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Dealership's 'Closing Fees' Ruled Illegal In South Carolina, Court Hands Down $2.8 Million Judgment

Dealership's 'Closing Fees' Ruled Illegal In South Carolina, Court Hands Down $2.8 Million Judgment

South Carolina's Supreme Court has handed down a hefty win for auto shoppers. In a 3-2 ruling, justices found that Hendrick Honda of Easley shouldn't have been charging customers a $299 "closing fee" between 2002 and 2006. The decision will cost Hendrick some $2.8 million in actual (not punitive)... read more

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2013 Ram 1500

Ram 1500 Vs. Ram HD: When Do You Need Heavy Duty?

If you haven't shopped for a full-size truck in a few years, it's possible you've missed that there's a war going on. With each redesign, these light-duty pickups—like... read more May 14, 2013 by 0

Used car salesman

Buyer's Alert: Was Your Used Car Recalled & Never Fixed?

Buying a used car can be a very smart move. In fact, financial advisors like Suze Orman claim it's one of the best things you can do with your money. But compared to buying... read more April 17, 2012 by 0

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, production model

Toyota 'Shareathon' Offers Shoppers Up To $1,000 Cash: Video

If you're planning to buy or lease a new Toyota before January 3, 2012, listen up, because Toyota is offering you the chance to nab up to $1,000 through its annual... read more December 13, 2011 by 2

2008 Honda Civic Sedan 4-door Man Si w/Summer Tires Angular Front Exterior View

Back To School: It's Difficult Finding Good Used Cars For Students

The current shortage of used cars is making it challenging for parents to find reasonably priced vehicles for their sons and daughters as they head back to school. A perfect... read more September 6, 2011 by 1

An aerial view of the Naperville test track. Image: City of Naperville, IL

Illinois Town Gives Car Shoppers Their Own Test Track

If you live near Chicago, you may want to head down to Naperville, Illinois, the next time you’re in the market for a new or used car. We can’t tell you that... read more August 30, 2011 by 3

2011 Cadillac CTS

Groupon Car Vouchers Test a No-Go…This Time

As tests go, the score isn’t exactly stellar. The first car voucher offered on Groupon in North America netted only four consumers during the test last week to see if... read more July 19, 2011 by 0

Car Dealer

Best Day To Buy A Car: June 2011

The economic downturn has forced many car buyers to take advantage of every possible opportunity to save money. A question on many consumers’ minds is when is the best... read more June 21, 2011 by 0

New-car owner John Knox with his 2011 Ford Fiesta SE hatchback, May 2011

Car Negotiation Tips: More Than The Selling Price

One of the biggest mistakes car buyers make is to pay attention to only the selling price. It’s true that negotiating a lower selling price can literally save you... read more June 8, 2011 by 0

1936 Used Car Lot Quincy MA

Falling Used Car Prices Could Hurt Dealers

Just like the above picture indicates, there used to be “good old days” in the car industry. However, which decade one considers to be the golden era is a... read more May 31, 2011 by 0

Thief Stealing a Car

Catalytic Converter Thieves Now Targeting Dealers

Have you noticed how large car dealers keep their sales lots well-lit at night? Most have security cameras pointed at their inventory, and the lights are needed to record... read more May 31, 2011 by 0

Dealer - Sale

Life At The Dealership: Rolling The Dice

Buying a new or used car, truck, or SUV can be one of the most stressful experiences you’ll have this year. The Internet has helped. It’s now relatively simple to... read more May 30, 2011 by 3

Honda Dealership

Should You Buy Your Next Car Now – Or Wait For Better Days?

It’s a question that many Americans are asking themselves. Buy now, or wait for better deals on both new and pre-owned vehicles. Complicating the question are the... read more May 27, 2011 by 1

Kelley Blue Book

Kelley Blue Book Goes Social for New Site

With the launch of a revamped Web site this week, Kelley Blue Book is taking a bigger leap into the world of social media. The update of the consumer Web site,, comes... read more May 25, 2011 by 0

2011 Toyota Corolla

Toyota: Good News, Bad News In Earthquake Recovery

The good news for Toyota is vehicle production is getting back to normal following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The bad news for this Japanese auto maker is consumers... read more May 24, 2011 by 0

Volt Fuel Economy Sticker

No Letter Grade: The Car Industry Breathes A Sigh Of Relief

According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, the Obama administration has abandoned the idea of using letter grades to reflect the fuel economy and greenhouse... read more May 23, 2011 by 0


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