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Ford just unveiled the second generation of the Focus ST Wagon, and unless you live outside the confines of the United States, you can’t have it. To make matters worse, you can’t even console yourself with the regular Focus ST hatch, because the Blue Oval cut U.S. availability of all sedans and hatches last year. […]

The post The Ford Focus ST Wagon and 8 Other Wagons We Don’t Get Here appeared first on Motortrend.

Tesla Model Y Styling Breakdown: A Designer’s Take on the New SUV

Elon Musk’s master plan has always had the Model 3 circled in fat red ink as Tesla’s mega-selling, do-or-die affordable car. But since then, those fickle car buyers out there have been having other ideas and ditching their sedans for crossovers. Although the Model 3 has been selling remarkably well nonetheless, it hasn’t been enough […]

The post Tesla Model Y Styling Breakdown: A Designer’s Take on the New SUV appeared first on Motortrend.

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It was all a Marty McFly dream, right? One random Saturday morning, hundreds of classic Porsches pull in to surround the Hill Valley town square set from the movie Back To The Future. And then, by late afternoon, poof—they were all gone. Was it a dream, Doc? No, it was the sixth and very dreamlike […]

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5 Things I Learned From a Quick Spin in the Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor

The Tesla Model 3 is often seen as a game changer in the automotive industry. It battles the BMW 3 Series and offers at least 240 miles of range on electric power. And while prices can climb easily, it starts at well under $40,000 before tax credits. Although it took a while to arrive to […]

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5 Reasons to Choose the 2019 Ford F-150 SuperCab Over the SuperCrew

Buyers who want a 2019 Ford F-150 with back seats have two cab choices: the F-150 SuperCrew with a full-size rear passenger area, or the smaller F-150 SuperCab that has less rear legroom. The 2019 F-150 SuperCrew is the more popular and practical choice, but here are five reasons to consider the SuperCab. Longer bed […]

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The Great Race Against Time!

Posted by Dan Beres on May 16, 2019 at 7:00am 0 Comments

In today’s society, time is a precious commodity. So much so that consumers make their buying decisions based on how long it takes to complete the transaction. If you had the choice between a $20 oil change that would take 4 hours to complete, or a $30 oil change that would take 30 minutes, which would you choose?

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Want A 5-star CSI Rating? Demanding It Doesn’t Work. Earning It Does.

Posted by Stephen Coambes on May 16, 2019 at 7:48am 0 Comments

When my friend, Erica* took her vehicle to the dealer recently, the needed repairs were performed quickly and competently. Yet, when the CSI survey came, she rated her overall experience three stars: “just okay.” Why not five stars: “excellent”? Well, because frankly, they didn’t earn it. This was the result of a couple very significant––and…

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It’s a well-known fact that Amazon is on a mission to reinvent the traditional brick-and-mortar store model. Until recently, they were mostly focused on dominating online sales. However, it is clear Amazon is now looking to expand its footprint to include offline sales. A great example is the…

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Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 72% approval rate in April, a rise from the March rate of 70.7%.

April experienced a higher number of applicants with qualifications that led to more approvals for taking over another person’s lease contract during the month. April saw a slight…

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Auto/Mate Releases Deal Closeout for Desking Module

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New Feature in Desk/Mate™ Designed to Streamline Auto Dealerships' Sales Process & Improve Their Workflow

Albany, NY – May 14, 2018​ – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems recently released Deal Closeout, a new feature in the Desk/Mate™ Module of its dealership management system (DMS). Desk/Mate users can now work and close deals all in one module, streamlining the sales process…

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7 Tough Questions You Need to Ask for Better Automotive Marketing

Posted by Siya Carla on May 9, 2019 at 1:15am 0 Comments

Growing competition and digitization pose a number of marketing challenges for automotive dealers. The major problem comes in collaborating sales and marketing activities to measure and optimize automotive marketing investments and drive the demand. Besides, there are a number of segments involves that requires the investments on marketing, ranging…

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Tires Are Revenue Drivers: Here’s How To Get Your Share

Posted by Stephen Coambes on May 8, 2019 at 7:09am 0 Comments

Sales profit margins are getting smaller, and dealerships are looking to service as the profit-making aspect of their business. And there’s one area of service that’s particularly overlooked, especially for how much revenue it can generate:…

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Here is some good news. It is possible to improve people’s lives by removing negative programs from their subconscious minds, which dictate their personality and lives.One very interesting technique that can help to achieve this, is listening to certain sounds and certain music that have the ability to break down negative subconscious material. This will gradually result in the improvement of behavior, the reduction of psychological and physical problems and the…Continue

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To drive more traffic to your car dealer website, you need to be aware of all the Google updates and trends because Google is the most popular search engine today. Here is the list of the main SEO Trends 2019 compared to trends of 2017. You can see that even after so many updates, the main trends remained of the same importance.Optimization for Mobile DevicesVoice Search OptimizationDense Content…Continue

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