The Truth About Cars » Dealer News http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 01 May 2016 16:00:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Cadillac Tops 247WallSt.com’s ‘Cars Americans Don’t Want to Buy’ List http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/cadillac-tops-247wallst-coms-cars-americans-dont-want-to-buy-list/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/cadillac-tops-247wallst-coms-cars-americans-dont-want-to-buy-list/#comments Sun, 01 May 2016 16:00:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1334714 American luxury car shoppers are driving right past Chevrolet/Buick/GMC/Cadillac dealerships it seems, according to 247WallSt.com. The website collected a list of best- and worst-selling vehicles based on time spent on dealer lots, and all Cadillac’s cars — save the CT6 — are in the top 15 worst sellers based on that metric. At the very top of […]

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American luxury car shoppers are driving right past Chevrolet/Buick/GMC/Cadillac dealerships it seems, according to 247WallSt.com. The website collected a list of best- and worst-selling vehicles based on time spent on dealer lots, and all Cadillac’s cars — save the CT6 — are in the top 15 worst sellers based on that metric. At the very top of […]

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ISIS Branches Out Into Car Dealerships; Read the Fine Print Carefully http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/isis-branches-out-into-car-dealerships-read-the-fine-print-carefully/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/isis-branches-out-into-car-dealerships-read-the-fine-print-carefully/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:15:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1333570 We’ve all dealt with a car salesman who wanted us to sign our life away on an overpriced import, but there’s a good chance that’s literally happening in Iraq right now. Reuters reports that Islamic State fighters have taken to running car dealerships as a way of making money, now that allied airstrikes have cut […]

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We’ve all dealt with a car salesman who wanted us to sign our life away on an overpriced import, but there’s a good chance that’s literally happening in Iraq right now. Reuters reports that Islamic State fighters have taken to running car dealerships as a way of making money, now that allied airstrikes have cut […]

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The $100,000 Pickup Truck is Real, and You Have Dealers and the Aftermarket to Thank For It http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/100000-pickup-truck-real-dealers-aftermarket-thank/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/100000-pickup-truck-real-dealers-aftermarket-thank/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1331250 The time is ticking ever closer to the day an OEM slaps a $100,000 MSRP on a truck. It will happen, and it won’t be long before it does. In 1997, $27,000 bought a lavishly equipped F-150 Lariat SuperCab with a 5.4-liter V8. Adjusted for inflation, that’s about $40,000 in today’s money. Adjusted for reality, that […]

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The time is ticking ever closer to the day an OEM slaps a $100,000 MSRP on a truck. It will happen, and it won’t be long before it does. In 1997, $27,000 bought a lavishly equipped F-150 Lariat SuperCab with a 5.4-liter V8. Adjusted for inflation, that’s about $40,000 in today’s money. Adjusted for reality, that […]

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“Too Bad About That Old Diesel, Can I Interest You in Something New?” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/too-bad-about-that-old-diesel-can-i-interest-you-in-something-new/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/too-bad-about-that-old-diesel-can-i-interest-you-in-something-new/#comments Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:30:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1331162 Will Volkswagen TDI owners who opt for a buyback be soured on the brand, or can they be lured into a new model? It’s a big question for dealers, who could stand to benefit from the dealership traffic they’ll see when Volkswagen’s buyback program gets up and running later this year. The fate of hundreds […]

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Will Volkswagen TDI owners who opt for a buyback be soured on the brand, or can they be lured into a new model? It’s a big question for dealers, who could stand to benefit from the dealership traffic they’ll see when Volkswagen’s buyback program gets up and running later this year. The fate of hundreds […]

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Volkswagen Poised to Offer a Mass Buyback Program http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-poised-to-offer-a-mass-buyback-program/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-poised-to-offer-a-mass-buyback-program/#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2016 20:34:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1328929 Dirty Volkswagen diesels equipped with illicit “defeat devices” could soon be flying off driveways and into oblivion. Sources briefed on the matter told Reuters (via Automotive News) that the automaker will offer to buy back up to half a million 2.0-liter TDI models in the U.S. that emit illegal levels of smog-causing emissions. They expect […]

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Dirty Volkswagen diesels equipped with illicit “defeat devices” could soon be flying off driveways and into oblivion. Sources briefed on the matter told Reuters (via Automotive News) that the automaker will offer to buy back up to half a million 2.0-liter TDI models in the U.S. that emit illegal levels of smog-causing emissions. They expect […]

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Volkswagen Hands North America the Car Keys, Extends its Curfew http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-hands-north-america-the-car-keys-extends-its-curfew/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-hands-north-america-the-car-keys-extends-its-curfew/#comments Fri, 15 Apr 2016 20:30:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1325394 More autonomy is coming to North American Volkswagen operations, thanks in part to dealer protests calling for exactly that. Today, Volkswagen established a new North American Region (NAR) encompassing Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, headed by no-longer-interim Volkswagen Group of America president and CEO Hinrich J. Woebcken (who replaced departing CEO Michael Horn in March). The […]

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More autonomy is coming to North American Volkswagen operations, thanks in part to dealer protests calling for exactly that. Today, Volkswagen established a new North American Region (NAR) encompassing Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, headed by no-longer-interim Volkswagen Group of America president and CEO Hinrich J. Woebcken (who replaced departing CEO Michael Horn in March). The […]

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Cars and Cocaine are a Helluva Mix at This Audi Dealership http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/cars-cocaine-helluva-mix-dealership/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/cars-cocaine-helluva-mix-dealership/#comments Fri, 15 Apr 2016 17:30:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1325146 A pissed-off motorist wants the world to know that a service technician working at a dealership that might take rolled-up bills as a downpayment took his car on an alleged powder-fueled joyride. And he has dashcam video of the whole thing. A revealing video posted to Youtube yesterday by user “Carrera Chris” documents the April […]

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A pissed-off motorist wants the world to know that a service technician working at a dealership that might take rolled-up bills as a downpayment took his car on an alleged powder-fueled joyride. And he has dashcam video of the whole thing. A revealing video posted to Youtube yesterday by user “Carrera Chris” documents the April […]

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Volkswagen Sued by Dealer Group, Non-VW Diesel Producers Breath Sigh of Relief in Europe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-sued-dealer-group-non-vw-diesel-producers-breath-sigh-relief-europe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-sued-dealer-group-non-vw-diesel-producers-breath-sigh-relief-europe/#comments Thu, 07 Apr 2016 14:30:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1320034 The Napleton Automotive Group of Illinois tread a well-worn path to its lawyers yesterday, this time filing a suit against Volkswagen for damaging its business model. Three Volkswagen dealerships owned by Napelton filed the suit, which seeks class-action status, alleging the automaker’s diesel emissions scandal amounts to “criminal racketeering,” Automotive News has reported. In addition to […]

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The Napleton Automotive Group of Illinois tread a well-worn path to its lawyers yesterday, this time filing a suit against Volkswagen for damaging its business model. Three Volkswagen dealerships owned by Napelton filed the suit, which seeks class-action status, alleging the automaker’s diesel emissions scandal amounts to “criminal racketeering,” Automotive News has reported. In addition to […]

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Mitsubishi Plans to Boost Sales With Blown Engines http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/mitsubishi-plans-boost-sales-blown-engines/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/mitsubishi-plans-boost-sales-blown-engines/#comments Mon, 04 Apr 2016 15:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1318026 Mitsubishi has a plan to gain market share in the U.S. that’s right out of the ’80s. Dealers were told during last weekend’s National Automobile Dealers Association conference that Mitsubishi will introduce turbocharged engines to model line, according to Automotive News. The forced-induction renaissance will begin with a 1.5-liter mill powering the automaker’s planned midsize crossover, expected […]

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Mitsubishi has a plan to gain market share in the U.S. that’s right out of the ’80s. Dealers were told during last weekend’s National Automobile Dealers Association conference that Mitsubishi will introduce turbocharged engines to model line, according to Automotive News. The forced-induction renaissance will begin with a 1.5-liter mill powering the automaker’s planned midsize crossover, expected […]

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Diess Extends a Flimsy Olive Branch to Volkswagen Dealers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/diess-extends-slim-olive-branch-volkswagen-dealers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/diess-extends-slim-olive-branch-volkswagen-dealers/#comments Sun, 03 Apr 2016 15:30:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1317746 Volkswagen dealers in the U.S. will get more vehicles to sell this year and next, but there’s still no word on possible reparations or when to expect a diesel emissions fix. At a meeting with dealers at the National Auto Dealers Association convention on Saturday, Volkswagen brand chief Herbert Diess promised to “redefine” the brand and […]

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Volkswagen dealers in the U.S. will get more vehicles to sell this year and next, but there’s still no word on possible reparations or when to expect a diesel emissions fix. At a meeting with dealers at the National Auto Dealers Association convention on Saturday, Volkswagen brand chief Herbert Diess promised to “redefine” the brand and […]

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Talk to Our Committee to Avoid Lawsuits, Volkswagen Dealers Tell Automaker http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/talk-to-our-committee-to-avoid-lawsuits-volkswagen-dealers-tell-automaker/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/talk-to-our-committee-to-avoid-lawsuits-volkswagen-dealers-tell-automaker/#comments Sat, 02 Apr 2016 14:19:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1317242 Volkswagen dealers in the U.S. have formed a go-to team tasked with drawing compensation out of the automaker while avoiding a looming barrage of dealer lawsuits. The five-member committee was formed at a dealers-only meeting held yesterday at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in Las Vegas, one day before U.S. dealers were expected to […]

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Volkswagen dealers in the U.S. have formed a go-to team tasked with drawing compensation out of the automaker while avoiding a looming barrage of dealer lawsuits. The five-member committee was formed at a dealers-only meeting held yesterday at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in Las Vegas, one day before U.S. dealers were expected to […]

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Sales are Rising, But Incentive-Happy Automakers are Kneecapping Profits http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/sales-are-rising-but-incentive-happy-automakers-are-kneecapping-profits/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/sales-are-rising-but-incentive-happy-automakers-are-kneecapping-profits/#comments Fri, 01 Apr 2016 15:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1316466 Light vehicle sales haven’t peaked in the U.S., but the way they’re being sold is putting automakers in some financial peril. That warning was delivered by Thomas King, vice-president of the Power Information Network, ahead of this weekend’s National Automobile Dealers Association, Wards Auto reports. Speaking at the J.D. Power Automotive Summit, King said retail […]

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Light vehicle sales haven’t peaked in the U.S., but the way they’re being sold is putting automakers in some financial peril. That warning was delivered by Thomas King, vice-president of the Power Information Network, ahead of this weekend’s National Automobile Dealers Association, Wards Auto reports. Speaking at the J.D. Power Automotive Summit, King said retail […]

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DOT Goes Wikileaks on Dealers, Puts Your Car’s Secrets Online http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/dot-goes-wikileaks-dealers-puts-cars-secrets-online/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/dot-goes-wikileaks-dealers-puts-cars-secrets-online/#comments Thu, 31 Mar 2016 17:00:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1315682 Your vehicle’s hidden flaws and most shocking (mechanical) secrets will soon be just a click away. The Department of Transportation is ending the clandestine relationship between your car’s dealer and the manufacturer by posting all Technical Service Bulletins (TSB) online, according to Consumer Reports. TSBs, which outline the recommended procedure for repairing vehicles, will be […]

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Your vehicle’s hidden flaws and most shocking (mechanical) secrets will soon be just a click away. The Department of Transportation is ending the clandestine relationship between your car’s dealer and the manufacturer by posting all Technical Service Bulletins (TSB) online, according to Consumer Reports. TSBs, which outline the recommended procedure for repairing vehicles, will be […]

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Cadillac (and its Resale Values) Still Haunted by Troubling Past http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/cadillac-resale-values-still-haunted-troubling-past/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/cadillac-resale-values-still-haunted-troubling-past/#comments Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1313234 The lowly Cimarron might be be a distant, nightmare-fuel memory, but Cadillac’s current sales strategy is still being impacted by a history of not measuring up to European rivals. The luxury automaker’s newest offerings — the CT6 sedan and XT5 crossover — have been saddled with so-so resale values by residual forecaster ALG, according to Automotive News, […]

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The lowly Cimarron might be be a distant, nightmare-fuel memory, but Cadillac’s current sales strategy is still being impacted by a history of not measuring up to European rivals. The luxury automaker’s newest offerings — the CT6 sedan and XT5 crossover — have been saddled with so-so resale values by residual forecaster ALG, according to Automotive News, […]

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True to His Word, Chip Perry is Revamping TrueCar http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/true-word-chip-perry-revamping-truecar/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/true-word-chip-perry-revamping-truecar/#comments Mon, 28 Mar 2016 17:00:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1313146 TrueCar, the prolific third-party car shopping site, is changing the way it does business in the hopes of mending dealer relations and reversing the company’s flagging fortunes. When TrueCar president and CEO Chip Perry took the helm of the site last December, his stated goal was to make amends with ornery partners and bring the […]

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TrueCar, the prolific third-party car shopping site, is changing the way it does business in the hopes of mending dealer relations and reversing the company’s flagging fortunes. When TrueCar president and CEO Chip Perry took the helm of the site last December, his stated goal was to make amends with ornery partners and bring the […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Nissan Needs a Faster Pipe, Creeping Autonomy, and Mercedes Goes Gaga Over AMG http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-nissan-needs-faster-pipe-creeping-autonomy-mercedes-goes-gaga-amg/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-nissan-needs-faster-pipe-creeping-autonomy-mercedes-goes-gaga-amg/#comments Mon, 28 Mar 2016 15:00:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1313034 Nissan’s product pipeline has all the flow of a crusted-over faucet, and that’s not good for business. That, automation is insidiously infiltrating cars all around you, Mercedes-Benz goes all in on AMG, Jaguar teases China with something special, and foreigners flee the Russian automotive landscape … after the break! Failure to launch … on time […]

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Nissan’s product pipeline has all the flow of a crusted-over faucet, and that’s not good for business. That, automation is insidiously infiltrating cars all around you, Mercedes-Benz goes all in on AMG, Jaguar teases China with something special, and foreigners flee the Russian automotive landscape … after the break! Failure to launch … on time […]

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Ghosts are Real, and They’re Sitting on Dealer Lots http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ghosts-real-theyre-sitting-dealer-lots/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ghosts-real-theyre-sitting-dealer-lots/#comments Wed, 23 Mar 2016 17:15:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1310394 When an automaker posts its sales figures at the end of the month, how many vehicles actually left the dealer lot? Not all of them, according to a top BMW executive, who admitted that his company and others “punch” up sales numbers to boost their standing, according to Automotive News. Punching cars is “not an […]

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When an automaker posts its sales figures at the end of the month, how many vehicles actually left the dealer lot? Not all of them, according to a top BMW executive, who admitted that his company and others “punch” up sales numbers to boost their standing, according to Automotive News. Punching cars is “not an […]

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Volkswagen Dealers Are Just Getting Started in Reparation Hunt http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/volkswagen-dealers-are-just-getting-started-in-reparation-hunt/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/volkswagen-dealers-are-just-getting-started-in-reparation-hunt/#comments Tue, 22 Mar 2016 20:16:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1309250 Volkswagen dealers in the U.S. want to be compensated for financial losses stemming from the diesel emissions scandal, and if the results of a recent meeting with company brass is any indication, the demands will soon grow louder. Alan Brown, chairman of Volkswagen’s U.S. dealer council, led a small delegation of dealers to Germany last […]

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Volkswagen dealers in the U.S. want to be compensated for financial losses stemming from the diesel emissions scandal, and if the results of a recent meeting with company brass is any indication, the demands will soon grow louder. Alan Brown, chairman of Volkswagen’s U.S. dealer council, led a small delegation of dealers to Germany last […]

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Toyota to Offer Pre-Owned Leasing; Sensible Dreamers Rejoice http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/toyota-offer-pre-owned-leasing-sensible-dreamers-rejoice/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/toyota-offer-pre-owned-leasing-sensible-dreamers-rejoice/#comments Mon, 21 Mar 2016 17:30:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1307658 A wave of older vehicles is poised to flood Toyota dealer lots, but the automaker is confident it has just the plan to deal with it — pre-owned leasing. Toyota is certain that adding a leasing option to its certified pre-owned inventory would boost CPO sales and clear lots in the face of a growing compliment […]

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A wave of older vehicles is poised to flood Toyota dealer lots, but the automaker is confident it has just the plan to deal with it — pre-owned leasing. Toyota is certain that adding a leasing option to its certified pre-owned inventory would boost CPO sales and clear lots in the face of a growing compliment […]

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U.S. Volkswagen Dealers Are Poised to Revolt http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/u-s-volkswagen-dealers-are-poised-to-revolt/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/u-s-volkswagen-dealers-are-poised-to-revolt/#comments Sat, 12 Mar 2016 15:14:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1302537 Volkswagen has been on the ropes for months as regulators, governments and the buying public rain blows in the wake of the diesel emissions scandal, but its newest foe might come from the inside — its U.S. dealer network. American dealers are feeling abandoned by their distracted German parent and could be on the verge of […]

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Volkswagen has been on the ropes for months as regulators, governments and the buying public rain blows in the wake of the diesel emissions scandal, but its newest foe might come from the inside — its U.S. dealer network. American dealers are feeling abandoned by their distracted German parent and could be on the verge of […]

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Americans Loving Their Leases, Not so Much Their Loans http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/americans-loving-leases-loans/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/americans-loving-leases-loans/#comments Thu, 03 Mar 2016 20:05:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1295794 Good times have clearly arrived, because Americans are flinging money at cars like it’s going out of style. Leasing has never been more popular for American car buyers, reports the Detroit Free Press, and the size of their auto loans have also reached record territory. According to industry data tabulator Experian Automotive, 33.6 percent of […]

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Good times have clearly arrived, because Americans are flinging money at cars like it’s going out of style. Leasing has never been more popular for American car buyers, reports the Detroit Free Press, and the size of their auto loans have also reached record territory. According to industry data tabulator Experian Automotive, 33.6 percent of […]

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Ontario Says No to ‘Fire’ Sales, Refuses to Give Convicted Arsonist Dealer License http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ontario-says-no-fire-sales-refuses-give-convicted-arsonist-dealer-license/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ontario-says-no-fire-sales-refuses-give-convicted-arsonist-dealer-license/#comments Mon, 25 Jan 2016 21:00:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1272993 If we were all judged solely by our mistakes, we couldn’t elect anyone president. Having said that, maybe it’s good to give a little time between jail terms and licensed professions — especially when you were convicted in a firebombing directly related to that same profession. An Ontario Superior Court overturned a lower court’s ruling to grant […]

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If we were all judged solely by our mistakes, we couldn’t elect anyone president. Having said that, maybe it’s good to give a little time between jail terms and licensed professions — especially when you were convicted in a firebombing directly related to that same profession. An Ontario Superior Court overturned a lower court’s ruling to grant […]

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What’s Going On with Volkswagen’s Golf GTI? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/whats-going-volkswagens-golf-gti/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/whats-going-volkswagens-golf-gti/#comments Wed, 20 Jan 2016 20:59:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1270354 Dealers are shaving thousands off of Volkswagen’s Golf GTI — up to $5,000 at some dealers — and the hatchback is relatively easy to find at rental car counters across the country. So, is everything going OK with 2015’s North American Car of the Year™? For starters, in Volkswagen’s defense, most of its cars are […]

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Dealers are shaving thousands off of Volkswagen’s Golf GTI — up to $5,000 at some dealers — and the hatchback is relatively easy to find at rental car counters across the country. So, is everything going OK with 2015’s North American Car of the Year™? For starters, in Volkswagen’s defense, most of its cars are […]

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General Motors, Tesla Spar Over Electric Car Sales http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/general-motors-tesla-spar-electric-car-sales/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/general-motors-tesla-spar-electric-car-sales/#comments Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:20:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1270009 At a one-day workshop Tuesday sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission to discuss the future of automobile dealers in the U.S., executives from General Motors and Tesla jabbed at each other over electric car sales. GM CEO and Chairwoman Mary Barra touted the new Chevrolet Bolt as being one of the few all-electric cars that […]

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At a one-day workshop Tuesday sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission to discuss the future of automobile dealers in the U.S., executives from General Motors and Tesla jabbed at each other over electric car sales. GM CEO and Chairwoman Mary Barra touted the new Chevrolet Bolt as being one of the few all-electric cars that […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Volkswagen Turns To Former FBI Chief, Renault Just ‘Improving’ Emissions, GM Buys Ridesharing Service http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-volkswagen-turns-former-fbi-chief-renault-just-improving-emissions-gm-buys-ridesharing-service/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-volkswagen-turns-former-fbi-chief-renault-just-improving-emissions-gm-buys-ridesharing-service/#comments Tue, 19 Jan 2016 17:00:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1269449 Volkswagen just tabbed a former FBI director to be the highest paid traffic cop in the universe. That, Renault is only “improving” its emissions, GM’s big bet on ride sharing and the world’s biggest auto supplier says diesel isn’t dead … after the break! Report: Volkswagen will tab former FBI director to help in US investigations […]

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Volkswagen just tabbed a former FBI director to be the highest paid traffic cop in the universe. That, Renault is only “improving” its emissions, GM’s big bet on ride sharing and the world’s biggest auto supplier says diesel isn’t dead … after the break! Report: Volkswagen will tab former FBI director to help in US investigations […]

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