Sole survivors: Mustang and a new Focus Active Free Price Quote From a Local Dealer View Special Offers No Obligation, Fast & Simple Free New Car Quote Change Car Cost cutting at Ford means car cutting. “The company will not invest in next generations of traditional Ford sedans for North America,” Ford President and CEO Jim Hackett announced today in releasing the company’s first-quarter earnings. The car lineup will be reduced to two vehicles: the Mustang and a new Focus Active hatch coming out next year. Mustang expands with a hybrid version coming as well as the Shelby GT500. The latest Focus will be imported from China. China continues to sell the full-size Taurus, a version that was never introduced in the U.S. And other markets will continue to offer the subcompact Fiesta and midsize Fusion, or Mondeo as it badged in Europe. Ford is also making a big push for further electrification. There will be hybrids or plug-in hybrid versions of … [Read more...] about Ford Cutting Car Lineup to Two Vehicles for North America
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For most people, not having a brand new car sort of budget can mean scrounging around on AutoTrader, Cars.com, eBay, or even the ever-professional Craigslist for used vehicles. The resulting experiences end up shaping the future of our car ownership, our finances, and perhaps our legal situations in some cases. Today we want you to know about your sketchiest used car buying experience. I’ve always bought used cars; it’s a fun little (expensive) game to play. Use your skills and knowledge, and you might not get burned. Let someone else take that depreciation hit! Totaling up the cars I’ve owned thus far, my count is 11. All were used and at least five years old at the time of purchase, and only two came from dealers. My sketchiest car purchase story comes from one of those dealer vehicles, and it’s the silver Giugiaro-designed blob you’ve been jealously eyeing. The year was 2009. After parting ways with my Infiniti I30 and sampling the … [Read more...] about QOTD: What’s Your Sketchiest Used Car Buying Experience?
These are ambitious times for franchised dealer groups and large supermarkets, which are cranking up their used car operations to take advantage of a buoyant market. Pendragon is among those listed groups who have put more resources into their used car operations. It wants to double its used car revenues by 2021 and is intent on building a network of Car Stores, using existing property and also through acquisitions.Other big dealer groups have invested heavily in their used car operations, websites and digital arsenal to grow sales. There has also been a lot of activity with supermarkets. The most viewed story on Motor Trader this month was the announcement from Bury-based used car supermarket Cartime that it was to open a new supermarket in an undisclosed location with funding of £10m Cartime, which was set up by director Matt Kay in 2012, is forecasting sales of £34m this financial year and plans to announce a second site in May. It has been consolidating after years of … [Read more...] about Used Cars Market Trends: April 2018
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Go to a local car dealership, enter the showroom, open the door to one of the vehicles on display, and breathe deeply. Ahhhh, new car smell. Intoxicating, isn’t it? Alluring to the point that you’ll spend, on average, about $13,500 in order to obtain it. Wait. What? That’s right. According to Kelley Blue Book, in 2015, Americans spent, on average, more than $33,500 on new vehicles. Meanwhile, J.D. Power reported that in the 2015, the average used vehicle cost just over $20,000. That new-car smell sure is an expensive air freshener. FOLLOW DAILY NEWS AUTOS ON FACEBOOK. 'LIKE' US HERE. Of course, there are other reasons to buy a new car. At the same time, it makes plenty of sense to buy a used car, and not something vintage like that cool Volkswagen Thing pictured above. We’re talking about lightly used vehicles, the type J.D. Power describes when it claims that in 2015 the average used vehicle was 4.3 years old and had 51,554 miles on the odometer. First up … [Read more...] about 6 Smart Reasons Why You Should Buy a Used Car
Looking for a used car or even a used bike? You’re in luck, as the Auto Selection Used Car CNY Sales Event is happening this weekend at Auto Selection Glenmarie! This event is brought to you by Auto Selection, the preferred used car dealer under Sime Darby Motors. Choose from a vast selection of used cars from various brands, including Hyundai, Jaguar, Land Rover, Ford and many others. On top of that, you can also trade in your existing cars or bikes and find the right financing for your next vehicle. Drop by this weekend and be worry-free as you explore a wide range of quality used cars and bikes at unbeatable prices! So, what are you waiting for? Bring your friends and family over to the Auto Selection Used Car CNY Sales Event at Auto Selection from March 2 to 4, from 9am to 6pm. For more details, call Auto Selection Glenmarie at 019-3801623, or Auto Selection Kuala Lumpur at 019-2146609. You can also visit the official Auto Selection Facebook page. … [Read more...] about AD: Auto Selection Used Car CNY Sales Event – used cars and bikes at unbeatable prices this weekend!
The UK used car market remained buoyant in 2017, with a decline of just 1.1% across the year and 8.1 million cars changing hands. The apparent stability across the year was marred by a sharp 5.1% decline in the fourth quarter, in line with the 5.7% decline in new car sales across the year. The fourth-quarter results could be a forecast of things to come; the used car market is usually a few months behind the new market in responding to trends and changes. Automotive analyst Cap HPI recorded a drop in used car values of 1.1% in December, indicating greater stability in the market; values declined by 1.6% the previous December. Cap HPI Black Book senior editor James Dower said: “Historically, used car activity starts to improve after the Christmas period and values begin to strengthen. The used car market is likely to increase in volume due to the historic levels of new car registrations but, with the decline in new car … [Read more...] about Used car market remains strong as uncertainty looms
In its consultation meeting on January 18, the GST Council revised the prevailing rates on trade of used cars, which fell in the highest 28 percent tax slab and had almost derailed the organised pre-owned car industry in the country over the past six months.With implementation of the GST regime in India since July 2017, trade of used cars had been kept in the highest 28 percent (excluding cess) tax slab, similar to the tax levied on new cars. This effectively meant exponential rise in the amount of tax payable by registered dealers on used car sales as compared to the pre-GST scenario, where the tax stood significantly low and varied between 1-5 percent for most states and in some cases like Delhi, a 12.5 percent VAT was applicable on the difference between a dealer's cost of procuring (buying price - BP) of a second hand car and the invoiced selling price (SP) to its new customer.Along with the applicable tax being low, the methodology also differed from state to state … [Read more...] about 28 percent GST on used car trade slashed to less than half
Was it really 22 months ago that I first encountered the fleet-customers-only 2016 Chevrolet Malibu? Indeed it was — and although the rental companies were quick to take advantage of what was presumably an absolutely massive discount on the General’s leftovers, they have not been in a hurry to release their inventory of these cars into the auction lanes.That’s particularly true in the case of our local National Car Rental franchisee, which is actually a Chevrolet dealer in disguise. Which explains why Danger Girl’s final car rental of the year turned out to be a rather well-worn and thoroughly undistinguished example of the fleet-spec ‘Bu LTZ.Why review this car yet again? Simple. You’d never guess it, but my review of the rental-spec Chevrolet Captiva turned out to be one of the biggest articles in TTAC history. A lot of people who were looking at ex-rental Captivas in the used market ended up reading it and (one hopes) learning something about the … [Read more...] about 2016 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ Rental Review – Your Next Used Car?
If you think Lamborghini Gallardos are crazy, you want to meet their owners. Like the lurid shades many of the cars are famously painted in, there’s not a shrinking violet among them. See Lamborghini Gallardo for sale on PistonHeads The model attracts all sorts, from the track-day hero who roasts the car’s brakes to the vinyl fetishist who wraps it in ‘chrome’. It’s why you need to be extra vigilant when buying one, especially given how, when that bull mascot hoves into view, the heart can take over the head.A more sensible soul might pop to a Porsche showroom for that most rational of supercars, a 911 – a 2013- reg S PDK with barely 10,000 miles on the clock is yours for £75,000. The same money will just about buy the rare and sought-after manual Gallardo coupé, but it’ll be nine years older than the Porsche, have covered 32,000 miles and be powered by the less well regarded 493bhp 5.0-litre V10, not the much-improved … [Read more...] about Used car buying guide: Lamborghini Gallardo