The Truth About Cars » NADA http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:37:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » NADA http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Piston Slap: Scootin’ Around A Classic Car Valuation? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/piston-slap-17/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/piston-slap-17/#comments Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1241513 Cheryl writes: I have a 1982 Chevrolet Chevette Scooter and I’m trying to determine its value. It has manual transmission and no A/C. Is there a source you recommend I contact? Thank you for your help! Sajeev answers: Cheryl, you don’t know how long I’ve been waiting for this moment. For something, anything, related to the Chevy Chevette. […]

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Cheryl writes: I have a 1982 Chevrolet Chevette Scooter and I’m trying to determine its value. It has manual transmission and no A/C. Is there a source you recommend I contact? Thank you for your help! Sajeev answers: Cheryl, you don’t know how long I’ve been waiting for this moment. For something, anything, related to the Chevy Chevette. […]

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NADA 2015: I Was At a Convention Full of Auto Dealers and Lived to Tell the Tale http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/nada-2015-convention-full-auto-dealers-lived-tell-tale/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/nada-2015-convention-full-auto-dealers-lived-tell-tale/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:57:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=989746 Last week, I snagged a press pass to the 2015 National Automobile Dealers Association Convention and Expo in San Francisco. That’s right, San Francisco, one of the least car-friendly places in the country, if not the world. Dealers would have to rely on buses to get to their hotels and a few landmarks. They would […]

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Last week, I snagged a press pass to the 2015 National Automobile Dealers Association Convention and Expo in San Francisco. That’s right, San Francisco, one of the least car-friendly places in the country, if not the world. Dealers would have to rely on buses to get to their hotels and a few landmarks. They would […]

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New or Used? : Vroom! Crunch! Cha-Ching! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/new-or-used-vroom-crunch-cha-ching/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/new-or-used-vroom-crunch-cha-ching/#comments Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:47:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=842650 Troyochatter submits this request for your perusal. Hey there, I have a dilemma that you might be able to help with. Got a sec? My brother had a motorcycle accident. All is well, but here’s the issue. The bike is a 1996 Honda Nighthawk that books for $1895…except I have never seen one sell for […]

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Troyochatter submits this request for your perusal. Hey there, I have a dilemma that you might be able to help with. Got a sec? My brother had a motorcycle accident. All is well, but here’s the issue. The bike is a 1996 Honda Nighthawk that books for $1895…except I have never seen one sell for […]

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FTC Launches Investigation Into Deceptive Marketing Of Biweekly Payments http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/ftc-launches-investigation-into-deceptive-marketing-of-biweekly-payments/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/ftc-launches-investigation-into-deceptive-marketing-of-biweekly-payments/#comments Fri, 23 May 2014 13:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=829377 The Federal Trade Commission is launching an investigation into biweekly payments sold as a product by dealership finance departments on the basis that consumers may not be getting their money’s worth with such payments. Automotive News reports the National Automobile Dealers Association’s Legal and Regulatory Affairs unit “received a number of questions and comments about […]

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The Federal Trade Commission is launching an investigation into biweekly payments sold as a product by dealership finance departments on the basis that consumers may not be getting their money’s worth with such payments. Automotive News reports the National Automobile Dealers Association’s Legal and Regulatory Affairs unit “received a number of questions and comments about […]

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Musk Blames Car Dealers For Lackluster EV Sales http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/musk-blames-car-dealers-for-lackluster-ev-sales/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/musk-blames-car-dealers-for-lackluster-ev-sales/#comments Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:50:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=490915 Tesla’s Elon Musk found someone to blame for the lackluster sales of EVs, and the death of some EV makers: Car dealers, and their National Automobile Dealers Association NADA. “The auto dealers association is definitely creating some problems for us, making it harder to get things done,” Musk said at Tesla’s shareholder meeting with Reuters […]

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Tesla’s Elon Musk found someone to blame for the lackluster sales of EVs, and the death of some EV makers: Car dealers, and their National Automobile Dealers Association NADA. “The auto dealers association is definitely creating some problems for us, making it harder to get things done,” Musk said at Tesla’s shareholder meeting with Reuters […]

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Tesla Factory Stores Under Fire From Dealer Groups http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/tesla-factory-stores-under-fire-from-dealer-groups/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/tesla-factory-stores-under-fire-from-dealer-groups/#comments Mon, 08 Oct 2012 18:31:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=463005 Tesla’s sales model, with factory-run outlets selling directly to customers, is coming under fire while dealer groups such as NADA are citing the apparent illegality of factory-owned sales outlets. Dealers are worried that Tesla’s method, which allows for online reservations of vehicles in addition to the shopping mall showrooms, will marginalize their way of selling […]

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Tesla’s sales model, with factory-run outlets selling directly to customers, is coming under fire while dealer groups such as NADA are citing the apparent illegality of factory-owned sales outlets. Dealers are worried that Tesla’s method, which allows for online reservations of vehicles in addition to the shopping mall showrooms, will marginalize their way of selling […]

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Used Car Prices Heading South http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/used-car-prices-heading-south/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/used-car-prices-heading-south/#comments Thu, 31 May 2012 13:56:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=446988 Did we tell you a month ago to sell your used car now if you want to get the most mullah out of your clunker? We (or rather NADA) called the peak correctly. Used car prices are heading south. Said Jonathan Banks, senior analyst with the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Used Car Guide: “The […]

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Did we tell you a month ago to sell your used car now if you want to get the most mullah out of your clunker? We (or rather NADA) called the peak correctly. Used car prices are heading south. Said Jonathan Banks, senior analyst with the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Used Car Guide: “The […]

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Watch Out: Your Dealer Is In Trouble, And He Needs Your Money http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/watch-out-your-dealers-is-in-trouble-and-he-needs-your-money/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/watch-out-your-dealers-is-in-trouble-and-he-needs-your-money/#comments Mon, 21 May 2012 15:41:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=445380 Five years ago, car dealers throughout the country were hit hard by carmageddon. Now, they are about to get hit again where it really hurts: In the workshop, where the real money is being made. The auto sales collapse of 2008 winds its way through the years like a diet through an anaconda. While showrooms […]

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Five years ago, car dealers throughout the country were hit hard by carmageddon. Now, they are about to get hit again where it really hurts: In the workshop, where the real money is being made. The auto sales collapse of 2008 winds its way through the years like a diet through an anaconda. While showrooms […]

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Sell Your Car Now, Or Forever Keep The Piece … http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/sell-your-car-now-or-forever-keep-the-piece/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/sell-your-car-now-or-forever-keep-the-piece/#comments Tue, 10 Apr 2012 15:28:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=439182 Used car prices have been rising for a while to a degree that sometimes it can be cheaper to buy new than used. If you have been sitting on the fence, it could be time to hop on down. Used car prices are predicted to peak within the next two months. Already, deals on new […]

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Used car prices have been rising for a while to a degree that sometimes it can be cheaper to buy new than used. If you have been sitting on the fence, it could be time to hop on down. Used car prices are predicted to peak within the next two months. Already, deals on new […]

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Get An All Expense Paid Sync And MyFord Touch Course. At Your Ford Dealer http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/get-an-all-expense-paid-sync-and-myford-touch-course-at-your-ford-dealer/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/get-an-all-expense-paid-sync-and-myford-touch-course-at-your-ford-dealer/#comments Mon, 07 Feb 2011 12:55:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=383124 Ford brought two pieces of good news for their dealers at this year’s NADA meeting: The dealers will get more cars. And they will get more cash. But wait, there will be less … Ford will increase its production targeted at its U.S. dealers by 13 percent this quarter. If the market wants more, Ford […]

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Ford brought two pieces of good news for their dealers at this year’s NADA meeting: The dealers will get more cars. And they will get more cash. But wait, there will be less … Ford will increase its production targeted at its U.S. dealers by 13 percent this quarter. If the market wants more, Ford […]

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