Used Vehicle

GM halts sale of some Cadillac CTS models over switch issue

7:24 pm U.S. ET | July 19, 2014
GM ordered Cadillac dealers to stop selling some versions of the CTS because the automaker does not have a fix yet for cars recalled in late June over an issue where engines can be shut off if the driver's knee bumps the ignition key....
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Sales staff gets more responsibility, higher pay

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
Sonic Automotive began preparing its staff for the transition to its One Sonic-One Experience initiative years ago when it launched its playbooks, or guides for how to sell used cars, new cars, finance and insurance products and so on....
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Used-vehicle prices soften, demand strong

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
Used-vehicle prices are beginning to soften as more units come off lease, but they remain above last year's levels and aren't depreciating as fast as in pre-recession days....
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JIM HENRY

Why buy-here, pay-here is losing some turf

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 9, 2014
More consumers are passing up offers from buy-here, pay-here stores in favor of cheap financing by some franchised new-car dealerships, one giant used-car retailer says....
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Retail demand, favorable credit keep wholesale used-vehicle prices high

4:29 pm U.S. ET | July 8, 2014
Wholesale prices of used vehicles in June fell 1 percent from the previous month’s level but were 4 percent higher than in June 2013, according to the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index released today....
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GABE NELSON

GM recall blitz spotlights used-car sales loophole

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
Used-car retail giant CarMax has dozens of Cobalts and Ions listed for sale that haven't had their switches replaced, GM's online VIN database shows. And this is perfectly legal....
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TrueCar to drop 75 franchisees in policy disputes

4:24 pm U.S. ET | June 26, 2014
TrueCar this month plans to drop up to 75 of its 8,000 participating franchisees for failing to honor price guarantees made to car buyers or for other violations of TrueCar policies, President John Krafcik said today. TrueCar also will launch a new app in the coming days that allows consumers to take photos of their trade-in vehicles and seek a price for the vehicles from competing dealers in the TrueCar network, Krafcik said....
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Want to relive the 1990s? Just hit the road

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
You'd think the number of really old vehicles on the road would come down given all that "pent-up demand" that has been released in the past couple of years. Not so, according to Experian....
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Strong new-vehicle sales bode well for auctions

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
National Auto Auction Association member auctions increased their sales of used cars and trucks 4 percent to 8.2 million in 2013 as the number of vehicles entering their auctions increased 4 percent to 15.2 million....
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Auction companies think outside the block

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
Auction companies are crafting ways for large dealership groups to buy and sell used vehicles more efficiently online and off....
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Used-vehicle prices dipped in May, but pickup prices edged up

2:35 pm U.S. ET | June 6, 2014
In line with seasonal patterns, overall wholesale prices of used vehicles dipped in May from April levels, but prices of used pickups rose, according to data in the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index....
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Consumer awareness aids CPO sales and prices

2:22 pm U.S. ET | May 30, 2014
Certified used-vehicle sales are expected to grow this year and next year in lock step with increases in the supply of late-model used vehicles, the latest issue of Perspective, a monthly report by NADA Used Car Guide that highlights industry trends, says....
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Top seller CarMax watches as rivals circle

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
CarMax Inc. is the 400-pound gorilla of the used-car market. Now Sonic and Asbury Automotive Group Inc. are on track to open stand-alone used-car stores this year. CarMax is watching, but not all that worried....
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URGENT STRATEGIES

Retailers want piece of huge used-car market

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
The used-car business is hot, prompting franchised new-car dealers across the nation to pay more attention than ever to their used-vehicle operations, in some cases opening used-only stores....
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Sonic, Asbury's paths to stand-alone used-car stores diverge

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
When it comes to stand-alone used-car stores, Asbury Automotive Group Inc. is dipping its toe in the water while Sonic Automotive Inc. is jumping in....
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U.S. dealership employment tops 1 million for first time since '08, NADA says

6:00 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2014
Dealerships in the United States employed more than 1 million people in 2013, the first time the industry has topped that threshold since 2008, early in the recession....
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Used-vehicle prices rise on strong retail demand, fewer off-rental units

9:33 am U.S. ET | May 8, 2014
Strong retail demand for used vehicles helped lift wholesale prices of used cars and trucks in April, defying market expectations, the nation's largest auction company said....
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THE GM RECALL

Chevy dealer in Arizona being probed for sale of recalled car

11:57 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2014
A suburban Phoenix Chevrolet dealership is under federal investigation, accused of selling a recalled car without doing repairs that General Motors ordered last year....
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Black Book replaces KBB as Cars.com's used-vehicle value provider

3:26 pm U.S. ET | April 28, 2014
Black Book, best known for its wholesale used-vehicle values, is now the official valuation service for Cars.com, a third-party Internet shopping site, the companies said today. Those values had been provided by Kelley Blue Book....
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Asbury's 'Q auto' stores to sell used cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2014
Asbury Automotive Group Inc. is joining fellow public retailer Sonic Automotive Inc. in opening stand-alone used-car stores....
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EDITORIAL

Expecting a flood of used vehicles? Learn to swim

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2014
As a drought in used-vehicle inventory is ending, dealers and automakers must prepare to change how they do business....
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Analysts: Lower used-car prices just around corner

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2014
Used-vehicle prices are expected to start dropping now and continue to do so in the near term, analysts predict, citing seasonal patterns....
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CPO sales rise 11% in 1st quarter

2:46 pm U.S. ET | April 23, 2014
Industrywide sales of certified used vehicles rose 11 percent in the first quarter from the year-earlier level, with many companies registering double-digit increases....
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Manufacturers brace for the used-car flood

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
A projected increase in the supply of used vehicles will be good news for U.S. dealers who have been battling a lingering effect of the recession. But it will be a double-whammy for new-car buyers: lower value on their trade-ins and less-attractive lease terms....
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What can industry do to boost leases, residuals?

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
Interest rates, gasoline prices, unemployment and natural disasters are among the unpredictable forces that have an impact on the economy. In turn, the economy has an impact on leasing....
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