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Penske to open 7th U.S. Porsche store

12:34 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 28, 2014
Penske Automotive Group signed a letter of intent to open its seventh Porsche dealership in the United States. The store is scheduled to open in Davie, Florida, in the second quarter of 2015.... Read More »

 

Marchionne completes Fiat-Chrysler deal on a Florida beach

Jan. 2, 2014 19:35 CET
Sergio Marchionne’s five-year effort to merge Fiat and Chrysler culminated in a Florida beach town, where the workaholic CEO spent hours nailing a deal that was announced New Year’s Day.... Read More »

 

Marchionne completes Fiat-Chrysler deal on a Florida beach

1:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 2, 2014
Sergio Marchionne’s five-year effort to merge Fiat and Chrysler culminated in a Florida beach town, where the workaholic CEO spent hours nailing a deal that was announced New Year’s Day.... Read More »

 

For a few grads, diplomas come with car keys

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2013
Executives from Alan Jay Automotive Network in Sebring, Fla., gave away four late-model cars to students at four local high schools.... Read More »

 

Car chip speeds up store's service process

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2013
At Audi Coral Springs, minutes count. That's why its service department has technology that recognizes when a customer's vehicle arrives in its service lanes. The Florida dealership is one of a growing number that equips every new vehicle and some used vehicles it sells with Radio Frequency Identification tags, known as RFID.... Read More »

 

Braman lawsuit against GM heads for settlement

3:21 pm U.S. ET | June 4, 2013
Billionaire megadealer Norman Braman's two-tier pricing lawsuit against General Motors appears headed for a settlement. Lawyers for Braman and GM filed a joint motion last week in federal court in South Florida seeking to postpone upcoming court dates because of the pending settlement.... Read More »

 

Bill Templeton, longtime SW Florida Toyota dealer, dies at 84

1:46 pm U.S. ET | June 4, 2013
Bill Templeton, former owner of Fort Myers Toyota in Fort Myers, Fla., died May 20. He was 84.... Read More »

 

THE DEALER SPEAKS: ANDREW DIFEO, HYUNDAI OF ST. AUGUSTINE

Customer data, online tools are key to dealer's strategy

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2013
Andrew DiFeo opened his own store, Hyundai of St. Augustine, in Florida, in 2008. By focusing on Internet marketing and online reputation- and customer-relationship management, DiFeo has increased average monthly new-vehicle sales from about 50 in the first year to about 115 through April this year.... Read More »

 

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Mike Shaw Toyota in Corpus Christi, Texas, struggled to find good used cars. So it started providing free appraisals to service customers and offered to buy their vehicles on the spot. Mon., April 14
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