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LEGAL UPDATE: Sean Petersen, NIADA senior vice president of legal and governmental affairs, talks about recent legal issues affecting independent dealers.  One change in Nevada regulates the use of starter-interrupt and GPS devices.

New Car Prices Rise

New Car Prices Rise Featured

The estimated average transaction price (ATP) for light vehicles in the United States was $34,648 in August, according to Kelley Blue Book.
New-car prices have increased by $243 (up 0.7 percent) from August 2016, while increasing slightly (up 0.5 percent) from July. 
Fiat Chrysler’s average prices climbed more than 6 percent in August, helped by a strong sales mix of Ram trucks. The Jeep brand also increased 6 percent, as the new Compass was up 8 percent year-over-year.

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Consumer Reports Ranks Brands For Reliability

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Toyota and Lexus once again finished atop the Consumer Reports’ Annual Auto Reliability Survey, but the news was the No. 3 finisher – Buick.The General Motors division became the first...

FTC Approve Fuel Guide Changes

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The Federal Trade Commission announced that the agency has approved changes to the Fuel Economy Guide.Adopted in 1975, the Guide (formally, the “Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for...

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