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Ford Said to Aim for 35% Cut in Metro Lincoln Outlets
BMW 5 Series, Hyundai Sonata Get Top Score on Revised U.S. Crash Tests
Car Buyers Put Emphasis on Price, Quality
Buick Brand to Get Luxury Compact Car
Penske Auto, Nissan Sign Deal to Sell Smart-Brand Cars in U.S.
Toyota Shows Smart-Grid Technology for its Plug-in Hybrid
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Ford Said to Aim for 35% Cut in Metro Lincoln Outlets

Ford Motor Co. may cut about 35 percent of its metropolitan Lincoln dealerships as the automaker seeks to boost sales at the remaining locations and revive its luxury brand, said a person familiar with the plans. (Read more)
Source: Bloomberg

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BMW 5 Series, Hyundai Sonata Get Top Score on Revised U.S. Crash Tests

BMW AG's 5 series and Hyundai Motor Co.'s Sonata got the highest rating among passenger cars and trucks tested for crashes under a new U.S. rating system. (Read more)
Source: Automotive News/Bloomberg

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Car Buyers Put Emphasis on Price, Quality

Value rules as recession makes consumers spend more carefully
Buying a car is no longer about making a statement but about making a monthly payment. (Read more)
Source: The Detroit News

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Buick Brand to Get Luxury Compact Car

DETROIT -- General Motors will announce the addition of a new compact car to its Buick luxury brand Thursday as the automaker broadens its lineup of fuel efficient vehicles. (Read more)
Source: The Associated Press

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Penske Auto, Nissan Sign Deal to Sell Smart-Brand Cars in U.S.

DETROIT — Penske Automotive Group Inc., a large chain of car dealerships, said Wednesday it reached a nonbinding agreement with Nissan Motor Co. to sell a Nissan-made small car in the U.S. market under the Smart brand name. (Read more)
Source: The Wall Street Journal (Subscription required)

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Toyota Shows Smart-Grid Technology for its Plug-in Hybrid

TOKYO — Toyota is pairing its little known housing business with its expertise in green cars to sell computer systems that link homes, utilities and vehicles to reduce energy use. (Read more)
Source: USA TODAY

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Quotable
 
"We support the federal government's efforts to enhance safety information to allow for more informed purchasing decisions by vehicle shoppers."

   
-- NADA, in response to the federal government's announcement Tuesday of its new crash test rating system for passenger cars and trucks, Automotive News, Oct. 5

 
UPCOMING SEMINARS

NADA University Seminars Coming to California
   - Advanced Parts & DMS Management (Oct. 11–15)
   - Advanced Service Management (Nov. 1–5)
   - Advanced Manage by the Numbers (Nov. 8–12)
 

NADA University Sponsors Executive Summit to Improve Online Sales & Marketing (Oct. 18-20)


Transitioning to New Model Privacy Notice
(Oct. 27)

The New Risk-Based Pricing Rule (Nov. 3)

NADA Co-Sponsors Dealer Day Conference at 2010 SEMA Show (Nov. 3)


NADA Convention

2011 Workshop Program Features New 'Online' Track

Among the 10 different tracks of workshops being offered at the 2011 NADA Convention & Expo is a new, rich “Online Presence” track featuring nine workshops that provide the nuts-and-bolts needed to address a gamut of Internet applications. Workshops will include top speakers from Google, DrivingSales, JD Power and Associates, AutoTrader, ActivEngage and more. The workshop program kicks off on Friday, Feb. 4, with sessions at 1:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.

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NADA Urges Dealers to Participate in New Safe Driving Campaign

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Save 42% on HP Laptop

NADA members and staff can save $554 instantly on the HP ProBook 4520s Notebook PC (Energy Star®). Need a desktop? Save on the HP Compaq 500B Microtower for only $519. And the Compaq S2021 20-inch widescreen LCD monitor is only $130. To learn more about this offer and other discounted HP products go to NADA's PC Purchase Program site (member log in required)


Lenovo’s Laptop Discounts

NADA members and staff can take advantage of Lenovo's October specials. Use eCoupon USXOCTSAVINGS at checkout and save an additional 5% off the sale price of the ThinkPad L Series and the ThinkPad X Series. Save 10% off the sale price of the X Series Tablet. Think Savings. Think Lenovo. This offer expires Oct. 31. To learn more about this offer and other discounted Lenovo products go to NADA's PC Purchase Program site (member log in required)


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