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Stronger economy fuels hot car sales

Stronger economy fuels hot car sales

If new car registrations were the only economic indicator of success in El Paso County, they would show we’re speeding out of the recession. The number of people purchasing new cars has increased substantially this year over last. El Paso County residents registered 8,180 new cars in the first four months of 2013, compared with… Continue Reading Stronger economy fuels hot car sales

Since the dawn of the automobile industry, the relationship between those who make the cars and those who sell them has often been an uneasy one. That holds true for Colorado dealerships, as witnessed by a bit of wrangling this spring over just how much control the manufacturers should have over infrastructure spending by their… Continue Reading Dealership branding: ‘If you want to play, you have to pay’

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General Motors says it sold more cars and trucks in China last year than it did in the U.S. for the first time in its 102-year history. The company sold 2.35 million vehicles in China. That’s about 136,000 more than it sold in the U.S. GM says sales in fast-growing China were up 28 percent,… Continue Reading GM’s China sales pass US for first time in history

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Automakers suing EPA over higher ethanol mix gas

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Automakers and engine manufacturers are suing the Environmental Protection Agency over a plan to allow the sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol. The Obama administration ruled in October that gas stations could start selling the ethanol blend for vehicles built since the 2007 model year. It’s an increase from the current blend of 10… Continue Reading Automakers suing EPA over higher ethanol mix gas

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Dee’s RV to open second location

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After doing business on the Westside for 35 years, most recently at 2330 Naegele Road, Dee’s RV is opening a second location at 4011 Sinton Road. Owner Dee Corum won’t be going alone. The Sinton Road location will be a partnership between Corum and local businessman Joe Stefanec. The new store will include an indoor… Continue Reading Dee’s RV to open second location

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AAA on the job

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AAA Colorado reported this week that it had come to the aid of more than 280,000 stranded motorists during 2009 – and were able to remedy 60 percent of motorists’ problems and send them on their way. The remaining 113,000 drivers needed a ride in a tow truck. After the need for a tow, the… Continue Reading AAA on the job

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