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Why can't dealers shake the shady rep?
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2
Auto dealers are pillars of their communities. They sponsor Little League teams, fund scholarships, donate vehicles to first responders, pay their taxes and fly big flags ...


One vehicle that deserved a Super Bowl ad
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 31
Back in January 2009, GM didn't have money for a Super Bowl commercial, but if it could have scraped together the funds, it had a golden opportunity to introduce the mass ...


Spending billions but coming up short on the trust scale
9:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25
To really make customers more comfortable while buying a new car, dealers should take a close look at every step of the transaction process they put a consumer through, a ...


This van's a-rockin'
7:42 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24

The conversion van business isn't dead. It's just in a state of flux. Explorer Van Co. of Warsaw, Ind. ...



Hog and dogs
5:23 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24

Greg Noonan, owner of Insight Media Enterprises in Cooperstown, N.Y., celebrates his victory in the auction of a 2012 Heritage Harley Davidson to benefit the ...



Spirit of San Francisco
2:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23

A troupe of performers begin their Chinese dragon parade through Moscone West.

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Scratch-n-dent special
12:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23

This industry niche is about to get big. Elektron shows a single-station tool kit for repairing aluminum bodies.

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Car of the future
12:39 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23

The next big megatrend to roil the auto industry will be increasing urban density and the rise of shared mobility solutions. As usual, San Francisco is at the ...



On parade
12:39 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23

St. Gabriels Celestial Brass Band heralds the arrival of the NADA leadership as they tour the booths in Moscone South.

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We both win
9:06 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12

Hours after the Ford F-150 was named North American truck of the year, workers at the Chevrolet Colorado display remind the world that General Motors' new mid ...



Ah, fickle youth
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5
Scion plans to replace three of its five models with new products over the next three years, starting with a production version of the five-door iM concept it showed in L ...


Bolder, less boring ... at least that's the plan
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5
Toyota's modest U.S. sales growth for the year has been skewed toward trucks and crossovers, but more aggressive updates of standbys such as the Camry and Corolla have he ...


Missing out on a mini-boom
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5
A worldwide re-examination of quality protocols could slow Honda's product cadence while the Takata airbag case casts a harsh spotlight on the brand's safety credentials. ...


Carving out a new identity
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5
Executives hope to rebuild Acura's prestige around power and performance, leveraging features such as its Super Handling All-Wheel Drive as a differentiator. ...


Cultivating a split personality
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5
As its customer base ages, Lexus is cultivating a split personality, offering its standard lineup of cushy sedans and SUVs while adding sporty and performance models to t ...


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