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March 30, 2010 - Industry News

Web Site Design Provider

In the ever-changing Internet realm, dealers expect a lot from a Web provider. They regularly express their satisfaction in the Dealers’ Choice Awards for three particular providers, as evidenced by the same three companies winning awards for the past three years.

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March 30, 2010 - Industry News

Special Finance Lead Provider

The average score in the Special Finance Lead Provider category jumped almost 10 points, to 97 (the highest in three years). The results of the SF Lead Provider category illuminate an uptick in dealers’ satisfaction in the SF market.

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March 30, 2010 - Industry News

Used Vehicle Internet Lead Provider

Similar to the New Vehicle Internet Lead category, the group average and individual scores were higher this year. Of course, it is reasonable to consider the possibility that dealers tend to feel more satisfied with their lead provider when they are able to get more deals bought, so the freeing-up of capital in the financing market might have positively influenced dealer sentiment toward their lead providers. Interestingly, the top three companies last year returned to their same positions this

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March 30, 2010 - Industry News

New Vehicle Internet Lead Provider

Overall dealer satisfaction with new vehicle leads has improved over last year; however, this category was a polarized one. The award winners’ scores were well above average, while all others seemingly fell by the wayside with below-average scores.

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March 30, 2010 - Industry News

@utoRevenue’s @utoScheduler Achieves 1000 Appointments Made in One Day

@utoRevenue, an industry leader in delivering cost-effective customer contact solutions to auto dealerships across the country, and a division of Dominion Dealer Solutions, is excited to announce a major milestone in consumer adoption of online service appointment scheduling.

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March 25, 2010 - Industry News

SmartAuction is a Growing Solution for Many Physical Auction Venues

Already the industry leader in upstream remarketing of wholesale used vehicles, SmartAuction is now providing its online capabilities to 80 independent physical auctions in the United States through SmartAuction Midstream.

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March 25, 2010 - Industry News

Cochran Becomes First Auto Dealer to Win Pittsburgh Business Ethics Award

Cochran, the region’s leading automotive retailer, has been selected as winner of the 9th Annual Pittsburgh Business Ethics Award (PBEA), presented by the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership at the University of Pittsburgh and the Society of Financial Service Professionals.

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March 22, 2010 - Industry News

ResponseLogix Certified Through Honda’s Lead Manager Certification Program

ResponseLogix, Inc., the leading provider of automotive digital response management software for internet leads, today announced that its software solution suite has been certified through American Honda Motors Co. Inc.’s lead manager certification program.

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March 22, 2010 - Industry News

Westlake Announces Portfolio Acquisition Services

Ian Anderson, President of Westlake Financial Services, says “Our strategic vision is to be a well diversified finance company focused in the automotive industry. Westlake ALPS is a step in this direction as we continue to expand our services.”

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March 19, 2010 - Industry News

Nationwide Acceptance Corporation Joins DealerTrack Credit Application Network

Nationwide Acceptance Corporation announced today that it has completed integration with DealerTrack, Inc. Dealers in all of the markets served by Nationwide may now process credit applications electronically to Nationwide through the DealerTrack platform.

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March 17, 2010 - Industry News

Increased Demand for Highly Collectible Vehicles Leads Hurst Performance to Sign on World's Largest Volume Ford Dealer

In response to an increasing demand for its highly collectible vehicles, Hurst Performance announced today that Galpin Ford, the largest volume Ford dealership in the world 20 years running, has just signed on to its Dealer Authorized network and will begin selling the brand’s Hurst Competition Plus, Performance Series and Pace Car Mustangs immediately.

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March 16, 2010 - Industry News

AutoZoom Upgrades Predictive Underwriting System for BHPH Dealers

There’s an old adage in the buy here-pay here business: “I’m going to have to repossess 20-60% of the vehicles I sell; I just don’t know which ones or the timing of all those repossessions.”

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March 15, 2010 - Industry News

BarNone Launches Pay Per Lead Television Campaign

BarNone, Inc., the leading provider of special finance leads to the automotive industry, today announced the launch of their new, Per Lead National Television Advertising campaign. The campaign is targeted at identifying credit-challenged consumers who need assistance in obtaining automobile financing and helping them connect them with qualified automobile dealers in their local market.

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March 9, 2010 - Industry News

Joe Verde Launches Redesigned Online Sales Training Network

The Joe Verde Group recently launched Version 9 of its newly online sales training network for automotive dealerships, www.jvtn.com, adding new features and benefits to the most popular sales and management training program in the car business.

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March 4, 2010 - Industry News

Audi of America Selects DealerSocket as Recommended Online Service Scheduling Vendor

Leading automotive CRM provider DealerSocket announced today that the Audi of America After Sales team has endorsed DealerSocket’s ServiceDriver 2.0 product to provide automated Online Service Scheduling.

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March 4, 2010 - Industry News

Dealer Specialties Introduces Mobile Lead Marketing

Dealer Specialties, a division of Dominion Dealer Solutions and the nation’s largest provider of comprehensive inventory management solutions, websites and marketing tools, today announced the launch of Mobile Marketing Solutions.

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March 4, 2010 - Industry News

ResponseLogix Now Available for Kia Dealers

ResponseLogix, Inc., the leading provider of automotive digital response management software for internet leads, today announced the general availability of its marketing solution suite for Kia auto dealerships.

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March 1, 2010 - Industry News

OPENLANE Provides Access to Greater Number of Wholesale Rental Vehicles Online

OPENLANE, Inc., a leading online auction company in North America for automotive dealers to buy and sell wholesale vehicles, today announced that Ford Motor Company is now making Ford rental fleet vehicles available for purchase on Accelerate, OPENLANE’s private label auction service for Ford franchisees to purchase vehicles from Ford Motor Credit Company.

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March 1, 2010 - Industry News

Dealer Specialties Celebrates 20 Years

Dealer Specialties, a division of Dominion Dealer Solutions and the nation’s largest provider of comprehensive inventory management solutions, websites and marketing tools, is celebrating 20 years of industry leading professional services.

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March 1, 2010 - Industry News

Sears Auto Centers Introduce Franchise Business

With over 3000 automobile dealerships that have lost their franchise, Sears designed the new franchise program to help those dealers leverage their facilities by building a set of businesses around parts and services, over-the-counter merchandise, and previously-owned vehicle sales.

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February 23, 2010 - Industry News

First Advantage Delivers Employment Screening and Background Verification Solutions for DealerTrack DMS Dealers

First Advantage, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, and a wholly owned subsidiary of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), today announced the integration of its Employment Screening and Background Verification solutions with the DealerTrack Dealer Management System (DMS).

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February 22, 2010 - Industry News

Lexus LF-A Super Car Exhibits Admirable Attitude Atop New Dealership Vehicle Display System Inside Detroit’s MGM Grand Ball Room

American ingenuity and its entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well and lives in Central and Southeast Michigan, home to RAMPBOSS-USA, an innovative vehicle display platform manufacturer.

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February 19, 2010 - Industry News

Interstate Title Solutions Announces Carfax Integration for DMV Nationwide

DMV Nationwide (www.dmvnationwide.com), the newest web solution that allows dealers to instantly calculate fees and taxes for all 50 states through their secure website, has integrated access to Carfax Vehicle History Reports seamlessly into its process.

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February 19, 2010 - Industry News

Mazda Again Names Dealerskins Preferred Website Provider

Mazda North American Operations and Dealerskins, a division of Dominion Dealer Solutions and a leading provider of automotive dealer web services, are partnering together for the second year in a row, naming Dealerskins as Mazda’s preferred website provider.

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February 19, 2010 - Industry News

Dealer.com Releases Online Retailer Platform Enhancements for Auto Dealer, Dealer Group, Manufacturer and Major Media Customers

www.dealer.com, the global leader of online marketing solutions for auto dealers, today announced highlights of numerous upgrades and new products and services. Dealer.com's comprehensive online marketing platform continues to evolve with technological advancements and was the first of its kind in the automotive industry.

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