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 |  Mar 10 2014, 10:40 AM

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Responding to customers over the internet is increasingly important some automakers are proving to be better than others. 

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 |  Jan 28 2014, 2:32 PM

Top Tips For When You Buy


 

10 Things To Do

 

Getting a new car doesn’t have to be a lengthy or frustrating process just because there are a few overlooked steps that can get in the way.

If you’re prepared, you can quickly get through the buying process without a headache and without feeling swindled.

Here’s a quick check-list of some of the most important things to do before you walk into a dealership.

 |  Jan 03 2014, 1:51 PM

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Two’s company but three’s a crowd. More may be merrier in certain situations but undoubtedly not in every circumstance. Sure, having more flavors of ice cream to choose from or more paid vacation time is like hitting the jackpot at your local Native American tribal casino. Bingo was indeed his name-o.

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 |  Nov 22 2013, 9:45 AM

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A recent study has revealed that truck shoppers are the least likely to join the hybrid and electric vehicle movement.

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 |  Nov 09 2013, 12:01 PM

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The American car consumer might be stereotyped as loving brutishly powerful V8 machines, but according to a new survey they actually prefer fuel efficiency over performance.

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 |  Nov 06 2013, 2:00 PM

2014 Chevrolet Corvette StingrayEveryone has an interesting dealership experience, usually involving a stressful and pushy salesperson. GM is thinking of changing the way dealerships treat customers with its new “Shop, Click, Drive” Online shopping tools.

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 |  Oct 07 2013, 4:15 PM

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General Motors will soon expand a program initially launched through about 100 dealers across eight states.

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 |  Sep 12 2013, 10:31 AM

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When it comes to new car shopping, buyers are more open minded than previously thought with half saying they would consider any make when they begin their online research.

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 |  Aug 24 2013, 12:02 PM

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Japanese products swept this week’s list of most researched cars, most of which are Toyota products.

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 |  Aug 23 2013, 1:31 PM

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According to a recent study, car buyers between the ages of 16-32 actually enjoy visiting dealership lots more than older generations, though they dislike dealing with car salesmen. 

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 |  Jul 26 2013, 8:02 AM

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More and more car buyers are opting for stretched car loans, helping lower their monthly payments despite paying more interest over time.

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 |  Jun 21 2013, 11:01 AM

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Like Mariah Carey’s ancestry, modern crossover vehicles have unusual roots. The award-winning American singer’s family tree is more varied than the flora of a rainforest understory. Her unique blend of nationalities includes African, Venezuelan and Irish. That’s more ingredients than Belorussian variety sausage. Who’s hungry for some lean, finely textured opossum?

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 |  Jul 18 2012, 4:01 PM

Looking for ways to revolutionize the car shopping experience, Audi will be opening an upscale retail center in Central London called “Audi City,” offering a new and innovative way to shop for your car. 

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 |  Apr 19 2012, 2:41 PM

Taking your time and researching can reap big rewards when it comes to purchasing pre-owned vehicles.

To some, the very notion of purchasing a used car can send them running for the hills, but as with anything else, provided you do your homework, the vehicle you choose can save you thousands of dollars over that new one in the showroom, without proving to be a money pit.

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 |  Aug 21 2010, 4:48 PM

Hmmmmm, we wonder how much money was spent on this eye-opening study. According to CNW Market Research, an individual’s personal tastes in a vehicle vary greatly depending on gender and age. (Insert dramatic pause here.)

The data was compiled based on questions posed to consumers by CNW about how much importance they placed on various features offered in cars. The answers where then sorted by gender and age group. Researches first started data collection 2006, and then again in 2010, to see how they’ve changed.

So here’s the scoop on what women are looking for: they look for rear visibility, cost, front visibility, remote side mirrors and side air bags when looking for a new car. On the other hand, men want styling, horsepower, engine design, front visibility and a great sound system.

The data does show some surprising information. The biggest change, from 2006 to 2010, showed the importance that women, versus men, placed on a rather bland feature: Cloth seating surfaces. Women ranked cloth seating as 11 percent more important in 2010, compared to 2006, while men ranked cloth seating as five percent less important. And the feature that showed the second biggest difference of how it was rated important by women, compared to men, over the four-year-period, was bench seats, which were more popular with women in 2006, just as they are today.

What does this research prove? Well, it goes a long way to dispel the myth that women are typically more emotional shoppers than men. Other than that, we’d say this survey goes in the “obvious” file.

[Source: AOLAutos]