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'Tax-refund season could be a disaster this year'

Cox's chief economist warns dealers to be conservative on inventory next spring as changes to the tax law may significantly reduce refunds in 2019.

Affordability worries put dealers in a gloomy mood

Price pressure, rising interest rates and a shrinking supply of affordable vehicles have auto dealers worrying more about business as they look toward 2019, according to the Cox Automotive Dealer Sentiment Index survey for the fourth quarter.


Florida dealership settles robocall suit for $4.8 million

A Florida store's $4.8 million settlement of a robocalling lawsuit is the latest wake-up call for dealers to remain vigilant about unwanted advertising messages to current and prospective customers.

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Affordability worries put dealers in a gloomy mood

Price pressure, rising interest rates and a shrinking supply of affordable vehicles have auto dealers worrying more about business as they look toward 2019, according to the Cox Automotive Dealer Sentiment Index survey for the fourth quarter.

And with one more race, Hendrick was off

Rick Hendrick may be the ultimate car-guy dealer, and so it seems fitting that he'll receive the National Automotive Dealer Lifetime Achievement Award at the Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance in February.

TrueCar buys retail software company for $27 million

Vehicle-shopping site TrueCar has acquired DealerScience, a provider of digital-retailing software, for $27 million, the companies said Friday. DealerScience's founder will also join TrueCar's executive team effective immediately.

UPDATED: 12/6/18 4:16 pm ET - adds Michigan meeting
Barra pressed by Michigan, Ohio lawmakers to keep plants open

Ohio senators Sherrod Brown and Robert Portman urged GM's CEO to accelerate contract talks with union officials and decisions on where to build new products so the state's Lordstown plant can continue operating.

Dealer anniversaries

Dealers featured this week include Ellen Parsons, president of Kent Parsons Ford in Martinsburg, W.Va., and Fred Parsons, vice president of Kent Parsons Ford; and Paul Tysver, dealer principal of Quality Toyota in Fergus Falls, Minn.

Former Intel head looks to grow and transform CDK's work

Self-proclaimed car guy Brian Krzanich has big plans for CDK, including more interaction with the car buyer and a bigger push into the industry's transition to autonomous driving. "There's huge opportunity for growth in the services and solutions we can provide," he said.


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