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What Are the Biggest Myths About Car Dealerships and Salesmen?

Quora | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business

Having worked in dealerships for nearly a decade, I don't think auto dealers are half as bad as many consumers seem to think they are. Are dealerships perfect? Of course not. Are they paramount examples of ethical business practices? No. But are they any less ethical than most retail businesses?

How Much Do Car Salesmen Really Make?

Quora | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business

The short answer is that most car salespeople don't earn a whole hell of a lot of money. Dealership salespeople average about 10 car sales per month, and earn an average of about $40k per year. If you do the math, that's about $330 per car.

13 Emotional Stages You Experience When Buying A Car

Posted 09.12.2015 | Money

We go through a full spectrum of emotions when making a big financial decision like buying a car. It’s an exhausting and financially draining roller...

What Are Car Salesmen Really Doing When You're Left Waiting in a Dealership?

Quora | Posted 05.30.2015 | Business

Salespeople who are about to make a sale are often worried they're going to lose a sale, so their tendency is to say yes to whatever the customer asks. Obviously, that's not a profitable response, so a sales manager's job is to counsel the salesperson and keep them in the right frame of mind.

Why High Gas Prices Are a Good Thing

Brian Moody | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Brian Moody

I know it sounds counterintuitive to say that high gas prices are a good thing. Why would high prices on anything be good? The reason is simple: Prices help shape consumer behavior in lots of areas, including clothing, food and housing. Is there any doubt that high real estate prices are partially responsible for the tiny house movement?

Texas Plumber Not Sure How Extremists In Syria Ended Up With His Work Truck

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.18.2014 | World

A Texas plumber says he has no idea how his company's work truck ended up in the hands of Islamic extremists in Syria. The truck, a black Ford F-25...

How to Buy a Car on Craigslist Without Getting Scammed

Quora | Posted 10.04.2014 | Money

If you get a bad feeling about the way someone's acting, the way the vehicle drives, the story you're being told about the reason for the sale, the fact that the seller's a Raiders fan -- whatever -- listen to your gut. There are millions of cars in the world. You can always find another one.

Automakers Say 'Ja' To Car Sharing Services In Germany

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 02.19.2014 | Green

BERLIN (AP) — Germans, once a nation of ardent automobile enthusiasts, are not buying cars as much as they used to. Instead, they're sharing them. ...

GM Sold 9.7 Million Vehicles Last Year

AP | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says it sold 9.71 million cars and trucks last year. That's up 4 percent from a year ago, but probably not enough to b...

Presenting: The Top-Selling Carmaker

Reuters | Posted 03.29.2013 | Business

* Toyota sells record 9.75 million vehicles group-wide * Sales rebound 23 percent on a year earlier TOKY...

Amphibious Vehicle Coming To U.S.

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 10.16.2012 | Money

DETROIT -- Amphibious vehicles could soon be zooming out of James Bond's garage – or pond – and into yours. The Quadski – a one-per...

What Consumers Ought to Know When Purchasing A Car

Bill Cheney | Posted 11.04.2012 | Money
Bill Cheney

Learn to repair a car, too. You can at least save on basic maintenance, and you'll have some fun along the way. And you never know how talented a mechanic you'll be.

$31K Buys You a Camry... or a Ferrari

Brian Moody | Posted 10.23.2012 | Business
Brian Moody

Don't get me wrong, the Camry SE is good car, it's even somewhat fun to drive. But the Ferrari is, well, a Ferrari. The Ferrari comes standard with such a huge dose of awesome that everyone on the street will gladly give you directions.

Car Sale Murder Solved After 20 Years On 'Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets'

Posted 07.31.2012 | TV

22-year old Randy Soderberg left his wife and daughter so he could sell his Mustang, only he never returned. His murder and the case that went unsolve...

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...

Major U.S. Automaker Sees Best June In Five Years

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 09.02.2012 | Business

DETROIT (AP) — From mini cars to monster pickups, sales of new cars and trucks surged in June and eased concerns that Americans would be turned off ...

Old Cars, New Sales: Americans Finally Buying, Chrysler Sales Up 30 Percent

AP | TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 08.01.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — Easier credit, hot new cars and falling gas prices kept Americans buying vehicles at a strong pace in May despite bad economic news. ...

Ford Sales Up 65 Percent From Last Year

AP | Posted 04.03.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. says its U.S. sales rose 5 percent in March on strong demand for the Focus small car. Ford says it was the company's best M...

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 ...

At Autoshow, Apparently Size Matters

AP | COLLEEN BARRY and FRANK JORDANS | Posted 05.05.2012 | Business

GENEVA — Automakers are thinking small – in size, not ambition. After years marked by environmental concerns, then the economic downturn ...

This Time, The Big 3 Are Ready For Big Gas

AP | By DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER | Posted 03.02.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Gas prices are spiking. But this time, Detroit is ready. When prices soared in 2008, the city's three U.S. automakers were caught flat-foo...

Ford Focus Has Highest February Sales In Over A Decade

AP | Posted 05.01.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. says its U.S. sales rose 14 percent in February thanks to big demand for its Focus compact car. Focus sales more than ...

GM Sales Up, But Ford And Chrysler Way Ahead

AP | Posted 03.01.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- General Motors says its U.S. sales rose 1 percent last month, led by its small cars. Analysts had expected the company to post lower sales...

Obama's Big Bet

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.01.2012 | Business

Thing One: Sexy Sexy Economic Sex: We should put a brown wrapper around this blog post today, or do an age check or something, because this is going t...

Automaker Rakes In Huge Profit

AP | Posted 02.24.2012 | Business

BERLIN -- Automaker Volkswagen AG said Friday that its net earnings more than doubled last year as revenues grew by more than a quarter and the compan...