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Americans Concerned About Interest Rate Hikes, Mark Volatility, Survey Shows

Thanks to a rocky start in global financial markets and uncertainty regarding future interest rate hikes, Americans believe there is a 36% chance the U.S. economy will slip into a recession this year, a new survey shows.

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Vehicle Reliability a Growing a Concern for Car Buyers, J.D. Power Finds

The J.D.Power 2016 U.S. Auto Avoider Study examined the reasons consumers purchased, rejected and avoided models in the marketplace during 2015. According to the survey, vehicle reliability has become a top consideration.

Connection Commerce

The editor goes one-on-one with MakeMyDeal founder Mike Burgiss, who says his company is making progress in its drive to connect car buyers to dealers online. Can he do the same for F&I?

Cashing In

If converting cash customers to finance is your strategy for staying in the game, then keep reading. The F&I professor drops some knowledge on why cash can be king in the F&I office.

Older Car Buyers More Important to Industry, Study Says

The University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute found middle-aged car buyers were 15 times more likely to buy new vehicles than 18-to-24-year-olds.

Number of Carless Americans on the Rise

Last year, more American households went without a car. It’s a trend that started in 2007, and one that could make fleet sales even more important in the future.

CNW: Americans Looking to Spend More on Cars

Used-car buyers are looking to spend 3 percent more than in the previous survey, and new-car shoppers are expected to spend 2.9 percent more.

Study IDs Top Reasons Consumers Leave Without Buying

The top reason customers leave without buying, according to a survey conducted by CAR-Research XRM, is they may still be shopping. ‘Price’ and ‘Financial’ round out the Top 3 reasons consumers leave without buying.