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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata: 3 Things You Need to Know | News

2019 Mazda Miata; Manufacturer images When Mazda went back to the basics on its fourth-generation MX-5 Miata, we deemed it a mighty fine, if modestly powered, effort. It appears Mazda wants to address said power, among other changes, with a host of updates on the 2019 MX-5 — a car that marks four model years into the current generation and ...

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Hubert Vester group replaces a ‘Frankensteined’ CRM system

After years of adding third-party components piece by piece to an old customer relationship management system, Chris Vester reached an inescapable conclusion. The system — used by Hubert Vester Auto Group’s five dealerships in eastern North Carolina — had been, in a word, Frankensteined. Like Gothic-author Mary Shelley’s legendary creature, which was sewn together from disparate body parts, the system ...

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Nissan Tweaks 2019 370Z Models, Prices Carry Over | News

<meta itemprop=”width” content=”1170″> <meta itemprop=”height” content=”1170″> 2019 Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition Manufacturer image For 2019, Nissan has slightly updated its three 370Z models — including the coupe, NISMO coupe and roadster — with minor feature additions and a couple of new colors added to the mix. The best part? Starting prices for each of the models is unchanged for the ...

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Mahle focuses attention on U.S. aftermarket

The German powertrain supplier Mahle GmbH is putting more emphasis on selling its parts in the U.S. aftermarket with a rebranding strategy and a new name: Mahle Performance. Until now, the supplier’s Mahle Aftermarket unit was selling the company’s performance piston rings under the brand Mahle Original Performance. Ted Hughes, Mahle Aftermarket’s head of marketing, said it was “kind of ...

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2018 Chevrolet Tahoe – Our Review

When you need three rows of seating, your options are pretty limited. Yes, you can go for a minivan, but what if you have a heavy load or need to do some light towing? Some try to sway shoppers away from full-size SUVs with thirsty V-8s (or twin-turbo V-6s), but they serve an audience that typically needs their size ...

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2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback First Drive Video: Much-Needed Changes | News

The reason that we can say that the all-new 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback is “all-new” is because it really doesn’t share anything in common with the Corolla sedan that’s currently on sale here in the U.S. The Corolla Hatchback is based on the European version of the car, which Toyota calls the Auris. It rides on a brand-new platform — ...

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U.S. market settles into a comfort zone

Sales of Jeep’s new JL Wrangler, shown, combined with those of the outgoing JK Wrangler to help lift the April total for FCA US 4.5 percent. Light trucks stayed hot in April, accounting for an estimated 68.6 percent of sales. Thanks to a shortened sales month, higher interest rates and attractive off-lease SUVs bleeding away new-vehicle sales, the asterisk era ...

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Ample interiors coming for future Nissan EVs

Nissan’s IMx Concept crossover BEIJING — Making electric vehicles stand out in the crowd wasn’t so difficult when Nissan Motor Co. created its Leaf hatchback a decade ago. That car could afford quirky looks that set it apart. But as Nissan embarks on a new EV product blitz with eight planned models and a target of selling 1 million electrified ...

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New Ford F-150 Diesel Still Tops What’s New This Week on PickupTrucks.com | News

<meta itemprop=”width” content=”1170″> <meta itemprop=”height” content=”1170″> 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel Cars.com photo by Aaron Bragman New on sister site PickupTrucks.com this week: Does the baby Power Stroke have the power? What will GM’s decision to stop publicly releasing monthly sales data mean? Which trucks are the best deals for commercial fleets? Related: Pickup Truck News Does Ford’s New Diesel Have ...

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A car salesperson to the rescue?

Jordan Turner is back at O’Brien Kia in Bloomington, Ill., after collapsing on the job in October. Oct. 19, 2017, was a scary day for O’Brien Kia of Bloomington, Ill. Jordan Turner, a porter at the dealership, was getting a car ready for delivery when he went into cardiac arrest and collapsed. Employees, one a volunteer firefighter and the other ...

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Honda Fits One More Feature into 2019 Honda Fit for Same Price | News

<meta itemprop=”width” content=”1170″> <meta itemprop=”height” content=”1170″> 2019 Honda Fit Manufacturer image The 2019 Honda Fit is arriving at dealerships next week, and Honda has managed to squeeze in an additional safety feature without increasing the price. Fit models with Honda Sensing — Honda’s suite of safety features that includes lane keep assist, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control and forward collision ...

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2018 Volkswagen Golf Video Review | News

Full disclosure: I’ve been an auto journalist for 15 years and through the years, the Volkswagen Golf and GTI have consistently been favorites for their blend of peppy road manners, hatchback practicality and bottom-line accessibility. And it’s not just me. Cars.com editors have given them plenty of awards over the years, from the GTI’s victory in our 2015 Cheap Speed ...

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