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  • Mark Wahlberg [via SocialiteLife]

    From music to modeling to burger joints and now to car dealerships, Mark Wahlberg is on the move. The 47-year-old celebrity announced Friday he will open a Chevrolet dealership in Columbus, Ohio. The dealership will be a partnership with his current business partner Jay Feldman, who owns a handful of dealerships in Michigan. The dealer, formerly called Bobby Layman Chevrolet, will wear the actor's name: Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet. "I am continuously looking for ways to innovate my brand and engage in businesses I am passionate about," Wahlberg said in a statement. "I love cars and the chance to...

  • 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody first drive
    Learn how dealers use eBay as loophole for Dodge Demon markups

    If there's a will, there's a way, we suppose. Dealerships have found a way around Dodge's price-gouging prevention plan for the 2018 Challenger SRT Demon, and it still ensures cars aren't sold with enormous markups: auctions. No, dealers aren't auctioning off the cars themselves, but they're using...

  • 2011 Saab 9-5
    Saab Dealer Slashes Prices, Launches Ad Blitz To Dump Remaining Cars

    Saab dealers must be feeling like the dependent partner in an on-off relationship right now. For years they've had the on-again off-again joy and tragedy each time the ailing carmaker has closed, and then been bailed out. With Saab finally gone (...or is it?...), dealerships around the world are...

  • 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
    Ford Backing Lincoln With $1 Billion Investment: Report

    We know Lincoln is planning to launch seven refreshed or completely new models between now and 2014, the first of which is expected to be the redesigned MKZ sedan due late next year, but achieving such a feat is no easy task. We’ve already seen Ford establish a crack team of 85 staff to sort...

  • Jennifer Aniston on The View
    Jennifer Aniston, The Accidental Honda Spokesmodel

    Jennifer Aniston dropped by The View several days ago, and the interweb has been in a minor tizzy every since. Not because of anything she said, of course; Aniston isnt' exactly the kind to raise eyebrows with wacko pronouncements. (You want that, you book Jennifer Love Hewitt. Even better...

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    Acura Latest To Use Apple iPad For Promoting Cars

    The Apple iPad has become an intriguing accessory for cars, especially in marketing them. The Hyundai Equus comes with one containing its owners' manual, and both BMW and Mercedes-Benz have shown innovative ways of attaching the handy device in the car. Now Acura is joining the band of luxury...

  • 2010 Mercedes-Benz S Class 4-door Sedan 3.5L V6 Hybrid RWD Angular Front Exterior View

    According to Mercedes-Benz dealer sources, news that the automaker is considering an all-hybrid lineup for its next-generation S-Class is true. A Mercedes-Benz spokesman admitted to MotorAuthority.com last week that an all-hybrid S-Class lineup was under serious consideration, though nothing had been confirmed. The reasoning is because of toughening fuel economy and emissions regulations coming into action across the globe. There’s also the matter that Mercedes-Benz wants to use its S-Class as a showcase of its future technologies and hybrids are one such technology that will be prevalent...

  • Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi
    In An Alternate Universe, Snooki Helps Car Dealership Help Haiti

    So here's the deal: everyone's least favorite pudgy munchkin (not to be confused with Tila Tequila, who is many things, but not pudgy) somehow landed an appearance at a used car dealership in Easton, Pennsylvania over the weekend. Yes, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi was stationed at Star’s Pre-Owned...

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    GM to close 42% of Canadian dealer network

    The symptoms of America's ailing carmakers don't recognize borders, and no nation is more keenly aware of that fact than Canada. That's doubly true after today's announcement of General Motors' planned closure of 42% of the company's Canadian dealerships. In all about 300 dealers will be shuttered...

  • Fiat and Chrysler logos
    Chrysler dealers fire back at proposed franchise rejections

    Just a couple weeks into the nascent Fiat-Chrysler partnership, trouble is already brewing. The American carmaker's 3,188 dealers, upon hearing that 789 of their number will be let go by June 6, banded together to prepare for a legal fight. The dealers are contesting Chrysler's incredibly short...

  • Dodge Challenger
    Report: Chrysler to offer $1,000 certificates to all existing customers

    As bankruptcy thrashes Chrysler vehicles' resale value the company is pulling out all the stops to keep sales up until it can emerge and join forces with Fiat. To help get feet on the floors of its remaining dealerships, the company is now reportedly getting ready to send out $1,000 certificates...

  • Appropriately numbered Aston Martin DBS badge
    New York Aston Martin dealer facing corporate espionage charges against rival Ferrari dealer

    Espionage isn't just restricted to the James Bond and John Le Carre figures of the world - we already saw industrial espionage taint the image of Formula 1 a couple of years ago with two Ferrari F1 employees being handed jail sentences in the matter. In a strange twist of events, this time Ferrari...

  • Saturn logo

    News that makes or breaks a carmaker's future isn't typically found in Danbury, Connecticut, but these aren't typical times. Saturn's Franchise Operations Team (FOT), a group of eight dealers, has a task force being led by Todd Ingersoll of Saturn of Danbury, and Ingersoll is saying that Saturn will live on. "In the next three weeks, we will announce a long-term partnership that will provide Saturn with world-class cars," Ingersoll told the Danbury News Times. "Saturn is a brand that is beloved by consumers. We wanted to find another company that sees value in the brand. We think we've done...

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    Roll your own 2010 Camaro

    General Motors has its hands full building out the first 14,000 pre-ordered Camaros for the next several months, but if just have to have that new muscle car and you aren't one of the lucky horde, don't despair. Chevrolet has a site just for you. The online build process is simple - pick one of the...

  • GM's troubled Saturn brand is emblematic of the struggle with inventory
    GM dealers not ordering new cars due to uncertain brand futures

    In what is set to become a terrible domino effect, lagging demand for new cars and an uncertain future at Hummer, Saturn and Saab dealerships is leading to an inventory pile up. That, in turn, means dealers are ordering no new cars, driving General Motors' production schedule even further out of...

  • 2009 Opel Insignia
    Merkel reluctant to help Opel, but dealers rallying to buy stake

    General Motors, like a lot of other carmakers, is having a tough time lately - some might say tougher than most. Opel, GM's German subsidiary, and Vauxhall, Opel's UK-based doppelganger, are taking it on the chin as well. Today German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the government would be...

  • Nissan grille and logo
    Nissan dealers to skip Detroit show at company's request

    Industry cutbacks, especially in the areas of advertising and marketing, are taking more and more visible forms as carmakers such as Nissan decide to skip major shows such as the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. Previously, though the company itself had decided to pull out of the show, local Detroit-area...

  • Nissan grille and logo
    Nissan dealers to fill corporate shoes at Detroit Auto Show

    Despite Nissan's widely-publicized withdrawal from the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, a cadre of local dealers will bring cars to exhibit in the hopes of boosting sales. The typical car-show role of flaunting new wares was abandoned this year by the corporate decision makers as a money-saving measure...

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