Archive | September, 2011

The 12 best 2012 model year cars

The 12 best 2012 model year cars

Nothing stirs up the Internet quite like a list. So, I decided to stir the pot, poke the bee’s nest and wake the sleeping giants by coming up with a top 12 cars for 2012. Do you agree with us? [...more]

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Baby on board

Baby on board

Okay, it’s confession time: Since I first started writing for the AutoNation blog, the editors have been trying to get me to write an article about buying a family car. You see, on March 30, 2011, my wife and I were blessed with a little girl. So, my experience as a first-time parent should lend [...] [...more]

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Japan’s Big 3: An inventory (and industry) rebound

Japan’s Big 3: An inventory (and industry) rebound

Following the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March, we have heard over and over and over again about the depleting inventory of the Japanese Big 3. Total car sales have slipped as consumers wait for inventory to come back. That wait is almost over, according to Mike Jackson, CEO of AutoNation. Jackson predicts that the automotive recovery will begin sometime in October. The recovery will start with manufacturers from Japan. [...more]

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Chairman’s Award: Birthday wishes

Chairman’s Award: Birthday wishes

There is no red carpet, fancy catering tables or paparazzi in the lounge at Mercedes-Benz of Naperville, but that doesn't mean 'celebrities' can't be spotted there mingling with the customers. [...more]

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Not your parents’ work vehicle

Not your parents’ work vehicle

Quick, what’s the first image that comes to mind when you think of a work vehicle? Did you think of a rudimentary machine with a rough body that is matched by an equally rough interior? Well, work vehicles have changed. It used to be, if the work vehicle had a tape player it was on the [...] [...more]

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Today’s strange used cars market

Today’s strange used cars market

Which vehicle do you think would cost more: A new Corvette or a used Corvette? If you said the new version, you’d be wrong. According to Edmunds.com a new Corvette costs $12 less a month than its one year old counterpart. In fact, the Corvette is not alone. The gap between new car prices and used [...] [...more]

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