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It's as if the recession didn't happen

It wasn't so long ago that the U.S. auto industry was on very shaky ground. There were two bankruptcies, the UAW was a shambles and even the strongest companies were worried about the future of this business. But there were lots of changes. General ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22


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How auto dealers gained our esteem

Auto dealers have a golden business opportunity -- to become their customers' favorite merchants. Here's my take. Several trends in business and technology favor local merchants, including auto dealers, over national conglomerates in terms of ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15


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Marketers: Auto purchase funnel is dead

LOS ANGELES -- Awareness. Consideration. Preference. Purchase. The automotive purchase funnel has been written in stone for decades. While more data than ever are available on consumer habits, those habits are becoming less predictable. Is it time ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19


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Marchionne still goes his own way with tell-all strategy

Some called the concept audacious (eight brands, 14 speakers and 19 PowerPoint presentations -- in one day?). Others compared the 10-hour session to a "hostage situation." And most couldn't believe the detail -- "there are 87 pages in the Fiat brand ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12


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'Chrysler' gone, but definitely not silent

A story made the rounds after Daimler-Benz and Chrysler got together for their ill-fated "merger of equals" a decade and a half ago. It goes like this: Someone asked a Daimler executive how to pronounce DaimlerChrysler. "It's easy," the executive ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22

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Canadian dealer buries a Jeep, hires an ambassador and puts on the Ritz

Canadian dealer buries a Jeep, hires an ambassador and puts on the Ritz

At Bay King Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram in Hamilton, Ontario, dealer Jamie Richter has put luxury-hotel touches in his new showroom. They include concierges who see to the needs of service customers. Mon., December 15
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