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Sheriffs-Office-Boycotts-Ford-Dealership-NFL-national-anthem-protests Sheriff’s Office Boycotts Local Dealership

A sheriff’s office in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, announced on Wednesday it will be boycotting the local Ford dealership due to Ford Motor Company’s support of NFL players protesting during the national anthem. Sheriff Julian Whittington sent a letter to Hixson Ford of Alexandria to inform the dealership that the office wouldn’t be buying Ford vehicles […]

Oct. 13, 2017
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12
2017
Porsche To Pilot 22-Vehicle Subscription Program

The program includes vehicle service costs and allows unlimited mileage.

Oct. 12, 2017
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12
2017
Driving-Sales-News-NY-Dealer-Tried-to-Con-General-Motors-Out-of-Money NY Dealer Admits Trying to Con OEM for Money

A “big-time” car dealer on Wednesday admitted to a scheme to trick General Motors into giving him money to build a new dealership. Lilaahar “Sammy” Bical, 60, the man behind Kristal Auto Mall, confessed to a Brooklyn federal judge about creating a “phony confidentiality agreement” so the automaker would stop pressuring him for details about […]

Oct. 12, 2017
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Dealer Open 24 Hours For Wildfire First Responders

As deadly wildfires burn in northern California, this dealership is giving back.

Oct. 11, 2017
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11
2017
Break-News-JD-Power-CEO-Retire-Driving-Sales-News BREAKING: J.D. Power CEO to Retire

COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — J.D. Power, the global leader in consumer data & analytics and advisory services, announced today that Finbarr O’Neill, Chief Executive Officer and President, has informed the company’s board of directors of his intention to retire from J.D. Power, effective March 2018. J.D. Power’s board has commenced a search to identify a successor […]

Oct. 11, 2017
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10
2017
Dealership GM Robbed At Gunpoint

The crime occurred just as the dealership general manager was opening the store.

Oct. 10, 2017
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10
2017
AutoNation-Celebrates-Reveal-of-Giant-Breast-Cancer-Awareness-Statue AutoNation Unveils Breast Cancer Awareness Statue

AutoNation on Monday announced that CEO Mike Jackson would join Fort Lauderdale Mayor John Seiler in the unveiling of a pink ribbon statue recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The 20-foot statue, representing the importance of raising awareness and funding for breast cancer, was erected on Fort Lauderdale Beach and will be displayed during the month […]

Oct. 10, 2017
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Dealership Gives Truck to Marine Hero

The veteran stole a truck during the deadly Las Vegas shooting in order to rush victims to the hosptial.

Oct. 9, 2017
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9
2017
Genesis Gaining Traction in Luxury Segment

Genesis, a luxury vehicle brand launched by Hyundai, is becoming a real competitor among luxury cars now that it’s dropped its “cheap car” image. The brand’s recently-unveiled G70 model doesn’t hurt, either, but Genesis still has a ways to go within the industry. One issue the luxury brand has is that Genesis cars are sold […]

Oct. 9, 2017
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2017
Criminal Charge Dropped Against Toyota

There is an update to a legal case that has already cost Toyota at least three years of time and over $1.2 billion.

Oct. 6, 2017
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Chrysler-Fiat-Recalls-710,000-Vehicles-Over-Brake-Issue Fiat-Chrysler Recalls 710K Vehicles

Fiat-Chrysler has issued a safety recall on more than 700,000 Jeep and Dodge SUVs in North America. The recall is related to an improperly-installed brake shield that could limit braking ability by allowing water to leak in. The recall covers model year 2011-2014  Jeep Grand Cherokees and model year 2011-2014 Dodge Durangos. Fiat-Chrysler says it […]

Oct. 6, 2017
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Driving-Sales-News-Most-Popular-Automotive-News-Stories Top 5 Stories This Week

These were the most popular DrivingSales news stories this week:  #1.  Comptroller Steals $90K from Dealership  #2.  PureCars Acquires Showroom Logic  #3.  NJ Dealer Pulls Ads Over NFL Protests  #4.  Two Police Officers Shot at Ohio BMW Store  #5.  Most Popular News Stories of September

Oct. 6, 2017
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Nissan to Integrate with Amazon Alexa

Nissan this week announced it plans to connect select vehicle models with Amazon’s voice-controlled Alexa, allowing users to remotely lock and unlock doors, honk the horn, flash the lights, and start and stop the engine. The Japanese automaker isn’t the first to pair up with Alexa; just last week, BMW announced plans to connect vehicles […]

Oct. 6, 2017
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Dealership Employees Save People From Fire

Seeing flames shooting into the air, dealership employees sprung into action!

Oct. 5, 2017
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US-and-Canada-Automotive-New-Car-Sales-Summary-September-2017 Sales Summary – September 2017

It’s time for the September sales report! Most automakers did pretty well overall, but a few still aren’t seeing sales increases. Toyota saw a boost in sales last month, helped along by light trucks and the redesigned 2018 Camry. The Toyota Division, including the now-defunct Scion brand, had a 17 percent increase in the number […]

Oct. 5, 2017
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