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139Secret Car-Dealer Dictionary Is Filled With Hilarious Terms

Gold balls, green peas and other jargon used by sales peoples

Given the less-than-sterling reputation that car salesmen have among many consumers, it should be no surprise that they also have their own insider jargon. Much of the lingo is now finally coming to light in one place thanks to an Ohio lawyer specializing in 'lemon law' cases who keeps a dictionary of the terms on his website.

33Warren Buffet buys largest private US car dealership chain [w/video]

When Warren Buffet makes an investment, people pay attention. That's just one of the perks of being one of the richest men in the world, and his latest move is a big one. Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway investment company is to hopping into the auto business in a huge way by buying Van Tuyl Group, the nation's largest privately owned auto dealer network, for an undisclosed sum.

57Dealers in Georgia latest to oppose Tesla showrooms

Tesla has been fighting challenges from dealer groups in several states for years due to the company's decision to sell directly to customers at stores rather than through franchise dealers. The business has won some of these battles like its recent compromise in Pennsylvania, which allows the company to open five stores there. Now, Tesla has another legal struggle ahead of it because the Georgia Automobile Dealers Association is hoping to shut down the brand's boutiques.

82Car Dealer Charged For Selling Cars Damaged In Hurricane Sandy

Avoid buying flood-damaged cars with a few simple tips

A car dealer in Manalapan, New Jersey pled guilty Monday to theft by deception after he manipulated the titles of cars damaged in Hurricane Sandy and sold the cars to unsuspecting customers.

211What Not To Say To A Car Dealer

How to get the best bang for your buck at the dealership

Apprehensive about shopping for a new car? Afraid you'll say the wrong thing to a car dealer that will give him the upper hand in the price battle? Shopping for a new car, or even a used one, doesn't have to be that kind of nerve-jangling roll of the dice that it was many years ago. For starters, the advent of the Internet allows car shoppers to go into battle armed with more information today tha

99New Jersey Becomes Third State To Ban Tesla Sales

Franchise law bans sale of cars in Tesla owned showrooms

State motor vehicle officials have approved a regulation that would require all new car dealers to obtain franchise agreements to receive state licenses, a move critics say will hurt the electric-car industry's attempts to expand.

AddOhio senator with deep dealer ties proposes anti-Tesla bill

The fight against customer-direct car sales by Tesla Motors continues around the US, and the California-based company can now count dealership groups in Georgia and Ohio among its adversaries. In Ohio, Tesla has opened company-owned stores in Cincinnati and Columbus and is now fighting a state dealership association that's pushing for legislation that explicitly outlaws direct dealer-to-public sales after a lawsuit against Tesla was dismissed last week, Automotive News says.

132Why car dealerships are turning into coffee shops

I want my dealer to know about cars not coffee, someone who knows the difference between a Buick and a barista.

129Car Dealerships Will Settle Deceptive Advertising Charges

Federal Trade Commission investigated the sale, financing and leasing of vehicles

Nine U.S. car dealerships caught in a Federal Trade Commission dragnet will settle charges of making deceptive claims in their advertising, the Automotive News reports.

32Bailout dealership cuts did their job as profits surge

Almost five years after US taxpayers bailed out General Motors and Chrysler, a large majority of their slimmed-down dealership networks are posting soaring profits, Bloomberg reports, and contributing to the US auto industry on track this year to deliver 15.4 million vehicles, the most since 16.15 million were delivered in 2007.

489Vintage Cars With Low-Miles Sold At Auction

Some cars sold this weekend's had less than 20 miles on the odometer

A two-day auction this past weekend drew over 10,000 people and featured mostly unsold Chevrolets that have sat untouched for decades. Many of the rare cars and trucks had less than 20 miles on the odometer.

20FTC investigating dealers who opposed TrueCar for collusion

TrueCar and automotive dealerships just can't seem to stay out of the spotlight. An investigation is underway by the Federal Trade Commission into a number of dealers that stand accused of "agreeing to refuse to deal with TrueCar," according to an FTC letter obtained by Automotive News. The alleged collusion, which would violate federal competition laws, has triggered a non-public investigation that has had many dealerships, and TrueCar itself, served with letters demanding documents.

8Car Dealership's Lawsuit Against Government Over Pill Requirement Backfires

Joe Holland claims Plan B conflict with his religious beliefs

The owner of a car dealership in Charleston, W. Va., sued the federal government over a mandate in the Affordable Health Care Act requiring employers offer the Plan B pill, only to realize his insurance policy already covered the emergency contraception. His lawyers just missed it.

20Tesla Motors wins in North Carolina, anti-competitive legislation dropped

Chalk up another win for Elon Musk and the crew at Tesla Motors. The North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association (NCADA) had convinced its pals in the Senate to pass a bill with language that would have, among other things, banned the California automaker from selling cars in the state. After meeting some strong head winds in the North Carolina House of Representatives, however, the bill has been scrapped. All but the anti-free market bit was then added to a separate piece of legislation.

138Car Buying Tips To Outsmart Dealerships

Simple steps to save you money

Buying a car is one of those huge occasional purchases that can get any consumer's blood pressure rising. As with buying any big-ticket purchase consumers can avoid bad deals and financial distress by being empowered with the right information.

19Don't Pay Car Dealer Fees Without a Fight

Being a smart, prepared shopper can save you big money

Airlines cleared $3.5 billion in baggage and seat fees in 2012. Fees are practically a hidden economy across all industries. And buying a car is no different. But there are ways to be tough with a new or used car dealer in the negotiations. And going after some of those pesky fees on the invoice is one of them.

AddNorth Carolina targets Tesla, considers banning direct-to-consumer sales

North Carolina is the latest state to line up against Tesla Motors by proposing a bill that would bar direct automaker-to-customer sales within the state, the Raleigh News & Observer reports. Still, Tesla says plans to open a showroom there and has sold about 80 cars to North Carolina residents, with reservations for about 60 more.

43Why upset car dealers are trying to find a way around Google

Google is always trying new things, and everyone knows that new things don't always work out. But the search engine company's location on the Internet roadmap is a natural lure to its hundreds of millions visitors, so even when not-so-popular Google projects don't work out – like Wave and Buzz, for instance – or get entirely reworked, like Google Sync, it can affect a lot of people and businesses.

52Why Google is frustrating your local car dealer

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 reputations by cultivating positive customer feedback.

18Big Chevy closeout deals have 2013 Malibu Eco sitting on lots in favor of 2012 models

First, the good news: The Chevrolet Malibu is selling at a great pace.

87Big Chevy closeout deals have 2013 Malibu Eco sitting on lots in favor of 2012 models

First, the good news: The Chevrolet Malibu is selling at a great pace.

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