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AutoNation Ford store in Bellevue, Wash., burns down

10:45 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2015 | UPDATED: 4/27/15 2:45 pm US ET - adds photo
AutoNation Ford Bellevue in Washington state was still burning today after a fire tore through the dealership Saturday morning. The local fire department is calling it a total loss.... Read More »
BEST PRACTICES

Small VW store delivers top customer ratings

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2015
Attention to detail and personal contact by the owners of a small, 50-year-old Volkswagen dealership in rural Pennsylvania helped it earn the brand's top scores for customer satisfaction in 2014.... Read More »

Public dealerships plan for growth

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2015
AutoNation, Sonic, Asbury and Lithia gave updates on their new projects as they reported generally robust first-quarter earnings.... Read More »

RFJ buys Dave Smith Auto

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2015
Fast-growing dealership group RFJ Auto Partners is expanding in the Northwest by buying Dave Smith Auto Group, which operates two of the...... Read More »

AutoNation's Q1 net income rises 17%

7:00 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2015
AutoNation is picking up its acquisition pace as its profits continue to rise.... Read More »

Lithia's Q1 net income soars 64% on broad gains, DCH integration

11:03 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2015
Lithia Motors' net income surged 64 percent to $41 million in the first quarter from a year earlier, on strong sales across all divisions and the...... Read More »

BMW is building vehicle distribution center in Texas to serve the South

10:44 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2015
BMW AG said it is building a vehicle distribution center in Texas to serve the Southern US.... Read More »

Sonic Q1 revenue up, net income down on costs for new initiatives

9:06 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2015
Sonic Automotive reported a nearly 5 percent revenue increase in the first quarter, but a drop in net income mostly because of costs associated with...... Read More »

Asbury's first quarter net income rises 14%

9:06 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2015
Asbury Automotive Group's net income jumped 14 percent in the first quarter of 2015 from the year-earlier period, to $35.... Read More »

FCA puts the squeeze on dealer profits

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2015
Fiat Chrysler is squeezing U.S. dealerships’ profits by boosting vehicle invoice prices but not the corresponding sticker prices.... Read More »

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2015
Max Jamiesson, left, and Nathen Hughes, center, of Salinas Toyota in Salinas, Calif.... Read More »

China's Guangzhou Auto seeks U.S. dealers ahead of 2017 SUV launch

9:58 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2015
Guangzhou Auto is searching for dealership partners in the United States and is researching how to comply with regulations to prepare for its planned...... Read More »

THE SSR MVP

How an oddball Chevy transformed a Houston dealership

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2015
More than a decade after General Motors launched the Chevrolet SSR, most people still aren't sure what to make of the retro-styled, high-performance...... Read More »

U.S. House OKs bill to kill 'death tax'

3:50 pm U.S. ET | April 16, 2015
The House of Representatives passed a bill to repeal the 40 percent tax applied on estates worth more than $5 million, which dealers have long...... Read More »

GM launches software that flags recalled vehicles on dealer lots

1:54 pm U.S. ET | April 15, 2015
General Motors is rolling out new software this month for dealerships to make it harder for them to mistakenly sell a new vehicle that's subject to a...... Read More »

Lexus, Subaru score highest consumer reviews on DealerRater

5:31 pm U.S. ET | April 14, 2015
Lexus and Subaru dealerships posted the highest average consumer ratings among luxury and mass-market brands on review site DealerRater over the past...... Read More »

Toyota's Costa Rica retailer expands in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2015
Costa Rica's distributor of Toyota Group vehicles wants to own five to seven Toyota dealerships and "a couple" of Lexus stores in the U.S.... Read More »

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2015
Dealers featured this week include the Elhart family of Elhart GMC in Holland, Mich.... Read More »

BEST PRACTICES

Cramped quarters teach valuable lessons

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2015
When Hodges Subaru moves to a much larger building on Detroit's famed Woodward Avenue, it will take with it many lessons learned during the years...... Read More »

Dealership net margins hold steady despite higher costs

10:00 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2015
Total dealership expenses, including sharply bigger payrolls, rose 4.7 percent at the average U.S. dealership in 2014.... Read More »

Georgia dealership group sues Shelby American over sales leads

3:45 pm U.S. ET | April 10, 2015
Shelby American is being sued by a Georgia dealership group for violating a retail agreement designed to steer sales prospects to the brand’s...... Read More »

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