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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: Quick Car Buying Questions, Quick Questions, Car Buying, Rebates, Leasing, Gift Cars, Older Drivers, Dealerships, Discounts, New Car Deals


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


When Does an Automaker Issue a Press Release About a New Dealership? When It’s Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Motors burned up the newswires today in its haste to celebrate the opening of a new dealership in Cartersville, Georgia — which isn’t something you see every day. While hard to imagine for an OEM like Ford or GM, the press release fits with Mitsubishi’s short-term goal: a dealer network expansion in the U.S. […] The post When Does an Automaker Issue a Press Release About a New Dealership? When It’s Mitsubishi appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Ford, Gm, Autos, Mitsubishi, Dealerships, Mitsubishi Motors, News Blog, Cartersville Georgia, Dealer News


Why Won't Car Dealers Respond to Emails?

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 will discuss the lack of email communication from dealers, super cheap AMGs, and the downsides of low profile tires.Read more...
Tags: Car Buying, Lifehacks, Jalopnik, Amg, Dealerships, Internet Sales, Quick Car Buying Questions, Rims


Juveniles Cause $800,000 in Damage With Dealership Demo Derby

On January 6th, local law enforcement reported that four kids enjoyed a night of destructive mayhem at a Houston-area CarMax dealership located in the 16100 block of the North Freeway. According to local reports, police were responding to a call where four young males were caught on video surveillance breaking into multiple vehicles. However, things […] The post Juveniles Cause $800,000 in Damage With Dealership Demo Derby appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Car Crime, Autos, Houston, Crime And Punishment, Car Theft, Dealerships, CarMax, News Blog, Dealer News, North Freeway, Hot Legal Action, Demo Derbies, Rowdy Teens


This Might Be the Dumbest Thing I’ve Ever Heard a Car Dealer Say

Over the course of a year, I probably speak with a few thousand car dealers. And the truth is a lot of them are fine, but some of them will say things that are either flat out false, misinformed or are blatant lies. This whopper, regarding paying off loans early, may be an example of the worst. Read more...
Tags: Car Buying, Lifehacks, Credit Score, Financing, Fico, Dealerships, Auto Loans


Distressed Dealers Convince Lincoln to Postpone Standalone Stores

This time last year, Lincoln was busy promoting its Experience Centers — storefronts that promote the brand and its products, but don’t serve as active dealerships. Then, in August, it asked around 80 Ford/Lincoln dealerships to commit to building separate Lincoln-only facilities by July. It was an attempt to elevate the premium brand by making it […] The post Distressed Dealers Convince Lincoln to Postpone Standalone Stores appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Lincoln, Dealerships, Ford Motor Co, Ford Lincoln, Car Dealers, News Blog, Dealer News, Lincoln Motors, Lincoln Dealerships, Postpone Standalone Stores


Repairs at an auto dealership: Here's how to be prepared

No one wants to take a car in for service, but there are some things you can do to make the visit go smoother. See what they are in my story at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Maintenance, Autos, Dealerships, Jil McIntosh, Auto Repair, AutoTrader


Porsche Aiming to Expand Commitment to Classic Cars

High-end sports cars are much more likely to endure the onslaught of time that inevitably forces most automobiles into the junkyard. Why such vehicles might not all serve as pampered automotive “investments” for wealthy individuals, most are still well cared for and subject to fewer harsh winters and daily commutes than their mainstream counterparts. Porsche […] The post Porsche Aiming to Expand Commitment to Classic Cars appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Porsche, Autos, Restoration, Dealerships, Service Centers, News Blog, Dealer News, Porsche Classic, Auto dealer, Porsche Dealer


Be Extra Suspicious of Dealers Who Advertise This Way

When it comes to buying cars, you should always have your guard up when working with dealerships. But believe it or not, they aren’t all out to rip you off. And you can get a really good idea on the type of operation they run based on their ads.Read more...
Tags: Car Buying, Ads, Lifehacks, Dealerships, Leases


Dealer Advisor: Prepare for the Worst or Be Destroyed Over the Next Two Decades

Dealership advisory firm Presidio Group has painted a very bleak picture for its clients. With analysts predicting a downturn in auto sales, the company recommends dealers establish a robust 20-year plan that will enable them to perform in the new climate or get out of the business entirely. Brodie Cobb, founder of Presidio Group, cites a […] The post Dealer Advisor: Prepare for the Worst or Be Destroyed Over the Next Two Decades appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Studies, Autos, Automotive Industry, Reports, Industry News, Dealerships, Presidio, NADA, National Automobile Dealers Association, News Blog, Car Dealerships, Dealer News, Studies & Reports, Presidio Group, Brodie Cobb


Dealerships Shuttered In Wake of Legal Action

Remember this saga? Earlier this year we told you about All Pro Nissan, yet another entrant into the “Dealers Behaving Badly” file. At the time, the stores – owned by a couple of ex-NFL linebackers and a veteran of the auto industry – were being examined for all kinds of financial chicanery ranging from floorplan […] The post Dealerships Shuttered In Wake of Legal Action appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Finance, NFL, Autos, Nissan, Car Sales, Dealerships, Dearborn, Macomb, News Blog, Dealer News, All Pro, Dealers Behaving Badly


Why Won't Dealers Negotiate On Pre-Owned Cars?

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 will discuss dealers not negotiating on used cars, paying for a private purchase from far away, and the disappearance of certified Audi A6…Read more...
Tags: Used Cars, Car Buying, Lifehacks, Audi, Jalopnik, Dealerships, Audi A6, CPO, Quick Car Buying Questions, Private Party Sales, Pre Owned Cars


Here Is Why Some Dealerships Aren’t Actually Interested in Selling You a Car

You would think this whole “selling cars” thing would be easy for dealers, especially if an interested customer comes in with a serious intent to buy. But you would be surprised how uninterested some stores are in selling certain cars to certain buyers.Read more...
Tags: Car Buying, Lifehacks, Dealerships, Specialty Cars


How Can I Hold a Dealer Responsible For False Advertising?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. Sometimes folks get into a tough spot or don’t know what to do, so I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out.Read more...
Tags: Porsche, Car Buying, Lifehacks, Jalopnik, Dealerships, Dodge Challenger, False Advertising, Quick Car Buying Questions


Can A Dealer Charge Me More For Paying Cash? 

As the resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get a ton of emails asking for advice. Sometimes folks get into a tough spot or don’t know what to do, so I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out.Read more...
Tags: Car Buying, Lifehacks, Dealerships, Car Buying Questions


Stop Overpaying for Lightly Used Cars

I have a news flash for some of you: Dealers love the people that insist that used cars are always a better buy than new. That might be the case most of the time, but not always, and, in fact, some buyers looking for something that’s only a few years old with low miles are paying too much.Read more...
Tags: Used Cars, Car Buying, Volkswagen, Lifehacks, New Cars, Subaru, Dealerships, Subaru Outback, Volkswagen GTI


“What a Luxury Car Should Be” – 1987 Lincoln Mark VII brochure

Images are from the brochure collection of Hemmings Motor News, courtesy of Bruce Zahor. Ford’s upscale Lincoln Motor Company is currently enjoying a bit of a renaissance, with its well-received Continental sedan and Navigator fullsize SUV models following their own, traditional American-style definition of luxury motoring. A new Aviator midsize SUV is in the works, and will surely tap into the ever-growing popularity for high-riding people movers. Sadly not in the works is a new Lincoln perso...
Tags: Fox, Literature, Autos, Lincoln, Bmw, Continental, Locations, Dealerships, Mark, LSC, Hemmings Muscle Machines, Hemmings Classic Car, Hemmings Daily, Automobilia, Hemmings Motor News, Hemmings publications


Some Assembly Required: New Morgan sports cars are coming to America

Images are courtesy of the Morgan Motor Company; 2018 Morgan Roadster, above Morgan Cars USA, née Isis Imports Ltd. of San Francisco, California, recently announced the forthcoming importation of at least 80 new Morgan sports cars to the U.S.A. The last year that American buyers could pick up a traditionally styled four-wheel Morgan was 2005, so this news has been met with great enthusiasm. But those new Morgans, all designed to use Ford engines — four-cylinder-powered Plus 4s and V-6-powered ...
Tags: Obama, Congress, France, Germany, America, Legislation, Regulation, Factories, Ford, Autos, Epa, Bill, Environmental Protection Agency, Focus, Mustang, Locations


No Ford Buyers Allowed: To Seize the Future, Lincoln Needs Fancy Stores and Personal Space

The product pipeline is already in place, but what about the dealerships? That’s where Lincoln Motor Company’s focus now lies, as it begins rolling out a plan that will see standalone Lincoln dealerships pop up in 30 high-volume markets. As the premium brand attempts to shuffle off sliding sales with a utility vehicle onslaught, the […] The post No Ford Buyers Allowed: To Seize the Future, Lincoln Needs Fancy Stores and Personal Space appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Luxury, Autos, Lincoln, Dealerships, News Blog, Lincoln Motor Company, Dealer News, Standalone Stores, Lincoln Needs Fancy Stores