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How will the newest metal in Detroit hold up in the used market?

Posted 2:12 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 15
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The Mercedes Benz GLE Coupe: A good omen for the brand's use-vehicle prices down the road. (BLOOMBERG)
DETROIT -- When analysts who examine used vehicles and establish prices for them look at an all-new or redesigned car or pickup, they study exterior styling, engine specs and technical innovations. The also weigh factors such as price, incentives, competitors and deliveries to rental fleets. The idea is to get an idea of how a vehicle’s value and consumer demand wil ...
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Rick Case to sell first N.A. 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C for charity's sake

Posted 4:09 pm U.S. ET, Oct. 24
The first new Alfa Romeo to be sold in this country in 20 years will be auctioned next week for charity. That’s thanks to Rick and Rita Case, owners of Rick Case Automotive Group in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Rick Case says his Alfa Romeo dealership in Davie, Fla., is the first store to receive one of the highly anticipated 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Italian supercars. It will ...
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Count on them: Death, taxes and used vehicles

Posted 2:48 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 15
Death and taxes are two things we know we can count on.Here's one more: The new cars and trucks on display this week at the Detroit auto show will become used vehicles someday.That's why folks including Larry Dixon, an analyst with NADA Used Car Guide, and Eric Ibara and Alec Gutierrez, analysts with Kelley Blue Book, spent time at the show looking at what's coming down th ...
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Why Mini is expecting big things in the future

Posted 6:54 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 13
Mini is a small car with a bright future, Peter Schwarzenbauer, member of the board of management of BMW AG, told reporters who gathered for the unveiling of the Mini John Cooper Works Concept car Monday.Without giving a 2014 sales projection for the Mini brand, Schwarzenbauer said the company expects the overall U.S. auto market to grow about 5 percent in 2014 and for Min ...
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Celebrating diversity at the Urban Wheel Awards

Posted 11:34 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 12
DETROIT -- On Monday the auto industry gets down to business at the North American International Auto Show here.But on Sunday night it partied with the purpose of celebrating diversity and raising money to help educate young people at the 18th Annual Urban Wheel Awards Show.Dealers, suppliers and at least one auto company were honored for their contributions and commitment ...
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