From the monthly archives: February, 2013

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Rising Gas Prices: It’s That Time of Year – Again

The passing of the first quarter of a given year brings with it some inevitable certainties – the progressive challenge of sticking to one’s New Year resolutions, the start of MLB spring training, March Madness and…an acute rise in gasoline prices. While the annual passing of the first three points has been in existence for numerous decades, the same can’t exactly be said for the large bounce in gas prices. From 1992 – 2004, gas prices increased by an average of 13 cents from the beginning of the year to the start of the summer. However, from 2005 – 2012 gas prices grew by an average of ...

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2013 Chicago Auto Show – Toyota’s Tundra King of the Show

This year’s Chicago Auto Show was a bit scarce in terms of new product announcements, although there were a few notable releases hailing from around the globe with the most significant unveiling being the 2014 Toyota Tundra. Undergoing its first major redesign since the current generation was first introduced back in 2007, the 2014 edition of the Tundra will sport a more aggressive front end and an interior that has been given more luxurious appointments --- a direction it seems that all full-size truck manufacturers are taking. Powertrain options were not discussed, but you can expect c ...

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And We’re Off: 2013 NADA Convention & Expo/Chicago Auto Show

It’s that time of the year again as we prepare for the annual NADA Convention & Expo in Orlando! The convention kicks off on February 8th and is set to run through the 11th. 2013 is a special year because we are celebrating our 80th year of NADA values and look forward to what the next 80 will bring us. We have a lot planned for the convention and will be showing off our newest product, NADA MarketValues. NADA MarketValues is a new mobile app designed for dealers and available for iPhone® and iPad®. The new app will include weekly NADA auction values, as well as monthly trade-in, loan ...

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The “New” Lincoln Motor Company: Super Bowl Bound

Over the course of the past two months Lincoln has launched a brand rebirth campaign led primarily by a slew of TV commercials and social media ads targeting luxury segment buyers. Lincoln plans to up the ante even more by advertising for the first time ever during the Super Bowl. The minute long ad is going to cost around $8 million and it’s estimated that it will be seen by over 100 million people. So far the overall take away from the first series of ads delivered by Lincoln hints at the notion that they aren’t trying to take over the luxury marketplace by becoming a volume leader, but rat ...

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