According to The Wall Street Journal, U.S. new-car dealers are telling automakers to limit production of passenger cars in the face of overwhelming demand for trucks and sport-utility vehicles that is forcing them to offer deep discounts on small cars, coupes, and luxury sedans.
Automotive News reports that nearly one in five vehicles on U.S. roads is in need of repair of a safety issue serious enough to be involved in a federal government recall, according to used-car history provider Carfax. There are more than 47 million cars in the U.S. with open recalls, up 27 percent from a year ago, Carfax said.
While deep discounts and cash rebates are indeed easier to come by on whatever versions of last year’s cars and trucks that still may be lingering on dealer’s lots – especially those that have been discontinued or were significantly redesigned for the 2016 model year – it’s still possible to strike a great deal on some of the newest rides on the road, reports Forbes.
Honda Motor Company earns the most awards in the 2016 U.S. News Best Cars for the Money awards, unveiled today by U.S. News and World Report. Covering 23 automotive categories, the awards highlight a single vehicle in each class that provides consumers with the best combination of quality and value.
According to Automotive News, in its drive to grab more U.S. market share, Nissan North America is quietly forming alliances with selected dealers who get favorable treatment, and sometimes millions of dollars, from the company. One so-called preferred dealer is Bernie Moreno, who has acquired two Nissan and three Infiniti stores in Ohio in the past six years.
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