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Feds Host Roundtables, Launch Investigation Into Dealer Practices

Feds Host Roundtables, Launch Investigation Into Dealer Practices

With the price of a new car averaging more than $28,000 and the average dealer-sold used car running around $14,000, most vehicle shoppers opt to either finance or lease. While dealer-arranged financing is certainly more convenient, it's not always fair, and it's not always straightforward. And... read more

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2011 Porsche Panamera V-6

Porsche CEO Promises A New Model Every Year, 100% Sales Growth By 2018

In 2007, Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn said that the company would become the world's largest automaker by 2018. Since then, Volkswagen has made progress toward that... read more February 22, 2011 by  5


 
Online shopping

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... read more February 14, 2011 by  0


 
Eminem in Chrysler's Super Bowl XLV ad

The Luv For Eminem's Detroit (Chrysler?) Ad: Bizarre & Wrong

Maybe it's just basic TV advertising 101: Commercials are too short to make a logical appeal, so they rely on emotion. Unfortunately, emotion often trumps both logic and... read more February 9, 2011 by  2


 
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... read more January 5, 2011 by  6


 
cash

Good News: 7 Auto Trends And Headlines We Were Glad To See In 2010

It's the end of another year—in this case, a year when we've slogged through countless recall updates, worrisome issues like driver distraction in the spotlight, and... read more December 30, 2010 by  1


 
Cadillac dealership

Auto Sales Finishing 2010 Strong, But Recovery Will Be Slow In 2011

While the U.S. auto market outlook can hardly be called bullish, sales this past month are pointing to some growth, and some further steps toward a rebound, in 2011. And that... read more December 27, 2010 by  0


 
Tata Nano

Vasectomy Contest: Get Men To Cut Tiny Tubes, Win a Tiny Car!

Despite its clever design, and its trophy as the least-expensive new car in the world, sales of India's innovative Tata Nano have slowed to a crawl. Now, in an effort to... read more December 10, 2010 by  3


 
2011 Honda Element

Honda Announces End Of Element Production With 2011 Model

After a nearly 10-year run, the Honda Element is dead, its quirky, boxy thunder stolen by the more conventional CR-V. Honda today announced its plans to cease Element... read more December 3, 2010 by  7


 
Cadillac dealership

Auto Sales Shaping Up For A Strong November, Year-End

Looking at the auto market, there's some very good economic news. Auto sales are expected to continue their surge in November and are on the road to a stronger annual finish... read more November 23, 2010 by  0


 
2011 Ford Edge - first drive in and around Nashville

Incentives Down, Sales Up In October—And Truck Sales Surge

October isn't always such a strong month for auto sales, but this year it is. Higher demand for light trucks, along with sustained fleet sales and strong performance from... read more November 4, 2010 by  0


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze (Courtesy: GM)

October Auto Sales Looking Bullish, But Real Recovery Still Distant

For much of this year, automakers overall have become smarter about controlling inventories and slowing production to match still-tepid demand at dealerships. But it looks... read more October 21, 2010 by  2


 
2011 BMW X3

Today in Car News: X3, Alt Fuel Day, and Drinking Songs

We've told you how texting and driving will explode in the coming years. By how much? CNN says the average teen texts more than 3000 times a month. Shudder. [CNN] The economy... read more October 15, 2010 by  0


 
2011 Infiniti M37

Today in Car News: Infiniti M, Big New BMW X3, Fast Trains

We've told you how good the 2011 Infiniti M really is--but in our view, the V-8's the only way to go. We may be alone in that sentiment. [Consumer Reports] We're driving the... read more October 5, 2010 by  0


 
Cadillac dealership

September Auto Sales Surged, But There's A Clunkers Reality Check

Sales were up 29 percent this past month, versus last September. But before you crack open the champagne and celebrate the end of the auto-industry recession, remember that... read more October 1, 2010 by  2


 
2010 Honda CR-V

Sales Ethics: An Ethical Dilemma In Car Sales

During a particularly grueling period when I was establishing myself in car sales—eventually becoming Internet Manager for a major car dealer—I relied on a good... read more September 29, 2010 by  0


 

 
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