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2014-01-29 08:20:33

Estimated incentive spending decreases to $2,452 per vehicle SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TrueCar, the negotiation-free car buying platform, today released its January 2014 sales and incentives forecast, which shows the following: -- For January 2014, new light vehicle sales in the U.S. (including fleet) are expected to be 1,050,000 units, up 0.9 percent from January 2013. -- The January 2014 forecast translates into a Seasonally Adjusted...

2014-01-27 00:20:10

CHICAGO, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/-- Cars.com, the leading online resource for buying and selling new and used cars, announced today that new-vehicle sales are expected to improve 0.3 percent year-over-year in January to a total of 1.045 million units and an estimated 15.74 million at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR). Key Highlights for January 2014 Sales Forecast: -- For January 2014, new light vehicle sales in the U.S. (including fleet) are expected to be 1,045,628...

2014-01-26 23:03:29

New market direction, new visual identity, new talent, and new products are all part of Autosoft’s new year’s resolution to deliver enhanced value to current Autosoft users and make Autosoft the DMS company to watch in 2014. West Middlesex, PA (PRWEB) January 26, 2014 Leading dealer management system (DMS) provider Autosoft, Inc. (http://www.autosoftyoudrive.com) announced today that it has launched a new branding initiative which reflects the core of the company’s strategic growth...

2014-01-26 08:20:04

One-Click Access to Carfax Reports Built into Inventory Management System, Dealer Website NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nowcom today announced it offers access to Carfax® Vehicle History Reports(TM) through its popular DealerCenter dealer management system. Carfax-subscribing dealers can easily run and view Carfax Reports for any used car in inventory from within DealerCenter's inventory management system. In addition, dealers can share the Carfax Reports they run with...

2014-01-25 16:20:04

Higher Dealership Profits | Stronger F&I Compliance | Improved Employee Productivity | Better Consumer Experience With the Dealership DAYTON, Ohio, Jan. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the words of Reynolds and Reynolds' dealership customers, docuPAD(®) is helping them meet the challenges in the changed world of automobile retailing by enabling them to improve their finance and insurance (F&I) operation across a number of key performance indicators. As part of Reynolds Retail Management...

2014-01-25 12:20:11

Manheim Chief Economist Tom Webb Analyzes Industry Trends, Outlook for 2014 NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With labor market and credit conditions continuing to improve and expected to maintain an upward trajectory in the year ahead, the environment is ripe for sustained vitality in the new, used and wholesale marketplaces. These and other trends are explored in detail in Manheim's 19(th) annual Used Car Market Report, unveiled today by Manheim chief economist Tom Webb at the...

2014-01-25 08:20:14

Chicago Automobile Trade Association Finds Carfax Reports Provided by Dealers Generate Five Times More Sales Leads NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers shopping for used cars on DriveChicago.com are five times more likely to submit sales leads to dealers when a Carfax Report is provided, according to the Chicago Automobile Trade Association. The findings are the result of a three month trial offered by DriveChicago.com following a new partnership between CATA and...

2014-01-24 00:20:15

SAO PAULO, Brazil, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd. ("Geely Auto" or the "Company") today announced that it has officially entered the Brazilian market with the launch of its flagship model, the Emgrand EC7. The Company has also appointed the Gandini Group, a leading international dealer group, as its exclusive dealer nationally to support the Company's expansion in Brazil. The EC7's excellent driving performance and outstanding functionality have made it...

2014-01-22 12:20:26

Mike Castrucci Auto carries Certified Pre-Owned Ford in Cincinnati, OH CINCINNATI, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Car shoppers have many choices when they start their search for a used car in Cincinnati, OH. When it comes to finding a used car that offers the most value then the list gets a lot shorter. One of the best used car deals that also offers the most reliable vehicle is Certified Pre-Owned Ford. A Ford pre-owned vehicle gives car shoppers piece of mind when buying a...

2014-01-22 12:20:09

Prolonged 'Right to Repair' Debate Concludes with Powerful National Agreement WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Alliance), the Association of Global Automakers (Global), the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), and the Coalition for Automotive Repair Equality (CARE) today announced their collective acceptance of a national agreement to ensure consumer choice in post-warranty auto repair, decisively ending...


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  • A spider.
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