TrueCar

FTC probe is seen as debate-killer

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2013
Dealers are worried that the Federal Trade Commission investigation will chill dealer commentary on blogs and other Web sites....
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TrueCar CEO stays focused as controversy swirls

2:03 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2013
After the trouble TrueCar endured in 2012, CEO Scott Painter said the Federal Trade Commission probe of some dealers who opposed the online car-shopping site is a minor speed bump -- and may be a net gain for the company....
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Dealers, groups defend dumping TrueCar

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2013
Dealers and trade associations questioned as part of a federal probe into whether there was a conspiracy to force TrueCar to change its price-slashing business model insist they were justified in cutting ties with the shopping site last year. The Federal Trade Commission is attempting to determine if companies in the "retail automobile industry" violated competition laws....
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EDITORIAL

FTC investigation demands attention from dealerships

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2013
Some dealers who complained about TrueCar in late 2011 and early 2012 were no doubt surprised this month to discover that the Federal Trade Commission is investigating them for potentially anti-competitive activity....
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A fine line: Carping or collusion?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
Dealers who dropped the TrueCar.com shopping site last year may have left themselves open to charges of anticompetitive collusion to increase vehicle transaction prices....
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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....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Is TrueCar a good value for dealers?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
Regarding "TrueCar riles dealers with new policy" (Sept. 2): I don't know how a dealer would find TrueCar.com a good value at $299-$399 a vehicle, with vehicle margins where they are and companies such as TrueCar creating a climate of price cutting by the very nature of what they do....
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TrueCar riles dealers with new policy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2013
TrueCar is irking some dealers again, this time by demanding payment for all vehicles sold to customers who downloaded TrueCar-sponsored price offers. The online shopping site had excused some payments if dealers said they had found the shoppers before the shoppers downloaded TrueCar offers. But starting Sunday, Sept. 1, TrueCar planned to implement the stricter payment policy nationally....
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