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    Report: Toyota kicks off year with sharply increased fleet sales
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    Toyota can attribute much of its uptick in sales last month to fleets. While the automaker saw its sales leap by 7.5 percent compared to a year earlier, Newsday.com reports Toyota sold 47 percent more cars and trucks to fleet customers in the U.S. than in January 2011. Without the fleet sales, ...

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    Hertz So Good: Lotus Elise SC joins Italian rent-a-car fleet
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    Lotus Elise SC fleet at Hertz Italiana – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ever fantasize about driving an exotic sportscar around Italy? Well who hasn't. And there are plenty of companies on the peninsula that'll be glad to help you out. Count among them now car rental giant Hertz. But ...

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    REPORT: Prepare to shell out a lot more for your next rental car
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    Hertz Fun Collection Chevrolet Corvette ZHZ - click above to enlarge
    The economy is in one of the deepest recessions in decades, and one pleasant side-effect of fiscal woes is that many companies are offering huge discounts to get you off the consumer sidelines. One industry that hasn't gone that ...

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    Driveway rental business growing in North America
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    By most estimates, there are about 250 million registered passenger cars in the United States (you can drop the number down by a few hundred if you still don't consider the Yugo GV a car). For many motorists, it seems that every single one of those cars is trying to park in their location -- their ...

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    Ford plans to cut rental sales again in 2008
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    Speaking with Automotive News, George Pipas, a Ford sales analyst, explained that the automaker will continue to cut its sales to rental fleets in 2008, but not to the extent that it did this year. In 2007, FoMoCo decreased the amount of vehicles offloaded to rental lots by 30-percent, or 135,000 ...

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    Imports taking up the slack in fleet sales
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    OK, this seems like a no-brainer. As GM and Ford have gradually pulled back from the low-margin fleet sales market, import fleet sales have surged. After all, somebody has to keep the rental car lots filled. It's mostly been the mainline Asian automakers that have stepped in to fill the void. ...

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    What actually sells: Fleet sales for first half of 2007
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    Automakers often report their sales figures in whatever way makes them look most positive, and for a long time including fleet sales has been an effective way to make a slow selling vehicle look more popular with consumers on paper. Automakers don't distinguish between fleet and retail when ...

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    Chrysler, Ford topping the list of fleet sales
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    For the domestic automakers, 2007 was supposed to be the year that they weaned themselves off the fleet sales teat. For GM, they've been doing pretty well, limiting their offloads of 10 or more vehicles to one company to around 24-percent of total sales. Chrysler and Ford, on the other hand, are ...

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    Love Hertz: Shelby GT-H rental stolen, man arrested
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    As devout members of Our Lady of Blowers and Burnouts, most of us can sympathize with someone that rents the Shelby GT-H and then has to return the 'Stang to their local Hertz office. It must be a tough pill to swallow, but at the end of the day, what's the alternative?For one weary soul in ...

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    Nearly half of Chrysler's products go to fleets, Pontiac isn't doing much better
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    What did Chrysler do with its highly publicized production glut? Unloaded them onto fleets. Between September and February, 48.5-percent of Chrysler's sales were sold in quantities of ten or more. Even more troubling to dealers and consumers, close to 80-percent were bought up by rental car ...

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    Check this sleigh: UK firm offers cheap Ferrari rental rates for Christmas
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    Hey, it's red, but it's definitely not pulled along by tiny reindeer. UK Ferrari Hire is offering you the ability to treat yourself this Christmas and drive that Ferrari you've always wanted. At least for a little while. A half-day hire at the 50% off holiday rate is about $400 with current ...

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    An American in Paris disses the Euro Focus
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    We spend so much time on this blog bemoaning the fact that Ford has yet to offer to the "Euro" Focus in the United States. So much time, in fact, that we fear the concept of a C1-based Focus on U.S. soil has been placed on a pedestal and is widely considered to be the smartest move Ford has never ...

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    RR of the Day: Hertz who? Saleen S281 Budget Rent-A-Car
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    Before Ford and Hertz ever thought of resurrecting the original Rent-A-Racer, Saleen and Budget Rent-A-Car beat them to it. Saleen built 30 special S281 Mustangs for Budget back in 1996, and the number 14 car is our RR of the Day today. Along with all of the standard (or not-so-standard) Saleen ...

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    PSA: Top 10 rental car secrets
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    The folks over at SmartMoney.com have compiled a common-sense list of the "Top 10 Things Your Retntal Company Won't Tell You."  In point of fact, we'd reckon that most of the pointers are forehead-smackingly obvious, but that doesn't mean that it isn't worth a quick refresher, or a good ...

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    Kentucky man upset over rental car with bad coil
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    Over the years, we've frequented some fairly seedy rental car places, and have found more than a few unsavory items in our vehicles' nooks and crannies, doubtlessly left by previous customers-everything from a calcified cheeseburger to a headless Barbie doll. That said, Dan McBride, assistant ...

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    Spy Shots: 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible
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    The 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible has been caught on camera during testing, and as AutoWeek points out the new drop top shows more massaged sheetmetal than its flat-sided sedan sibling due out as a 2007 model. The Sebring sedan is slated to receive a trifecta of powerplants including the 2.4L ...

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    Scott Speed's Squadra Piloti - Match.com for car people
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    American Formula 1 driver Scott Speed (that's him doing his best Kevin Costner imitation at right) has lent his name to a new twist on the exotic car timeshare/rental concept. While outfits like San Francisco-based Club Sportiva bill themselves as "the ownership alternative," allowing ...

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