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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Ford's new F-150 and Transit face tough scrutiny from pundits, competitors

1:16 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2015

Ford now has two risky new high-profile vehicles on sale -- the aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup and the new Euro-styled Transit cargo van -- so pundits and competitors naturally are looking for weaknesses. And they found a few this week....
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Mobile is king, but third-party sites chart unique paths to connect dealers, buyers

10:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2015

Mobile is king when it comes to car shopping, representatives of third-party shopping sites say. But the sites will take different approaches to help automakers and dealers connect with potential customers as they compete for users and the industry's good will....
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Edmunds to offer CarCode free at NADA

6:22 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2015

Edmunds will offer its CarCode texting technology free to dealers at the NADA convention, including those who are not current dealer partners. CarCode is a mobile app that plugs into a dealership's website to facilitate text messaging between sales associates and potential customers....
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AutoTrader.com joins rivals in offering dealership reviews

11:37 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2014

AutoTrader is adding dealer reviews to its website after long resisting them. The giant vehicle shopping site has agreed to post consumer reviews of dealerships collected by DealerRater, the two companies announced today....
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Discounts, falling gas prices driving Nov. sales higher

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2014

The U.S. auto industry may post its highest November sales volume since 2001, and one forecaster says light-vehicle transaction prices are on pace to reach the highest level ever for a second consecutive month. Year-end clearance sales and the lowest gasoline prices since 2010 are two big factors behind the forecasts....
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DAVID BARKHOLZ

Edmunds ad crisis obvious before it even happened

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014

Edmunds.com President Seth Berkowitz had the guts last week to ask me what I thought of the shopping site's controversial ads that spoofed price haggling at dealerships. With his foreknowledge, I'll tell you what I told him....
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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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