Used-car auction onboard the USS Midway

It was all hands on deck for an auction of used Lexus and Toyota vehicles on the retired aircraft carrier USS Midway.

Getting used-to-new vehicle balance right is key

The closely watched ratio of used- to new-vehicle retail sales is a measure of dealership success. But in fact, it's a metric where very few dealerships excel.

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The rise of a used-car powerhouse

Reagor Dykes Auto Group, a budding powerhouse on Automotive News' list of the top 100 dealership groups in used retail sales, sells well beyond its west Texas base.

Small cars, big interest — for now

Used small cars drew lots of buyers at auctions March 16-23, pushing prices up the most in two years, as used-car dealers loaded up ahead of tax season.

Dealers battle pressure on used margins

Dealers depend on used-car profits to offset thinner new-car margins, but now used-car margins are under pressure, too, says Cox Automotive CEO Sandy Schwartz.

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