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Beverly Hills Ford First to Launch Virtual
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 26- "Now, people
from anywhere in the country will be able to say that they bought
their vehicle in Beverly Hills," says Peter Blacksberg, founder
and owner of Beverly Hills Ford, in announcing launch of a
full-service, virtual dealership established exclusively for
internet shoppers. Among the website’s capabilities are the means
to view and initiate the purchase and financing of any new Ford
model available in the U.S.; view and order parts and accessories
from Ford and, in Southern California, set up service appointments
at Beverly Hills Ford, all while sitting in front of their computer.
Great New Tools for Clearing the Ice from Your
HAVERTOWN, N.Y., Jan. 26- Motorists now have less of
an excuse for not clearing the ice and snow from their windshield
when they take off in the morning. More than 50% of drivers polled
in a recent survey admitted to clearing only a peephole in their
windshields before they started out, leading to an increased
likelihood of accidents. But
IceDozer ™ has a new slant – the Tenderizers ™ they put on
their ice-clearing tools, which include the Flexiblade and the
Lexus to Be Sponsor of Certified Channel on
ATLANTA, Jan. 26- AutoTrader.com, world's largest
automotive marketplace, announced that Lexus will be the premier
sponsor of their certified pre-owned channel for 2004.
AutoTrader.com pioneered this category online and has been the
leader in CPO offerings since 2001. AutoTrader.com now hosts the most manufacturers and the
most certified pre-owned vehicles (more than 200,000) of any online
automotive site. The
sponsorship package includes: permanent
home page placement, sole sponsorship of the CPO
Channel, capability to download all Lexus CPO inventory
directly to the site, and advertising inventory exclusivity within
Lexus used searches.
Auto Buyers Shifting Toward Smaller SUVs
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 27- Bauer Industries
doesn’t necessarily think so. Amidst growing safety concerns,
escalating gas prices and a litany of environmental issues,
consumers and auto-makers alike are witnessing a reversal in the
auto industry. Amid an
increasing number of smaller SUVs, wagons and hybrids, consumer
attitudes are shifting from bigger to smaller.
Bauer Industries, a Sacramento-based vehicle outfitter,
are specialists in sports racks and cargo boxes and they say
they’re seeing an increase in business adding these after-market
items to a wide variety of vehicles.