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Police are investigating a car dealership in Illinois after a couple found footage on their dashboard camera of their mechanic joyriding in their car last week.

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A Hyundai dealer in Texas has created a lucrative side business as the go-to place to buy a Chevy SSR. It's also a major supporter of the model's enthusiast community.

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If you spent your Wednesday night stealing an Indy 500 pace car, smashing it through a dealership window with the top down and then ditching the car several miles away some Indiana police would like to have a word with you.

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E-Mail to Prospective Customer Says Electric Vehicle May Hurt Environment More Than Helping It

Kia of Vancouver dealership managers question Soul EV's financial and environmental benefits.

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The Fact Checker column in the Washington Post takes issue with a key report attacking dealer franchise laws. The paper, written at the Department of Justice in 2009, attempts to justify allowing manufacturers to sell directly to consumers, but because of some bad research, tried to make its case by citing a failed GM direct-sales program that had shut down years earlier.

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Electric-Vehicle Maker Gets Support on Both Sides of Political Divide

Conservative Koch Brothers, liberal Sierra Club agree that Tesla Motors should be allowed to sell direct to consumers.

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Demands Include In-State Service Center, No Dealer Relationship

Arizona legislators take one small step closer to allowing Tesla to sell cars in the state.

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Infotainment Influx Taking Toll On Customers and Dealers Alike

You remember Rikk Wilde. The Chevrolet regional manager became an immediate sensation last fall when he stammered through his World Series presentation and invoked the now-famous "technology and stuff" catchphrase to describe the automaker's latest offerings. As it turns out, he's not the only car guy struggling to offer more specifics on the newest automotive technology.

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Billionaire investor George Soros and his company Soros Fund Management are seriously investigating following Warren Buffett's lead and buying an auto dealer body. A Soros representative was reportedly trying to sell dealers on the idea during a private dinner, indicating that current management would stay in place, if the company invested.

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Cadillac chief Johan de Nysschen outlines a new plan for the automaker's 700 mixed-brand dealers to create new "boutique" showrooms with better trained staff and holograms.

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Four Chrysler dealers shuttered during the automaker's bankruptcy have one less obstacle in their way to reopening following a US appeals court ruling. However, they still have to work things out with FCA.

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Hyundai and Kia dealers in Grand Junction, CO, are buying $180,000 in gift cards for local businesses and giving them away to previous customers as part of a new marketing strategy. Not only does the plan get more buyers into the the showrooms than traditional advertising, but it reinvests money back into the community.

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A report in Automotive News says dealer service departments are increasingly using text messages to communicate with customers and the technology is paying off for everyone, especially dealers.

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Two years in development, Hyundai UK partnered with Simon Dixon to open its Hyundai Rockar retail dealership store in Kent, England's Bluewater shopping mall. Akin to Audi and BMW retail stores where people can buy cars in an atmosphere more relaxing than a dealership, Hyundai expects it to be among its top 10 UK dealers by the end of 2015.

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A Dodge customer ordered a Charger SXT, paid for a Charger SXT, but received a lower-spec Charger SE instead. Two months later, he and the Dodge dealership are trying to sort out the mess.

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Park Avenue Saab in Maywood, NJ, still treats its customers like the Swedish automaker is currently in business, trading 30-50 used Saabs every month and servicing those still on the road.

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Given the volume of vehicles we're talking about, this is a significant development for GM's bottom line.

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The US auto dealer industry recently saw a huge shakeup when Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway investment company bought Van Tuyl Group, the country's largest privately owned network of showrooms, for an undisclosed sum. Assuming the deal's regulatory success, it immediately made Buffet one of the nation's largest car retailers. But could the acquisition have come as part of a larger plan to launch a Chinese automaker in the US?

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With the new Quattroporte and Ghibli sedans out on the market, and the new Levante crossover and Alfieri coupe on their way, Maserati is making serious headway towards revitalizing its lineup. Now all it needs in order to reach its ambitious sales targets is to expand the network of dealers where they're to be sold. And according to Maserati chief Harald Wester in speaking to Automotive News at the Paris Motor Show, that's exactly what it has in store.

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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

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Lincoln has a scent. But unlike those from Mustang, Lamborghini or even Shark by Tara, you can't buy it and you have to visit a Lincoln dealership to inhale its notes of jasmine hedione, mate tea leaves and tonka beans. Essence of Lincoln - that's what it's called - is being piped through the ventilation systems at some showrooms to help "create an emotional connection between the luxury brand and its customers," and olfactorily promote the idea of "luxury and warmth." Where it's not run through

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