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Five Tips That Can Save New Car Buyers a Bundle

Buying a new car can be a stressful experience: The process is expressly designed by car dealers to separate you from as much of your money as possible. However, if you%u2019re patient, prepared, and persistent, you can beat the dealers at their own game. Here are five things to remember.

U.S. November Auto Sales Show Plenty of Zip

It's traditionally one of the slowest months of the year for vehicle sales, but most automakers reported higher U.S. sales in November compared to a year ago, despite continued consumer caution about the slow economic recovery.

Fiat May Use Grand Cherokee Platform for Alfa Romeo

Chrysler has enjoyed so much success with the new Jeep Grand Cherokee that Fiat (FIATY) may use the vehicle%u2019s platform for Alfa Romeo and Maserati models. Chrysler, which is controlled by the Italian company, introduced the new Grand Cherokee earlier in 2010.

Ford Closing 175 Lincoln Dealerships

In a bid to revamp Lincoln's long-lost luxury image, Ford Motor will seek to reduce by about a third the number of dealers who sell Lincoln vehicles in the nation's top 130 metropolitan markets, the automaker said Tuesday.

Ford May Shutter 200 Lincoln Dealerships

In a bid to better compete against European and Japanese luxury makes, Ford reportedly may seek to reduce the number of Lincoln dealerships in the U.S. Nearly 1,200 dealers sell Lincolns, five times more than sell Toyota's Lexus nameplate, the nation's leading luxury brand.

Chrysler Dealers Eager to Sell Fiats

Eager for fresh products to sell to consumers, Chrysler dealers are vying for about 165 Fiat franchises. Fiat took over management of Chrysler last year as the carmaker was heading into bankruptcy.

GM Recalls 243,403 Vehicles for Safety Belt Buckle Problem

General Motors is recalling 243,403 vehicles because of a potential safety problem where safety belts could appear to be properly latched when they are not. The recall affects 2009-2010 models of the Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook, GM said today in a statement. Most of the vehicles are in the United States, with several thousand exported vehicles in countries such as Canada and Mexico also affected.