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    Featured: Cheap and easy ways to make your used car worth more money
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    According to this list of the best and worst used car values, the greatest single cost in car ownership is vehicle depreciation. While there's really no way of stopping it, taking proper care of your car and keeping it in overall great shape can often raise its resale value and end up fetching ...

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    Report: Carfax slapped with US$50M antitrust suit by 120 dealers
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    In December 2012 Automotive News published a piece on dealers unhappy with Carfax, alleging that the most well known used vehicle history reporting company had maneuvered itself into a monopolistic position. Dealers were paying the price for it by being charged more for Carfax reports than they'd ...

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    Report: How social media is changing the way car defects and complaints are discovered
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    Social media can allow direct and faster access to a person, a group or discussion of an issue, and that has led to wide ranging players in the automotive world figuring out how to use it in order to improve performance. Dealers encourage customers to use sites like Google+ and DealerRater.com ...

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    Teased: Gangnam Style and Swagger Wagon influence makes it to local Hyundai dealer ads
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    It used to be that a wild car dealership commercial meant a screaming frontman in a hideous suit making terrible puns and begging for you to help him out of some terrible predicament having to do with surplus inventory. No more – as production values have increased so has the number of ...

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    Report: More car dealers capping finance and insurance products amidst ethics concerns
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    Automotive News reports a larger number of dealers are scaling back the markup on their finance and insurance products as well as aftermarket service plans in an effort to avoid the ire of American regulators. There are no industry numbers on how many dealers use self-imposed caps on how much ...

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    Report: Why Google is frustrating your local car dealer
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    Car salesmen have long ranked among the most universally reviled members of society, just south of real estate agents and lawyers. But the past decade has seen the plaid sports jacket and gold chain crowd doing much to bolster their image, with many auto dealers building impressive online ...

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    Report: Learn how BMW gamed its dealership system to sell more cars
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    We've seen it before and we'll see it again, quite possibly before the end of the year: A luxury brand padding its numbers with questionable "sales." This time it's BMW, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal, although there have been rumors of arch-rival Mercedes-Benz doing the same ...

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    Report: GM suing to shut down eight dealers that missed targets
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    Eight General Motors dealers are being sued by the automaker, which is seeking to revoke their franchises and purchase the dealerships assets in the wake of poor 2011 sales. According to Automotive News, the dealers are among the 700 who filed for arbitration when GM targeted them for closure ...

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    Report: Values of small used cars fall in lockstep with gas prices
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    The Detroit News reports used small-car prices are plummeting right along with fuel prices. The news comes courtesy of a National Automobile Dealers Association study, which says gas prices have dropped an average of 3.5 per cent compared to last year. In yet another shocking reminder of just how ...

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    Official: NADA, J.D. Power shack up
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    J.D. Power and Associates created the Power Information Network (PIN) in 1993 to collect and analyze dealer transactions on new and used cars. Power uses the data from more than 10,000 dealerships to "improve business for automotive dealers, manufacturers, lenders, and other companies in the ...

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