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    Video: WI dealer under fire for selling new GMC to dying, blind 89-year-old WWII vet [w/video]
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    You know, people, getting through this life from one end to the other in one piece really does require just one rule: don't be a prick. If you ever find yourself in a situation of dubious moral standing, take a step back and ask yourself, "Am I being a prick to any person or thing?" If the ...

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    Video: Acura TL bursts into flames moments before being traded in at Ontario dealership [UPDATE]
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    Watching your car burst into flames before your eyes is never good news, and it's even worse when you're mere moments away from trading it in at the local dealership. This Car-B-Q blaze apparently erupted at Acura 2000, a dealer in Brampton, Ontario. As the video tells us, the unlucky customer ...

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    Official: FTC steps in to curb deceptive car dealer trade-in practices [w/video]
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    In general, car dealers have reputations just below personal injury lawyers and politicians, so it's no surprise that most consumers are naturally wary whenever they engage in the process of buying a new vehicle. As part of an effort to restore consumers' faith in the auto buying process, the ...

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    Report: TrueCar polishing edges off business model to comply with state regulations
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    TrueCar has attracted much unwanted attention recently, drawing the ire of Honda and torquing off regulators in several states. In response, the company has announced a series of changes to its business model, designed to address the legality of its service, according to a report in Automotive ...

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    Report: State regulators turn up the heat on TrueCar
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    What exactly is TrueCar? That's the question behind recent conflicts between the company and a growing list of foes, which include dealership organizations, automakers and regulators in at least three states. According to a report by Automotive News, TrueCar's business model is under fire by ...

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    Report: Tight used car supply has dealers looking in their own service bays
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    Used vehicle prices have been on a tear for over a year now, as slow new vehicle sales during the financial meltdown of 2009 have created a dearth of available used models today. Yet the sluggish economy means demand for used vehicles is high, so dealers are going to ever-increasing lengths to ...

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    Report: Illinois town builds own track for consumer test drives
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    If you're shopping for a vehicle near Naperville, Illinois, you may have a chance to put your possible purchases through the gauntlet on at a new facility. The town has joined forces with local dealers to create a driving course that would reduce the number of test drives on public streets and ...

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    Video: Kevin Youkilis, Herb Chambers and Biz Markie walk into a car commercial...
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    Being from the Boston area means you learn handful of facts specific to The Hub. One of them is that Kevin Youkilis (A.K.A. "The Greek God of Walks," "Youk") is a great pro baseball player with a few years left in the tank (despite his 2011 woes). Another fact is that you can't throw a stone in ...

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    Apple iPad to be used as sales tool by Mercedes-Benz dealers
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    The resounding successes of the iPhone and iPad have Apple shareholders dancing in the streets, but one area in which Apple hasn't been as successful, however, has been business applications. In fact, until recently, Apple retail stores used Windows-based devices to ring up orders. Now, ...

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    Istanbul's gigantic Autopia Europia to have track on the roof [w/video]
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    Turkey's Autopia Europa – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Istanbul, Turkey will reportedly be home to the world's largest auto dealership, called Autopia Europia. The space is so big it's probably more convenient to think of it as an industrial complex, rather than an auto dealer: ...

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    It's On Like Donkey Kong: Jilted Hyundai Genesis Coupe buyer jilted again, lawyers up
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    This ended about how we predicted. You all no doubt remember McFly, the guy that won a legit eBay auction for a slightly used Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T for $16,125. Problem was that the seller – Glenn Hyundai of Lexington, KY – felt the car was worth more ($19,700) and refused to ...

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    What to do with all those empty car dealerships? Why, build a yoga studio, of course!
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    One needn't be an Autoblog regular to be aware of the fact that the car industry has taken quite a drubbing over the past few years. The slump in our nation's economy has slaughtered sales, leading automakers to shutter thousands of dealerships nationwide. Chrysler Group LLC slashed 789 ...

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    REPORT: Stand-alone Lincoln-Mercury dealers being scaled out of existence
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    In 2006, Ford began to shrink its dealership network in order to more efficiently align its distribution network. Three years later, it appears that the hardest hit are the company's stand-alone Lincoln-Mercury dealerships. While there were 619 Lincoln-Mercury dealerships nationwide just a few ...

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    REPORT: Rejected GM, Chrysler dealers telling their story on YouTube [w/VIDEO]
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    Holdiman Motor terminated dealer plea - click above image to watch the video
    Since government money washed in to pump out General Motors' and Chrysler's swamped and nearly sunken businesses, there's been little mention of the cuts to the dealer base that both automakers have made as part of their ...

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    House reportedly approves measure to restore dealerships despite bankruptcy blows
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    One of the more controversial parts of the Chrysler bankruptcy was the decision to cut 789 dealerships by June 9. The move made for a quick, painful end to dealerships that in some cases spanned several generations of family ownership. When General Motors entered bankruptcy, it said it would cut ...

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    GM slashes Canadian dealership network by 42%
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    General Motors Canada has announced that it has begun notifying its dealer body that it will be culling its sales networks by some 42 percent. The massive cut means that GM's 709 dealers will be trimmed by around 245 stores. The cuts will come as the restructuring automaker will elect to not renew ...

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    BREAKING: Chrysler 'rejects' 789 dealers nationwide, works to pare network by 25% by June 9
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    Chrysler has just announced that it will 'reject' some 789 of its dealerships by June 9 as it works to downsize through Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring. That represents a 25% cut in its dealer networks, leaving 2,392 Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge dealers to carry on if the automaker is able to ...

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    REPORT: Ford offering dealerships for $1
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    Ford's dealer development program works to help people become dealer principles who might not otherwise have the chance. The 64 members of the program, most of them black or Hispanic, are set up with stores by Ford and then buy out Ford's interest in the dealership with revenues. To give them a ...

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    FOLLOW-UP: Brother of dealer who died torching own cars found dead
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    As we reported earlier, Gregory Graham, a third-generation car dealership owner in Ligonier, Pennsylvania tragically died of a heart attack last month while setting fire to the cars on his lot. His company, Graham Colonial Motors, was evidently burdened by more than a million dollars in liens, in ...

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    REPORT: Struggling dealer died of heart-attack while torching his own cars
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    With each passing day bringing more tough news about the state of the car companies and the plight of the autoworker, it's sometimes easy to overlook the effect that all of this economic gulag is having on mom-and-pop dealerships across the country. Bringing that idea into stark focus is news that ...

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