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What Are the Best Bargaining Techniques When Buying a Car From a Dealer?

Quora | Posted 12.01.2014 | Money
Quora

I used to sell vehicles from 2005-2007. I was the #2 top selling salesperson at both of the stores of where I worked. When I was working at a high volume dealership, I was averaging about 23 vehicle sales a month.

Marketing to Women... Some Advice for the Auto Industry

Jenny Darroch | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Jenny Darroch

When marketing to women, don't assume all women have the same needs. Look for differences between women and develop products and marketing approaches to suit a greater variety of needs.

What Your First Step In Digital Marketing Should Be

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 11.10.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Think your business is 'too complicated' for an app or there isn't 'an app for that' yet? Go get a sobriety test.

Dealership Deal With My 4-Year-Old Son

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 10.25.2014 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

We talked about different truck models, colors and engines. You name it; we chatted about it. But since I personally love cars, I put myself in his shoes and totally got it.

Test Drive Tips That Could Save You Thousands

Brian Moody | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Brian Moody

When you do take your test drive, there are a few specific things you should be looking, listening and sniffing for. Yes, sniffing.

GOP Rep Explains Why Used Car Salesmen Are Good For Congress

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

House Republicans are awesome, because they'll trick you into buying a car you can't afford. That was the message from Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) a...

The Secret to Beating a Car Dealership

Adam Levin | Posted 10.22.2013 | Business
Adam Levin

While it's true that getting a good price is a big part of the hunt, the biggest, most important, super-secret strategy to turn the stealth hunter (them) into the prey: stand tough and fight to maximize your dollar throughout the process.

7 Businesses Making Lots Of Money In Ways You Wouldn't Expect

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.15.2013 | Business

It's true -- most companies reap profits in obvious ways. Google earns a lot of money through advertising, Apple from selling iPhones and iPads and re...

Car Stereotypes in LA: Part II

Marlon Regis | Posted 07.16.2013 | Comedy
Marlon Regis

Your tastes, your habits, your wants and needs all personify your vehicle, or is it the other way around? We know who you are regardless, without even seeing that face behind the wheel.

Avoid These Common Car Shopping Mistakes

Brian Moody | Posted 03.06.2013 | Business
Brian Moody

Here are five common mistakes shoppers make that you should avoid if you want to get the best deal on your ideal car

Not Happy With Your New Car? Return It!

AP | Posted 09.09.2012 | Money

DETROIT -- Chevrolet is trying to pull more customers into its dealerships this summer by offering a money-back guarantee on new cars and trucks. T...

Sharon Silke Carty

New Car Dealers Make Surprising Profits

HuffingtonPost.com | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business

Turns out car dealers don't make that much money when they sell you a new car. Car dealers made an average of $23 for every new car they sold in 20...

Sharon Silke Carty

Watch Out For These Car Salesman Scams

HuffingtonPost.com | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 03.14.2012 | Money

Oliver Eikenberry was initially very happy with the slightly used 2009 PT Cruiser he bought three years ago. He got a car he liked and a monthly payme...

Don't Even Think About Buying A Car Today

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 03.07.2012 | Money

Thinking of buying a new car? Don't do it on Tuesday. March 6 is the worst day of the month to purchase new wheels, according to TrueCar.com--a ...

Niles, IL: How Local Car Dealers Survived, Thrived

niles.patch.com | Posted 03.05.2012 | Business

“We were in competition with ourselves. We were all offering a different version of the same vehicle."...

Car Dealers Want to Block Standards that Will Save Drivers Money and Cut Oil Use

Peter Lehner | Posted 11.20.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

The lobbying group for car dealers wants to block new fuel efficiency standards that will save drivers $80 billion a year at the pump, saying clean car standards are a sign of "over regulation."

Dealers Worry That Slow Economy Could Hurt Auto Sales

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 10.18.2011 | Business

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. — Jeff Swanson was in the market for a new car just a few weeks ago. Then the stock market went crazy. So Swanson, 25, ...

Dave Jamieson

Company Unfairly Fired Worker Over His Facebook Posts, Say Feds

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.24.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced today that it has filed a complaint alleging that a Chicago-area car dealership wron...

Financial Sector Lobbyists Push For Last Minute Bill Loopholes

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — In a rare defeat for President Barack Obama, the Senate on Monday called for auto dealers to be excluded from the regulations of a ...

Sam Stein

Republican Lawmaker Already Failed Luntz Memo On Regulatory Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a memo guiding congressional Republicans on how to defeat financial regulatory reform, conservative messaging guru Frank Luntz strongly suggested f...

GMAC Asks For $2.8 Billion More In Taxpayer Money

Wall Street Journal | DAN FITZPATRICK and DAMIAN PALETTA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The U.S. government is likely to inject $2.8 billion to $5.6 billion of capital into the Detroit company, on top of the $12.5 billion that GMAC has re...

GM's "60-day Buy Back" plan - more gimmicks or smart sales move?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Another "Hail Mary" from GM? Or the real thing? Starting today and running through November, General Motors is offering buyers of their Core Four bra...

690,000 Clunkers Sold

AP | KEN THOMAS and STEPHEN MANNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The popular Cash for Clunkers program generated nearly 700,000 new car sales during the past month, giving the U.S. auto industry a...

Popular 'Cash For Clunkers' Thins Out Car Lots

washingtonpost.com | Dana Hedgpeth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The U.S. government's "Cash for Clunkers" program has prompted so many buyers to trade in their old cars for new ones that some dealers say their lots...

Bailout Clunkers, not Private Jets

Harry Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Harry Smith

I was in Nantucket over the weekend, and I have to say I was impressed by the large number of private jets parked on the tarmac at the local airport. The rich are still doing okay.