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CarsDirect makes referral deal

LOS ANGELES -, the nation's only remaining major online auto broker, is expanding into the online referral business through an alliance with dealer computer vendor Reynolds and Reynolds Co.

The arrangement will allow CarsDirect to operate nationally.

In the past, anti-broker laws limited its market to 40 states.

Reynolds and Reynolds, of Dayton, Ohio, will supply technology, dealer training and operational support for the service.



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