One of the biggest issues faced by the motorcycle industry is the difficulty of capturing new riders in new segments. Adding more new 50-year-old dudes on Harleys is great and all, but the industry won’t grow if it doesn’t figure out how to sell bikes to women and young people. It must be doing something right,…
Oh, the joys of buying a brand new motorcycle. You just spent seven hours signing paperwork in a dealer and having some greasy salesman tell you how you’re going to be the coolest and fastest guy around, and now it’s finally time to leave on your new stallion.
Following the VW Dieselgate clusterfuck of a situation - where Volkswagen intentionally duped the EPA on emissions tests - the company has stepped up to support its dealer network in the U.S. by paying for the now-illegal unsold vehicles, and offering worker incentives to try to keep sales afloat.
After the 24 Hours of Le Mans, I missed my flight and ended up stuck in Paris for an extra day. Since I was in Paris, I decided to at least venture into the city for dinner. Lo and behold, the Toyota storefront on the Avenue des Champs-Élyseés was considerably more interesting than the ones here in America.
If you would like to drive several different cars for free there are two ways you can do it. You can become an auto journalist and manufactures will give you press cars almost every week. Or you can follow the model of a Tennesee woman who stole a car, test drove another car, then stole the second vehicle.
The Chevy Camaro Z/28 likes doing burnouts. It likes throwing down hot laps on a racetrack; it does not like being stolen. A car thief in Seattle also took a page from our favorite Nicolas Cage movie with stolen cars when he boosted a brand new Camaro Z/28 and crashed it through the dealership's doors.
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,…
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.
Perhaps Lefrance Defrank thought hiding his car from the woman he was cheating on at the car dealership he worked at would avoid it being torched. It didn't, and the resulting fire spread across new vehicles on the lot.
It's one thing to beat on a Malibu, but a security guard at a dealership auction committed the cardinal sin of hooning an as-of-yet unsold $110,000 Corvette ZR1. And then recorded it! This guy is toast. UPDATE
The Chicago area Audi dealership that refused to help a customer who had his wheels stolen on their lot has finally heard the roar of thousands of Jalopnik readers and forum members. Now he's going to do right by him.
Jason Lee left his new Audi at a suburban Chicago dealership for service last weekend expecting to get his car fixed. Instead, his wheels were stolen. The dealership security cameras? Mysteriously not working. Now the dealership won't help. Update!
You read that right: A central Georgia couple bought a minivan, couldn't make the payments, and kept the car by making their daughter perform sex acts on the dealer. The worst part? The girl was only 14.
All Denise Anderson wanted to do was test drive a used Toyota Sequoia at her local Tampa Bay, Florida dealership. Unfortunately, a nine-foot alligator beat her there. Chomp, chomp!
Do you remember the experience of visiting your friendly neighborhood Chevrolet dealership 50 years ago? No? Well, grab your hula hoops and check out our 60-picture gallery of the past below.
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…
A good buddy of ours always leases. While I've never seen his bank statement, I know what he does for a living (think Hollywood) and I know he could afford to buy. But he doesn't. His reasoning? He likes cars so much that via leasing, he can get a brand new car every two years. To him, it's like a cell phone plan. In…
Remember that Saturn display at the NY auto show, the one that projected the Saturn Sky's internals on its body in a dark room, making it look like x-ray vision? (See above if you don't.) According to AdAge, Saturn dealers will soon use the same system in their showrooms. The projection app is the product of Obscura…