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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, but unless it's close to the end of the month, you're more likely to get a better deal if you wait until Monday or Tuesday... read more

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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  0

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  0

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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  0

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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U.S. Fleet Shrinks, As More Vehicles Go To The Crusher

For the first time since Word War II, the annual number of vehicles scrapped exceeded the number of new vehicles sold. That’s solemn news for the auto industry. U.S... read more January 8, 2010 by  0

Scott Keogh

Scott Keogh Explains Why Audi Is The Only One Making Money

To hear Scott Keogh tell it, Audi is the only car company making money these days. When he says that, we suppose he means "only non-Asian car company", since Hyundai, Kia... read more January 7, 2010 by  0

General Motors Cadillac Dealership

GM Reins In Dealerships By Offering To Pay For Facelifts

GM is nudging its dealerships along by offering them some direct money—paid out over five to ten years—to remodel and freshen-up, and meet some tighter standards. Anyone... read more January 4, 2010 by  0

2010 Kia Sedona 4-door LWB LX Angular Front Exterior View

Kia To Kill Sedona in the U.K. After 2011; U.S. Discontinuation Possible.

    Kia has confirmed it plans to phase out the Sedona minivan in the U.K. after the 2011 model year. Kia cites its large size has contributed to slow sales. Slow sales... read more December 31, 2009 by  0

2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Woody

The Rising And Falling Stars Of The Decade: A Quick Look

Just like the trucker hat jammed in the corner of your closet (let's hope), vehicles come and go with the tides of time, and what was hot just a few years ago might be an... read more December 23, 2009 by  1

J.D. Power's 2009 Customer Retention Survey

JD Power: Mercedes, Honda, Toyota Best In Customer Retention

During economic times like these, customer retention has given some automakers an edge in the marketplace. Though studies have suggested that brand loyalty is a thing of the... read more December 14, 2009 by  0

Japanese travel poster

Detroit Cries Foul On Japan's Cash-For-Clunkers Program

As congress planned the controversial Cash-for-Clunkers program over the spring and summer of this year, there was some discussion of limiting new car subsidies to American... read more December 11, 2009 by  0

2011 Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta Off To A Strong Start With 1,000+ Reservations

In just one week, Ford has taken over 1,000 reservations for the much-hyped 2010 Ford Fiesta -- a car that won't roll into showrooms until next summer. The rush may be due to... read more December 10, 2009 by  2

Used car salesman

Sales Lost To Dealer Tactics: J.D. Power Puts Numbers On It

Automotive brands are losing an average of 12 percent of their buyers to competitors due simply to "poor customer treatment" at the dealership. If you've ever walked away... read more December 8, 2009 by  1

2010 Honda Civic Si Coupe

Honda Poised To Pass Chrysler In Sales, Become Number 4 In U.S.

It's no longer just Toyota that's running with the Big Three in terms of sales. Over the past month, Honda has quietly passed Chrysler as the number-four automaker in the... read more December 7, 2009 by  1

Car lot

Auto Sales Flat For November (It's A Good Thing)

If, as they say, "flat is the new up", then auto sales were way up last month. The U.S. saw 746,928 car and truck sales in November 2009 -- a statistical dead-heat with the... read more December 2, 2009 by  0


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