Tesla was green lit to open a gallery store in ultra-posh Greenwich, Connecticut a little over a year ago with the stipulation that the company didn’t actually sell cars out of it. It works that way in many states where Tesla is barred from directly selling cars, rather than going through franchised dealers. Now…
“It’s a real fight. It’s a serious fight,” Virginia Auto Dealers Association president Don Hall told his followers in a recent video message about being under attack from Tesla’s direct sales model. “Let’s all strap on whatever it takes to win and let’s win this fight to protect the franchise system.”
You know, very often, when dealers have loaner cars, they like to give them custom license plates so people know where they’re from? And you also know how some numbers look like letters? Well, sometimes these two concepts conspire to do terrible things. Like what they did to this poor Volvo S90.
I think it’s time to address a problem that’s been plaguing car shoppers with eyes for more than a decade now. And that problem is: dealers who don’t take pictures of the vehicles they have for sale when they list them online.
Cracked has taken the time to dump on car dealers and basically the entire process of buying a new car because, hey, it kinda sucks. Here’s what your local dealer’s commercials might look like if they were “honest,” had better lighting, and Steve Buscemi’s stunt double(?) as a spokesman.
Despite what you've heard, the $150,000 dealer markup on a 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat is real. Well, real isn't the right word. It was actually a very clever trick and a really funny story.
Sometimes, when I'm bored, I like to go online and read angry customer complaints about used car dealers. Have you ever done this? I highly recommend it. Hearing from these people is fun, and it's entertaining, and it's a good reminder of why we have to put warning labels all over everything.
There's something almost impressive about the scale of drunken mess this manager of a Des Moines Chevy dealer is. Steve Luebke is 57, and normally is only allowed to drive a vehicle with a breathalyzer interlock. The dealership-owned 2010 Camaro he "borrowed" lacked such a device, and is now a smoldering ruin.
Not all car dealers are stealerships. Don't believe me? Read these ten stories and see for yourself.
In 2011, famed Florida Porsche dealer Brumos Porsche crafted five factory-built special editions designed to honor Hurley Haywood's prolific racing career. They were called the 911 Carrera GTS B59s. Now, three years later, we get to see where they ended up.
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The Born-again West Virginia car dealer suing the feds because 'Obamacare' makes him provide contraceptive healthcare to women finds out that he's actually been providing those benefits all along. Oops.
Hint: that "Tonto" means "stupid" in Spanish plays a part. Why, yes, this car dealership is in Texas.
Tesla doesn't sell its cars through dealership franchises. It uses its own company run stores, like Apple. Dealerships don't like this. And now New York State auto dealers are backing a bill that would make it illegal to register the cars in the Empire State.
Here is a security video showing a man who didn't get what he was looking for at his Nissan dealership. He got behind the wheel of his SUV and drove into the showroom, repeatedly ramming the cars inside. But why did he do it?
There's car dealerships that give the auto industry a bad rap. And then there are the ones that make those look like fuzzy kittens. We've highlighted them with "Cotomer Sevis," but now we're ready to give them a name and its own investigative column here on Jalopnik. We call it "Stealerships." These aren't just…
Justen sells trucks at Pro Trucks Plus LLC. We know this because he made the worst internet sales pitch we've ever seen. Watch as he rambles through the sale of a lifted Ford F250 "STANDARD CAB LONGBED 4X4 POWERSTROKE DIESEL."
The automotive destruction seen here is what happened after a Delaware state trooper suffered a medical emergency while driving. According to witness report the cruiser veered off the road and flew through the air before the crashing into several new cars.
In the small town of Oakville, Ontario there sits a BMW dealership, abandoned for almost a decade. Inside the doors sit, frozen in time, two 20-year-old BMWs in seemingly mint condition. What happened?
If "Winnebego Man" was the epitome of curse-filled vehicular salesmanship, this may be it's one-take zenith from the late 1960s. Remember, Ralph Williams Bay Shore Chrysler-Plymouth is your home for rape and pillage. Warning: NSFW.