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Feds cracking down on fraudulent dealer practices

Filed under: Government/Legal, Car Buying, Car Dealers, United States The Federal Trade Commission is wrapping up its so-called Operation Ruse Control, which went after car dealers for deceptive advertising and other types of fraud. It resulted in 252 enforcement actions and six cases for the FTC. Continue reading Feds cracking down on fraudulent dealer practices [...]

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2016 Jaguar F-Type ups warranty, adds standard equipment

Filed under: Ownership, Jaguar, Car Buying, Maintenance, Convertible, Coupe, Luxury, Performance Jaguar is adding some impressive new ownership features to the 2016 F-Type, adding to the warranty and significantly expanding the free maintenance period. Continue reading 2016 Jaguar F-Type ups warranty, adds standard equipment 2016 Jaguar F-Type ups warranty, adds standard equipment originally appeared on [...]

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Pickup truck leases on the rise

Filed under: Earnings/Financials, Car Buying, Car Dealers, Used Car Buying, United States, Truck Pickup truck lease rates are booming right along with the segment. As of 2014, 14 percent of trucks were leased, compared to under three percent in 2010. Continue reading Pickup truck leases on the rise Pickup truck leases on the rise originally [...]

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Dodge Hellcat orders on hold due to ‘unprecedented demand’

Filed under: Ownership, Chrysler, Dodge, Car Buying, United States, Autoblog Black, Coupe, Sedan, Performance Want to get your hands on a 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger or Charger Hellcat to call your very own? We don’t blame you, and you’re not alone. Continue reading Dodge Hellcat orders on hold due to ‘unprecedented demand’ Dodge Hellcat orders on [...]

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VW consumer site finally gets configurator tool back

Filed under: Design/Style, Volkswagen, Car Buying, United States, Technology The Volkswagen US consumer website has its configurator back, and the tool works quite well. VW launched a slick redesign of its page last year that controversially removed the service in favor of a custom search of dealer inventories. Continue reading VW consumer site finally gets [...]

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VW consumer site finally gets configurator tool back

Filed under: Design/Style, Volkswagen, Car Buying, United States, Technology The Volkswagen US consumer website has its configurator back, and the tool works quite well. VW launched a slick redesign of its page last year that controversially removed the service in favor of a custom search of dealer inventories. Continue reading VW consumer site finally gets [...]

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2015 VW Passat Limited Edition priced from $23,995*

Filed under: Volkswagen, Car Buying, United States, Sedan Volkswagen is tweaking its Passat lineup, ditching a pair of trim levels and adding one new trim packed full of customer-friendly features and equipment. Continue reading 2015 VW Passat Limited Edition priced from $23,995* 2015 VW Passat Limited Edition priced from $23,995* originally appeared on Autoblog on [...]

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WaPo dismisses DOJ report on Tesla direct sales

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Car Buying, Car Dealers The Fact Checker column in the Washington Post takes issue with a key report attacking dealer franchise laws. The paper, written at the Department of Justice in 2009, attempts to justify allowing manufacturers to sell directly to consumers, but because of some bad research, tried to make [...]

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Report claims ‘dramatic shift’ in car buying behavior

Filed under: Car Buying, Gadgets, Infotainment, Technology Are people starting to view replacing their cars as being no different than replacing their iPhone? Well, yeah, kinda. Continue reading Report claims ‘dramatic shift’ in car buying behavior Report claims ‘dramatic shift’ in car buying behavior originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:28:00 EST. [...]

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Outstanding auto loans hit record high of $886 billion in 2014

Filed under: Earnings/Financials, Ownership, Car Buying, Car Dealers, United States The value of outstanding auto loans reached $886 billion in 2014, which was an all-time record, according to Experian. Continue reading Outstanding auto loans hit record high of $886 billion in 2014 Outstanding auto loans hit record high of $886 billion in 2014 originally appeared [...]

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Mercedes G63 AMG 6×6 is sold out

Filed under: Mercedes-Benz, Car Buying, SUV, Truck, Luxury, Off-Road, Performance Mercedes-Benz is ending production of the G63 AMG 6X6 after selling more than 100 of them. It appears that a slightly toned-down successor is already waiting in the wings in the form of the already-teased G500 4×4². Continue reading Mercedes G63 AMG 6×6 is sold [...]

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Pagani Huayra sold out

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, Car Buying, Pagani, Coupe, Supercars If you have been saving to buy a new Huayra, we’ve got bad news for you: Pagani has sold them all. But the exotic automaker might still have some things in the works. Continue reading Pagani Huayra sold out Pagani Huayra sold out originally appeared on Autoblog [...]

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Paris may ban old cars from city’s roads

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Car Buying, Emissions, Driving, Europe, Diesel The mayor of Paris is supporting a possible ban on cars registered before 1997 from entering the city center. By 2020, that prohibition could roll forward to include vehicles from before 2011. Continue reading Paris may ban old cars from city’s roads Paris may ban [...]

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2016 Mazda6 and CX-5 see gentle price hike

Filed under: Mazda, Car Buying, United States, Crossover, Sedan Mazda is slightly increasing pricing for the 2016 Mazda6 and CX-5, but buyers are getting a little more from the refreshed models like exterior updates and higher-quality cabins. Continue reading 2016 Mazda6 and CX-5 see gentle price hike 2016 Mazda6 and CX-5 see gentle price hike [...]

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Dealers price gouging Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary Edition by up to $20k [UPDATE]

Filed under: Ford, Car Buying, Car Dealers, Coupe, Performance Nearly a year after it debuted, dealerships are still charging ridiculous premiums for the 2015 Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary Edition. Continue reading Dealers price gouging Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary Edition by up to $20k [UPDATE] Dealers price gouging Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary Edition by up to [...]

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Cadillac can’t keep up with Escalade demand, can’t move its sedans

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, Cadillac, GM, Car Buying, Car Dealers Despite its best efforts, Cadillac can’t seem to move enough of its sedans – like the ATS and CTS – forcing it to offer deep incentives and reduce production. The Escalade SUV, on the other hand, is selling like chromed hotcakes. Continue reading Cadillac can’t keep [...]

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Cadillac prices new ATS-V from $61,460*

Filed under: Cadillac, Car Buying, Coupe, Sedan, Luxury, Performance Want to get your hands on the new Cadillac ATS-V? You’ll need $61,460 for the sedan or $63,660 for the coupe – information revealed as Cadillac opens the order books ahead of production commencing in the spring. Continue reading Cadillac prices new ATS-V from $61,460* Cadillac [...]

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