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Want to break the law without breaking the law?

A grassroots group is offering Tesla test drives in protest of Michigan's direct-sales ban.

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That $15B bill is probably going to grow.

VW "used the word restitution for the dealers for the first time," said Steve Kalafer, a New Jersey-based VW dealer.

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Electric-vehicle maker Tesla gets unlikely support from Texas conservatives.

GOP delegates at the Texas Republican Party convention want to remove language that bars Tesla's direct-to-customer sales.

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But there's still time in the state's legislative session to reject the automaker.

Tesla may finally be allowed to sell its electric vehicles direct to customers in Connecticut. Maybe.

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Overcoming controversial looks, the Clubman is on pace to be Mini's most popular model in 2016.

Demand for the Mini Clubman is outstripping supply. The company moved over 1,000 of the polarizing wagons in March, many of which were customized.

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New Showrooms Expand Network To 80 Locations

McLaren has announced four new dealerships in the United States, expanding its North American presence to 22 locations and its global network to 80 just as the new, more accessible Sports Series reaches showrooms around the world.

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Automaker 'Vigorously' Denies Claims

A Chicago-area dealership group has filed suit against FCA accusing it of paying dealers to fake sales figures and "strong-arming" in the push to move metal.

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New cars can get damaged in transit or on the dealer lot, and in many cases the dealer is not required to tell you if any repairs have been completed.

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Ford is canning its unpopular Friends & Neighbors program long before its January termination date, with one dealer citing a poor response from consumers.

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Texas Joins Arizona, Connecticut Where Lawmakers Debate Tesla Distribution Model

Some Texas lawmakers step up efforts to allow Tesla to sell electric vehicles directly to customers without third-party dealerships.

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Nearly a year after it debuted, dealerships are still charging ridiculous premiums for the 2015 Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary Edition.

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Connecticut may legalize factory-to-customer sales channel championed by Tesla.

Connecticut may be the next state to allow Tesla Motors to sell its electric vehicles directly to the public and without third-party dealerships.

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Tesla Motors is facing opposition in parts of Australia because of regulators' adherence to the dealership distribution model, though Sydney sales are going as planned.

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Custom Program Launches In December On MKZ, MKC

"We're really trying to simplify for the customer on their terms." – Paul Bucek

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Like the fire that forced Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara to flee Atlanta in Gone With the Wind, the battle between Tesla Motors and Georgia's auto dealers is heating up. In late August, the Georgia Automobile Dealers Association (GADA), which represents about 500 dealerships, filed a petition to prevent Tesla from selling its electric vehicles in the state. Tesla is now requesting a Georgia judge to throw out the petition, the Atlanta Business Chronicle says.

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UC Davis Finds Current Situation 'Troubling'

"Help me help you!" Tom Cruise's title character pleaded repeatedly in the movie Jerry Maguire. That sentiment could be said by appears to be echoed by a UC Davis study that looks at why many car dealers are loathe to sell plug-in vehicles and how they can be, uh, helped.

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If you've been holding your breath whilst waiting for the White House to respond to the We The People petition asking that Tesla be allowed to sell direct to consumers in all 50 states, you can finally exhale and simultaneously sigh – it has, at last, issued a statement about its intention to not get directly involved in the issue.

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"Ford opened 88 dealerships in China last year." "Ford opened 88 dealerships in China during the first half of 2014." "Ford opened 88 dealerships in China last month." None of those statements – even the last one – would seem unbelievable. Saying "Ford opened up 88 dealerships in China last Thursday," though, is a bit more dramatic.

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Porsche has found itself in the good graces of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which is pretty odd considering it's the only brand we know of that offers leather-lined vents. The activist group is praising the sports car manufacturer's handling of reports that some of its dealerships were set to feature tigers or tiger cubs at the local launch events for the Macan. Apparently, "macan" is the Malay word for tiger, which explains the connection between a highly touted crossover and a

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Walk into a traditional auto dealership today and ask about buying a plug-in car and there is a good chance you will be told that there are only a couple they can show you because they are extremely popular and they can't keep them on the lot. There is also an equally-good chance you'll be told they've only a couple on hand because nobody wants them. This is only one of many surprising discoveries Consumer Reports made during a recent effort to gauge the quality of the plug-in vehicle retail exp

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Maybe Tesla should build its proposed gigafactory in the Evergreen State. Last week, Washington Govermor Jay Inslee signed a bill that will allow Tesla to keep selling its electric vehicles through its showrooms and not have to work through third-party dealerships, Automotive News says. That means the California-based electric-vehicle maker can keep its showrooms in Seattle and Bellevue open.

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