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Insights

At Cars.com, we research the latest news and best practices so you don’t have to. Below you’ll find all the insights and information you need to stay in front of shoppers through every step of the buying process.

8 Simple steps for building a rock star Cars.com Dealer Profile

Car shoppers care about more than your inventory when buying a new or used vehicle. They want to know about your dealership, the way you do business and how they can expect to be treated if they stop by the lot. On Cars.com, your Dealer Profile does just that. It helps shoppers learn about your dealership, get […]

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Cars.com Projects Highest October SAAR Since 2007

Cars.com forecasts October light, new-vehicle sales will hit 1,282,000 units, up 6.4 percent year-over-year and up 2.9 percent from September. A SAAR of 16.3 million is expected for the month, an increase of 6 percent from October 2013 and a decrease of 0.8 percent month-over-month. This marks the highest October SAAR since 2007. "Lower gas […]

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Cars.com in the news - 10/27

From major company announcements to takeaways from DrivingSales Executive Summit, here's a recap of this week's top stories featuring Cars.com. Mitch Golub’s Announcement On October 23, Mitch Golub announced his decision to step down from his role as president of Cars.com. Several media placements and social comments followed this news, including an article on DrivingSales […]

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Insight of the week: Two-thirds of shoppers see digital as their "go-to" source

The average consumer spends weeks, sometimes months, researching their purchase when shopping for a new car. Most try to have every detail covered, every question accounted for. And as they move back and forth between independent research sites and manufacturer websites, dealer websites to search engines, the bulk of the heavy lifting takes place online, where […]

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