eBay survey: 63% of car shoppers likely to buy online

A new eBay Advertising survey found that 63 percent of respondents are either “extremely likely” or “likely” to purchase a vehicle online in the future.

 

Recognize the 40 Under 40 who are stars in retail

It's time to nominate someone for Automotive News' 40 Under 40 program, the sixth annual search for people under 40 who are making a name for themselves at dealerships in the United States and Canada.

RFJ to expand one-price selling

RFJ Auto Partners will begin to expand its Hassle Free Buying strategy, a form of one-price selling, to all of its stores starting this year. It

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Auction houses cope with crowded lots

Investments in technology and analytics help auctions move vehicles through the system faster, but the remarketing industry should not lose sight of the importance of asphalt, says Tom Webb, Manheim chief economist.

RFJ to expand one-price selling

RFJ Auto Partners will begin to expand its Hassle Free Buying strategy, a form of one-price selling, to all of its stores starting this year. It currently uses the model at its high-volume Dave Smith dealerships.

Latest updates: 'Surprisingly smooth'

Mercedes-Benz dealers have just more than 16 months to make facility updates to comply with the automaker's Autohaus2 image program. After a contentious introduction of the original Autohaus standard launched in 2008, this update is going more smoothly.

Lithia wants FCA stores

Lithia Motors Inc. is in talks with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to win a chance to open new stores as the automaker expands its dealership network.

Dealer anniversaries

Dealers featured this week include Robert Geyer, owner of Sunset Chevrolet-Buick-GMC in Sarasota, Fla.; Bill Brown and Brian Peace, owners of Murray Motor Ford in Muncy, Pa.; Dealer Gary Knight of Carmack Car Capitol in Danville, Ill.; Michael Anderson, president of Anderson Automotive Group in Raleigh, N.C.; Bill Hood, owner of Bill Hood Chevrolet in Covington, La.; and Randy Baugh and Richard Gilbert, co-owners of Gilbert & Baugh Ford in Albertville, Ala.

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