eBay survey: 63% of car shoppers likely to buy online

A new eBay Advertising survey found that 63 percent of respondents are either “extremely likely” or “likely” to purchase a vehicle online in the future.

 

Online car sales could soon be on fast track

Auto industry leaders say the industry is within a year or two of being able to complete an entire vehicle transaction online. That includes pitching finance and insurance products and getting electronic signatures on key documents.

Daimler to refocus Smart brand on EVs only in U.S., Canada
UPDATED: 2/13/17 8:59 pm ET - new story

Daimler AG will stop selling gasoline-powered Smart cars in the U.S. and Canada later this year, converting the microcar brand to an electric vehicle-

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CarMax opens first four-lane auction on West Coast

CarMax opened a vehicle reconditioning and four-lane auction center in Murrieta, Calif., on Thursday, making it CarMax’s largest multipurpose location on the West Coast, the used-vehicle mega-retailer said.

Alfa, Fiat dealers fight the factory

More than 20 Fiat and Alfa Romeo dealers in California have filed protests against Fiat Chrysler after the automaker substantially rewrote their franchise agreements in December.

Did CDK, Reynolds fence out a rival?

A lawsuit accuses CDK Global and Reynolds and Reynolds of blocking an electronic title company from getting the data it needs, through jacked-up fees and other barriers, specifically because the two DMS giants are favoring a competing company they own.

Buy-sell business could boom this year

As more sellers trickle into the market, buy-sell activity is set to soar this year, advisers say. But only if sellers' price expectations come down to earth.

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