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NADA seeks allies to oppose FTC survey

UPDATED: 5/23/16 5:58 pm ET - corrected The National Automobile Dealers Association is lining up allies for a fight with the Federal Trade Commission over a proposed survey of consumers regarding their experien ...

Find a car online, and a salesperson

Today's methods of matching up shoppers to salespeople are flawed, a DealerRater white paper says. It proposes letting consumers pick a salesperson online, based on revie ...

TrueCar drops online financing plans

Whatever plans or discussions TrueCar Inc. previously may have had about offering TrueLoans or TrueLeases online, those now are “off the table,” CEO Chip Perr ...

Autos are a small part of military complaints to CFPB

The latest CFPB report on complaints filed by service members shows, once again, that dealerships and auto loans are far, far down on the list of financial issues that se ...

TrueCar hits reset, drops practices that riled dealers

New TrueCar CEO Chip Perry is radically overhauling the online lead-generating site, dismantling many of the practices that have most alienated dealers. ...

Concerns about Santander, subprime are overblown

Concerns about Santander, and the entire subprime auto market, are overblown. Auto lending remains a good business for those who know how to manage risk, which is good ne ...

Buy-sells reshuffle dealership rankings

One of the busiest buy-sell years ever led to reverberations throughout Automotive News' annual proprietary list of the top 150 dealership groups based in the U.S., as ra ...
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