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Mark Wahlberg Acquires Another Dealership in Ohio

Automotive retail magnate and part-time actor Mark Wahlberg has obtained another car dealership in Columbus (which may be renamed “Flavortown”), Ohio. After having partnered with longtime friend and business associate Jay Feldman to scoop up Bobby Layman (now Mark Wahlberg) Chevrolet in 2018, the duo said they eventually hoped to expand their auto businesses. Feldman already owned a swath of […] The post Mark Wahlberg Acquires Another Dealership in Ohio appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Mark Wahlberg, Autos, Ohio, Columbus, Celebrity News, Dealerships, Feldman, News Blog, Dealer News, Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet, Flavortown Ohio, Jay Feldman, Bobby Layman


The Top 10 car-buying anxities -- and how to deal with them

People love owning new cars, but there aren't very many of us who like buying them. Many buyers are anxious or worried, and that makes everything worse. I've rounded up some of the top issues buyers have, and ways to deal with them, in my story at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, New Cars, Dealerships, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


What do vehicle value awards mean to you?

A few companies hand them out, and automakers use them in their advertising -- but exactly how should they guide your buying decisions? Find out what they're for, and how to use them, in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Awards, Testing, Used Cars, Autos, Dealerships, Jil McIntosh


How Zero Percent APR And Deferred Payments Can Be Financially Dangerous

In light of the economic impact of coronavirus and the general desperation of automakers to sell cars, several brands are offering special financing programs such as zero percent loans and/or deferred payment programs. Kia’s version is a good example of how these programs can be both possibly a bargain and financially…Read more...
Tags: Car Buying, Lifehacks, Kia, Financing, Dealerships, Auto Loans, Coronavirus, Covid19


Porsche Is Doing The Right Thing

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Tags: News, Customers, Production, Porsche, Autos, Dealerships, Coronavirus, COVID-19


How Can I Test Drive A Car While Social Distancing?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing social distancing and test drives, using your credit to leverage low APR financing and potential Mad Max cars.Read more...
Tags: Car Buying, Lifehacks, Financing, Jalopnik, Dealerships, Test Drives, Quick Car Buying Questions, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Report: U.S. Dealerships Shrinking in Number, Throughput Down for 2019

The annual Automotive Franchise Activity Report asserts that the number of new-car dealerships in the United States has shrunk for the first time since 2013. The difference is marginal when viewed from a national perspective, but could support prior theories that larger dealer networks are consolidating while smaller, less competitive shops are being forced out […] The post Report: U.S. Dealerships Shrinking in Number, Throughput Down for 2019 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: United States, Studies, Autos, Reports, Dealerships, News Blog, Car Dealerships, Dealer News, Studies & Reports, Dealer Numbers, Dealer Throughput


Should I Hold Off On Buying A Car Because A Recession May Be Coming?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing car purchases based on global economic factors, why new some cars have massive discounts, and can junkyard cars be diamonds in the…Read more...
Tags: Recession, Used Cars, Car Buying, Lifehacks, Jalopnik, Dealerships, Quick Car Buying Questions, Coronavirus


'Kicking The Trade' Is One Of The Worst Tactics Dealers Use To Get Buyers Into A New Car

It’s all-too-often that people end up in a situation where their car is worth a lot less than their loan balance. This is called being “underwater” and there’s no easy solution for it. Some dealers are offering what seems to be a quick way out by telling these buyers simply to stop making the payments, as noted by a…Read more...
Tags: Car Buying, Lifehacks, Financing, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Dealerships, Auto Loans, Sub Prime Auto Loans


This Trade Advice Is One Of The Worst Tactics Dealers Use To Get Buyers Into A New Car

It’s all-too-often that people end up in a situation where their car is worth a lot less than their loan balance. This is called being “underwater” and there’s no easy solution for it. Some dealers are offering what seems to be a quick way out by telling these buyers simply to stop making the payments, as noted by a…Read more...
Tags: Car Buying, Lifehacks, Financing, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Dealerships, Auto Loans, Sub Prime Auto Loans


How Come The Dealer Says I Can't Lease An Older Model Even Though It's Brand New?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing leasing on old but new inventory, expensive documentation fees, andRead more...
Tags: Car Buying, Lifehacks, Jalopnik, Dealerships, Leasing, Leftover Models, Quick Car Buying Questions, Dealer Fees, Toyota RAV4 Prime


How Many Miles Are Too Many For A Used Car?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are talking about mileage on used cars, bringing kids to dealerships, and advertising lemon law vehicles. Read more...
Tags: Used Cars, Car Buying, Lifehacks, Jalopnik, Dealerships, Lemon Law, High Mileage, Quick Car Buying Questions


A Reminder To Always Read The Fine Print When You Are Shopping For A Car

December is usually a good time to get a deal on a car since both manufacturers and dealers want to end the year with strong sales numbers. However, just because something looks like a good deal doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pick apart the details.Read more...
Tags: Online Shopping, Used Cars, Car Buying, Lifehacks, Cargurus, Dealerships


Should I Buy A Car Before Or After I Retire?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing the timing of buying a new car around retirement, dealers that won’t sell out of state, and the best low-cost but high MPG manual…Read more...
Tags: Used Cars, Car Buying, Lifehacks, Jalopnik, Dealerships, TDI, Quick Car Buying Questions


The Most Expensive Car Buying Mistake Has Nothing To Do With How Well You Negotiate A Deal

There are a lot of mistakes that buyers can make if they aren’t careful that could end up costing them, including not understanding your budget or comparing deals. But the worst mistake. according to Edmunds, often comes after a savvy shopper closes their deal.Read more...
Tags: Car Buying, Lifehacks, Financing, Edmunds, Dealerships, Auto Loans


Are Those Lifetime Warranties From Dealers Any Good?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing lifetime warranty offers, big luxury sedans under $25k, and a complex multi-car situation.Read more...
Tags: Used Cars, Lifehacks, Jalopnik, Dealerships, Warranties, Luxury Sedans, Quick Car Buying Questions


Should I Repair or Just Replace My Old Car?

One of life’s simple pleasures is not having to make a car payment every month. Your trusty ride is paid off, only costing you for gas, insurance and repairs.Read more...
Tags: Personal Finance, Money, Saving Money, Finance, Value, Cars, Maintenance, Repair, Vehicles, Car Buying, Autos, Ask Lifehacker, Lifehacks, Automobiles, Edmunds, Car Shopping


Here Are The Most Ridiculous Reasons Why Dealers Will Refuse To Send Written Price Quotes

As a professional car shopper, I communicate with several hundred dealers over the course of a year. While most of them are fine, some of them clearly despise this whole internet shopping thing and will pull out of the air any number of bonkers excuses not to disclose their pricing. Read more...
Tags: Online Shopping, Car Buying, Lifehacks, Dealerships


Florida Dealership Taps Ducks for Marketing Expertise

The last couple of weeks (and, um, stories) have been awash in negative press and bad vibes for Nissan. Fortunately, mother nature stepped in to help one Florida dealership restore the cosmic balance by having a family of ducks move in. A few months ago, a nest of ducklings hatched outside Sutherlin Nissan Orlando. They decided […] The post Florida Dealership Taps Ducks for Marketing Expertise appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Florida, Autos, Nissan, Auto Sales, Dealerships, Sutherlin Nissan, Cute Animals, News Blog, Dealer News, Florida Dealership Taps Ducks


MSRP, dealer cost, all-in pricing...what do they mean?

Cars have a lot of prices attached to them, from their MSRP, to their options and add-ons, to dealer fees and taxes. What do they all mean? Find out in my story at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, New Cars, Dealerships, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


How to negotiate a car deal

You want to pay the least, and the person on the other side of the desk wants you to pay the most. So what do you do? Find out in my story over at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, New Cars, Dealerships, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


When's the best time to buy a new car?

There's a "best" month, day, time of day, and even a prime holiday period. If you don't know when they are, check out my story at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, New Cars, Dealerships, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Amid Rising Inventories and Falling Sales, Dealers Feel Pressure to Literally Stake Out New Ground

Unlike components used in new vehicle assembly, the finished product is not shipped to the customer in a just-in-time manner. There’s usually a healthy amount of dealer-ready vehicles on hand, though recent months has seen inventories slide into obesity. Extended downtime and shift cuts at assembly plants are one result of a bloated supply made […] The post Amid Rising Inventories and Falling Sales, Dealers Feel Pressure to Literally Stake Out New Ground appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Autos, Dealerships, News Blog, Dealers, Dealer News, Inventories, Dealer Costs


Mazda's Cars Are Good But Its Dealers Are Still Kind of Awful

Mazda has been on a roll lately with some seriously good cars—probably its best lineup since twin-turbo rotary engines were still a thing. The scrappy automaker is going for a more premium “upmarket” push rather than compete directly with giants like Honda and Toyota. For the most part the strategy is working, but a…Read more...
Tags: Car Buying, Toyota, Lifehacks, Honda, Dealerships, Mazda


What Should I Do If I Think a Dealer Was Joyriding in My Car?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing what to do if the dealer’s service department was joy riding your car, selling a used Lambo, and what to do if you bought the wrong…Read more...
Tags: Used Cars, Car Buying, Lifehacks, Jalopnik, Subaru, Dealerships, Lamborghini, Service Department, Joy Ride, Quick Car Buying Questions


Are There Hidden Rebates on Cars That Buyers Don't Know About?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing hidden rebates, getting rid of a gifted car, and leasing for older folks.Read more...
Tags: Car Buying, Lifehacks, Discounts, Jalopnik, Older Drivers, Dealerships, Rebates, Leasing, New Car Deals, Quick Car Buying Questions, Quick Questions, Gift Cars


Bark’s Bites: As the Market Compresses, Dealers Look to Used Cars to Save Them

Dearest TTAC readers, I’ve come to know you incredibly well over the last seven years. I realize that what I’m about to tell you is somewhat akin to waving a dripping piece of red meat in front of a starving, caged tiger. But, like Bane, I am here for you, the people, and I’m willing […] The post Bark’s Bites: As the Market Compresses, Dealers Look to Used Cars to Save Them appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Used Cars, Autos, Dealerships, News Blog, Dealer News


Dealerships' Latest Online Car Shopping Tactic Puts 'Call for Price' to Shame

Online car shopping should not be difficult, but some dealerships continue to sabotage the process. One of the more frustrating phrases is when a dealer puts “call for price” on their ads, but I found a new one that is even worse: “call for mileage.”Read more...
Tags: Used Cars, Car Buying, Lifehacks, Dealerships


NADA 2019: Ford Outlines Rewards Program, Says Standalone Stores Essential for Lincoln

Last year, Ford announced its intent to develop a rewards program aimed at keeping customers engaged — while also making it worth their while to stick with the brand for their next purchase. While customer rewards are old hat, regardless of industry, automakers are busy devising new ways of using the venerable marketing theory to […] The post NADA 2019: Ford Outlines Rewards Program, Says Standalone Stores Essential for Lincoln appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Marketing, Ford, Autos, Lincoln, Sales And Marketing, Fordpass, Dealerships, Ford Motor Co, NADA, News Blog, Rewards Programs, Dealer News, Lincoln Motors, North American Dealers Association


How Would Dealers Rate Their Brand? Scorecard Ranks Winners and Losers

Cox Automotive, in conjunction with Automotive News, just released its Retail Brand Scorecards Study for 2018. The survey is interesting in that it ranks the perceived value of automakers by assessing how desirable they are to dealerships via an A-through-F grading system. “This study represents a comprehensive review of brands from a unique perspective — how well […] The post How Would Dealers Rate Their Brand? Scorecard Ranks Winners and Losers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Rankings, Studies, Autos, Automotive Industry, Reports, Dealerships, Automotive News, Cox Automotive, News Blog, Dealer News, Studies & Reports, Automotive Dealerships, Dealer Value, Retail Brand Scorecards