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Kalispel Auto Sales began 18 months ago to help members of the Kalispel Tribe buy reliable, used vehicles without high-interest loans. The dealership in Pend Oreille County also sells to the public.
R. G. “Buck” Buchanan, born in 1901 and raised on a cattle ranch in New Mexico, started in the car business in 1918 as a driving instructor in Missoula, Montana, teaching new car owners how to drive their purchases.
Neither higher gas prices nor rising interest rates could put a damper on U.S. auto sales during the first half of the year.
Papé Machinery is having a grand opening 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday for its new dealership and service center in Ponderay, Idaho. The 15,000-square-foot dealership and service center sells John Deere equipment for agriculture, forestry, turf and construction industries. The service center has a 10-ton crane and wash rack.
Checker Auto Sales in Spokane Valley has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer.
U.S. auto sales grew 6.3 percent in March on rising sales of SUVs and pickup trucks.
The U.S. auto industry’s historic growth streak may be ending, but demand for new cars and trucks remains healthy as the new year begins.
Black Friday deals and strong consumer confidence could push auto sales higher in November despite waning demand for post-hurricane replacement vehicles.
Fueled by increased demand from rental car companies, strong truck and SUV sales, and recovery from hurricanes in Florida and Texas, U.S. monthly auto sales appear to have posted a surprise increase in October.
U.S. sales of new cars and trucks were expected to show a decline in July as consumers pulled back on purchases and waited for Labor Day deals.
U.S. sales at General Motors and Ford each fell about 5 percent last month, but the three largest Japanese automakers reported sales increases.
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Auto workers may be getting some extra time off around Independence Day, but they won’t be celebrating. They’ll know it means sales are weak and that profits – and profit-sharing checks – could be shrinking.
Ford, Nissan, General Motors and Toyota all reported U.S. sales declines in April, strong signs that demand for cars, trucks and SUVs is starting to slow after seven straight years of growth.
U.S. consumers cut back sharply on buying durable goods such as autos in March, leaving overall spending unchanged for a second straight month. A slowdown by consumers was a major reason overall economic growth slowed so sharply over the winter.
Passenger car sales plummeted again in March, dragging U.S. auto sales to their third straight monthly decline, a strong indication that years of sales growth have come to an end.
Lured by Presidents Day deals, U.S. buyers snapped up pickups and SUVs in February, brightening what is usually a lackluster month for the auto industry.
U.S. consumers bought a record number of new cars and trucks in 2016. A repeat performance in 2017 could be a tall order.
This year, as in every other year in the past several decades, Americans will buy more Ford pickup trucks than any other vehicle. The final tally for 2016 will come in around 800,000. Other big trucks come in far behind, and then there’s the Toyota Camry and Honda Civic. American drivers are creatures of habit, so it takes little effort for Ford to win the annual sales crown.
Gee Automotive Cos., the regional auto dealership group founded in Spokane, will become one of the largest dealership groups on the West Coast with the acquisition of Ron Tonkin Dealerships in Portland.