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By Zain Shauk | August 26, 2009
SOUTH GLENDALE — As much as the “cash for clunkers” computer system annoyed local auto dealers with hours-long reporting delays and server crashes, it forced them to use technology that has some thinking about how to revolutionize the way they do business. The Car Allowance Rebate System, which was set to stop accepting clunker submissions at 5 p.m. Tuesday, required dealers to scan and submit more than 10 documents into its website for each transaction they completed.
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By Zain Shauk | July 17, 2009
GLENDALE — Auto dealers are taking on the roles of educators as consumers struggle to grasp the developing “cash for clunkers” program, a federal plan meant to spur auto sales while taking gas-guzzling vehicles off the streets, dealers say. Misperceptions about the program’s requirements and benefits have grown as consumers hope to take advantage of a law that will give sales credits to owners of vehicles with a combined city...
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By Zain Shauk | August 1, 2009
GLENDALE — Car lots are abuzz with activity and growing sales just one week after the federal “cash for clunkers” program prompted longtime holdouts to start making purchases, dealers said Friday. Sales are up by as much as 50% at some outlets, and foot traffic has surged as shoppers who might not have otherwise been in the market for new cars are now attempting to take advantage of rebates worth up to $4,500, dealers said. Consumers nationwide have jumped at the chance to participate in the program with such enthusiasm that the House of Representatives, fearing the $1-billion plan would run out of money, hastily approved legislation Friday to expand it by an additional $2 billion.
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By Zain Shauk | August 26, 2009
SOUTH GLENDALE — As much as the “cash for clunkers” computer system annoyed local auto dealers with hours-long reporting delays and server crashes, it forced them to use technology that has some thinking about how to revolutionize the way they do business. The Car Allowance Rebate System, which was set to stop accepting clunker submissions at 5 p.m. Tuesday, required dealers to scan and submit more than 10 documents into its website for each transaction they completed.
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By Zain Shauk | August 1, 2009
GLENDALE — Car lots are abuzz with activity and growing sales just one week after the federal “cash for clunkers” program prompted longtime holdouts to start making purchases, dealers said Friday. Sales are up by as much as 50% at some outlets, and foot traffic has surged as shoppers who might not have otherwise been in the market for new cars are now attempting to take advantage of rebates worth up to $4,500, dealers said. Consumers nationwide have jumped at the chance to participate in the program with such enthusiasm that the House of Representatives, fearing the $1-billion plan would run out of money, hastily approved legislation Friday to expand it by an additional $2 billion.
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By Zain Shauk | July 17, 2009
GLENDALE — Auto dealers are taking on the roles of educators as consumers struggle to grasp the developing “cash for clunkers” program, a federal plan meant to spur auto sales while taking gas-guzzling vehicles off the streets, dealers say. Misperceptions about the program’s requirements and benefits have grown as consumers hope to take advantage of a law that will give sales credits to owners of vehicles with a combined city...
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