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August sales may struggle because of Labor Day

Filed under: Earnings/Financials, Car Buying Look for disappointing August sales figures next week, but try not to worry too much – September will likely be dynamite. Continue reading August sales may struggle because of Labor Day August sales may struggle because of Labor Day originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:15:00 EST. [...]

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You’ll have to apply to purchase a Ford GT

Filed under: Rumormill, Ford, Car Buying, Coupe, Performance, Supercars Ford is keeping production of the 2017 GT very limited, and anyone interested in one must file an application with the Blue Oval first. The company is valuing brand loyalty, though. Continue reading You’ll have to apply to purchase a Ford GT You’ll have to apply [...]

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TVR’s new sports car is already sold out

Filed under: Misc. Automakers, Car Buying, UK, Convertible, Coupe, Performance TVR’s revival is proving popular already – the company has deposits to fulfill its first year of planned production. It’s now taking reservations for year two in the UK. Continue reading TVR’s new sports car is already sold out TVR’s new sports car is already [...]

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UK Mustang buyers want big American V8s

Filed under: Ford, Car Buying, UK, Convertible, Coupe, Performance Ford UK says that 80 percent of Mustang buyers over there have chosen the coupe, and 70 percent of them have ordered the 410-hp V8 instead of the EcoBoost. Continue reading UK Mustang buyers want big American V8s UK Mustang buyers want big American V8s originally [...]

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Dodge Hellcats getting price hike

Filed under: Dodge, Car Buying, Coupe, Sedan, Performance SRT models of the 2016 Challenger and Charger are getting higher prices, including a $4,200 increase on the Challenger Hellcat. That’s offset somewhat by new standard equipment, though. Continue reading Dodge Hellcats getting price hike Dodge Hellcats getting price hike originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 21 [...]

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Dodge Hellcats getting price hike

Filed under: Dodge, Car Buying, Coupe, Sedan, Performance SRT models of the 2016 Challenger and Charger are getting higher prices, including a $4,200 increase on the Challenger Hellcat. That’s offset somewhat by new standard equipment, though. Continue reading Dodge Hellcats getting price hike Dodge Hellcats getting price hike originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 21 [...]

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US auto imports reach historic high

Filed under: Earnings/Financials, Car Buying Auto imports are reaching historic highs of $171.5 billion into the US for the first half of 2015. Exports aren’t keeping pace, though, and contributing to the country’s growing trade deficit. Continue reading US auto imports reach historic high US auto imports reach historic high originally appeared on Autoblog on [...]

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Lexus to offer no-haggle policy at dealers

Filed under: Lexus, Car Buying, Car Dealers, Used Car Buying, Luxury Lexus will begin a no-haggle price policy at 12 dealerships in the US in 2016. The pilot program will run for the entire year, and if successful it could expand to other dealers in 2017. Continue reading Lexus to offer no-haggle policy at dealers [...]

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BMW, Toyota warn about Chinese market slowing down

Filed under: Earnings/Financials, BMW, Toyota, Car Buying, China BMW and Toyota are the latest automakers concerned about the state of the Chinese auto market through the rest of this year. Signs are indicating there for the situation to keep getting weaker. Continue reading BMW, Toyota warn about Chinese market slowing down BMW, Toyota warn about [...]

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Average US vehicle age rises to 11.5 years

Filed under: Green, Ownership, Car Buying, Used Car Buying The average age of the US passenger fleet has ticked up to a new record of 11.5 years. There are more vehicles in operation than ever before, too. Continue reading Average US vehicle age rises to 11.5 years Average US vehicle age rises to 11.5 years [...]

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Boss, I need a raise

Filed under: Autoline on Autoblog, Car Buying The US auto market is on pace for record sales this year. But the percentage of the population buying new cars is declining. Why? Stagnant wages. Continue reading Boss, I need a raise Boss, I need a raise originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:45:00 [...]

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FTC probing GM for selling used cars in need of recall work

Filed under: Government/Legal, GM, Car Buying, Car Dealers The Federal Trade Commission is investigating General Motors for allegedly selling certified pre-owned cars without having completed pending recall repairs. Continue reading FTC probing GM for selling used cars in need of recall work FTC probing GM for selling used cars in need of recall work originally [...]

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Buick begins offering 24-hour test drives

Filed under: Etc., Marketing/Advertising, Buick, Car Buying Buick begins a program offering 24-hour test drives called “24 Hours of Happiness.” It’s meant as a long-term brand builder rather than a quick sales boost. Continue reading Buick begins offering 24-hour test drives Buick begins offering 24-hour test drives originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 20 Jul [...]

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