Dealer

Trophy Automotive Dealer Group Announces the Launch of Fab Cars, An E-Commerce Platform For Selling and Buying Used Cars

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Trophy Automotive Dealer Group, one of the largest automotive dealer groups in California, has launched an e-commerce platform for buying and selling used cars through the mobile application “Fabcars – Buy and Sell Cars” and online http://fabcars.com. The company also has launched its first location to engage with customers for pick up, test drive and delivery at the city of Carson, California. Fab Cars which stands for Flexible, Affordable and Better or even Fabulous will provide a new and fabulous car experience to customers and an incredible experience with the customer, to be announced very soon.Fab Cars is a new mobile app available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store that will allow customers to browse, buy and sell used cars directly through their mobile phone.By downloading the Fab Cars app, users will enter a digital

Read More

Wichita used-car dealer to pay $21K to settle complaint

A local used-car business and its owner have agreed to pay $20,000 plus more than $1,697 in court costs and other fees to settle a consumer complaint case alleging the company refused to honor implied warranties on their vehicles — including on a Nissan Altima that a repair shop described as a “Fred Flintstone” car too dangerous to drive because of a hole in its undercarriage.

Thomas Bland II and Quality Automotive Group LLC II, 3933 S. Broadway in Wichita, denied wrongdoing but agreed to pay the money to settle a Kansas Consumer Protection Act lawsuit filed by the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office, according to a news release. An attorney for the dealer, Todd Shadid of Klenda Austerman law firm, declined to comment Wednesday.

But Bland told The Eagle he thought the dealership “went above and beyond . . . to go well over what the warranty stated.”

Read More

Remembering Marvin Tamaroff, innovative car dealer and mascot-collector extraordinaire



a close up of a book


© Provided by Hagerty




a close up of a newspaper: Ronnie Schreiber


© Provided by Hagerty
Ronnie Schreiber

Marvin M. Tamaroff passed away this summer, in early July, at the age of 95. The auto industry will remember him as a pioneering dealer who helped shape the way cars and trucks are sold. Car enthusiasts, however, will remember him as the automotive world’s preeminent collector of car mascots and hood ornaments.

Tamaroff didn’t just collect these badges and figurines, either. An early member of the Classic Car Club of America, Tamaroff donated a collection of nearly 700 mascots to the CCCA’s museum within the Gilmore complex in Hickory Corners, a few miles north of Kalamazoo, Michigan, where they are on permanent display.

Tamaroff was born in Detroit in 1925. By the time he graduated from high school, World War II was raging and he went straight into the military. He found himself in combat in Europe by the

Read More

Should You Buy Your Next Car From a Traditional Dealer or Online?

It is possible to save money buying a car at the dealership and on the internet. Keep reading to see where each gets it right.

You know that term “middle of nowhere?” That’s where my husband works.

It is for that reason — and that reason alone — that I agreed to buy a car two years earlier than scheduled. Despite taking good care of it, his 10-year-old vehicle regularly required the automotive version of CPR, and I listen to far too many true crime podcasts to ignore my husband’s (probable) fate should that car break down in the middle of nowhere.

It just so happened that our son and daughter-in-law were car shopping the same week. While we visited a dealer near our home to purchase a new vehicle, they purchased used cars online through Vroom.

Start your journey to financial success with a bang

Get free access to

Read More