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Ford CEO Alan Mulally Retiring July 1 Ford CEO Alan Mulally Retiring July 1

Ford this week announced that CEO Alan Mulally will be retiring. Mulally will step aside starting July 1. “It has been an honor to serve and contribute to creating a viable, profitably growing company for the good of everyone associated …

Auto Insurance Rates Rose 2.5% Last Year

With the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) constantly under debate in congress and throughout the country, the focus of the insurance industry in recent years has been healthcare. While the healthcare industry braced for massive changes, …

Dodge Viper To Be Crushed By Chrysler Dodge Viper To Be Crushed By Chrysler

In a decision that has ramifications across the country, Chrysler has ordered a number of Dodge Vipers to be crushed, because they no longer serve an educational purpose. Chrysler released a statement on its blog on March 6 saying, “About …

Fisker Automotive Files for Bankruptcy Fisker Automotive Files for Bankruptcy
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Fisker Automotive, maker of the “Karma” plug-in electric hybrid luxury sedan, filed for bankruptcy protection last week, marking an end to a chain of failure that began after the company received a $529 million loan commitment from the U.S. Department …

Nissan Expecting To Market Self-Driving Cars By 2020 Nissan Expecting To Market Self-Driving Cars By 2020

With every piece of technology being automated in this day in age, which piece of technology has yet to be fully automated? The car. If you think it has not been thought of yet, think again, because Nissan, the sixth-largest …

YouTube Adds New Automotive Channels, Ups Original Content Offerings YouTube Adds New Automotive Channels, Ups Original Content Offerings

YouTube has always been a good place for automotive fanatics, and today YouTube is announcing the addition of a couple new car channels, one of which sports a brand you may recognize. The first new channel comes to you from …

eBay-GM “Click And Buy” Experiment Ends
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eBay and GM have finished trying to sell new cars together, at least for the time being.  The California-only "Click and Buy" experiment that benefited from one extension has now wrapped up according to the revised schedule.

eBay, GM Extend New Car Program
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An experimental promotion eBay and General Motors started to sell new cars in California has apparently gone rather well.  The companies checked in today with some statistics, news of an extension, and word that they might take the program national.

eBay, GM Get Ready To Sell New Cars Together
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Car dealerships don’t always make a lot of sense; they’re high-pressure environments in which consumers are asked to spend tens of thousands of dollars on whatever vehicles happen to be sitting around.  So eBay and General Motors appear to be rethinking the process with a new car shopping website.

gm.ebay.com is scheduled to launch tomorrow and connect consumers to over 225 GM dealers.  Consumers should then be able to browse the dealers’ new car inventories, ask questions, and negotiate all of the financial details online.

Search Trends Spell Bad News For GM

Search trends tend to indicate what people are interested in; we all know about the swine flu spikes from a few weeks ago, for example.  Unfortunately for General Motors, search trends now show that consumers may be even more averse to buying its vehicles than to catching the bug.