Florida

Dealerships can gain an edge with Spanish-language marketing

2:10 pm U.S. ET | April 23, 2015

Dealerships willing to advertise and post videos in Spanish face little competition reaching a growing number of Latino car buyers, said Ricky Lopez, Internet director at David Maus Toyota in Sanford, Fla....
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BLOG: Why this Tampa dealer reset Latino marketing efforts

9:53 pm U.S. ET | April 20, 2015

Tampa's Kuhn Honda has hit the reset button on its marketing to Latinos as it seeks to increase its already outsized sales numbers with the group....
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Takata, automakers to face airbag product-liability cases in Florida court

1:33 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2015

A court case consolidating dozens of potential class-action lawsuits against Takata and some automakers for defective airbags will go forward in Florida, not elsewhere, as the embattled supplier and some automakers had hoped....
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Group 1 and Prestige settle Fla. buy-sell dispute

3:50 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2015

A dispute between Prestige Motor Car Imports and Group 1 Automotive over a buy-sell deal in Florida gone wrong is settled and the deal is back on -- for now, both sides said....
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J. Stuart Perkins, former VW of America executive, dead at 86

4:12 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2015

J. Stuart Perkins, who steered Volkswagen to a US sales record that has held for 45 years, will be remembered at a memorial service in Florida on Saturday. Perkins died in Sarasota on Dec. 25. He was 86....
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Takata airbag customers seek joining of lost-value suits

9:57 am U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2014

Lawyers suing Japanese auto supplier Takata over customer claims of lost vehicle value connected to airbag recalls asked that they be combined in a single federal court, which would give them a united front in pursuing the cases....
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Takata airbag recalls should include newer cars, watchdog says

8:32 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2014

A watchdog group has asked federal regulators to broaden a defect investigation of Takata airbags to include more vehicles and to see whether replacements used in recalled vehicles are safe....
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Toyota recalls 247,000 vehicles in U.S. over Takata airbags

11:24 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2014

Toyota recalled 247,000 cars, SUVs and pickup trucks in the United States today because of potentially defective front passenger airbag inflators from Japanese supplier Takata that can rupture and spray metal shrapnel, according to federal safety regulators....
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BEST PRACTICES

Hiking pay to get 'the pick of the crop'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2014

Earl Stewart Toyota in Lake Park, Fla., examined its pay scale this summer. The conclusion: not high enough. So it hiked its pay scale. For the lowest-paid employees, the change meant a 38 percent jump in their hourly rate....
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AutoNation sales rise 7 percent in August

2:51 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2014

AutoNation said today that its new-vehicle sales in the United States during August were the dealership group's best since 2002....
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2 Southern dealers team up under new group name

1:47 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2014

Warner Peacock, CEO of New River Auto Mall in South Carolina, is teaming up with Florida mega dealer David Maus to form a new company called First Team Automotive Group LLC....
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Alliance drops suit over Florida warranty reimbursement law

5:40 pm U.S. ET | July 2, 2014

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers asked a federal court to dismiss its six-year-old lawsuit over Florida legislation on warranty reimbursement....
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Group 1 sues Florida dealership over buy-sell dispute

3:54 pm U.S. ET | June 26, 2014

Group 1 Automotive thought it had a done deal to buy an Audi store in North Miami Beach from Prestige Motor Car Imports for $72 million. But Prestige said no. Now Group 1 is suing the luxury-import retailer to complete the transaction....
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