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September Sales: Chevy Camaro Bests Ford Mustang

American history is full of famous rivalries. Scientists can point to Edison and Tesla, and historians will undoubtedly mention the famous Hatfield-McCoy feud. But for car people? There’s really only one longstanding conflict that matters: the battle between the Chevy Camaro and the Ford Mustang. Of course, the Bowtie and the Blue Oval have been adversaries for the better part of a century, long before either iconic rear-wheel-drive coupe entered the automotive sphere. But in many ways, the rivalry between the Camaro and the Mustang has encapsulated each marque’s fight for supremacy. The two cars have…

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AutoNation Reports Record-Breaking Quarterly EPS from Continuing Operations in 2015 Third Quarter

AutoNation has recently announced in an October press release its achievement of reaching an all-time high regarding quarterly Earnings Per Share from Continuing Operations. Reported AutoNation accomplishments for the quarter: EPS recorded at $1.05, up 17% from a year ago 20th consecutive quarter of a double-digit yearly growth in EPS Net income from Continuing Operations up 12% from a year ago at $119 million Total revenue up 9% from a year ago at $5.4 billion Mike Jackson, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President had this to say of the news: “We…

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The Essential Car Shopping Checklist

Buying a car is a big financial decision, so it’s important to create a checklist to help you secure the best vehicle possible. Below are a few things to take into account when buying or leasing a new or pre-owned vehicle; we like to refer to it as the AutoNation Essential Car Shopping Checklist. 1. Know which segment you want to shop in and what fits your lifestyle The first and most important step is to figure out which vehicle suits your needs and lifestyle. Take some time to think about…

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AutoNation reports Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales up 9% in July 2015

AutoNation has announced that it reported retail sales of 29,875 new vehicles in July 2015, an increase of 9 percent compared to the same period in 2014. July 2015 reported retail new vehicle unit sales: 9,657 for Domestic, up 14% versus July 2014, 14,434 for Import, up 4% versus July 2014, and 5,784 for Premium Luxury, up 13% versus July 2014. On a same-store basis, reported retail new vehicle unit sales in July 2015 were up 7% as compared to July 2014. AutoNation will announce August 2015 sales on Wednesday Sept…

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AutoNation Reports Record 2015 Q2 EPS from Continuing Operations

AutoNation today announced its 2015 second quarter results reporting a net income from continuing operations of $115 million, a record for second quarter results, or $1.00 per share, compared to net income from continuing operations of $101 million, or $0.83 per share, for the same period in the prior year, a 20% improvement on a per-share basis. “AutoNation delivered its 19th consecutive quarter of double-digit year-over-year growth in EPS,”Mike Jackson, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President said. “We reconfirm our expectation of U.S. industry new vehicle unit sales to be…

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