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.

North Carolina dealer sued in sex offense case

A North Carolina Chevrolet dealer accused of molesting a minor has been sued by a former employee who allegedly was fired for assisting with the

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RFJ to expand one-price selling

RFJ Auto Partners will begin to expand its Hassle Free Buying strategy, a form of one-price selling, to all of its stores starting this year. It currently uses the model at its high-volume Dave Smith dealerships.

Latest updates: 'Surprisingly smooth'

Mercedes-Benz dealers have just more than 16 months to make facility updates to comply with the automaker's Autohaus2 image program. After a contentious introduction of the original Autohaus standard launched in 2008, this update is going more smoothly.

Lithia wants FCA stores

Lithia Motors Inc. is in talks with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to win a chance to open new stores as the automaker expands its dealership network.

Dealer anniversaries

Dealers featured this week include Robert Geyer, owner of Sunset Chevrolet-Buick-GMC in Sarasota, Fla.; Bill Brown and Brian Peace, owners of Murray Motor Ford in Muncy, Pa.; Dealer Gary Knight of Carmack Car Capitol in Danville, Ill.; Michael Anderson, president of Anderson Automotive Group in Raleigh, N.C.; Bill Hood, owner of Bill Hood Chevrolet in Covington, La.; and Randy Baugh and Richard Gilbert, co-owners of Gilbert & Baugh Ford in Albertville, Ala.

Keiser University's auto retailing plan

Keiser University launches its automotive dealership management program this spring on the former Northwood University campus in West Palm Beach, Fla. It plans to distinguish itself from Northwood in part by taking full advantage of its location in the booming south Florida retail market.

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.

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