car buying

  • 2019 Audi Q7

    It's the end of the road for Audi's European delivery option for buyers in the United States. Autoblog first reported last Friday the program came to an end with the conclusion of 2018. Motor Authority reached out to Audi for confirmation on the program's end and a spokesperson told us, "Due to recent changes in the distribution process and the manufacturing of key Audi models outside Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm, Audi AG has decided to end its European Delivery program for U.S. customers at the conclusion of 2018. As our product offerings continue to grow, we’re excited to find new and...

  • 2019 Audi A6 Amazon Go test drives
    Audi partnered with Amazon Go for non-traditional test drives

    Shoppers at the Seattle Amazon Go store were treated to a unique experience on Nov. 9 and 10. Audi partnered with the store to offer test drives of the 2019 A6 sedan, but it was hardly the typical test-drive process. Instead, Audi filled shelves inside the Amazon Go store with key boxes. The boxes...

  • 2017 Audi RS 7
    Buy Bavarian: 2018 Audi RS 7 discounted up to $18,500

    Shoppers who have an eye on a 2018 Audi can take advantage of some serious discounts through the end of November. The 2018 Audi RS 7 tops the list, with up to $18,500 in savings. CarsDirect reported Wednesday that the German luxury brand has issued dealerships "marketing allowance," which is...

  • 2019 Volvo XC40
    Volvo's Netflix-like subscription plan is finally delivering cars

    Volvo announced its car-subscription plan, Care by Volvo, last year, but the service has been held up, frustrating some customers. Now it appears that hold-up has been regulatory in nature. Those issues have mostly been ironed out and subscribers are finally able to take delivery of cars through...

  • Villa in Fairfield, CA has a 100-car garage
    California villa comes with garage space for 100 cars, vineyard

    If you transform an industry, you're likely to earn piles of cash in the process. Willis Johnson did that with the salvage industry when he founded Copart in 1982. That's how he was able to afford this stunning 80-acre estate in Fairfield, California. And it's also why this estate boasts a pair of...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, white
    Working at Taco Bell gets you a $4,385 discount on a Chevy Corvette

    We doubt many regular Taco Bell employees have a Chevrolet Corvette on their car buying list, but if they do, there's a sweet deal to be had. CarsDirect uncovered some of the strangest discounts on new cars, and Taco Bell employees are, for some reason, eligible for GM Supplier Pricing. That means...

  • 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

    In an effort to embrace the ever-changing automotive industry, Porsche announced today its own vehicle subscription service: Porsche Passport. The service offers on-demand access and white-glove delivery to its entire lineup of vehicles for a monthly fee. Just like your smartphone, it will be easier than ever to jump from model-to-model in Porsche's vehicle portfolio. Porsche is far from the first brand to jump into subscription services, but it may have one of the most inclusive ones in existence today. Porsche says the month-to-month subscription program includes vehicle tax and...

  • 2006 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG sold for $3,750
    Someone paid $3,750 for a Mercedes-AMG S65 that once cost $200,000

    Depreciation is the ninth wonder of the world. (Compound interest is the eighth, in case you're wondering.) When it comes to picking out some of the finest automobiles, their high asking prices may not always lead to sky-high residual values. In this case of this 2006 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG, it sold...

  • 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon First Drive
    The Dodge Demon configurator has been unleashed

    You know you want one. How could you not, really? I mean, there's never been a production vehicle capable of making 840 horsepower with a price under $100,000. If you truly want one, you're going to have to navigate ridiculous dealer shenanigans, budget for a near continual flow of tires, and...

  • Rolls-Royce commission suite
    Go inside the Rolls-Royce buying process

    Most of us will never be fortunate enough to experience the Rolls-Royce buying process, but at least the brand is kind enough to show us how it all goes down. In this video, Rolls-Royce's Bespoke Sales Manager for North American and Europe, Nick Osy de Zegwaart, takes viewers inside the company's...

  • 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible
    2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Order Guide Leaked

    The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will enter its second model year with some minor changes, according to a leaked order guide. The guide--via Autoblog--shows that the 2015 Corvette Stingray's biggest mechanical update will be the addition of an eight-speed automatic transmission option, which...

  • wrecked mitsubishi lancer
    When Is A Wreck Not Worth Rescuing?

    Taking on an automotive project vehicle is always an exciting undertaking. Sometimes a car might need a bit of bondo and paint, or it might need a whole lot more attention to make it right. For one automotive enthusiast Redditor, however, it's quite a bit more involved. It's not everyday that...

  • 2013 Buick Verano Turbo

    Buick is fighting hard to overcome its image problem. Once considered a domestic luxury brand for those not quite affluent enough to purchase a Cadillac, in recent decades the Buick name has become synonymous with a mainstream product line and an aging demographic. Five years ago, the average age of its customers was 64, and few were looking to lease cars. Thanks to an innovative program called “Experience Buick,” the automaker’s lease rates are up from 14-percent in early 2012 to 36-percent at the end of last month, while the average age of its customers has fallen to 57...

  • BMW's Brand Store in Paris, among the first to use BMW Genius employees - image: BMW
    BMW Looks To Apple To Improve Customer Service

    If you’re a fan of Apple and its products, chances are good you’ve shopped at an Apple retail store. If you’ve visited an Apple store to look at hardware, or to deal with a technical problem on an Apple product, you’ve probably encountered a product specialist known as an...

  • 2013 Subaru BRZ and 2013 Scion FR-S
    Subaru Allocating 2,000 More BRZs To The U.S.

    If you’re in the market for a new Subaru BRZ, you’ve probably come to the realization that the rear-drive sport coupes are in extremely short supply. With demand outpacing deliveries, U.S. Subaru dealers have been asking for additional inventory since the car went on sale in April...

  • 2014 Jaguar F-Type
    Jaguar Land Rover Pushing Dealers To Dual Brand Model

    Jaguar builds luxury sedans, coupes and convertibles, but no SUVs or crossovers. Land Rover builds luxury SUVs and crossovers, but has no sedans, coupes or convertibles in its current range (and yes, we’re not counting the two-door Evoque and Evoque Convertible concept). That’s becoming...

  • 2013 Lincoln MKZ
    Lincoln Hoping To Lure 'Cultural Progressives' With The 2013 MKZ

    At a time when most automakers are going to extraordinary lengths to target Millennial buyers, luxury brand Lincoln is betting its fortunes on an entirely different demographic, one it’s calling “cultural progressives.” Per Lincoln’s own research, cultural progressives are...

  • 2012 BMW 3-Series sedan
    BMW On Demand USA Offers Renters A Deal On The 328i

    If you’d like to experience the joy of driving a new BMW 328i for a long weekend, BMW On Demand USA has a deal for you: rent the car for a three-day weekend, and the company will kick in a fourth day, free. If that’s not good enough for the savvy bargain hunters among you, BMW On Demand...

  • 2012 Tesla Model S Signature

    By the beginning of December, Tesla Motors will grow it’s retail presence from the current 14 stores in the United States to a total of 24 locations in North America. That’s an impressive amount of expansion in a very short period of time, and all of it is targeted at high-end retail shoppers. The first new store opens today, at the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, New York. Following this, store openings are planned at upscale retail locations in Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; Paramus, New Jersey; Morristown, New Jersey; San Diego, California; Miami Beach, Florida;...

  • 2012 Audi A8 L
    Volkswagen Group Scores Best Total Quality In Latest Strategic Vision Survey

    Lead by the top-scoring Audi A8 Sedan, the Volkswagen Group has taken top honors in the latest Strategic Vision Total Quality Index (TQI) survey. TQI seeks to measure how closely the experience of quality matches a customer’s desire for quality, factoring in numerous variables (such as...

  • 2013 Cadillac XTS
    Cadillac XTS, Subaru BRZ Are June's Fastest Sellers

    In the auto industry, the average length of time that a vehicle sits on a dealer’s lot before finding a buyer is known as Days-To-Turn (DTT). In the month of May, the average for all vehicles was 53 DTT, but for June than number crept just a bit higher to 55 DTT. Some vehicles, however...

  • Audi City, opening in Central London
    Audi Launching New 'Audi City' Retail Concept In London

    When it comes to shopping for a new car, the most enjoyable part of the whole process (for us, anyway) is the test drive. While most of us have learned how to do the dance with car salesmen, we wouldn’t really rate “personal contact” as one of our key reasons for visiting a...

  • Rolls Royce Motor Cars Long Island
    Rolls-Royce's Largest North American Dealership Opens On Long Island

    Given the emphasis that luxury automakers have placed on markets like China, it’s easy to believe that the North American market has been all but abandoned. If the opening of a new flagship Rolls-Royce dealer in Jericho, Long Island is any indication, nothing could be further from the truth...

  • 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth
    2012 Fiat 500 Abarth Officially Sold Out To Dealers

    If you’re on the fence about buying a 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth hot hatch, we’ve got some bad news for you. Unless you can find a dealership with unsold inventory (and good luck with that), you’ll be waiting until the fall to take delivery of a Fiat 500 Abarth, in 2013 model year form...

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