The Japan Times

Honda warns against 'stupid' loans driving U.S. sales gains
The Japan Times
A top U.S. executive at Honda Motor Co. said competitors are doing “stupid things” to boost auto sales, including making seven-year-long car loans that harm buyers. Automakers are increasingly selling vehicles with 84-month loans that reduce monthly ...
Honda Calls Out Competitors For 'Stupid' Seven-Year LoansJalopnik

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WallStreet OTC

Strong Sales Expected in 2015 as Reno Auto Show Kicks Off
The Reno Auto Show is underway at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. 19 dealerships from the Truckee Meadows are all under one roof, making it the largest show in 30 years. That's good news for the car dealers because national auto sales, this year, ...
Reno Auto Show Projections: 12000 Visitors And $550 Billion SalesWallStreet OTC

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North Carolina auto sales improve 3 percent in 2014, fueled by truck sales
Triad Business Journal
According to data from the North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association, the sale of domestic cars in North Carolina was down 2 percent compared to the year prior while the sale of imported trucks was up 7 percent. The sale of domestic trucks was up 2 ...

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Missouri Auto Dealers Sue State For Letting Tesla Sell Directly To Consumers
The Consumerist
While many states have essentially banned the sale of Tesla vehicles, Missouri appeared to welcome the electric car company with open arms. Of course, not everyone is as pleased to have the car maker tallying sales in the Show Me State. And so to show ...

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Automakers report 'blockbuster' December sales
At the Lincoln luxury brand, sales of car models fell 8.6%, but SUVs jumped 49.9% as buyers approved of the new-to-the-line MKC, a compact loosely based on the Ford Escape, and bought nearly twice as many big, truck-based Navigators as they did a year ...
US auto sale increases as Chrysler, Honda and Nissan set sales records in 2014Morning Vertical

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The Detroit News

When will auto show debuts be available to buy?
The Detroit News
2016 Mustang Shelby GT350R: The track-ready car will be on sale late this year. Pricing not announced, but Shelby GT350 is rumored to start around $50,000. 2017 Ford Raptor: On sale next year. Pricing not announced, but current Raptor starts at $45,000.

Automotive News (blog)

The cars at the auto show are not for sale, but other stuff is
Automotive News (blog)
So when I saw some bling on the concourse in Detroit's Cobo Center, I took a detour from my auto show duties. Meet Shinola. For those unfamiliar with the company, it was founded in 2011 in Detroit. It has quickly become known for modern-looking, ...

Mintpress News (registration) (blog)

Auto Mafia: State Bans On Tesla Sales Expose Monopolistic Nature Of Franchise ...
Mintpress News (registration) (blog)
Once seen as the wheels of choice for the environmentally conscious or the socially pretentious, Tesla Motors is shifting in major ways the conversation about electric cars. So what's stopping sales from keeping pace with gas-guzzlers and other ...
Electric-car rivals like the 'Tesla killer' are exactly what Elon Musk wantsGuelph Mercury

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VIDEO: Car dealership gets backlash for berating delivery driver
FOX31 Denver
WESTPORT, Mass. — Seven dollars multiplied by empathy on an online fundraising page equals more than $11,000 for a pizza delivery guy who received an apology for how he was treated at a Massachusetts business. The sales manager of F&R Auto ...

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Carscoops (blog)

Car Dealership Hassles and Belittles Pizza Delivery Guy Over $7
Carscoops (blog)
A Massachusetts dealership is feeling the internet's rage after employees messed around with a pizza deliveryman over a mere $7. They did it to themselves, not only with their obnoxious behavior, but also because they (evidently) shared the video online.
Car dealership workers humiliate pizza delivery driver, feel the wrath of the
F&R Auto Sales cruelly shames pizza delivery man in videoDaily Mail

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