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Fort Lauderdale, Florida (April 14, 2010)AutoUSA (www.autousadealers.com), the industry’s leading provider of the highest quality Internet leads to auto dealers nationwide, today announced that 76% of  auto dealers on Ward’s 2010 e-Dealer 100 list purchase Internet leads from AutoUSA.  The Ward’s e-dealer 100 list is an annual ranking of the industry’s top 100 automotive retailers by total unit Internet sales. 

 

“AutoUSA is proud to be associated with these top dealers.  They understand the importance of the Internet and are using third party providers like AutoUSA to grow sales in a difficult environment,” said Phil DuPree, president of AutoUSA. 

 

AutoUSA was originally acquired in 2000 by AutoNation as a strategic investment to ensure the AutoNation stores would have access to the best online automotive websites. This same exposure works for the thousands of non-AutoNation dealers with which AutoUSA is contracted.  In addition, the ongoing relationship with AutoNation enables AutoUSA to use AutoNation’s sales data for detailed analysis to ensure that leads it sells close at the highest rate possible. AutoUSA has continued to focus on identifying reputable automotive websites and developing the technology to automatically collect and redistribute customer inquiries to all dealers across the US.  This business has grown to thousands of automotive retail franchises nationwide, as automotive dealers have experienced the effectiveness of working with customer requests from the Internet.

 

“We’re extremely pleased that our dealer clients consider us one of their key lead sources and a marketing partner that brings value to their organization. The fact that they are continuing to demonstrate their ability to excel during tough times is very rewarding,” said DuPree. 

 

About AutoUSA (www.AutoUSA.com)

AutoUSA, Inc., is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and a subsidiary of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), the largest retail automotive company in the United States. AutoUSA is an independent third-party provider of new and used leads to thousands of dealerships. The company has built its success on a combination of advanced web-based technology and a network that includes the country’s most well respected online automotive resources, including Edmunds.com, Kelley Blue Book, MSN Autos, Yahoo! Autos, America Online, NADA Analytical Services Group, AutoVantage.com, AutoNation.com and AutoUSA.com. The vast majority of Ward’s Top 100 eDealers use AutoUSA. More information is available online at http://www.AutoUSA.com

 

For additional information contact:

Sara Callahan

Phone: 727-288-2159                                                            

Carter-West Public Relations                                                scallahan@carterwestpr.com                                                                                                           

Phil DuPree

President

AutoUSA

Phone: 954-769-6659

dupreep@autonation.com

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