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US car sales recover: Americans are buying cars again

“When you look back to where we were in March and how dismal things looked, it’s incredible how strong the year ended,” said Michelle Krebs, senior analyst at AutoTrader.

GM made the announcement Tuesday alongside a release of its own fourth-quarter sales figures.

It doesn’t mean that auto sales are all the way back: Fleet sales, which typically make up about 20% of overall US sales, are still way off, GM said. That’s especially true for sales to rental car companies, which account for roughly half of fleet sales.
At GM (GM) specifically, fourth-quarter sales were up nearly 5% from a year ago — but it’s not a fair comparison, as GM’s fourth quarter 2019 sales were impacted by a prolonged strike at the automaker. GM’s full-year sales were down about 12% from 2019.
But Toyota (TM) also reported US quarterly sales rose 9% compared
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Tips and tricks for buying a used Peloton bike

The pandemic has not only forced people to rethink their working routines but also where to exercise. Social distancing protocols and mask-wearing ruled out going to the gym for many.

Through these trying times, Peloton’s exercise equipment became all the rage. And where demand is greater than the supply, it can be rather tough to get your hands on a Peloton Bike right now. Tap or click for fitness gadgets you can pick up right now.

With a starting price tag of $1,895 for the Basic package and an eight-week delivery period, people are now looking at buying second-hand bikes instead. Looking at local classified ads is a good starting place, but there are some things that you need to consider.

Where to start the Peloton search

There are plenty of online resources that you can tap into to buy a used bike. But the most convenient way is local

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How to bring the e-commerce buying experience into the store

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted almost every facet of our lives and created havoc across multiple industries. One of the industries that have been impacted probably more than others is the automotive industry. What comes to mind when you think about car buying? Car salesman? Negotiations? Feeling like you got a bad deal in the end even if you did get a good deal? Huge car lots with lots of flags and giant dinosaurs? For the most part, many people do not consider the car buying experience as one of the positive moments in life, ever!

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The instore buying experience should adopt some of the e-commerce buying practices – personalized, targeted and relevant to the buyer’s needs and jobs to be done. 

Compare that with the experiences most people get today with your average e-commerce buying experience. It’s personalized, it’s targeted, it’s intuitive — and puts the control of the

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Buying a Car That Comes from Canada Sounds Fun, Until There’s a Recall

From Car and Driver

  • Local TV station KEYT in California helped the owner of a Mercedes C63 AMG S, which originated in Canada, get needed recall work done.
  • At first, the owner was told the dealer wouldn’t touch the recall work, since the car has a Canadian VIN, and that he should take it to Canada for service.
  • The Mercedes dealer did update the car’s software in the end, but this dilemma points out that gray-market vehicles can cause their owners some red tape.

Importing a car means bringing roughly equal amounts of excitement and challenge across the border. When the car in question is a Canadian 2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG S, or any other car that originated in Canada and is being brought into the United States, it might come with enough automotive cooties that your local dealer may be hesitant to work on it.

That’s what happened

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