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Self Driving Cars News of the Week

Self Driving Cars News of the Week

Faster than Jet Screamer stole Judy Jetson’s heart, self driving cars are topping the headlines this week with innovations, new prototypes and news. What…

Car Review News of the Week

Car Review News of the Week

The legendary film critic Richard Ebert said of the cinematic classic, “Freddy Got Fingered” that ‘ This movie doesn’t scrape the bottom of the bar…

How to Maximize New Car Incentives

How to Maximize New Car Incentives

Purchasing a new car is the largest investment most of you will ever make, second only to buying of a home. This means, buying a brand-new ride definitely …

Ford F-Series News of the Week

Ford F-Series News of the Week

On rare occasions, innovative companies forever change the game with the introduction of a revolutionary product. Ford’s all-new high-strength, military-…

Honda Civic News of the Week

Honda Civic News of the Week

The next Honda Civic Si coupe, traditional standard bearer of the Japanese sport-compact segment. In all seriousness, people are glad to see the Si return.…

Top Auto Industry Videos of the Week

Top Auto Industry Videos of the Week

Comprehensive coverage of the automotive industry’s latest, breaking news brought to you by auto’s leading network of international journalists. Watch …

Ram news of the Week

Ram news of the Week

Fun fact: the original Dodge logo was made up of three interlocking triangles known as a ‘fratzog’ and was later changed into the iconic ram after some…

Car Recall News of the Week

Car Recall News of the Week

The past week has seen some major revelations in car recalls, with some big names coming under fire in the automotive world. Some of the news didn’t make…

Top 5 Auto Advertising Lies

Top 5 Auto Advertising Lies

When we purchase a new car, trust is important since cars are so expensive. A Gallup poll recently discovered that while 85% of Americans trust nurses, onl…

What Is A Fair Price For My Car?

What Is A Fair Price For My Car?

Your car’s value is dependent upon demand and condition. Good morning, Jim Dykstra for vinadvisor, welcome. We’re here, as always, to dramatically s…

When Car Dealers Don’t Deal Online

When Car Dealers Don’t Deal Online

Lynn V's frustration that her local dealer would not share detailed pricing information illuminates why dealers continue to resist online retailing. Dealer…

Three things to consider when haggling over a new car

Three things to consider when haggling over a new car

Easy to miss factors that will get you a better price Lifehacker published a great article about haggling. It’s a great resource. Here are so…

Should we be concerned about our car’s data?

Should we be concerned about our car’s data?

The connected car is already here "today’s average car has 25 to 50 central processing units (CPUs)" and yet for all the discussion, little has been sai…

Car Insurance Mythbusting

Car Insurance Mythbusting

What You Need to Know Before You Buy a Car   Lifehacker covered auto insurance myths we need to stop falling for. One myth n…

Why do we still have to spend hours in a dealership to buy a car?

Why do we still have to spend hours in a dealership to buy a car?

Technology has dramatically simplified our lives, except when it comes to car buying. Why do we still have to spend hours in a dealership to buy a car? Now…

The Evolution of Car Buying

The Evolution of Car Buying

The evolution of car buying. From horse trading to the self-driving car. The most important thing to understand about a horse trader is, horse traders didn…

Millennials Represent 28% Of All Car Buyers

Millennials Represent 28% Of All Car Buyers

First, the millennial generation is massive, numbering 92 million. That?s the biggest generation in American history ? even bigger than the baby-boomer ge…

Online Car Shoppers Visit More Dealerships

Online Car Shoppers Visit More Dealerships

What Consumers Expect When Shopping for a Car Online People Still Want a Better Purchase Accenture released an interesting study that p…

Auto Finance — Top 6 Tips Before You Buy A Car

Auto Finance — Top 6 Tips Before You Buy A Car

Your Turn To Drive, Episode 5 discusses what you need to know before you try to finance a new car. Jim Dykstra, CEO of vinadvisor, Marc Dubis of Car Folks …

Beepi Collapse Underscores Car Buying Online Need For Transparency

Beepi Collapse Underscores Car Buying Online Need For Transparency

Techcrunch is reporting that Beepi will merge with Fair, the new auto startup founded by Georg Bauer (formerly of BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Tesla), Scott…

Ride Sharing Relates to Buying a Car Online

Ride Sharing Relates to Buying a Car Online

Where They Should Intersect Jalopnik had an excellent comment of the day (kudos to cleverusername): Ewber. Where you can carry a gun, fli…

Goodbye Lead Gen, Hello Online Car Sales

Goodbye Lead Gen, Hello Online Car Sales

While data is imperative, skip the obvious ? “80% use some form of digital technology” ? to consider that every consumer spends more time and money onl…

Cars For Sale Online Talk Of Auto Show Circuit

Cars For Sale Online Talk Of Auto Show Circuit

The auto world has never needed to be the most forward thinking of industries.  Henry Ford was single handedly responsible for one the most important indu…

Why Millennials Don’t Care About Your Cars For Sale

Why Millennials Don’t Care About Your Cars For Sale

Pioneer’s observations speak to digital native’s expectations for a multi-device, transparent experience that informs and reduces friction. When millen…

Car Buying Online, Tesla, and Car Dealers

Car Buying Online, Tesla, and Car Dealers

The issue of allowing manufacturers or hybrid ownership under current franchise law exists not because Tesla or manufacturers are committed to ?taking down…

How old of a used car should you buy?

How old of a used car should you buy?

This week’s episode of Your Turn To Drive asks How Old Of A Used Car Should You Buy? Depreciation of a new car happens very fast in a very dramatic way.W…

How has technology changed car buying?

How has technology changed car buying?

Welcome to our new series on how technology has changed online car buying. Technology’s greatest benefit, by far, to the consumer has been to simplify th…

Costco Auto Program & GM Collaborate Again for Holiday Sales Event

Costco Auto Program & GM Collaborate Again for Holiday Sales Event

Why pay to be a member? Costco member’s saved big on 465,000 new car purchases in 2015. Costco advocates for their members, bringing back their GM holid…

3 Reasons to Trade In Your Used Car

3 Reasons to Trade In Your Used Car

We’re here, as always, to dramatically simplify your purchase and ownership of cars and trucks. So with that, let’s focus on the question at hand today…

‘Won’t be long’ before online is biggest wholesale vehicle channel

‘Won’t be long’ before online is biggest wholesale vehicle channel

The accelerating shift of dealers to online auctions to buy retail and sell wholesale units is not surprising. Offering dealers small and large a simple wa…

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