Honda denies pitchman same deal he pitched

Actor Dennis Singletary starred in a national commercial touting Honda's "Really Big Thing" sales promotion program. In fact, Singletary was so swayed by the offer of cheap financing, he went to a Honda dealer to take advantage of it. But when a dealer denied him participation in the very program he promoted he got kinda … » 5/10/11 2:00pm 5/10/11 2:00pm

Spanish Bank Giving Away Free Citroen With New Account

Open a saving account with Spanish bank Banesto and they’ll give you a brand new, all-expenses-paid car. To qualify for a vehicle, a customer needs to lock between $26,400 and $235,000 into an account for at least 24 months, with the type of vehicle offered depending on how much one invests. For $235,000 and 36 months, … » 9/26/08 2:20pm 9/26/08 2:20pm

GM Plans Lease Tweaks To Encourage Consumers To Buy What They Can…

Automotive News reports GM sales chief Mark LaNeve sent a letter to dealers outlining the company's plans to adjust its leasing strategy. GM's letter follows a move last week on leases by Chrysler. While the company won't be going down the same route, having their captive finance entity ditch leasing altogether,… » 7/31/08 12:30pm 7/31/08 12:30pm

NY Times Reveals Congressmen Have Bad Taste In Cars, No Eye For A Deal

Representative Michael R. McNulty pays $816 for a 2007 Mercury Mariner Hybrid, which he chose for its utility. Representative Redolphus Towns pays $715 a month for his Lincoln MKX, he bought it to save money on fuel. Representative Louise M. Slaughter needed a car that handled safely in the snow, so she picked a Buick… » 5/01/08 10:20am 5/01/08 10:20am

Volkswagen Offers New Jetta, Passat Lease Deals

Volkswagen hopes that, if it can't sell its Passats and Jettas outright, it'll at least be able to loan them out to people for a couple of years. Following a 21.4 percent year-on-year drop in VW brand sales this past October, the company is offering new, subsidized lease deals with the intent to stimulate a pickup in… » 11/16/05 8:39am 11/16/05 8:39am