Dealer Insight Newsletter November 2012

Bridging The Gap

Dealer Insight from

Edmunds Dealer Newsletter
November 2012

Five Car Shopping Trends for the Holiday Season

By Aaron Lewis

December is fast approaching, and it's that time of the year where dealers dust off their holiday decorations and special promotions. It's also one last gasp for dealers and automakers to meet their annual sales goals.

Hurricane Sandy Pounds October Car Sales,
But They'll Be Back

By Michelle Krebs and Bill Visnic

Hurricane Sandy caused the loss of 30,000 sales in October, but they'll be back in coming months along with unexpected sales as storm victims replace damaged vehicles.

The Scoop — and the Squeeze — on Automaker Profitability

By Jeremy Anwyl

The Vice Chairman offered this early assessment of automotive manufacturers' earnings as third quarter reports leaked.

A Strong Finish to 2012 Auto Sales Is Becoming Easier to Believe In

By Lacey Plache

Growing consumer confidence about the present and future should combine with income growth to add fuel to car sales through the end of the year.

California Buying Hybrid and Electric Cars
at a Supercharged Rate

By Analysts

Californians are America's top consumers of hybrid and electric vehicles. For an analysis of other states including Washington, Michigan and New York, click here.

Toyota Camry Widens Its Lead as No. 1,
But Will It Last?

By Michelle Krebs

The Camry widened its lead as the nation's No. 1 seller in October, helped by financing and lease incentives at a time when its competitors were ramping up with new midsize models.

A Message to Our East Coast Partners Affected by Hurricane Sandy

We at would like to extend a hand to our partners, friends and family who have suffered tremendous damage and loss from Hurricane Sandy along the east coast.

We will be making a donation of $25,000 to the Red Cross on behalf of our affected employees and dealer partners.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families.

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