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UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 8:37 p.m.

Toyota U.S. chief says car sales are close to bottoming out

U.S. CEO Jim Lentz told the Detroit Economic Club Wednesday that car sales fell below 30 percent of sales last month, and he thinks that’s close to the bottom.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 2:01 p.m.

Car sales seen lower in July; U.S. automakers post sharp drops

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.


Would you buy a new car online? Lynk & Co is betting on it

If millennials prefer to make most purchases online, why not let them buy cars online? And if they’re used to getting a new phone every year or two, why not …


Ride-sharing services give some millennials a reason to own cars

Services like Uber and Lyft have long been pitched as a replacement for car ownership.


Report: Car dealership numbers rose in 2011

DETROIT – The number of U.S. car dealerships is rising again after thousands of closures during the recession. It’s another sign of strength for the car industry, which has been …


Auto dealers see minor growth despite multiple obstacles

Spokane area vehicle dealerships have embraced a new survival plan. It’s called Hold On – It Should Get Better. Area dealers say their 2011 business plan is to make a …


Ordinance allows vehicle sales in mixed-use avenue zone

The Elephant Boys business on East Sprague is now legal thanks to the passage of an ordinance Tuesday by the Spokane Valley City Council to allow vehicle sales in a …


Cash for Clunkers generates 700K new car sales

Cash for Clunkers generated nearly 700,000 new car sales and ended under its $3 billion budget, the Transportation Department said Wednesday.


Red tape ends clunker sales early

Monday was the official last day to buy a car under the federal cash for clunkers program, but many Spokane-area auto dealers had already shut down the rebate plan over …


Owners, dealers struggle to move gas-guzzlers

Eight years ago Jon Burke bought a new Chevy Suburban for $40,600. He estimates that even with after-market upgrades, the sport utility vehicle is worth around $10,000 retail. Even with …