Used Rover on display
LANHAM, Md. - For the first time, Land Rover North America Inc. displayed a certified, used 1997 Land Rover Discovery along with its new vehicles at a major auto show. The British Racing Green sport-utility with 21,375 miles on its odometer was on display at the South Florida International Auto Show in Miami Beach along with Land Rover's 2000 Range Rover and Discovery Series II. Land Rover included the used vehicle in the show because it wants to expose consumers to the certified used vehicles available at Land Rover dealers. The show ended Sunday, Oct. 17.
The V-8-powered Discovery had passed the Land Rover Certified program 100-point vehicle inspection. It carried a suggested retail price of $27,850.
All Land Rover Certified vehicles are covered by standard 12-month/12,000-mile warranties and a 24-hour road assistance program.
SAN FRANCISCO - Autobytel.com has created an online auction featuring new, used and classic vehicles for dealer-to-consumer and consumer-to-consumer sales. Autobytel.com Auction provides graphics of vehicles' interior, exterior and mechanical components so that potential buyers can identify items that are damaged and need to be repaired or replaced. Autobytel.com Auction also features parts and accessories. The company introduced Wholesale.autobytel.com, a dealer-to-dealer wholesale auction program, earlier this year.
EAST WINDSOR, Conn. - Larry Tribble, owner of Southern Auto Auction, has acquired a majority interest in Greater Quad City Auto Auction of Milan, Ill. Tribble, a past National Auto Auction Association president, said he will work with the owners of the six-lane Greater Quad City Auto Auction to incorporate electronic information systems that he developed at Southern. The 14-lane Southern handles more than 200,000 vehicles annually, of which about 155,000 are sold. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.