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Is Leasing A Car A Good Idea?

Leasing isn’t for everyone, but under the right conditions, it can make a lot of sense.


Tesla Model S (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Likens Car Dealers To ‘Mafia’ As KPIX Poll Finds Support For Direct Auto Sales

Dealerships across the country continue to take aim at Tesla Motors over their direct-to-consumer sales. Now Founder Elon Musk is firing back and getting some support from Bay Area, where poll results show support for the company’s model.


2013 Tesla Model S (Photo credit: Tesla Motors)

NJ Blocks Direct Car Sales; Tesla Decries ‘Affront To Free Market’

New Jersey motor vehicle officials have approved a regulation that would require all new car dealers to obtain franchise agreements to receive state licenses.


The Auto World dealership in Hayward. (CBS)

12 Luxury Cars Stolen In Smash-And-Grab At Hayward Dealership

Thieves made off with a dozen high-end vehicles after a break in at a Hayward car dealership early Monday morning.


The former site of Sunnyvale Motorcars (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Car Owners Stranded After Overnight Dealership Shutdown

A used-car dealership in Sunnyvale has unexpectedly closed down, leaving at least 20 customers complaining they’ve were cheated out of money or sold cars without proper paperwork.


The homepage of the CarWoo website (Carwoo.Com)

ConsumerWatch: Sites Offer Streamlined Car Selling, Buying Process

Rather then spending a lot of time checking out dealerships, Brad Jones paid $500 to join Cartelligent. It’s an online service that doubles as a personal shopper.



ConsumerWatch: ‘Buy Here, Pay Here’ Financing Under Fire

Several California lawmakers are trying to put the brakes on a questionable kind of used-car financing known as “Buy Here, Pay Here” that critics say takes advantage of immigrants and people with poor credit histories.


Cars drive drive along U.S. 101 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Brown Signs Bill Warning Car Buyers Of Damage

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill requiring car dealers to mark vehicles with a sticker alerting potential buyers to damage.



Fire At Old Vallejo Dealership Displaces Homeless Encampment

Vallejo firefighters battled a fire at the vacant Bill Lange Cadillac dealership Wednesday afternoon, fire department spokesman Bill Tweedy said.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/14/2011


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