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54As new vehicles sales fall, used car prices go up

The cynic in you might think that a rise in the price of used vehicles, just as new car sales are cratering worse than anyone can remember, is a not-so-transparent ploy to overcharge buyers. It turns out to be more a case of supply versus demand. Wholesale used car prices are bumping up as a result of sagging new car sales, according to auto auction company Manheim. Two-thirds of new car sales have a trade-in attached, which creates a supply stream of pre-owned vehicles to recycle onto dealer lo

24VW Touareg V6 TDI price: $42,800

A gent named Chris at VW of Langhorne, Pennsylvania, just received the order guide for the Touareg V6 TDI, and the numbers reveal that it will arrive on our shores in January with a base price of $42,800, or $43,490 with the destination charge. That base price is $3,500 more than the Touareg V6 FSI, money that will get you slightly less horsepower but about 150 lb-ft. more torque and about 4.5 more mpg. Options include the Luxury Package for $2,700, Tech Package for $3,350, and Luxury Plus for $

51Chevy Cruze could be priced higher than rivals

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2GM may raise vehicle prices rather than sell to fleets, offer incentives

Recently, Toyota adjusted its sales projections for 2008 downward, and although GM is not following suit, it is hedging its bets by moving some non-product related expenses, i.e. stuff that cost money but doesn't have much to do with cars, to the end of the year. Another possibility currently being considered at GM is raising the price of some of its vehicles. These price increases would cover the rising cost of the commodities required to actually build the vehicles, but we presume it would als

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