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Dealers Are Frustrated The New BMW 8 Series Isn’t Selling So Hot

When BMW canceled the 6 Series coupe, convertible, and Gran Coupe, and then sold a car just like it, in every configuration, but with more luxury at a higher price point, the writing should have been on the wall. But dealers are still upset that the current BMW 8 Series isn’t selling so hot.Read more… […]

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It Is Extremely Bleak For Auto Dealers Right Now

Dealers, I wrote last week, are in a bit of bind, with a lot of people not buying new cars in the face of potential economic doom, and showrooms mostly vacant as people social distance themselves amid a global pandemic. It’s probably going to only get worse. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Many Car Dealers Probably Won’t Come Back From This

You can still buy a car at almost any dealership in America at the moment, even many in the Bay Area, where there is a shelter-in-place order. But not surprisingly fewer people are doing that amid the global coronavirus pandemic. Dealers who have inventory still to sell are very much in wait-and-see mode, but the…Read […]

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Many Car Dealers Probably Won’t Come Back From This

You can still buy a car at almost any dealership in America at the moment, even many in the Bay Area, where there is a shelter-in-place order. But not surprisingly fewer people are doing that amid the global coronavirus pandemic. Dealers who have inventory still to sell are very much in wait-and-see mode, but the…Read […]

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Many Car Dealers Probably Won’t Come Back From This

You can still buy a car at almost any dealership in America at the moment, even many in the Bay Area, where there is a shelter-in-place order. But not surprisingly fewer people are doing that amid the global coronavirus pandemic. Dealers who have inventory still to sell are very much in wait-and-see mode, but the…Read […]

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Tesla’s Removal Of Features On Used Cars Appears To Be In Violation Of Its Own Rules

Last month we reported about Tesla’s occasional practice of removing features like Autopilot and Ludicrous mode from used cars after they’d been purchased by people who bought the cars with those features enabled. While Tesla eventually restored the removed features to the subject of the original story, I’ve been in…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Tesla Is Now The Most Valuable Industrial Company In America

Tesla is more valuable than Boeing, Ford is rethinking its Europe strategy, and the guy behind the Chevy Volt got a new job at BMW. All of that and more in The Morning Shift for Thursday, March 12, 2020.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Cadillac Should Just Make Two Cars

There is no shortage of opinion pieces aimed at proposing what Cadillac should do to remain relevant. But forget about all of those, because they are terrible takes. I, however, have what may be the best answer for saving America’s historic luxury brand: Cadillac should make only two cars.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Tesla Remotely Removes Autopilot Features From Customer’s Used Tesla Without Any Notice

One of the less-considered side effects of car features moving from hardware to software is that important features and abilities of a car can now be removed without any actual contact with a given car. Where once de-contenting involved at least a screwdriver (or, if you were in a hurry, a hammer), now thousands of…Read […]

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Tesla Remotely Removes Autopilot Features From Customer’s Used Tesla Without Any Notice

One of the less-considered side effects of car features moving from hardware to software is that important features and abilities of a car can now be removed without any actual contact with a given car. Where once de-contenting involved at least a screwdriver (or, if you were in a hurry, a hammer), now thousands of…Read […]

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Tesla Finally Cracks A Ban On Direct-To-Consumer Sales On The Big Three’s Home Turf: Report

Even though direct-to-consumer car sales, Tesla’s preferred sale model, have been banned in Michigan since 2014, you can still spot a few Model Ss and 3s bravely traversing the state’s icy roads. Brave, because Michigan law bans Tesla from even opening up a service station. Michigan Tesla owners have been treking,…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Tesla Finally Cracks A Ban On Direct-To-Consumer Sales On The Big Three’s Home Turf: Report

Even though direct-to-consumer car sales, Tesla’s preferred sale model, have been banned in Michigan since 2014, you can still spot a few Model Ss and 3s bravely traversing the state’s icy roads. Brave, because Michigan law bans Tesla from even opening up a service station. Michigan Tesla owners have been treking,…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Millennials Could Actually Save The U.S. Car Market: Study

A new study reveals millennials might not be killing driving after all, an update on poor car sales in China and a warning about musical instrument cases from Yamaha. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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