Michigan Dealerships Agree To Stop Ads With Specific Trade-In Values

No matter where you live you have all heard something like this by some local car dealer, "We will pay over blue-book for your trade!" Astute car-buyers know that these claims are nothing more than a trick to get buyers into the dealership. The Michigan Better Business Bureau is looking to put an end to them. » 9/16/14 9:21am Tuesday 9:21am

Nevada Dealerships Supportive Of Tesla Direct Sales

Tesla's deal to build its gigafactory in Reno, is a win-win scenario. Nevada gets a much needed economic boost, and Tesla gets numerous incentives including direct sales. While the dealerships were not keen on the idea at first, they have come to realize that Tesla's presence will only benefit them. » 9/15/14 1:52pm Monday 1:52pm

Dodge Wants To Stop Dealers From Gouging Customers On Challenger Hellcat

The Challenger Hellcat is the most "affordable" way to have a new car with 707 horsepower in your driveway. But Dodge doesn't want another Viper debacle, so the brand is being very selective on how dealers are getting their Hellcats, including a plan to discourage markups. » 9/10/14 2:23pm 9/10/14 2:23pm

Dad Uses Dealership Trips As Reward To Foster Son's Love Of Cars

This isn't a new car-buying strategy on how to torture salespeople with toddlers, though that may be crazy enough to work. It's about how one dad is turning his tyke into a gearhead, without going broke, by visiting the showrooms. Even though they aren't making a purchase, the dealers are pretty cool about it. » 8/27/14 11:00am 8/27/14 11:00am

Audi Owner Furious After Mechanic Took His Car Home For The Weekend

When you drop your car off for service, you leave with the assumption that the car will stay at the dealership, and not be "borrowed" by one of the technicians. One Canadian Audi owner had his car "missing" from the dealership and would not get an answer until the cops were called. » 8/19/14 9:20am 8/19/14 9:20am

Hookers, Killers, And Spies: More Of The Craziest Car Buyers

Last week gave I you dealerships folks an opportunity to tell the most off-the-wall and unbelievable customer stories. What surprised me the most is the amount of criminals that make their way into the showroom. So I decided to dedicate an entire post to some of the more unsavory characters. » 8/18/14 12:50pm 8/18/14 12:50pm

Olympic Wrestler Faces Charges For Shooting Deer At Car Dealership

I don't know much about hunting, but I do know something about car dealerships. So I'm fairly certain that when you "make a killing" at a dealer, you don't mean you put an arrow through Bambi. Apparently, Olympic wrestler Dremiel Byers has a different understanding than I do. » 8/16/14 12:07pm 8/16/14 12:07pm

CarMax Is Exactly The Same As Any Other Used Car Dealership

Back in June I reported that a number of consumer groups were pressuring the FTC to investigate CarMax for deceptive advertising. Yesterday an article from AOLautos revealed that more than 1500 consumer complaints have been filed against the dealership group, but is it really a big deal? » 8/06/14 1:56pm 8/06/14 1:56pm