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Can inventory hubs aid small Caddy stores?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
A long effort to whack away at Cadillac's swollen vehicle inventory culminated last month with the brand's trimmest levels in four-and-a-half years.
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Washington dealer rejects dealer reserve and builds loyalty

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Denver Morford, dealer principal at Barry Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram in Ephrata, Wash., doesn't believe in dealer reserve. He gives customers the wholesale rate for the loan, and it keeps them coming back.
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Painter's business model is flawed

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Scott Painter's model is flawed if he needs to access dealer data to determine who his customer is.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

TrueCar raises dealers' selling costs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
TrueCar wants to leach money from dealerships by trying to create an unnecessary third-party intermediary in the purchase process.

TrueCar, Sonic settle suit over 'True' usage

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
TrueCar Inc. and Sonic Automotive Inc. have reached a settlement in TrueCar's lawsuit against the dealership group over trademark infringement.

GM prepares to fight aftermarket repair parts

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
General Motors plans to roll out a new pricing system later this year for its original-equipment collision parts, a bid to take back market share...

Repeat repairs on older Volvos are free

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Volvo Cars of North America has launched a new parts and labor warranty for older cars to drive more business to dealerships.

AutoNation's online pilots edge forward

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
AutoNation Inc. says the rollout of AutoNation Express, its online car-selling platform, is ahead of schedule.

35 with Mazda

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Thane Hawkins, left, dealer principal at Polar Mazda in White Bear Lake, Minn.

Penske reports strong 2nd quarter, expands its online sales pilot

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Penske Automotive Group reported big gains in second-quarter net income on rising unit sales and a solid performance in all business segments.

Aging vehicles may shift the aftermarket sweet spot

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
The average age of light vehicles on American roads is still rising, just not as fast as it once was.

Nissan store takes a factory lump after Trump thump video

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Yes, Nissan wants to win over Hispanics, but it doesn't like to condone one of its Southern California stores beating up on Donald Trump.

FCA recalls 284,153 Dodge Chargers for airbag flaw

11:19 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2015
Fiat Chrysler is recalling 284,153 Dodge Chargers for a flaw that could lead side airbag inflatable curtains and seat airbags to deploy unexpectedly,...

Buick trims Regal prices for 2016 to counter sedan slump

10:15 pm U.S. ET | July 31, 2015
Buick, faced with an aging Regal and U.S.

TrueCar hit with another dealer lawsuit

3:01 pm U.S. ET | July 31, 2015
A group of 100 auto dealerships that are part of TrueCar's network are suing the online car-buying service for not disclosing to consumers the nature...

Honda quarterly profit rises 20% as U.S. sales, weak yen offset quality costs

4:49 am U.S. ET | July 31, 2015
Honda's quarterly profit jumped 20 percent as strong sales in the U.S.

Maserati's profits will recover with Levante SUV, Marchionne says

5:44 am U.S. ET | July 31, 2015
Maserati's profits will recover when the brand launches its first SUV next year, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said.

Spain fines GM, Ford, other automakers for anti-competitive practices

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 31, 2015
Spain's CNMC competition authority fined 21 automakers and two consultancies 171 million euros ($188 million) for anti-competitive practices.

VW diesel ad campaign gets sassy

8:18 am U.S. ET | July 31, 2015
The Golden Sisters -- Mary Bartnicki, Josie Cavaluzzi and Teresa Dahlquist -- may not be new kids on the block, but they are Volkswagen's secret...

JULY U.S. AUTO SALES

GM pulls back on rental fleet sales, seeks better margins

11:44 am U.S. ET | July 30, 2015
General Motors will probably report weaker sales than some key rivals do in July. The largest U.S.

Uber launches car leasing unit, makes entry into financial services

11:56 am U.S. ET | July 30, 2015
Uber Technologies has launched its own auto leasing subsidiary to seek more drivers, injecting the fast-growing ride services company directly into...

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