Car dealerships saw a significant increase in finance and insurance revenue last year. Continue Reading...
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When it’s time to purchase a new ride what’s the first place that comes to mind? For most people it’s probably a dealership. But did you know it’s possible to buy a car or truck at Costco? In fact the membership warehouse sold nearly 400,000 vehicles last year. Continue Reading...
Whether they deserve it or not, dealerships often have less-than-favorable reputations. Continue Reading...
The Aston Martin brand is known for its high-dollar sports cars but will its lineup ever become more diverse? Continue Reading...
You probably loathe car salespeople. Most of us do and in many instances they probably deserve their sullied reputation. Continue Reading...
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...
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...
The first batch of 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingrays left GM’s assembly plant in Bowling Green, Ky. today. Continue Reading...
Suzuki of Wichita is switching brands rather than shutting down in light of the Japanese brand pulling out of the U.S. market. Continue Reading...
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...
A mere two years after it opened, Stadium Nissan in Seattle will close its doors for good as a short-lived attempt to break the mould. Continue Reading...
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...
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...
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...
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‘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...
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...