Will Facebook be the next big thing in online used-car ads?

Facebook has the potential to be a major force in used-car sales with a new feature called Marketplace, which eases concerns about dealing with strangers.


Friendly robots apply for supplier jobs

A new wave of lower-cost, flexible and more delicate robots wants to work on the assembly line.

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LAcarGuy's racing videos strike a chord

California dealer Mike Sullivan, the self-branded LAcarGuy, has headed to the track to promote his Porsche of South Bay store. He's racing in a Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport series and taking his customers along for the ride in his Weekend Warriors web video series.


The metamorphosis of C.J. Wilson

There's retiring, and then there's retiring at age 35 with millions of dollars in the bank and a passion for racing, owning and selling some of the world's most pedigreed car brands.


Store guarantees job applicants an interview

Patrick DeBruler was in the middle of a rough patch when he walked into Champion Chevrolet of Avon, Ind., last summer to pick up a job application. It proved to be just the break he needed.


CarGurus tests TV spots in 3 cities

Shopping site CarGurus is jumping into TV advertising today for the first time, as it continues to challenge rivals such as competitors Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Cars.com and Edmunds.

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Bad ethics come from factory, too

The tactics often employed to bully dealers to participate in manufacturers' mostly self-serving, revenue-enhancing programs are why state franchise laws are in place.


Time for a quiz

A Federal Trade Commission report tallied 2016's consumer complaints to state and federal agencies and watchdog groups. These are the top 10 categories, in alphabetical order.


Car stocks swell, led by GM's

Automakers and dealerships face a growing glut of passenger cars as U.S. consumers' purchases swing to light trucks faster than automakers can adjust production.


Porsche stores repeat atop online response study

Porsche dealerships earned the top spot in Pied Piper's annual online lead-responsiveness study for the second year in a row, despite scoring three points lower than last year. The auto industry's overall performance for effective lead response has not improved in five years.

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Reynolds and Reynolds President Ron Lamb steps down

Reynolds and Reynolds President Ron Lamb, a salesman-turned-digital visionary who sought to reinvent the dealership software giant, stepped down to pursue opportunities in private equity.

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