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Dealership Crime: Hurricane Harvey, $700k Theft

The suspects broke into the dealership during the tragic Hurricane Harvey.

Nov. 17, 2017
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2020 Tesla Roadster Revealed, Runs 0-60 In 1.9 Seconds

Tesla claims their next-gen EV roadster is the “quickest car in the world”, with a top speed over 200 mph and 0-60 time of 1.9 seconds.

Nov. 17, 2017
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CFPB Chief Cordray Steps Down

The CFPB has previously fined Ally Bank $98 million and sought increased auto lending oversight.

Nov. 16, 2017
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$1,800/mo On-Demand Cadillac App Expands Reach

The service has an annual limit of 2,000 miles and allows 18 vehicle changes per year.

Nov. 15, 2017
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Ford Dealer Technology House Calls

Do you think more dealers will assemble outreach teams to make technology house calls?

Nov. 14, 2017
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Dealerships-Awarded-Millions-in-Auto-Parts-Supplier-Price-Fixing-Scheme-Automotive-Industry-Driving-Sales-News 8,000 Dealerships Awarded $335 Million in Price-Fixing Scheme

A 2010 supplier antitrust investigation has culminated in $335 million worth of payouts to approximately 8,000 dealerships. The decades-long, “widespread price-fixing scheme” was only discovered when the FBI raided the offices of Japanese automotive supplier firms Yazaki North America, Inc., Denso International America, Inc., and Tokai Rika Group. In 2012, those companies and four industry […]

Nov. 14, 2017
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New Study: Consumers Don’t Trust Driverless Cars

[Press release: intelligentcarleasing.com] Do consumers trust driverless cars? Absolutely not! Self-driving cars are the future of motoring, or so the public are told on an almost daily basis. However the key question of ‘are the public ready for driverless cars?’ is rarely asked or considered. A brand new study by intelligentcarleasing.com has asked exactly that, […]

Nov. 14, 2017
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Salesman Says He’ll Refund the $7K He Stole from Customers

The former car salesman left on vacation and never returned.

Nov. 13, 2017
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American Flag Vandalism & Veteran Car Donation

An unknown assailant brought the American flag down the pole and burned it on the ground.

Nov. 10, 2017
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CAR-Group-Norm-Reeves-Honda-Misleading-Advertising-Settlement-Automotive-News Dealer Group to Pay $1.4M in Misleading Advertising Case

A Southern California-based dealer group has agreed to a $1.4 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC filed a complaint against the Conant Auto Retail (CAR) Group, alleging its advertisements were misleading to consumers. The dealer claimed the allegations were without merit; however, while admitting to no wrongdoing, it has agreed to settle […]

Nov. 10, 2017
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Dealer Raises $7,000 For Breast Cancer Awareness

The dealership donated money for each vehicle sold and serviced during the month of October.

Nov. 9, 2017
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Automotive-Social-Media-Marketing-Facebook-Budget-Optimization-Driving-Sales-News Facebook to Add Budget Optimization Feature

Facebook is teasing yet another new feature geared toward digital marketers. This time, it’s a campaign budget optimization tool, which the social media giant says will be launched “in the coming months.” According to a Facebook Business blog post, the new feature will allow marketers to “set one central campaign budget to optimize across ad […]

Nov. 9, 2017
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