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Holiday car deals move earlier: 4 things to consider

...before Thanksgiving as the auto industry copies traditional retailers with holiday discounts well before the holidays.Car buyers will reap good deals for a longer time, analysts say, as automakers battle to hold or increase their share of what...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-11-13/holiday-car-deals-move-ear
What Is It?

...because such cars went out of style years ago. In the 1950s, '60s and '70s, though, they were a major choice for car buyers.After using up a forest of trees for its Town and Country paneling, Chrysler shifted to fake wood appliques on a number...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2015-10-22/what-it-its-1946-chrysler-tow
2 visions emerge for getting self-driving cars on road

...and keep the profits to themselves.The demand for autonomous capability is there. Forty-four percent of U.S. car buyers say they would consider buying a self-driving car in the next decade, according to a recent survey of 1,500 consumers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-07-09/2-visions-emerge-getting-s
On The Money: When new cars are unveiled, prices can fall on old models

...one-up the current model. Analysts say it's too early to tell if prices will drop on the current Civics and Malibus.Car buyers recognize the value when there's a major redesign if it's feature-rich, said Alec Gutierrez, senior analyst with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-10/money-when-new-cars-are-un
US auto sales tap the brakes in March, but outlook strong

DETROIT - U.S. car buyers stepped on the brakes in March, a sign of a long-expected slowdown in the blistering pace of sales.March sales were expected...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-01/us-auto-sales-tap-brakes-m
2015 Lexus LS 460 worth the money

...the first four months of 2015 compared with the year-earlier period.Still, the LS remains a solid choice for big-car buyers who can afford luxury and quality and don't need gimmicks or flashy styling.The exterior of the LS 460 is pleasing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2015-05-22/2015-lexus-ls-460-worth-money
Tariffs, wages make Mexico an auto mecca

...American investments are in the U.S., where spending "will continue at about the same sizeable level going forward."Car buyers should see benefits from lower costs in Mexico. U.S. government fuel-economy requirements call for raising mileage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-24/tariffs-wages-make-mexico-
SUVs shrink to fit European market

...headed for China only.Analyst Tim Urquhart at IHS Automotive say these new models are further evidence that European car buyers are shifting away from classic sedans and hatchbacks in favor of SUV body styles."It's signaling a bit of a sea...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2015-03-05/suvs-shrink-
Consumers, automakers adjusting to plummeting fuel prices

...here, automakers are showing off electric and other vehicles designed to cut our dependence on fossil fuels. Outside, car buyers are paying the lowest prices in years for carbon-based fuels.That dichotomy has the industry scrambling to sell alternative...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-12/consumers-automakers-adjus
US employers add 217K jobs; jobless rate stays at 6.3 percent

...nine-year high. Some of that increase reflected a pent-up demand after heavy snow during the winter discouraged car buyers. But analysts predict that healthy sales will continue in coming months, bolstered by low auto-loan rates and the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-06/us-employers-add-217k-jobs