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    Report: Car sales strong, but increased incentives are worrying
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    The auto industry in the US is doing great in 2014. According to our latest By The Numbers report, the Seasonally Adjusted Sales Rate climbed in August to about 17.5 million units, the highest figure since 2006. However, when you scratch underneath the positive surface, the rosy situation might ...

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    Study: Gen Y car shoppers overtake Gen X buyers, still trail boomers
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    Generation Y has overtaken Generation X among car shoppers, according to a new report on US retail vehicle sales from J.D. Power. Through 2014, Generation Y, or those born between 1977 and 1994, make up 26 percent of new retail sales compared to 24 percent of Gen X, or those born between 1965 ...

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    ETC: Honda asking used-car buyers to sign liability document [w/poll]
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    New cars under recall must be repaired before a dealer can sell them but used cars are under no such mandate. When it comes to informing the car-buying public about potential safety hazards on used vehicles, there are two emerging schools of thought among used-car dealers. In one camp: those ...

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    Study: Convertible owners more educated, well to do
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    A new study from Experian Automotive seeks to quantify the traits that identify the convertible-loving droptop driver. Of course, after reading through the findings, this just kind of confirms a lot of things that have been kind of obvious about convertible owners for kind of a long ...

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    Report: How cars are being exported individually and why carmakers are upset about it
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    Cars are expensive in China, especially if they happen to wear the badge of a prestigious manufacturer. As we've pointed out before, the price of a Range Rover over in the People's Republic sits at the equivalent of about $450,000, despite its US starting price of $84,225. In addition to that ...

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    Study: New research suggests US auto sales nearing peak
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    The industry is on pace to sell more than 16 million cars this year ... but don't break out the party hats and champagne just yet. June was a terrific month for the auto industry. Americans made it the busiest month of sales in nearly eight years, buying more than 1.4 million vehicles, ...

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    Study: Americans hate car shopping so much they'd rather give up sex and do taxes
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    Okay America, this has gotten silly. A new study by Edmunds has revealed what we've always kind of known – people don't like going car shopping. What we didn't realize, though, is why, and what they'd rather do (or not do) to avoid a trip to the dealer. Really, it comes down to the haggle. ...

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    Study: How much does your car really cost?
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    It's easy to get wrapped up in certain aspects of a new car, like its speed, agility or looks while ignoring more pragmatic things like cost of ownership or residual values. The 2013 AAA Your Driving Costs report, though, indicates that these more mundane aspects of car ownership may be what are ...

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    Report: European car sales up 8% in February
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    Three weeks ago an analyst increased projections for European car sales this year, expecting them to climb three percent compared to last year instead of 2.7 percent. That number is a postive sign after years of hard times but it turns out February was especially good, overall European sales ...

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    Official: 2015 Cadillac Escalade configurator lets you bling it your way
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    It's Friday, so there must be a new configurator to play with. While last week we showed you how to build your own McLaren 650S, today's ride is a bit more common. It's the 2015 Cadillac Escalade, a vehicle that you've been able to colorize since the end of last year, and which is sure to be an ...

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    Report: Google Cars test shopping program shuts down
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    Google is restructuring its car buying tools, and part of the process means shutting down its Google Cars shopping service. Launched a little more than a year ago with expectations that it would disrupt the auto sales industry, other early commentary noted that some dealers were already unhappy ...

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    Video: CarMax earns a round of applause for Super Bowl ad
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    The slow clap, a cliche of sports movies, has been taken to its logical conclusion - use in a commercial for buying a used car. CarMax has unveiled its 2014 Super Bowl commercial, which focuses on a man buying his "perfect" used car. What starts out as humorous turns creepy rather quickly, as ...

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    Study: Minivans and hybrids shopped by men and women equally
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    Men love fast, exotic cars, and women want something safe and practical – at least that is the way conventional thinking goes. But a new study challenges these old beliefs. According to the auto information aggregators at iSeeCars, both sexes shop for minivans and hybrids equally. The ...

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    Report: Cox investment values AutoTrader at $7B as car-selling sites gain strength
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    Acting as a middleman between potential car buyers and dealerships has become quite a lucrative business. "How lucrative," you ask? Well, a company called Cox Enterprises has just purchased a 25-percent stake in AutoTrader at a price of $1.8 billion. With the help of some simple maths, that works ...

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    These are the top 10 best-selling vehicles of 2013
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    The Ford F-Series was the best-selling vehicle in the United States in 2013. Shocking, we know. Ford's pickup has held onto this spot for the last 32 years, and has had the honor of being the country's best-selling truck for 37 years. To no one's surprise, the Chevrolet Silverado took second ...

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    Report: Carvana tests consumers' appetite for used-car 'vending machine' [w/videos]
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    If you're fed up with haggling at your local used-car dealership - so much so that you'd rather not talk to anybody when you're buying your next ride - then Carvana could be for you. It's a used-car dealership (more like a used-car vending machine), and the buying process is completed online. ...

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    Report: Average new car loan stretches 5.4 years, so what does that mean?
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    Even as some experts predict new car sales could top 16 million in 2014, there could be a storm brewing for maintaining current sales and inventory levels. According to Automotive News, consumers are buying new cars because it's easier to get a loan – even if that loan is for longer terms ...

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    Report: Toyota RAV4 EV lease gets cut in half to $299/month
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    If you're in the market for a new electric vehicle, now is definitely the time to buy or lease. Following price drops on just about every other EV on the market, Toyota is looking to push a few more all-electric RAV4 crossovers out the door over the Labor Day weekend. The Detroit News is ...

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    Report: US car loans reach six-year high
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    US auto loans are at their highest level since before the start of the great recession, according to a report from Automotive News. Originations increased 11 percent during the second quarter of 2013, to a combined $91.8 billion for all credit tiers, while overall sales were up nine percent ...

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    Report: Baby boomers now buying more new cars than their children
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    Could it be that the automobile's luster has faded over the years, that cars have become less synonymous with youth and freedom to Generation Y? A study by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute clearly says yes, but that's not the whole story, Bloomberg reports. Though ...

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