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2010-01-06 08:00:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- New car shopping activity on AutoTrader.com saw a significant burst in December compared to December of 2008 and recent previous months, as consumers began looking at more new cars. Most new vehicles on AutoTrader.com's Top 20 list of new cars searched saw double-digit increases in views compared to December 2008, which for many automakers was one of the worst selling months. Leading the way on AutoTrader.com was the Chevrolet Traverse crossover, which...

2009-12-09 08:17:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ford F-150, one of America's best-selling vehicles, again took the crown as AutoTrader.com's Most Viewed New Vehicle during the month of November. It was followed closely by the two most popular sedans in the United States, the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. Views for the F-150 were up 15% year-over-year, while average asking prices also increased 15%, going from $30,813 in November 2008 to $35,708 in November of this year. Many manufacturers saw...

2009-11-02 07:00:00

DEERFIELD, Ill., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty-six vehicles and 12 companion models received Best Buy ratings from Consumers Digest out of some-240 total 2010 models. The ratings, published in CD's December issue (on sale November 1), span 10 categories: Small Cars, Family Cars, Luxury Cars, Sporty Cars, Pickups, Minivans, Compact SUVs, Midsize SUVs, Full-size/Luxury SUVs and Hybrids. The Best Buys--based on behind-the-wheel assessment, safety ratings, ownership costs, warranty, price,...

2009-10-06 08:30:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Average asking prices for new vehicles on AutoTrader.com showed signs of improvements from last September's lows, with many seeing incremental increases from the year before. In addition, views for luxury cars also saw gains in shopping activity. This trend was led by the BMW 3-series, which saw views on AutoTrader.com increase 51% year-over-year from September 2008. "While a potential 'hangover effect' from the end of Cash-for-Clunkers remains a...

2009-09-03 12:50:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cash-for-Clunkers or CARS program brought some of the best sales so far this year for automakers, but also some of the highest average asking prices on new vehicles. As dealer inventories of new cars shrank due to the overwhelming success of the Federally-funded program, average asking prices for new vehicles generally crept up across the board, with only a few models noting slight declines. Some of the largest increases in pricing were registered by...

2009-08-12 12:25:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chevrolet Camaro claimed the No. 1 spot on AutoTrader.com's most viewed new vehicles list for the third month in a row, topping off what has become one of the first positive months for new car sales in over a year. Cash-for-Clunkers brought consumers on-line and into showrooms in July to look for cars, reflected in AutoTrader.com site traffic of 15.3 million unique visitors to the site during the month of July. July marked the seventh month in a row...

2009-07-16 07:00:00

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The automotive industry achieves a three-year high in appeal for new and redesigned models, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study(SM) released today. Seven of these models have received segment-level awards. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050527/LAF028LOGO-a) In 2009, the APEAL score for all-new and redesigned models averages 790 on a 1,000-point scale--11...

2009-06-22 12:00:00

While Quality Gap Continues to Narrow, Import Nameplates Capture 15 of 22 Segment Awards WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- New vehicles sold by Chrysler, Ford and GM's domestic brands have improved in initial quality by an average of 10 percent, compared with 2008, surpassing the 8-percent rate of improvement by the industry overall, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Initial Quality Study(SM) (IQS) released today. (Logo:...

2009-06-03 10:44:00

Bankruptcy Status for GM and Chrysler Doesn't Affect Interest Among Consumers ATLANTA, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Domestic muscle cars dominated the list of most-viewed new vehicles on AutoTrader.com in the month of May. Topping the list was Chevrolet's all-new 2010 Camaro, up from No. 4 in April of this year. The recently redesigned 2010 Ford Mustang came in at No. 2 on the most-searched new vehicles on AutoTrader.com in May, down from No. 1 in April of this year. Rounding out the top three...

2009-04-20 05:01:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- TheCarConnection.com's editors look to the future of a vastly different auto industry and find three winners in the making. The fate of America's automakers--two of the three, at least--is hanging in the balance. And while Detroit's destiny looks grim, TheCarConnection.com's editors see at least six vehicles on the horizon that could dramatically change the fortunes of the former Big Three. The Detroit automakers have hope thanks to their new...