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Auto-Industry Recovery: Not Quite Yet, Analysts Say

Auto-Industry Recovery: Not Quite Yet, Analysts Say

Analysts at the market-research firm AutoPacific report that though there are many indications that the recession is ending—or over—there might not be any strong indicators in the automotive sector that things will get much better anytime soon. The firm has found that new-vehicle purchase... read more

May 4, 2010 by  - 0
 
2010 Subaru Legacy 3.6R

March Auto Sales Out Like A Lion: We Pick Winners And Losers

March sales might have gone in like a lamb for Toyota (NYSE:TM), but thanks to some strong incentives it went out like a lion, finishing the month with very good sales... read more April 5, 2010 by  1


 
Clunkers

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... read more April 5, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor

Pickup Sales Soar, Implying Brighter Days Ahead

According to the Wall Street Journal, pickups are on a roll. On the sales floor, popular models like Ford's F-Series have seen double-digit improvement over 2009, which is... read more April 5, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Mazda3

Mazda: Miles Of Smiles, But A Little Too Smiley

Mazda is in the middle of its Claim Your Mazda sales drive and is trying to get buyers in the door. When those buyers arrive, theyre going to be greeted by some seriously... read more March 31, 2010 by  0


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

Toyota Will Renew Incentives Through April, As Sales Soar

Thanks to the strong incentives offered over the past month, Toyota sales have recovered nicely despite multiple recalls and highly publicized federal investigations. But it... read more March 31, 2010 by  1


 
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  0


 
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  0


 
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  0


 
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  0


 
Car Dealer

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


 

 
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