The metamorphosis of C.J. Wilson
There's retiring, and then there's retiring at age 35 with millions of dollars in the bank and a passion for racing, owning and selling some of the world's most pedigreed car brands.
Rick Hendrick: One brand, half selling, half racing
Dealer Rick Hendrick divides his time between two companies, one in stock-car racing and the other in automotive retail. Here's how it all comes together as one brand.
Volvo prices redesigned XC60 from $42,495
Pricing in the U.S. for the redesigned Volvo XC60 will begin at $42,495. The retooled XC60 went into production in April and is to arrive at dealerships in August.
TrueCar narrows Q1 net loss as revenue rises 22%
Vehicle-shopping website TrueCar narrowed its first-quarter net loss to $6.8 million while revenue surged 22 percent to $76 million.
Store guarantees job applicants an interview
Patrick DeBruler was in the middle of a rough patch when he walked into Champion Chevrolet of Avon, Ind., last summer to pick up a job application. It proved to be just the break he needed.
Buffett seeks exemption from Texas law
Warren Buffett has run afoul of the same Texas law that prevents Elon Musk from selling Teslas at factory-owned stores.
Toyota's Carter: As U.S. peaks, spiffs 'higher than we've ever experienced'
The U.S. auto market has peaked and will shrink this year, with manufacturers using unprecedented incentives to support passenger cars through slumping demand, Toyota's U.S. sales chief said.
AutoNation's Jackson praises Trump's anti-regulatory stance
On topics from President Donald Trump to hybrid cars, AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson was his usual outspoken self at the NADA/J.D. Power Automotive Forum.
Incentives will hit $4K per car, cut profits, analyst predicts
The U.S. auto industry's typical short-term focus on boosting sales with incentives is endangering profits years down the road, an analyst said at the NADA/J.D. Power Automotive Forum in New York.
GM joins chorus warning used-car prices to fall amid glut
GM said a glut of used vehicles will return to market after their leases expire and drag on its finance unit this year, following similar warnings by peer Ford and lenders such as Ally Financial.
CarGurus tests TV spots in 3 cities
Shopping site CarGurus is jumping into TV advertising today for the first time, as it continues to challenge rivals such as competitors Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Cars.com and Edmunds.
KBB, Cars.com top third-party sites in satisfaction, J.D. Power says
A J.D. Power study of third-party websites gave high marks to KBB.com and Cars.com. TrueCar slipped in the study's rankings.
Car shopping site CarGurus hires banks for stock offering, report says
CarGurus, a popular website where consumers go to browse cars, has tapped investment banks for an initial public offering later this year, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
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Bad ethics come from factory, too
The tactics often employed to bully dealers to participate in manufacturers' mostly self-serving, revenue-enhancing programs are why state franchise laws are in place.
Chuck Berry made car-buying rock
A huge reason cars and rock 'n' roll go together so well are the songs of early rocker Chuck Berry, who died this month at age 90.
Kelley Blue Book expands abroad
Kelley Blue Book is taking its online vehicle valuation and pricing tools overseas, starting with Portugal.
State Farm partners with Openbay for auto maintenance, repairs
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance has tied up with Openbay, an online marketplace for automotive maintenance and repair, the companies said.
Time for a quiz
A Federal Trade Commission report tallied 2016's consumer complaints to state and federal agencies and watchdog groups. These are the top 10 categories, in alphabetical order.
Car stocks swell, led by GM's
Automakers and dealerships face a growing glut of passenger cars as U.S. consumers' purchases swing to light trucks faster than automakers can adjust production.
Porsche stores repeat atop online response study
Porsche dealerships earned the top spot in Pied Piper's annual online lead-responsiveness study for the second year in a row, despite scoring three points lower than last year. The auto industry's overall performance for effective lead response has not improved in five years.
Reynolds and Reynolds President Ron Lamb steps down
Reynolds and Reynolds President Ron Lamb, a salesman-turned-digital visionary who sought to reinvent the dealership software giant, stepped down to pursue opportunities in private equity.