Trade Anything, Even Carpet Scraps, For A Ford This Black Friday!

Normally, I treat Black Friday the same way I treat Tu Bishvat— I've heard of it, know generally what it's about, but leave the actual observance to the harder core Jews or consumers. This year, however, I saw something that makes me much, much more interested in the "holiday": this ad, from a Ford dealer in Laramie,… » 11/20/12 4:30pm 11/20/12 4:30pm

Car Dealers Attack Tesla's 'Illegal' Apple Store Ripoffs

Dealers across the country, perhaps afraid money-losing Tesla is somehow a threat, are trying to get the company's stores knocked down as illegally operating outside the cartel-like, protectionist franchise system they helped put in place. » 10/08/12 9:30am 10/08/12 9:30am

Chrysler Dealerships: Who Got Pushed Out Of The Lifeboat First?

We all know that Chrysler guillotined nearly 800 dealerships, but how did the executioners choose their victims? UDMan's day job gives him some insights into the process. » 5/30/09 5:15pm 5/30/09 5:15pm

J.D. Power: Car Dealership Customer Satisfaction Improves, Jaguar…

According to the 28th annual J.D. Power and Associates Customer Service Index, car dealerships rose in customer satisfaction so far this year, due mostly to an increased satisfaction with repair work. Overall, two-thirds of the 37 brands ranked experienced gains in customer satisfaction. Dealer service overall… » 7/18/08 12:15pm 7/18/08 12:15pm

A New Low For Car Salesmen: Taking Advantage Of Bipolar Customers?

A woman in Michigan is suing a car dealership for taking advantage of her bipolar disorder by leasing her a $32,000 Mazda CX-9 when she went in for an oil change(confirming that old adage that only the clinically depressed lease cars). According to the woman, a side effect of her disorder is "impulsivity and difficulty… » 3/15/07 11:40am 3/15/07 11:40am

Today's Bold Move: Montreal Dealer Opens on Weekends, Gets Attacked

Those nutty French Canadians are at it again. Montreal is apparently one of the only places in North American where you can't buy a new car on the weekend. The regulation is part of an agreement between all new car dealers aimed at reducing work hours for dealership employees. Claude Leclair, owner of Pie IX Dodge… » 2/20/07 11:30am 2/20/07 11:30am

Texas Car Dealer Slashes Prices, Customers

We love Texas. It's a state where the women are smart and beautiful, the license plate frames are illegal and everyone is armed. Robert "Jack" Parker was found guilty today of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after attacking one of his customers with a machete. According to the guy's defense attorney, he made a… » 2/15/07 5:00pm 2/15/07 5:00pm

Ohio Mitsubishi Dealership Declares A Jihad On Prices And Political…

Only in Ohio, the ass-end of the United States, would a car dealership decide it'd be a good idea to run an advertising campaign declaring "a jihad on the automotive market" and that "burqa"-wearing sales representatives would be selling vehicles that can "comfortably seat 12 jihadists in the back." That's right, Dennis… » 9/25/06 2:47pm 9/25/06 2:47pm