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J.D. Power vehicle quality survey: top spots, shake-ups, and the absent

The results are in: J.D. Power has released its “annual report card” for vehicle quality, compiling nearly 80,000 responses from owners and lessees of 2017-model vehicles about problems/complaints during the first 90 days of ownership.

June 23, 2017
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Takata Expected To File For Bankruptcy

We’re reported many times before about the embattled airbag manufacturer, Takata. Today’s story is a major development surrounding the future of the Japan-based company

June 23, 2017
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Dealer Bans Cable News & Uber CEO Resigns

After two customers got into an altercation, the dealership owner decided to eliminate FoxNews, CNN and MSNBC.

June 23, 2017
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Policeman Sues Ford, Ford Dealer over Carbon Monoxide

A police officer is making headlines after his decision to sue both a dealership and the Ford Motor Company.

June 22, 2017
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Dealership sued over allegedly “duping” elder customer

In September, June Shivers, 85, brought her fully paid-for 2005 Lincoln LS into the Blue Island Napleton Lincoln dealership to get it serviced.

June 21, 2017
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Women In Automotive: The Day-To-Day Story

My first day in the car industry, I walked into the office with very little knowledge. Basically I knew how to drive a car…and that was about it.

June 21, 2017
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Eyes On China: Ford, Tesla, And More

As global markets expand, some automakers are looking into importing vehicles from China.

June 20, 2017
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May Dealership Digital Marketing Report

The May Dealership Digital Marketing Report is here and it’s showing us some valuable insights on website engagement.

June 20, 2017
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$25k Markup on Honda Civic Type R?

The new Honda Civic Type-R hasn’t hit showroom floors yet, but is already in high demand. The question is, how much that demand will cost?

June 20, 2017
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On Trust: The Value of the Emotional Buyer

AMCI, a global automotive consulting agency that specializes in “getting results for the world’s most influential automotive brands,” noticed the discrepancy between customer loyalty in non-automotive and automotive brands and wanted to know why the auto industry was so behind.

June 19, 2017
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Republican Plan Would Prevent States Setting Rules For Self-driving Cars

On Thursday Reuters reviewed a U.S. House Republican proposal which contained [plans] that would barr California and other states from setting their own rules “governing design and testing of self-driving cars” and blocking federal regulators “from demanding pre-market approval for autonomous vehicle technology.”

June 16, 2017
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Hail Storm: $10 Million in Damage to Dealership

The massive hail storm impacted every single vehicle on the lot.

June 16, 2017
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