Connecticut Car Dealers Have A Stupid Anti-Tesla Website To Scare You

The alarmingly-named Tesla Crash website has a logo with a wrecked car (not a Tesla) and blood-red, splattery typography. You'd think it'd be a warning site about how Teslas have a secret "Murder Mode." It's really just a bunch of Connecticut car dealers afraid of not getting to make more money. » 2/09/15 1:35pm 2/09/15 1:35pm

Michigan Governor Signs Anti-Tesla Bill Into Law With GM Support

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law a bill that reinforces laws against the direct-sales model that Tesla Motors employs, effectively barring the automaker from selling its wares in the state. » 10/21/14 2:02pm 10/21/14 2:02pm

Anti-Tesla Bill Lands On Michigan Governor's Desk

A bill that would prevent Tesla from selling cars in Michigan under its direct sales model has landed with a thud on the desk of Republican Governor Rick Snyder, and he's got six days to choose between pissing off State dealers or running afoul of his Republican colleagues. » 10/15/14 2:44pm 10/15/14 2:44pm

​Tesla Test Drives Cancelled After Iowa Dealers Rat Them Out

Tesla was in the middle of a three-day Model S test drive program in West Des Moines, Iowa when it was forced to cancel the final day of the event. The local dealers association ratted out the automaker to the state's Department of Transportation because only licensed "dealers" are allowed to offer test drives. Sigh. » 9/26/14 5:41pm 9/26/14 5:41pm

​Sorry, The White House Won't Help Tesla Sell Cars

Over a year after 138,469 people signed a petition on the White House's "We The People" site to allow Tesla to sell its cars directly to consumers, the Obama administration has an answer: Nope. » 7/14/14 7:04pm 7/14/14 7:04pm

Secret Portal Back In Internet Time Leads To Rusty Old Trucks

My standard searching for derelict trucks just lead me to "Cyberust;" a primitive website showcasing a wide selection of delightful derelict vehicles somewhere in Texas. Naturally, I felt compelled to share it with you. » 3/10/14 10:49am 3/10/14 10:49am

Ling's Cars Is Your One Stop Shop For Cars and Chicks

You know how sometimes you're looking for a lease on a new car and you think "oh yeah I could probably go for some eggs, too, from a chicken, with this car?" No? That's too bad, because Ling's Cars can provide both, and it's probably the most hilarious leasing company in the world at the same time. » 9/15/13 11:00am 9/15/13 11:00am

Iranian-born car dealer wins $7.5 million in “Taliban Toyota” Alabama…

Thanks to a perception of versatility, reliability and affordability, the Toyota Hilux is the pickup truck of choice for terrorists and mercenaries all over the world. Now, a Florida car dealer is paying $7.5 million for making that association at the expense of a rival Iranian-born car dealer. » 11/03/11 12:00pm 11/03/11 12:00pm

The most truthful, foul-mouthed car dealer commercial ever

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. » 7/26/11 9:30am 7/26/11 9:30am

First Groupon for cars fails miserably

Last week, Groupon and a Michigan car dealer announced the first Groupon for new cars, offering $500 off the price of a new or used vehicle for $200. This bold embrace of modern Internet marketing netted exactly four takers. » 7/18/11 9:30am 7/18/11 9:30am

Internet start-up sells new Camaro SS for $5.28

A start-up penny auction company decided to earn some publicity by going big-ticket for their first online sale by offering a new Chevy Camaro SS. The winning bidder paid $5.28. Who says Internet economics don't make sense? » 7/13/11 12:00pm 7/13/11 12:00pm

America's next great storyteller is a New York used Audi salesman

Writers often have to take outside jobs while they hone their skills, but a New York used car salesman has managed to combine his work and hobby into the most literary sales pitches since Kurt Vonnegut owned a Saab dealership. » 7/13/11 10:30am 7/13/11 10:30am

Chevy dealer will sell you a new Caprice police car

When Chevrolet announced last year it would import the Australian-built Chevy Caprice sedan as police-only fleet car, enthusiasts begged for a civilian version to no avail. Now one Maryland dealer says it will buck GM and sell 13 Caprices to the public. UPDATE: It's legit — but not for long. » 6/24/11 2:00pm 6/24/11 2:00pm

Court hits Ford with $2 billion judgment over truck discounts to dealers

An Ohio judge says Ford owes about $2 billion for hiding discounts on medium and heavy-duty trucks sold to 3,000 dealers between 1987 and 1997. We'll see everyone in appeals court. » 6/10/11 9:05pm 6/10/11 9:05pm

How auto dealers scam customers with inflated loans

After the financial crisis exposed the devastation caused by predatory lending, state and federal authorities vowed to protect consumers from practices that lured them into debt they couldn't afford. » 4/12/11 3:00pm 4/12/11 3:00pm

“Snipers For Vipers” Gives Rifles That New-Car Smell

Missouri car dealer Max Motors has upped the ante in its longstanding free-gun-with-purchase promotion, offering a .50 caliber sniper rifle to anyone who buys a Dodge Viper. The next step? Air vents laced with powdered Viagra. (Thanks mike4700!) [Max Motors] » 1/06/11 9:30am 1/06/11 9:30am

Owner Of Lambo Wrecked By Dealer Still Fighting

Last month, we shared the story of a Canadian Lamborghini Gallardo owner whose car was wrecked by a mechanic during a test drive. The owner's now launching a new press against the dealer, who has yet to take responsibility. » 11/29/10 4:30pm 11/29/10 4:30pm

Ten Hilariously Overpriced Vehicles

America's auto dealers: Tech-savvy family businessmen powering the U.S. economy through service and innovation. Except when their fat fingers price vehicles on the Internet and give dozens of mundane cars prices surpassing $200,000 — before undercoating. » 11/22/10 2:15pm 11/22/10 2:15pm

Hyundai Dealer Sells Enough Cars To Have Sex Again

A New Jersey Hyundai dealer and former New York Giants lineman who vowed celibacy last May until his store topped all other U.S. Hyundai outlets finally made his goal in October. In related news, the Giants scored repeatedly Sunday. » 11/08/10 9:30am 11/08/10 9:30am