget Chrysler and that "Born of Fire" ad that generated so much buzz (justified or not). Forget Kia and its indomitable, award-winning rodents. The only auto ad from 2011... read more May 3, 2011 by  0


 
2011 Kia Optima

Hyundai And Kia Pull Ahead In Sales, Gain More U.S. Market Share

This past month, while most of the industry stuttered, Kia and Hyundai surged ahead—significantly gaining market share, based on some forecasts just out. Hyundai and... read more April 27, 2011 by  5


 
2011 Honda Insight

Analysis: Hybrids, Diesels, Small Cars Surge Ahead In Vehicle Market

If you're thinking of downsizing or getting a vehicle that's more fuel-efficient, you're not the only one, unfortunately. It's the timing that's unfortunate; hybrids and... read more April 25, 2011 by  0


 
Kylie Minogue and the Lexus CT 200h

Another Effect Of The Disaster In Japan: Lexus To Lose #1 Spot In Luxury Market

On Friday, we told you about the ways that automakers have suffered following the recent Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. From imaginary problems with Korean companies to very... read more April 18, 2011 by  5


 
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... read more April 4, 2011 by  0


 
scrap heap

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... read more March 30, 2011 by  3


 

 
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