Archives for October 21st, 2013

120 Dealerships Sue Carfax for $50 Million for Allegedly Violating Antitrust Laws

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“Show me the Carfax,” you say to a salesperson as he or she walks around the vehicle of your dreams. You know to say this because it’s a phrase that’s been ingrained in your consumer psyche. Little do you know that there are other companies that will show you the same information about a used car for less money. Dealers claim they didn’t know, either. Carfax ...

Ford Motor Company Sales Climb 5.7 Percent in March 2013

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Sales of Ford Motor Company products jumped 5.7 percent in March 2013, but you won’t find the major increases in the car division. Instead, the big sales in FoMoCo’s stable came from utilities and trucks last month. Here are some of the winners and losers: Winner: Ford F-Series We know that it’s cliché to say that the Ford F-Series is one of the big winners on the sales sheet, but the truck line jumped 16.3 percent last ...

Top 10 March Sales Surprises: Big (and Small) Sales From Unexpected Places

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Ain’t No Love In the Heart of the City These models have not been discontinued yet, but they’re pulling miserable sales numbers. Lack of advertising? Not in line with the rest of the products in their lineups? Just bad cars? You decide: Mercedes-Benz CL-Class, 53; Acura ZDX, 43; Honda CRZ, 451; Lotus (total), 22; Infiniti EX, 146; Subaru Tribeca, 151; Audi A3, 120; ...