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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Henry Ford famously said that if he had asked his original customers what they wanted, they would have requested a faster horse. A seven-year study used mystery shopping to rank by brand how effectively dealerships handle customers and turn car shoppers into buyers. Smart salespeople build rapport and ask customers questions to understand their individual [...]

What were the biggest sales failures of 2013? After compiling sales data for 2013 for every automaker, experts have set parameters to ensure the list of the top worst-selling vehicles includes legitimately bad-selling vehicles and not just canceled models and the toys of the super-rich. These parameters are as follows: Starting price below $100,000. The [...]

Car buying can be very complicated, and for many shoppers it is unpleasant. New cars come with assured depreciation, except in very rare of situations. On top of that, loans on cars are structured so that you pay mostly interest at the beginning (the bank gets their money first). Naturally it’s intimidating, but you can [...]

As the holiday shopping frenzy dominates headlines and checkout lanes, you should know about the real savings available at your local car dealership. Experts studied data over several years to identify the moment when prices and inventory hit a sweet spot. This supply-and-demand balance is shifted in car shoppers’ favor that last week of the [...]

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) conducts some of the toughest crash tests in the auto industry. It was harder than ever this year for car makers to achieve the nonprofit organization’s safety awards. The IIHS raised its standards for 2014′s coveted Top Safety Pick+ designation, its highest honor. In addition to passing a [...]

Are you considering a hybrid for your next car purchase? Having a tough time figuring out if a hybrid is right for you? We have some tips that will help you decide! When driving, do you start and stop often, or are you in a rural area where you are going for long stretches? Hybrid [...]