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  • The Most Reliable Cars in the US: the 15 Cars Americans Keep the Longest Before Trading in...

    01/14/2018 2:38:46 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 261 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | January 14, 2018 | Emily Crane
    Toyota HighlanderToyota TundraToyota SiennaToyota PriusToyota RAV4Honda OdysseyToyota SequoiaToyota TacomaHonda CR-VToyota AvalonAcura MDXToyota CamrySubaru ForesterNissan FrontierVolkswagen Golf
  • The secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook

    12/23/2017 8:20:02 PM PST · by Rabin · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | December 15, 2011 | Josh Meyer
    PART I A GLOBAL THREAT EMERGES How Hezbollah turned to trafficking cocaine and laundering money through used cars to finance its expansion.
  • Awans involved in Hezbollah Drug/Vehicle Smuggling..?

    12/19/2017 4:22:13 PM PST · by gaijin · 138 replies
    Twitter ^ | Dec. 19th 2017 | Imperator_Rex
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  • CONSUMER WISE: How to spot a flood damaged vehicle

    09/19/2017 9:50:29 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 38 replies
    baynews9.com ^ | September 19, 2017 | Angie Moreschi
    "After major hurricanes like Irma and Harvey, consumers looking to buy a used car need to beware of flood-damaged vehicles.It's estimated more than a half-million will hit the market in coming months.( emphasis mine) "There is a racket out there where people will buy these cars cheap from the auction, re-do them, and then try to pass them off as a reliable clean car," Toyota of Tampa Bay Service Director Gregg Willard said. "As a dealer, I'm very worried, so as a consumer, you should definitely be worried." Signs of Trouble Inside "Trust your nose," Willard said. "If you smell...
  • A Great Time to Buy Used… But Not Because They’re Cheap

    05/29/2017 3:47:21 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 49 replies
    American Spectator ^ | May 24, 2017
    <p>But it’s not just it’s a great time to buy a used car as far as the deal you’ll get.</p>
  • U.S. used-car glut is a dealer’s dream, automakers’ nightmare

    05/14/2017 7:24:40 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12 May 2017 | Nick Carey
    Three years ago if a customer walked onto Dan Reel's used car lot seeking a late-model off-lease Ford Escape, his answer was short: tough luck. The supply of lightly-used cars and trucks was tight because automakers had drastically cut back on bargain leases during and after the Great Recession. Recently, though, a computer search for available used vehicles within 150 miles of Reel revealed an eye-popping figure: 668 Escapes. That's enough to put more than 40 percent of the inhabitants of this small northeastern Ohio town, population 1,600, into the popular crossover. A search for the Chevrolet Equinox, a comparable...
  • U.S. used-car glut is a dealer’s dream, automakers’ nightmare

    05/14/2017 10:23:23 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 65 replies
    Three years ago if a customer walked onto Dan Reel's used car lot seeking a late-model off-lease Ford Escape, his answer was short: tough luck. The supply of lightly-used cars and trucks was tight because automakers had drastically cut back on bargain leases during and after the Great Recession. Recently, though, a computer search for available used vehicles within 150 miles of Reel revealed an eye-popping figure: 668 Escapes. That's enough to put more than 40 percent of the inhabitants of this small northeastern Ohio town, population 1,600, into the popular crossover. A search for the Chevrolet Equinox, a comparable...
  • U.S. auto sales surge in August 2014 to month's highest level in years

    09/03/2014 8:23:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/03/2014 | By JERRY HIRSCH
    <p>Auto sales rose to their highest August levels in about a decade based on the early reports from automakers Wednesday.</p> <p>Chrysler, Ford, Toyota and Nissan all posted gains while General Motors saw sales slip.</p> <p>Automakers sold about 1.6 million vehicles in the U.S. in August, an increase of about 3% from the same period a year earlier, according to initial industry estimates released Wednesday.</p>
  • Subprime woes are back: This time in used cars

    07/20/2014 7:19:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    CNBC / The New York Times ^ | July 20, 2014 | Jessica Silver-Greenberg and Michael Corkery
    Rodney Durham stopped working in 1991, declared bankruptcy and lives on Social Security. Nonetheless, Wells Fargo lent him $15,197 to buy a used Mitsubishi sedan. ''I am not sure how I got the loan,'' Mr. Durham, age 60, said. Mr. Durham's application said that he made $35,000 as a technician at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton, N.Y., according to a copy of the loan document. But he says he told the dealer he hadn't worked at the hospital for more than three decades. Now, after months of Wells Fargo pressing him over missed payments, the bank has repossessed his car. This...
  • Stripper cars going extinct? Blame the seven-year loan

    06/21/2014 10:04:44 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 226 replies
    Motoramic/yahoo ^ | 6-30-14 | Steven Lang
    The days when a bare-bones "stripper" car came with vinyl seats, rubber floor mats and no air conditioning are long gone. Today, convenience and cold air come standard for all models, along with a long list of niceties that were once the sole domain of the loaded vehicle. A base Chevy Spark, as one example, offers aluminum wheels, ten standard airbags, power windows — even six months of OnStar service, in case you lock your keys in the car. On the surface, the new car market is offering better values than ever. There is just one small problem with nearly...
  • Need advice on buying a used car (2012 Hyundai Accent)

    04/16/2014 7:04:10 PM PDT · by Kolath · 73 replies
    kolath ^ | 04/16/2014 | kolath
    I'm looking to buy a new vehicle after my old one (2005 Hyundai Accent) hit the 110000 mile mark. I've nicked-named it the "old gray mare" I'll be going to the same Hyundai dealer who sold me the previous Accent. I'm looking at a 2012 Accent which was a lease and it only has 6176 miles on it. Auto Check is "clean" and it's Hyundai "Certified Pre-Owned" (and under it's original warranty). Any advice you can offer to make this a smooth transaction, save some money, and avoid pitfalls? FYI: I'm already pre-approved by my local credit union (helps to...
  • Albuquerque Car Dealer To Pay $2 Million Settlement Over Alleged Sexual Harassment Of Men

    04/01/2014 9:49:20 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 22 replies
    kwrg.org ^ | 4-1-2014 | KRWG News And Partners
    An Albuquerque automobile dealership is agreeing to pay $2 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that dozens of male employees were subjected to same-sex sexual harassment and retaliation. A consent decree filed Thursday in federal court settles a 2011 suit filed by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Pitre (PEE'-tree) Inc., which does business as Pitre Buick. The suit alleged that managers subjected employees to sexual harassment that included solicitations for sex and grabbing. It also alleged that Pitre retaliated against workers who objected.
  • A car dealer’s scientific guide to the 10 worst used vehicles

    01/19/2014 10:57:43 AM PST · by cicero2k · 101 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/17/2014 | Yahoo
    Quality is something we all want when it comes to cars, especially older used ones. But how do we get it? I have been studying this question in one form or another for nearly 14 years now. I began my automotive career as a car dealer, buying and selling hundreds of vehicles a year. As time went on, I became an auto auctioneer, a remarketing manager and a part-owner of a wholesale auto auction.
  • 5 Cars You Might As Well Buy New Instead of Used

    05/30/2013 12:49:52 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 54 replies
    Yahoo/The Street ^ | 05/30/2013 | Jerry Kronenberg
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The U.S. used-car market is facing big supply shortages and unusually high prices these days, so consumers might as well buy certain models new instead of used, since there's little difference in price. "We're in a bit of a strange situation right now in that there simply isn't a lot of used-car inventory out there," says Eric Lyman of market tracker TrueCar.com. Dealers have few used cars to sell because not many people bought or leased new vehicles during the 2008-10 economic meltdown, so there's a dearth of 3- to 5-year-old automobiles entering the resale market...
  • Treasury Identifies Kassem Rmeiti & Co. for Exchange and Halawi Exchange Co. ...

    04/24/2013 11:05:11 PM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies
    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY ^ | April 23, 2013 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl1908.aspx Treasury Identifies Kassem Rmeiti & Co. for Exchange and Halawi Exchange Co. as Financial Institutions of “Primary Money Laundering Concern” 4/23/2013 In First Use of Section 311 Against a Non-Bank Financial Institution, Treasury Acts to Protect the U.S. Financial System from Foreign Exchange Houses Tied to Global Narcotics and Money Laundering Networks and Hizballah WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today named two Lebanese exchange houses, Kassem Rmeiti & Co. For Exchange (Rmeiti Exchange) and Halawi Exchange Co. (Halawi Exchange), as foreign financial institutions of primary money laundering concern under...
  • Why used cars are scarce - and expensive

    02/22/2013 8:04:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/22/2013 | David Paulin
    Yes, Obama's Cash for Clunkers program is definitely one reason used cars are in increasingly scarce supply-- and much pricier than they used to be. But another reason relates to something liberals despise: "trickle down" economics or, in respect to the increasing scarcity of used cars, the fact that low-income used car buyers do better when wealthier Americans (those who can afford new cars) do better. The reason used cars have gotten increasingly scarce and expensive is the subject of a Wall Street Journal article, "Amid New Car Boom, Used Cars Are Gold." Its observations are illuminating: The shortage of...
  • Japan: Fukushima used cars shunned because of unfounded radiation fears

    07/28/2011 3:31:01 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Fukushima used cars shunned because of unfounded radiation fears FUKUSHIMA -- Customers are avoiding used cars from Fukushima Prefecture because of harmful rumors that the vehicles are radioactively contaminated, and a used car dealers' association plans to seek compensation from Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) for lost sales. Yoshimitsu Nemoto, the 57-year-old owner of "Fukushima auto distribution center," a used car business in the city of Fukushima, describes how radiation fears have hurt his sales. In mid-March, just after the hydrogen explosions at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, he was asked by a man looking to buy a...
  • Used car buying tips

    07/10/2011 10:03:54 AM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 90 replies
    2 day | t1
    Never purchased a used car. Looking at an 07 accord exl, 57000 for 12000 private owner at a garage Price looks in line with vehicle. I know about car fax and will pay to have a Honda dealer look at it but before I get that far; How can a novice tell if the engine is the original and what else should I keep an eye out for? Thanks in advance
  • Is There A Shortage Of Used Cars?

    05/19/2011 9:34:41 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 97 replies
    WHEC-TV Rochester, NY ^ | May 18, 2011 | Ray Levato
    If you've tried to buy a used car recently -- a lot of people are finding it hard to get what they want. There is something of a used car shortage going on. News 10NBC found out there are a number of factors why there are fewer used cars out there. One is -- more people are holding onto their new cars longer but also, there are fewer rental cars coming on the market and fewer people are leasing vehicles so therefore -- fewer of those cars are out there. Joan Kamisch is trading her 2000 Chevy Lumina for a...
  • Tell everyone -- this government has made transportation for the poor nearly impossible

    04/16/2011 9:37:32 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 30 replies
    Common Sense Journal | 16 April 2011 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Tell everyone you know! This government with its "Cash-For-Clunkers" program has deliberately ruined automobile transportation for the poor. Lower middle class and poor individuals nationwide simply can not find reasonably-priced cars to buy in which to transport themselves to perform necessary functions of life, ie: work, school, groceries, healthcare visits, etc. because the cars they can afford are gone. The price of gasoline has skyrocketed and all smaller cars with reasonable gasoline mileage have gone up so high in price the poor can NOT afford to buy them. Some folks are already beginning to ride bicycles to work (really). What...