American Auto Loans Hit Record Levels

No, you’re not imagining things. Both new- and used-vehicle prices are on the rise and American motorists are paying more than ever to purchase cars and trucks.

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Tips From a Salesman on How to Buy a Car

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.

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August 2014 Auto Sales: Winners and Losers

Like memories of band camp August is dead and buried. Regrettably the eighth month of the year didn’t go quietly; it took summer down with it. Sure, the season’s not officially over but we’re too emotionally devastated about the loss to care. At least new-vehicle sales in the U.S. were strong.

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Used Vehicle Prices Hit All-Time High

Considering a pre-owned vehicle instead of a brand-new model? Going used is generally a good idea but you may want to think twice about the decision because prices are creeping upward.

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January 2014 Auto Sales: Winners and Losers

Welcome to 2014! Apparently in Chinese Astrology it’s the year of the “wood horse” but let’s hope this timber pony can canter away and carry the auto industry to continuing sales success. Which brands drove away with buckets of cash and which ones took a tumble down the stairs? Let’s take a peek at last month’s showroom winners and losers.

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GM Expands Online Shopping Tools For Buyers
Everyone 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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New Scion Vehicles Not Coming Any Time Soon
Scion’s sales have been sagging but dealers involved with the youth-oriented Toyota brand will have to solider on for a few more years before fresh product arrives.

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Tech Support: How Lexus is Helping Customers Understand Advanced Features

We live in a digital world. For many new-car shoppers megabytes and gigahertz are just as important as horsepower and fuel economy. To members of the younger demographic chips are made of silicon, not potatoes, and ram has nothing to do with trucks. But what about the rest of us? To help customers understand the high-tech features of their cars, every Lexus dealer is staffed with dedicated experts that are at the ready to answer any questions a buyer may have about their vehicle.

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Lincoln MKZ Finally Fully Stocked at Dealers: Exec Says

It’s been four months since the Lincoln MKZ midsize sedan was supposed to arrive at dealerships around the country.

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New Mazda3 Heading to Dealers in Fall 2013

The same new design language and platform pulling the Mazda6 and CX-5 out of automotive doldrums will likely make it to the compact Mazda3 by this fall according to a new report.

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November 2012 Auto Sales: Hurricane Highlights

Things are looking up for automakers in the United States. All told sales topped 1.1 million new cars and trucks in November. That’s nearly a 15 percent increase compared to the same month in 2011. Year-to-date sales eclipsed 13 million units, an improvement of almost 14 percent compared to the same time period last year.

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American Suzuki Needs Loan to Limp from US Market

American Suzuki ended its North American car selling operation earlier this week, but that left a crowd of unhappy dealers the company is now trying to pay off.

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Two-Tier Pricing, Mandatory Upgrades Concern Dealers

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) is tackling two contentious issues facing new car dealers in the U.S. today: two-tier pricing programs and mandatory facility upgrades.

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Saab Dealerships Seek New Manufacturers

Nails just keep dropping in Saab‘s coffin, despite Chinese company Youngman’s attempts to sway the tide otherwise.

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GM Letting Dealers Sell All 2,300 Volt Demo Models

The goal is simple, to sell 10,000 Volts this year alone. Till the end of October, GM has sold just 5,003 Volts, so they have a big task ahead of them to reach their goals in just two-months time.

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