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Despite Clunkers, U.S. Still Scraps More Cars Than It Buys

Despite Clunkers, U.S. Still Scraps More Cars Than It Buys

While last summer's Cash for Clunkers program appears to have accomplished many of its goals, car and light-truck sales are still far from returning to where they were just a few years ago. In fact, just months ago, the U.S. was scrapping more vehicles than were sold. R.L. Polk & Co. studied... read more

April 5, 2010 by  -
 
2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2-door Coupe 1SS Angular Front Exterior View

Report: General Motors Will Own 17% Of The U.S. Market; Ford, Toyota Right Behind

The past couple of months, Toyota's recall fiasco has scuffed the automaker's image, but over the last year and a half, General Motors may have fared far worse. Between its... read more March 31, 2010 by  3


 
2010 Honda Civic Hybrid 4-door Sedan L4 CVT Grille

Honda Counters Toyota Incentives With New Leasing Deals

Honda has announced its biggest set of lease deals ever, which market experts are identifying as an effort to stoke sales and save its market share against the aggressive... read more March 25, 2010 by 


 
Kendall Toyota  -  Eugene, OR  -  First LEED Platinum dealership facility

Even This Month, GM And Ford Outspending Toyota On Incentives

Toyota might have rolled out more incentives for March—including factory-subsidized financing and lease deals plus free maintenance—but GM, Ford, and Chrysler are still... read more March 23, 2010 by  4


 
Kendall Toyota  -  Eugene, OR  -  First LEED Platinum dealership facility

With Incentives, Toyota Taking Back Its Market Share

The aggressive incentives offered by Toyota (NYSE:TM) appear to be working, bringing shoppers back to Toyota dealerships—and the automaker back from a recall-related sales... read more March 16, 2010 by  7


 
2010 Chevrolet Equinox

GM Opens 'Test Drive Studios' For Chevy Equinox, Malibu, Traverse

On the sales and marketing fronts, every automaker worth its salt is focusing lots of attention on social media. But in addition to those high-tech tools, General Motors is... read more March 12, 2010 by 


 
2010 Toyota Corolla

U.S. Auto Sales: SAAR Jumps To 12.5 Million

The Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) for U.S. auto sales bounded to 12.5 million in early March. Aside from last August, when Cash-for-Clunkers sales were in full... read more March 12, 2010 by 


 
2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon

Cadillac Returns To Europe, But With Modest Expectations

The past 18 months or so haven't been easy for General Motors, here or abroad. In Europe, GM endured much tense talk about its Opel brand, and the Kroymans Group fell prey to... read more March 8, 2010 by 


 
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Frugal Shopper: What Time, Day, Month Is Best For Deals?

If you're thinking of heading out to the dealership to close the deal this weekend—especially if it's Friday—you might want to hold off. And Saturday? Well, it depends... read more March 5, 2010 by  2


 
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 4-door Sedan Hybrid FWD Grille

Ford Is February Sales Champion, GM and Toyota Left In Dust

Well, here's one recipe for success in the U.S. auto business: Introduce a rapid-fire sequence of new and thoroughly revised vehicles with best-in-class fuel efficiency, then... read more March 2, 2010 by  18


 
2010 Smart 454 Concept

Your Car Needs Sunscreen, Too!

When I was a kid, my parents let me run around outside for hours without a thought of skin protection.  Being a fair-skinned boy, I'd get burns that would make my skin... read more February 17, 2010 by  1


 
2010 Chevrolet Cobalt

Frugal Shopper: The Most Deeply Discounted New Vehicles

If you're looking for a sweet deal and not too picky about getting the latest and greatest, you have plenty of options. Over the past month the 2010 Ford Ranger has sold at... read more February 16, 2010 by  9


 
Dodge Viper Red 2003 from ChryslerGroupCollection.com

Chrysler: Sales Slip, Product Offerings For Fans Expand

To put it mildly, Chrysler is having a tough time on the sales front. Despite some incentives added over the last weekend of January to woo safety-concious Toyota owners... read more February 3, 2010 by 


 
Traffic in China

Report: China Recommended As Major Focus For Automakers

Boston Consulting Group has released a study that should be particularly interesting to automakers. BCG has determined that Brazil, Russia, India, and China (aka the BRIC... read more January 22, 2010 by 


 
2007 Buick Rendezvous FWD 4-door CX *Ltd Avail* Front Exterior View

GM Slams Brakes on Tiger's Free Rides

In the rarefied world of sports celebrities and endorsements, Tiger Woods occupied a special place. Like Zeus on Olympus, Woods occupied a spot above the average sports... read more January 19, 2010 by 


 
2010 Detroit Auto Show, with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi inspecting a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

Surprise: Auto Shows Really Do Sell Cars, Says NY Auto Show Owner

Sometimes we get a press release that makes us scratch our heads. Take this morning's little epistle from the 2010 New York Auto Show, the nation's largest, which opens to... read more January 19, 2010 by  3


 
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