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Lithia Buys Honda Store From Saporito, Armstead

Lithia Buys Honda Store From Saporito, Armstead

Lithia Motors has purchased Central New Jersey’s Hamilton Honda from Michael Saporito, who will remain as dealer, and former NFL linebacker Jessie Armstead.

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Pensacola dealer Allen Turner’s Hyundai and Genesis stores earned DealerRater’s highest marks...

Turner Earns Dual Top Honors From DealerRater

Allen Turner Hyundai and Allen Turner Genesis were named 2019 U.S. Hyundai Dealer of the Year and 2019 U.S. Genesis Dealer of the Year, respectively, by DealerRater.

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The Kia Soul tops Kelley Blue Book’s list of the 10 Coolest Cars available for less than $20,000.

KBB.com Names 10 Coolest Cars Under $20,000

Kelley Blue Book editors have named the top 10 new vehicles available for less than $20,000 in the current model-year.

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Ferrari buyers must agree not to resell their vehicle within the first year of ownership, among...

So You Think You Can Sell Supercars: The Things Lists 21 Rules

The Things’ Cory Barclay has created a list of rules for dealers interested in selling $200,000-plus vehicles, many revolving around factory-specific fine print that would shock most mass-market retailers.

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Daytona Beach, Fla.-based Brown & Brown Inc. has acquired Clearwater, Fla.-based United...

Brown & Brown Acquires UDS

Brown & Brown Inc. has acquired the assets of United Development Systems Inc., the F&I performance and compliance management provider founded by Randy Crisorio in 1982.

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Dorfman Steps Down as APCO Chief

Dorfman Steps Down as APCO Chief

Larry Dorfman will step aside as chief executive of APCO Holdings, the company he founded 35 years ago and grew to include the EasyCare, GWC Warranty, and Covideo brands, yielding the company’s chairman and CEO position to former J.D. Power head Finbarr O’Neill.

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ADESA Appoints New GMs in Central Region

ADESA Appoints New GMs in Central Region

Former assistant general managers Kevin Stumm and Jeff Brinkley will lead ADESA’s Des Moines and Salt Lake auctions, respectively, while former Salt Lake GM Rob Brasher remains in a reduced role.

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Husband and wife Chris and Kelly Levesque serve as Capitol City’s general manager and principal.

Capitol City Honda Joins Binary Network

Binary Automotive Solutions has added Capitol City Honda of Olympia, Wash., to its network of Lifetime Warranty Program dealers.

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The author believes dealers have the inventory, proximity, and infrastructure they need to...

Opinion: For Dealers, Carsharing Is About Revenue, Not Miles

Former dealer is convinced that miles mean money for dealers in the shared economy, where a large and growing customer base of ride-hail drivers is poised to add incremental income to idle units and offer new opportunities for sales.

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Loyalty Drives Growth at #1 Cochran Automotive

Loyalty Drives Growth at #1 Cochran Automotive

Acquisitions have helped fuel the rapid expansion of Rob Cochran’s 24-rooftop auto group. But he believes the secret to his success is the people of Western Pennsylvania, including those he employs and the customers they serve.

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