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NADA seeks allies to oppose FTC survey

UPDATED: 5/23/16 5:58 pm ET - corrected

The National Automobile Dealers Association is lining up allies for a fight with the Federal Trade Commission over a proposed survey of consumers regarding their experiences trading in, buying and financing vehicles at...

Find a car online, and a salesperson

Today's methods of matching up shoppers to salespeople are flawed, a DealerRater white paper says. It proposes letting consumers pick a salesperson online, based on reviews and profiles, just as they pick a vehicle.

TrueCar drops online financing plans

Whatever plans or discussions TrueCar Inc. previously may have had about offering TrueLoans or TrueLeases online, those now are “off the table,” CEO Chip Perry told Automotive News.

Autos are a small part of military complaints to CFPB

The latest CFPB report on complaints filed by service members shows, once again, that dealerships and auto loans are far, far down on the list of financial issues that service members complain about.

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