Automotive News Used Vehicles News Feed News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:00:00 EST Happy Birthday, boss! Let's open some stores Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Sonic Automotive President Scott Smith will get a special birthday present when he turns 47 on Oct. 20. Honda pushes dealers for buyers' signatures on airbag liability Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST "I understand that if this used car I'm buying is in a crash, the airbag could kill me." That's the gist of a document that American Honda Motor Co. wants its dealers to require buyers of certain 2001-11 used Honda and Acura vehicles to sign. AutoTrader, Manheim rebrand under 1 entity Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Manheim and AutoTrader Group, a collection of digital automotive marketing and software companies, are now part of Cox Automotive, according to signage and employees representing the various properties at a recent trade show in Florida. Auction Broadcasting sites get makeovers Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Auction Broadcasting Co., expecting to increase its sales at least 20 percent in 2015, will improve seven of its eight auction sites in various ways by year end. Certified-used sales fall in June, expected to rise for year Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Sales of certified used vehicles slipped in June for the first time in a year and a half. But analysts still predict certified sales will rise overall this year. Used-vehicle prices soften, demand strong Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Used-vehicle prices are beginning to soften as more units come off lease, but they remain above last year's levels and aren't depreciating as fast as in pre-recession days. CarMax cleared after refusing sale to used-car dealer Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST A federal judge in Georgia has tossed a lawsuit by a used-car dealer who claims an Atlanta-area CarMax store wrongfully refused to sell him a new 2013 Jeep Wrangler. TrueCar to drop 75 franchisees in policy disputes Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:24:47 EST TrueCar this month plans to drop up to 75 of its 8,000 participating franchisees for failing to honor price guarantees made to car buyers or for other violations of TrueCar policies, President John Krafcik said today. Strong new-vehicle sales bode well for auctions Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST National Auto Auction Association member auctions increased their sales of used cars and trucks 4 percent to 8.2 million in 2013 as the number of vehicles entering their auctions increased 4 percent to 15.2 million. Auction companies think outside the block Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Auction companies are crafting ways for large dealership groups to buy and sell used vehicles more efficiently online and off.