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Today in Car News: Car Sales, GM Fours, and Ghostbusters

Today in Car News: Car Sales, GM Fours, and Ghostbusters

By all accounts, this year's car sales are as nostalgic and flat as a three-week-old A&W root beer left in your cupholder inn summer. [Consumerist] And in what was supposed to be the year of the small car, it's --not shocking--that the two best-selling vehicles are big ole pickup trucks... read more

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2010 Subaru Outback

Car Dealers: Stay In The Driver's Seat Or Pay More For Your Next Vehicle

I learned a lot as Internet Manager for a major car dealer. One of the biggest lessons was that customers are encouraged to go to sleep in the process of buying a car so the... read more August 24, 2010 by 


 
2009 Pontiac G5

Free Credit Report: Save Money On Your Car Loan By Managing Your Credit: Part I

Managing your credit is crucial if you hope to get the best rate on your car loan. Paying a few percentage points more than necessary can translate into shelling out... read more August 22, 2010 by  1


 
U.S. Retail SAAR from August 2009 to August 2010 [via J.D. Power]

Dueling Analysts: Edmunds, J.D. Power Predict Strong, Weak Sales For 2010

Yesterday, Edmunds and J.D. Power announced their predictions for August sales. And while the numbers were pretty close, the two companies' spins were decidedly different. Of... read more August 20, 2010 by 


 
2010 Suzuki Kizashi

Suzuki Dealership Network Shrinks, As Cars Become More Appealing

If you're shopping for a sporty, economical compact sedan, we'd recommend that you put the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi on your shopping list. But there's a potential snag: With... read more August 16, 2010 by  2


 
2011 Buick Regal

And The Fastest-Growing Car Brand Is...Buick?

Look, we all miss Pontiac. Saturn, too. A few even miss Saab. (Fewer miss HUMMER.) But although General Motors' bankruptcy and brand sale may have been painful for fans, it's... read more August 16, 2010 by  6


 
2011 Hyundai Equus (Korean-market vehicle)

Hyundai Sees Global Resurgence

With Hyundai’s recent, and successful, resurgence here in the U.S., it is no surprise that India’s second largest automaker, Hyundai India is predicting a 20 percent... read more August 12, 2010 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

Beware Car Dealers Price Gouging Chevrolet Volt

Car buyers have always had to watch out for car dealers who excessively mark-up the price of new models in the late summer/fall when a new model year rolls around. In this... read more August 5, 2010 by  1


 
Used car salesman

Over 2 Million Cars To Be Sold On Social Networks This Year

Social media. Networking. Facebook. Twitter. To some, these words are like heroin to a junkie. To others, these words are like heroin to a rehab therapist. But whatever side... read more August 3, 2010 by 


 
2010 Volvo C30

Smart Car Shopping: Who's In Control Here? Part II

Car dealers train their sales staff to stay in control of a customer’s buying process at all times. There is a well established sequence of events that begins when... read more August 1, 2010 by 


 
2010 Toyota Yaris

As Automakers Move Focus To Smaller Cars, Entry Segment Lags

With the landslide of all-new small cars being introduced this year and over the next several model years—including the 2011 Ford Fiesta, 2011 Mazda2, and 2012 Fiat... read more July 29, 2010 by 


 
2010 Cadillac CTS-V

Car Dealer Communications: Stick To The Facts

When you go to a car dealership, it’s easy to get swept off your feet by a smooth car salesman with a polished sales routine. Before you know it, you can be up-sold to an... read more July 28, 2010 by 


 
2010 Hyundai Santa Fe

Car Dealer Tricks: Won’t Return Keys or Registration - Part II

When car dealers evaluate your trade, they ask for the keys and registration. They need the keys to drive the car. They need the registration to make sure it’s current, and... read more July 25, 2010 by 


 
202 Chrysler Sebring Convertible

Car Dealer Tricks: Won’t Return Keys Or Registration - Part I

Car dealers have a bad reputation for a good reason. During my dealership career in Internet Sales, I listened closely to my customer’s intense, even harsh opinions about... read more July 25, 2010 by 


 
J.D. Power sales chart through July 2010

J.D. Power: It's A Mixed Bag For Auto Sales

J.D. Power has good news and bad news for the auto industry. On the plus side, production is up dramatically from a year ago, and July sales will be significantly higher than... read more July 23, 2010 by 


 
2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid

Fire-Sale Deals On 2010 Mercury Vehicles? Probably Not

You’ve probably heard the news; Mercury is no more. Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) is in the process of shuttering the brand and focusing more efforts toward Lincoln, and after... read more July 16, 2010 by 


 
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