| Oct 15, 2009
| 10:13 AM
Gayle Anderson was live at the opening day of the ORANGE COUNTY AUTO SHOW. The OC Auto Show is an indoor exhibition of new-model vehicles. The show is owned and presented by the Orange County Automobile Dealers Association and the Southland Motor Car...
| Oct 27, 2009
Tough times call for tough decisions. That's the situation facing one of West Michigan's best known car dealers.
Plainfield Lincoln Mercury in Grand Rapids will be closing its doors for good this Friday.
The owner, Dan Pfeiffer, met with his employees...
| Dec 2, 2009
| 1:18 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Forget the supercars and green machines. At this year's Los Angeles Auto Show, the emphasis is on affordable small cars and minivans. The auto industry, trying to climb out of its worst sales slump in decades, wants the spotlight on...
| Jun 28, 2009
The Toyota Prius that debuted in the U.S. in the 2001 model year has become the nation's best-selling hybrid.
But with Chevrolet, Saturn, Ford, Mercury and Honda now in the game, Prius needs more than just high gas prices to keep folks interested....
| Jul 15, 2009
A vacant business at the corner of North Broadway and Mission Avenue is available for lease. This was once Budget Used Car dealership in Escondido, but tough economic times shut it down. Budget isn't alone trying to survive a downturn economy.
| Jul 24, 2009
| 6:54 AM
(WGN-AM)- After two decades and 126,000 miles, John and Susan Musinski's 1990 Ford Econoline has made its final run.
Belching black smoke and rusting from the wheels up, the once-rockin' van -- replete with curtains, a TV and even a CB radio -- made...
| Jul 27, 2009
Since it's inception last Friday, West Michigan car dealerships have felt the impact of the Cash for Clunkers program.
Customers have been pouring in looking to take advantage of the one billion dollar stimulus program aimed at getting more fuel...
| Jul 28, 2009
| 2:00 PM
Clunkers of all makes and models are filling up part of the lot at L.B. Smith Ford, Lincoln, Mercury in Lemoyne, Cumberland County. In just three days, about twenty gas guzzlers were collected. Customers are trading in their older rides for new and more...
| Dec 30, 2009
For car dealerships around town, this is the most wonderful time of the year!
"Between Christmas and New Years is our busy week of the year," said Brian Sommerfelt, General Sales Manager of Southwest Lincoln Mercury.
Some say they sell more cars now...
| Jan 18, 2010
A two-alarm fire damages a car dealership in West Houston.
The fire broke out about 3 p.m. at West Point Buick Lincoln Mercury on the Katy Freeway at N. Kirkwood. The smoke could be seen for miles.
Fire officials say some employees heard some popping...
| Mar 11, 2010
| 7:24 AM
According to the latest U.S. Census data recorded in 2002, the state of Virginia had the ninth-largest minority-owned business population. Of all minority-owned businesses statewide, more than 40,000 were black-owned and accounted for roughly $3.7 billion...