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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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Diesels easily trump gas for total cost of ownership

Filed under: Earnings/Financials, Green, Ownership, Car Buying, Diesel A study by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute finds diesels are much more economical to own over three to five years than gas models. Continue reading Diesels easily trump gas for total cost of ownership Diesels easily trump gas for total cost of ownership originally [...]

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Mazda prices 2016 CX-3 from $20,840

Filed under: Mazda, Car Buying, Crossover, Budget Mazda issues suggested retailing pricing for the new 2016 CX-3 subcompact crossover, starting at around $20,000 but quickly ratcheting up to nearly $30,000. Continue reading Mazda prices 2016 CX-3 from $20,840 Mazda prices 2016 CX-3 from $20,840 originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:28:00 EST. [...]

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Honda finance to pay $24M for discriminatory lending practices

Filed under: Earnings/Financials, Government/Legal, Honda, Car Buying Honda is altering its lending policies and setting up a $24-million compensation fund after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau charged that some of its dealers have engaged in discriminatory practices. Continue reading Honda finance to pay $24M for discriminatory lending practices Honda finance to pay $24M for discriminatory [...]

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China car sales drop as stock market plunges

Filed under: Earnings/Financials, Car Buying, Car Dealers, China Just as China’s stock market collapses, the country’s passenger car association reports the first sales slump there in over two years. The fall is predicted to extend further into the second half of 2015. Continue reading China car sales drop as stock market plunges China car sales [...]

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TVR already taking deposits

Filed under: Misc. Automakers, Car Buying, UK, Performance, Supercars Barely a month since bringing the big names on board, TVR is already opening the order books for its upcoming new sports car – which prospective customers are eager to buy, sight unseen. Continue reading TVR already taking deposits TVR already taking deposits originally appeared on [...]

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What do J.D. Power’s quality ratings really measure?

Filed under: Ownership, Plants/Manufacturing, Hyundai, Kia, Porsche, Car Buying We revisit J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study and analyze what it really means. Continue reading What do J.D. Power’s quality ratings really measure? What do J.D. Power’s quality ratings really measure? originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:01:00 EST. Please see our terms [...]

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European car sales up, but market slowing

Filed under: Earnings/Financials, Car Buying, Europe Through May 2015, European car sales are up seven percent, but the month also showed the continent’s slowest growth since November 2013. Continue reading European car sales up, but market slowing European car sales up, but market slowing originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 18:01:00 EST. [...]

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