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132Why car dealerships are turning into coffee shops

I want my dealer to know about cars not coffee, someone who knows the difference between a Buick and a barista.

107Traffic Jams May Disappear In Post Peak Car Future

In less than 20 years traffic could be a thing of the past

Here's a crazy thought: By 2030 we might be asking "What happened to traffic?"

242Zero-Car Families On The Rise, Study Says

It's the first increase in nearly five decades

Don't own a car? You're not alone. The percentage of zero-car families is increasing in the United States.

201Younger buyers leaving Japanese for South Korean, American brands

Edmunds has taken a closer look at the buying habits of young adults. As it turns out, Gen X and Gen Y buyers are increasingly eschewing Japanese brands in favor of South Korean and American automakers. Five years ago, that wasn't the case, with more than half of all young buyers flocking to brands like Nissan, Honda, Toyota, Subaru and Mazda. But the U.S. has made up quite a bit of ground in recent years by producing inexpensive and fuel efficient small cars that appeal to a younger audience. L

997You've lost that lovin' feelin'?

Why Teen Drivers Are Dwindling And What It Means

69'Gen Y' favors hybrid over conventional powertrains by a 3-to-2 margin

Consumers in the 19-to-31-year-old age range – also known as Generation Y – favor hybrid-electric vehicles over gas-powered cars and many are willing to pay an extra $3,000 for 10 more miles per gallon of fuel economy. These numbers come from a Deloitte LLP survey that was released Thursday.

166Half of America's young willing to try Chinese cars, 41% would consider Indian [w/poll]

Foreign manufacturers have had a strong presence in the United States' new car market for decades now. Germany, Japan and Korea produce vehicles that many consumers find as appealing as our domestic offerings, if not more so. Those countries have had lots of time to win favor among American consumers, while other countries have yet to make a dent on our car-buying radar. That could change more quickly than one might think, however, as a new study by GfK Automotive shows that younger car shoppers

75Scion, Mitsubishi and Mazda top brands among Gen Y buyers

Sure, every age demographic is important to marketing and sales teams in the automotive industry. But automakers would love nothing more than to grab hold of a young person and instill brand loyalty at an early age.

25Gen Y doesn't care about cars; will plug-ins attract them to buy one?

It looks like auto makers have a problem beyond the current state of the economy: Generation Y is pretty disinterested in cars and in buying vehicles and has a penchant for connected gadgets instead of vehicles. Why? The recession and increased concern over the environment are keeping teens and young adults from rushing to get their driver's license and purchasing their first vehicle. With a lot of young people unemployed and many parents facing economic hardships, the cost of car ownership is s

43REPORT: Generation Y will "redefine" automotive market, trends green and big

Were you born somewhere between 1976 and the early 1990s? Are you the child of a so-called Baby Boomer? If so, you, like me, are a member of Generation Y. So, what does that mean? Well, nothing really, but it's a convenient way to classify a large chunk of the American population... and we should all get used to hearing how marketers are targeting us as their current and future consumers.

22REPORT: Generation Y will "redefine" automotive market, trends green and big

Were you born somewhere between 1976 and the early 1990s? Are you the child of a so-called Baby Boomer? If so, you, like me, are a member of Generation Y. So, what does that mean? Well, nothing really, but it's a convenient way to classify a large chunk of the American population... and we should all get used to hearing how marketers are targeting us as their current and future consumers.

104Scion sales are down, brand image in flux

Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2008 Scion xB.

67Generation Y continues to flummox automakers

Will the Toyota Yaris, Honda Fit and the upcoming Nissan Versa join the Buick Le Sabre and even the Toyota Camry as "Grandparent's Most Favorite Ride?" That's what analysts think about the new wave of subcompacts arriving in America. According to John Wolkonowicz, automakers are once again making the mistake that younger buyers' primary concern is cost. "This is not a meek generation. They (Generation Y) want you to see them arrive," says the Global Insight analyst. "A car is like

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