Friday, 28 December 2012

15 Most Popular Used Models in November

When it comes to the used models getting the most looks from online shoppers, some familiar names were at the top of the list.

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Friday, 21 December 2012

New-Vehicle Sales Soar in November; Used Prices Remain Stable

Looking back at November, Canadian new-vehicle sales numbers soared, while used prices continued to rise.

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Friday, 14 December 2012

Fuel Regulations and Potential Effects on Industry & Consumers

Canada is following the lead of the U.S. and rolling out a set of environmentally friendly rules that aim to cut greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light trucks...

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Friday, 7 December 2012

Number of Sandy-Damaged Vehicles Continues to Rise

As insurance claims continue to stream in, estimates for the number of vehicles damaged by Hurricane Sandy continue to rise...

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Friday, 30 November 2012

Site Reveals List of Cars So Hot, They Are Out of Stock

With new-vehicle sales expected to hit their highest level in five years, it has left some automakers "virtually out of stock" of some hot-selling vehicles.....

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Monday, 26 November 2012

Motor Trend Names 2013 Car of the Year

For the first time in the 64-year history of the award, a vehicle not powered by an internal combustion engine has been selected as the Motor Trend Car of the Year.

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Friday, 16 November 2012

Insurance at Top of Dealers' Worries in Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

For the state that has been wracked by two sweeping storms in the past 14 months - first Hurricane Irene in 2011 and the more recent Superstorm Sandy - many dealers are still struggling to get back on their feet; assessing damage from October's storm and working through insurance claims at a quick clip.

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Friday, 9 November 2012

Used-Car Imports Lean Heavily Toward Later Model-Years

More often than not, the used vehicles flowing into Canada are relatively new, a study from DesRosiers Automotive Consultants has found...

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Friday, 2 November 2012

Japanese OEMs Sweep Consumer Reports? Reliability Ratings

Toyota brands including Lexus and Scion swept the top spots in Consumer Reports' 2012 Auto Reliability Survey.

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Friday, 26 October 2012

11 Models in Running for Canadian Automotive Jury's Best of the Best Award

Reflecting the wide variety of choices Canadian new-vehicle buyers have, the fourth annual Canadian Automotive Jury's Best of the Best finalists cover several segments, including sedans, coupes, hatchbacks, SUVs, crossovers and sports and performance models. 

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Friday, 19 October 2012 Highlights Most Popular Q3 Vehicle Searches

As a survey by another firm showed what factor takes top priority when Canadians are shopping for vehicles

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Friday, 12 October 2012

DesRosiers Examines Vehicle Age Trends

DesRosiers Automotive Consultants released a report Thursday morning detailing statistics on Canadian light-vehicle registrations.

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Friday, 5 October 2012

TrueCar: September Transaction Prices Rise as Incentives Continue to Fall

Consumers are apparently willing to spend more on the lots, and it isn't because of impressive dealer and incentives, which are declining as fall gets underway, according to

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Friday, 28 September 2012

Edmunds Offers Take on Monthly Used Sales; Chrysler to Notch Best New Market Share in Year

September draws to a close this weekend, ending what appears to have been a rather solid month for used-vehicle sales, according to

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Friday, 21 September 2012

Canadian Wholesale Prices Up Modestly in August

August was a month of modest wholesale price growth in Canada, according to analysis on the latest ADESA Canada Used Vehicle Price Index.

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Friday, 14 September 2012

NADA UCG: Demand for Used Still Solid

Modestly softer demand in recent months is not an indication that consumers are no longer hungry for used vehicles, according to NADA Used Car Guide. It's quite the contrary.

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Friday, 7 September 2012

Private-Party Sales Lead Used-Car Surge

Private-party sales showed the greatest increase, franchised dealers increased used sales by more than 3 percent and independents saw their used sales fall 6.6 percent.

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Friday, 31 August 2012

Vehicle Maintenance in Canada

DesRosiers Automotive Consultants released data this morning on vehicle maintenance in Canada.

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Friday, 24 August 2012 Rolls Out Enhanced iOS app

iPhone and iPad users can shop for cars even easier now, thanks to an upgrade announcement by

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Friday, 17 August 2012

While Down Recently, Used Values Remain Quite Strong

Used-vehicle values have come down a bit lately, but that shouldn't be seen as prices being soft. It's quite the opposite, actually.

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Friday, 10 August 2012

LMC Auto: New-Vehicle Sales to Slow in Second Half

After a strong first half of the year - including double-digit sales growth in the U.S. - the North American new-vehicle market will likely see some cooling during the rest of the year, according to LMC Automotive.

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Friday, 27 July 2012

Consumers Holding Onto Rides Longer, Looking Toward Late-Model Used Vehicles for Next Purchase

If the results of's latest survey are any indication, gone are the days when consumers held onto a car for a couple of years before succumbing to the new-vehicle itch once again...

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Friday, 20 July 2012

2 Takes on Canada's Used-Car Price Movement in June

ADESA Canada and RVI Group both released their respective Canadian used-vehicle value indices for June this week, both of which moved up modestly from May.

Friday, 13 July 2012

Automakers Notch First-Half Gains in Canadian CPO Sales

Volvo Canada's certified pre-owned sales for June dipped slightly from the same month of 2011, but the automaker closed the first half of the year ahead more than 23 percent of the year-ago period and still expects to see double-digit full-year growth.

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Thursday, 5 July 2012

Lease & Fleet Supply Trends Push Canadian Residuals Higher

In what is described as a “hot” used-vehicle market, Canadian residual values have been on the upswing the past few years...

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Friday, 29 June 2012

NADA Used Car Guide Predicts Used Luxury Price Hike

Though not expected to show as steep of an uptick as the overall used market, the prices of luxury used vehicles will likely climb nearly 2 percent this year, according to NADA Used Car Guide senior analyst Jonathan Banks.

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Monday, 25 June 2012

Ontario Man Gets More Than $62K in Penalties, Probation in Curbsiding Case

A Windsor, Ontario man pleaded guilty to two counts of charges involving illegal car sales earlier this week and will have to shell out $62,500 along with taking a year of probation.

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Friday, 15 June 2012

Total Car Score Releases 2012 Top 10 Brands List; Competition Tight Between OEMs

Total Car Score on Tuesday announced its Top Scoring Manufacturers of 2012 and the numbers are close, with less than three points separating the first and tenth-ranked OEMs.

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Friday, 8 June 2012

Truck Interest Highlights May Activity at

A Google Analytics report on May search activity at determined Canadian consumers took a great interest in trucks last month...

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Friday, 1 June 2012

Used-Car Prices Set to See First Decline This Year

In some perhaps surprising news for the industry, after prices for used cars saw double-digit gains from January through May, NADA Used Car Guide reported today that rates are expected to hit the brakes come June.

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Friday, 25 May 2012

Popular Japanese Models Highlight KBB's Q1 Used Shopping Traffic Figures

If used-car managers wanted more confirmation that a quartet of Japanese sedans are in demand, first-quarter shopping traffic trends on Kelley Blue Book's website could provide more clarity....

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Friday, 11 May 2012

European Brand Notches Best Canadian CPO Sales Month Ever

Based on what automakers have shared with Auto Remarketing Canada, certified pre-owned sales appeared to be running on all cylinders in Canada during April, particularly for one European brand that notched its strongest month of all time.

Friday, 27 April 2012 Expects Nissan Altima to Usurp Toyota Camry's Title of Best-Selling Sedan has predicted that the 2013 Nissan Altima may surpass the Toyota Camry for a title the latter has held for the past 10 years...

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Friday, 20 April 2012

Small Vehicles Fuel March Wholesale Price Climb

The RVI Group spotted the same wholesale price climb other analysts noticed in March as the RVI Used Car Price Index moved higher both month-over-month and year-over-year...

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Friday, 13 April 2012

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Ford Tops Canadian New-Car Market in March; Chrysler Claims 1Q Lead

The Canadian new-vehicle market climbed nearly 3 percent in March with several brands enjoying record sales...

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Monday, 2 April 2012

Top 10 Rare & Sought-After Used Vehicles

Yahoo Autos recently asked its readers to answer this question: What is the most desired used vehicle that's nearly impossible to find?...

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Friday, 23 March 2012

New-Car Sales On Track for Best March in 5 Years

This month is on track to mark the best March seen for new-car sales in five years.  And as gas prices continue to rise .....

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Friday, 16 March 2012

Canadian Brands Push CPO Sales Forward

After a hearty month to kick off 2012, it appears Canda's certified pre-owned market has continued to build steam...

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Friday, 9 March 2012

Vehicle Production Drives Rebound in Economic Activity

Global vehicle sales continue to strengthen, with volumes, excluding China, advancing six per cent above a year earlier - the strongest gain since February 2011

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Friday, 2 March 2012

ADESA Canada: Strong Start for Wholesale Market in 2012

ADESA Canada spotted a somewhat slower, "steady at best" wholesale market in the first couple weeks of February ? which isn't out of the ordinary ? and then saw upward movement in last two weeks, continuing a relatively strong start to the year.

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Friday, 24 February 2012

Which Dealers Benefited Most from Super Bowl Ads?

In the hours after the Giants notched a Super Bowl win, some car advertisers were seeing consumer interest soar...

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Friday, 17 February 2012

Canadian Black Book Recognizes Models that Maintain Most Value

Canadian Black Book unveiled the 2012 Best Retained Value Awards today and dominating this year’s honors were Japanese brands, particularly Toyota and Lexus.

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Friday, 10 February 2012

KBB Reveals Total Cost of Ownership Winners

Kelley Blue Book unveiled the winners of its inaugural Total Cost of Ownership Award program on Wednesday.

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Friday, 3 February 2012

Do Women Really Ask Tougher Questions When Vehicle Shopping than Men?

Women are asking dealers some tough questions when hitting the lots and showrooms to shop for a new vehicle, according to

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Friday, 27 January 2012

U.S. News Releases 2012 Best Cars for the Money Awards

Covering models in 23 different vehicle segments, U.S. News Best Cars recently highlighted its 2012 Best Cars for the Money Awards.

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Friday, 20 January 2012

BMW to Invest $900M in South Carolina Assembly Plant

BMW is expanding its X-model line and is building the new X4 at the Spartanburg plant, said Frank-Peter Arndt, who is the BMW Group board member responsible for production.

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Friday, 13 January 2012

USA Today Culls Out Top Five Worst Sellers of 2011

Elaborating on Autoblog's list of the 10 biggest sales dogs of the year, the staff at USA Today culled out the five worst-selling cars of the year.

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Friday, 6 January 2012

Foreign and Domestic OEMs Predicted to Wage 'Battle' in 2012

Just a few years ago the nation watched as Chrysler and General Motors struggled to survive, while Ford appeared to leverage itself to the hilt to stick it out.

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