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The Holidays are here and we have a few ideas for what to get the gear-head or car-nut on your list. With a bit of help from the folks at eBay Motors, we’ve managed to find something for just about every budget, and for anyone, from the enthusiast to the everyman.
With the world’s largest aftermarket parts expo, the SEMA Show, kicking off tomorrow, it’s going to be easy to catch the modification addiction. But don’t just slap a bunch of stickers and neons to your car and call it a day. Why not give your ride an extra boost of adrenaline? Consider these performance modifications and browse to eBay Motors to see what’s available for your car.
There’s no greater satisfaction than when you’ve just done something all by yourself, which is why so many car owners love getting their hands dirty by working on their car themselves.
Four different garages are being pitted head-to-head in an all-out tuning and customization contest with the biggest parts inventory in the world at their disposal: eBay Motors.
In the market for a new car and have cash ready to go? You might want to check out a joint promotion between eBay Motors and AutoNation, the largest group of U.S. car dealerships.
From now until March 30th, AutoNation is celebrating the launch of AutoNation Direct by selling vehicles from Ford, General Motors, and Nissan for half off. That’s right, 50-percent off. We took a look over one of the auctions to see what the catch is, and there really isn’t one. There’s no financing involved, so it’s a cash deal only, and upon winning the auction you have to pony up $500 via PayPal. A full payment of the vehicle must be made within three days of the deposit.
Four vehicles appear randomly every day, so you have to keep your eyes out on their auction page. Most of them have been sold within minutes, including a Chevy Volt for $22,615. AutoNation will apparently finish off the promotion with a 2012 Corvette at half off.
After initially claiming it would not honor an eBay Motors sale of a Nissan GT-R, Honda of San Marcos has now officially reversed its decision. When news of the story first broke yesterday, it was then echoed across a stream of automotive blogs, sparking a tremendous amount of bad press and enough citizen action that the dealership even had to pull down its Facebook page, which became filled with negative comments.
Now the dealer has agreed to honor the $55,100 price that the buyer, Xou Vang, purchased the car for at an eBay auction. Initially Honda of San Marcos had refused, insisting Vang pay the $59,000 sticker price rather than the lower value he was able to buy the car for on eBay as a result of the dealership not listing a minimum bid.
While this is certainly a happy conclusion to yet another of these eBay Motors stories, it almost didn’t send so well, with the dealership in question even threatening to sue the buyer, as well as Motor Authority, which first broke the story. The outlet did its homework, however, and then published a story on the threats. If anything, there’s a lesson to be learned about bullying somewhere in here.
[Source: Motor Authority]