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Edmunds.com buys startup, plans to offer texting services to dealerships

12:09 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2014
Edmunds has purchased a startup texting technology company that it helped nurture. The acquisition will enable Edmunds dealership subscribers to offer texting services to mobile customers....
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Edmunds YouTube flap underscores tension with 3rd-party sites

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2014
Edmunds.com's YouTube ad campaign that spoofed price haggling at dealerships lasted just two days. The third-party vehicle shopping site, which dealers pay to find sales leads, pulled the videos on Thursday after an outcry from some dealers who found the ads offensive....
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Dealers fume over new Edmunds videos that spoof price haggling

4:18 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2014
New YouTube ads from Edmunds.com have provoked a backlash. Some dealers say the four videos perpetuate stereotypes of dealers as unscrupulous bargainers. Edmunds says the ads are simply spoofs intended to show that customers dislike haggling....
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Edmunds: U.S. sales to stay strong

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2014
The surge in U.S. light-vehicle sales last month could help lift this year's volume above levels last seen in 2006, Edmunds.com analysts said....
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Edmunds pushes dealers toward Price Promise

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2014
Edmunds.com, a popular car-shopping site, intends to drop dealers unwilling to join a sales program that guarantees vehicle prices to consumers, President Seth Berkowitz said last week....
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Edmunds: Model S 'brilliant,' but 'hard to recommend'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
The Tesla Model S is a "fast, comfortable and technologically brilliant luxury sedan," Edmunds.com concluded in a review it posted last week following a "long-term road test." But Edmunds editors amassed a list of 28 repairs and dealership visits for service bulletins that the car required during the 17 months and 30,251 miles it was tested....
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Strong retail demand to push U.S. sales higher in July, forecasts show

2:44 pm U.S. ET | July 25, 2014
The pace of auto sales has slowed slightly after hitting an eight-year high in June, but July's results are still shaping up to be at least 9 percent better than a year ago, according to four forecasts. The seasonally adjusted, annualized selling rate is expected to hit 16.6 million to 16.8 million, projections show....
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A big-city test for no-haggle pricing

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2014
Roughly 300 dealers in the New York and Los Angeles metro areas will offer no-haggle pricing below sticker on their new-vehicle inventory this week, in a promotion organized by Edmunds.com....
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Super Bowl XLVIII: The post-game stats

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Now that this year's Super Bowl commercial frenzy is over, what did automakers get for the $133,333 they plunked down for each second of airtime?...
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Edmunds guarantees lease prices

7:01 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2014
Dealers offering vehicles on Edmunds.com can now offer guaranteed lease prices to shoppers in addition to guaranteed purchase prices. A year ago, Edmunds.com, which attracts about 22 million unique visitors per month, launched its Price Promise. It allows subscribing dealers to provide guaranteed prices on a vehicle backed by a certificate that the shoppers can download and bring to the dealership....
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NICK BUNKLEY

Is a no-haggle sales strategy a no-brainer?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
Edmunds.com's new Price Promise program sounds bizarre: Basically, dealers tell a customer the price of a car, then -- try to stay with me here -- actually charge that price when the customer comes in to buy the car....
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CLA reviews: Can you make a real Mercedes-Benz for $30,000?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
By pricing its new entry-level CLA sedan under $30,000, excluding destination charges, Mercedes-Benz got a ton of attention....
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