July 2016

Bark’s Bites: Dealers Are the Worst Businessmen, Part Two

July 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

I’m back like a rebel making trouble with another installment of Dealers Are The Worst Businessmen. Today, we’ll be talking about the information that most dealers use to make every decision in the dealership, and how it’s completely and utterly useless. To those of you who’ve worked in the dealership world, you already know what I’m talking […]

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Buick Tells TTAC To Pump The Brakes, It’s All Good — We Never Said It Wasn’t

July 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

Buick is all about China, where the brand claims more than 5 percent market share. Buick’s achievements in the United States, once storied, are now not nearly so impressive. Buick’s market share in America today is half what it was in 2002, after volume declined in eight of 14 years, tumbling from more than 430,000 […]

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Apple Hires Blackberry Exec for Car Project; Project Team Heads in New Direction

July 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Apple’s annoyingly mysterious self-driving unicorn car project has a new team member. Dan Dodge, founder and former CEO of Blackberry’s QNX automotive software division, has already joined the ranks of Apple’s shadowy “Project Titan” team, Bloomberg reports. After endless speculation about the future iCar (and what it will look like), sources close to the company say […]

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America Reaches Peak Cupholder — It Can’t Go Further Than This

July 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Has a nation ever been thirstier? Are we so blessed with beverages that we now assume every occupant of a vehicle is double-fisting it? The answer, it seems, is “yes.” Otherwise, Ford wouldn’t roll out a center console cupholder sporting four drinky holes. If the Waltons and the Brady Bunch were real, instead of being […]

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Buick Don’t Need You, Son

July 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

General Motors today fêted Buick as the planet’s fastest-growing volume automaker. Ignored in GM’s press release was the Buick brand’s declining volume in Buick’s home market. As if we needed more evidence that North America is an increasingly unimportant component of Buick’s future plans — Buick is discontinuing the Verano, its most popular car model in […]

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Mercedes-Benz Slammed Over Misleading Commercial

July 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

A glitzy Mercedes-Benz commercial that touts the 2017 E-Class as a vehicle that “can drive itself” has consumer and safety advocates fighting mad. A number of groups are calling on the Federal Trade Commission to take action against the automaker, saying Mercedes mislead the public. In a letter to FTC chairwoman Edith Ramirez, the groups […]

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SUV Love? These Are the 10 SUVs and Crossovers Americans Don’t Want

July 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

U.S. sales of SUVs and crossovers grew 8 percent in the first-half of 2016, a gain of more than 240,000 units compared with the January-June period of 2015. Producing a utility vehicle which transfers buyers from the passenger car sector to the SUV/crossover side of the ledger is almost as automatic as increasing ride height, […]

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Recall Apathy: 45 Million Vehicles Went Unrepaired Between 2013–2015

July 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Drivers saw a tsunami of vehicle recalls in recent years, and many are choosing not to bother getting the fix. J.D. Power and Associates tapped its SafetyIQ platform to analyze National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data from 2013 to 2015, and found more than 45 million drivers who didn’t get their recalled vehicles in […]

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