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September 2, 2014 Volume 1 Issue 58  
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iBidMotors Offers Lifeline to Iconic Brands GM & Chrysler
Survey Shows Public Wary of Government Running Auto Companies
Dealer Synergy Helps to Bail out GM and Chrysler Dealers
GSA Orders $210 Million Worth of Fuel Efficient Vehicles
Auto Dealers Applaud Passage of "Cash for Clunkers" Bill
Traffic Builders, Inc. Launches Web Site to Provide Automotive Service Dealers Marketing and Advertising Strategies
Importing Orphaned Chrysler Owners Into AutoSoft Traffic COP Is 1-2-3 Easy to Help Remaining Chrysler Dealers Grow Share Highlighted Links
Dealer.com Doubles 2009 Research and Development Investment for Automotive Dealer Websites and Online Marketing
CarsDirect offers free used car listings to terminated Chrysler, GM dealers
International Automobile Dealers Announce Monthly Sales
Auto Dealers Applaud Passage of "Cash for Clunkers" Bill

Alexandria, VA The American International Automobile Dealers Association today applauded news that the House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a scrappage, or "Cash for Clunkers" bill. The bill, H.R. 2640 the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act, was sponsored by Rep. Betty Sutton (D-Ohio). If it passes through the Senate, it will provide consumers with up to $4,500 for trading in an old vehicle for a new, more fuel efficient model.

"For months, while Congress has debated a scrappage program, consumers have postponed their automotive purchases," said AIADA President Cody Lusk. "However imperfect, if this bill clears the Senate, dealers can look forward to a true stimulus program that will incentivize customers to buy. International nameplate dealers view this legislation as a big step toward an industry-wide recovery."

Elsewhere, similar scrappage programs have seen great success, with countries such as Germany achieving a 28 percent increase in vehicles sales. To date, autos sales in the U.S. are down 36.5 percent from 2008.


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