What Really Goes On at Dealerships Part II

What Really Goes On at Dealerships Part II
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Whether they deserve it or not, dealerships often have less-than-favorable reputations. Continue Reading...

Aston Martin Won’t Go Downmarket to Chase Sales

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Aston Martin Won’t Go Downmarket to Chase Sales
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The Aston Martin brand is known for its high-dollar sports cars but will its lineup ever become more diverse? Continue Reading...

Tips From a Salesman on How to Buy a Car

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Tips From a Salesman on How to Buy a Car
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Buying or leasing a new vehicle can be terribly stressful. This is understandable because cars and trucks are often the most expensive things people purchase after their homes. Continue Reading...

Honda Odyssey vs. Chevrolet Tahoe vs. Infiniti QX60

Honda Odyssey vs. Chevrolet Tahoe vs. Infiniti QX60
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Apparently family values matter. Conservative politicians tap-dance around these issues, pundits prognosticate about their demise and segments of the driving population make them a central issue when it’s time to purchase a new vehicle. Not surprisingly they play a starring role in this week’s installment of Ask AutoGuide. Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 6 – The Crossover Conundrum

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Ask AutoGuide No. 6 – The Crossover Conundrum
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Once upon a time the automotive market was radically different. Just a few decades ago things were much simpler for consumers than they are today. Unless they’re shopping for a new Tesla, buyers face a borderline-absurd number of choices when they walk into a typical dealer showroom. This is why we’re here. Ask AutoGuide’s expertly… Continue Reading...

Toyota, Nissan Preparing For Massive Shortages, Cars May Not Hit Dealers Until September

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Toyota, Nissan Preparing For Massive Shortages, Cars May Not Hit Dealers Until September
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Dealers may be in for an arduous summer as Japan’s auto parts shortage is on track to choke off new vehicle deliveries for months, with dealers potentially receiving no new vehicles until September. The best case scenario will be a resumption of production on May 9th, after Japan’s traditional holiday break. But manufacturers are still unable to… Continue Reading...

Ford Creates Internal Division To Revive Lincoln

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Ford Creates Internal Division To Revive Lincoln
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With its Lincoln luxury brand currently facing tumultuous times, parent company Ford has created a new internal division to help bring Lincoln back up to speed, after a period where the brand lacked resources needed to compete. Ford has set aside a staff of 85 to help work on various aspects of the Lincoln brand,… Continue Reading...

Fiat Launch Behind Schedule In America

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Fiat Launch Behind Schedule In America
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Although Chrysler initially planned for an ambitious 165 dealer roll-out for their Fiat brand, so far only 12 dealers nationwide are operational, 8 more expected by the end of the week. Fiat said in September, 2010 that it wanted to see their dealerships open by the end of February, but only 30 to 40 franchises… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Volt A Target Of Price Gouging, Dealers Demand Up To $65,000

Chevrolet Volt A Target Of Price Gouging, Dealers Demand Up To $65,000
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Any time a hot new car is released, the inevitable race to squeeze every last dollar from consumers starts almost immediately, and the Chevrolet Volt is no exception. With supply extremely limited and demand strong, Chevrolet dealers seem to be taking advantage of market conditions. An investigation found that prices ranged from $46,923 in Michigan… Continue Reading...

Ford Continues To Terminate Lincoln Dealerships

Ford Continues To Terminate Lincoln Dealerships
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Ford‘s quest to trim the fat from Lincoln‘s dealer network continues as the company aims to cut another 100 dealers in what it calls “major markets”, from 500 to 325. So far the brand is down to 434 as for December 31, 2010. With more roughly 4 times as many stores as other luxury brands… Continue Reading...

McLaren Announces First U.S. Dealers

McLaren Announces First U.S. Dealers
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The last time McLarens were sold in North America (not counting the Mercedes McLaren SLR, of course), a company called Ameritech was importing the McLaren F1 on the sly. For the launch of their new MP4-12C supercar, McLaren is going all out. As the rendering shows, the new showrooms will be ultra-modern, stark affairs designed… Continue Reading...
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