AutoTrader

Cars.com drawing interest from AutoTrader owners Cox, Apax, report says

7:36 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2014
Cox Enterprises, the media holding company, and London-based buyout firm Apax Partners, are interested in bidding for auto-sales Web site Cars.com, people with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg.... Read More »

 

AutoCheck histories can be posted on Cars.com

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Dealers can now post used vehicles on Cars.com with vehicle history reports from Carfax Inc. or Experian Automotive's AutoCheck.... Read More »

 

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Manheim, AutoTrader leader says transparency 'makes everybody a winner'

11:18 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Data is a powerful tool that, when used correctly, can help dealers stock the right vehicles for their markets and provide transparency that helps auto consumers feel that they paid a fair price, said the president of Manheim and AutoTrader Group.... Read More »

 

Cox buys back 25 percent stake in AutoTrader

11:27 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2014
Cox Enterprises has regained almost complete control of AutoTrader Group after buying back a 25 percent stake in the online shopping site and software vendor that it sold in 2010.... Read More »

 

DEALING WITH EMOTIONS

Taking the temperature of a deal

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23, 2013
It's rare for a seller to reverse course after negotiations are settled. When that does happen, it becomes difficult to reconstruct an offer with the same buyer later or even get as good an offer from a new buyer, brokers say.... Read More »

 

Study: Online shoppers demand fast responses

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
The willy-nilly shopping patterns of online car shoppers make it crucial for dealers to respond within five minutes to questions and requests for contact, according to new research by a dealer consulting firm.... Read More »

 

GM store defuses angst of trade-in wrangling

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2013
Blake Arbogast, general manager of Dave Arbogast Buick-GMC, knew from customer surveys that vehicle trade-ins were a contentious part of an otherwise smooth buying experience at his store.... Read More »

 

Dealers embrace price-guarantee sites

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2013
Online shopping sites that offer customers guaranteed prices on new vehicles and trade-ins are growing more popular with dealers.... Read More »

 

Owner of AutoTrader, Manheim plans to 'nurture' assets; no IPO planned

9:12 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2013
Cox Enterprises, the owner of AutoTrader and Manheim, prefers to nurture both auto assets and has no plans to take AutoTrader public, a top executive of the businesses said.... Read More »

 

Web action seen as sign of fall boom

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
Traffic to dealership Web sites and vehicle shopping sites has surged this summer, foreshadowing growing auto sales through at least mid-October, says Dataium, which monitors auto Web site activity.... Read More »

 

Web action seen as sign of fall boom

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2013
Traffic to dealership Web sites and vehicle shopping sites has surged this summer, foreshadowing growing auto sales through at least mid-October, says Dataium, which monitors auto Web site activity.... Read More »

 

AutoTrader.com, Carfax renew agreement

3:21 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2013
AutoTrader and Carfax said today they have renewed their partnership, but with one major change: It's no longer an exclusive deal for Carfax.... Read More »

 

AutoTrader will add dealership reviews

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2013
Consumer ratings and reviews of dealerships are coming to vehicle-shopping site AutoTrader.com in the next year, said AutoTrader Group President Sandy Schwartz.... Read More »

 

Better info speeds car shopping journey

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2013
As consumers compress their car-shopping journeys, they are spending less time in showrooms.... Read More »

 

New-vehicle buyers wrap up the deal faster than 2 years ago, AutoTrader says

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2013
New-car buyers today complete their vehicle shopping faster than two years ago, according to a study commissioned by third-party vehicle shopping site AutoTrader.com.... Read More »

 

Experian vehicle history reports to appear in AutoTrader.com starting in September

3:46 pm U.S. ET | May 23, 2013
Starting in September, dealers will be allowed to post used vehicles on AutoTrader.com with Experian Automotive's AutoCheck vehicle history reports in addition to reports from Carfax.... Read More »

 

AutoTrader's VinSolutions buys Haystak Digital Marketing

5:14 pm U.S. ET | May 6, 2013
VinSolutions, a unit of the AutoTrader Group, has agreed to buy Haystak Digital Marketing.... Read More »

 

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