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Recent articles

Manheim makes used vehicles retail ready

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2
Auction giant Manheim, which has long offered to recondition clients' vehicles before they go through the auction lanes, now preps cars and trucks to get them front-line ...

Mexico in Tokyo

6:45 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30
If there's hardly anybody around the Mexico booth at the Tokyo Motor Show, it's only because the exhibitor already has accomplished its mission. ...

Tokyo Motor Show continues to surprise, sometimes delight

1:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 29
Random thoughts from a stroll through the Tokyo Motor Show … ...

Checking out the competition

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 29
It’s common to see senior auto executives strolling through an auto show, checking out the competition. The various ways they do it offer insight into their styles. ...

AutoNation buys 12 Texas stores in biggest purchase since 1999

UPDATED: 10/28/15 9:06 am ET - correction
AutoNation is acquiring 12 stores in Texas from Allen Samuels Auto Group. The stores generate approximately $800 million in revenues and sell about 19,500 new and used re ...

AutoNation's Q3 net rises 11%

8:45 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28
AutoNation's third-quarter net income rose 11 percent to $118.5 million from a year earlier, as revenues increased 9.1 percent to $5.35 billion. ...

Mitsubishi Q2 net falls 14% despite revenue gain

6:35 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27
Mitsubishi Motors' net income fell 14 percent to 28.1 billion yen ($234.6 million) in the fiscal second quarter ended Sept. 30, despite a 9.2 percent rise in revenues. ...

Shuffling the ranks

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14
With more dealerships competing to be named among the Best Dealerships To Work For, this year's list shows a considerable shuffling of who ranks where. who's where on the ...

How the best dealerships surpass the good

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14
By numerous measures, this year's 100 Best Dealerships To Work For surpass, in worker satisfaction and engagement, those dealerships that applied but failed to make this ...

F&I profits surpass vehicle profits

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23
Take away automakers' dealer incentives, and dealerships are averaging higher gross profits on F&I than on selling new vehicles, DealerStrong's Greg Goebel says. Three ye ...

No-score buyers surpass those with deep subprime scores

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 16
For the first time on record, consumers without credit scores now account for more of the new- and used-vehicle markets than do consumers with credit scores traditionally ...

Why U.S. isn't ready for a law that grounds vehicles with open recalls

3:36 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 8
AutoNation's declaration that it won’t sell a vehicle that has an open recall may prompt renewed calls to make that policy the law of the land. ...