Auto Services in Georgia
Auto Repair & Service, New Car Dealers, Used Car Dealers
Address: 1601 Athens Hwy, Madison
Phone: (706) 342-2242
Auto Repair & Service, Automobile Machine Shop
Address: 3149 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Scottdale
Phone: (770) 451-4081
Auto Repair & Service, Automobile Parts & Supplies, Truck Caps, Shells & Liners
Address: 216 Legion Rd, Villa-Rica
Phone: (770) 445-4426
Auto Repair & Service, Automobile Parts & Supplies, Auto Oil & Lube
Address: 401 Hicks St, Manor
Phone: (912) 283-6336
Auto Repair & Service, Automobile Body Repairing & Painting, Automobile Parts & Supplies
Address: 2055 McGee Rd, Duluth
Phone: (770) 972-2975
Auto Repair & Service
Address: 2965 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Alpharetta
Phone: (770) 817-1455
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:00:00 EST
Every year Evo stages its Car of the Year test, bringing the best performance cars in the world to one location for an epic shootout. This year the magazine pitted eight CotY finalists against each other on Route Napoleon in Southern France - Evo claims it's the "best road in the world" - and then proceeded to nitpick the smallest of faults on each car until the winner could be named. You see, this year's lineup of machines was just so good that only one car obviously wasn't CotY material from the get-go. Can you guess which one judging from the list below?
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 19:00:00 EST
- Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
- Audi R8 V10 Plus
For more than two years, Volkswagen has been making public statements about its willingness to buy Alfa Romeo and quadruple the Italian brand's sales, and for just as long, Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne has replied with some version of "Mr. Piëch, drop it." According to a report in Ward's Auto, all that jousting might be over: it claims that sources close to both Marchionne and Audi CEO Rupert Stadler admit that the two are in talks for Audi to buy not just Alfa Romeo, but a production plant in Italy. In fact, a final deal could possibly include partsmaker Magnetti Marelli.
Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:45:00 EST
Against that backdrop, a report by German news weekly Stern quotes a Fiat spokesmen as saying it doesn't comment on rumors and an Audi rep has said flatly that "There is no substance in the news." If a sale is being arranged, the timing would seem to point to how eager Fiat is to raise cash to complete its major initiatives. Even though Alfa Romeo continues to delay its return to the US, it just showed off the production version of the 4C at the Geneva Motor Show (shown above) and said that preferred Fiat dealerships here would get them. Then there's Alfa's recently concluded deal with Mazda to develop a roadster based on the next generation MX-5 Miata - a deal that would seem to help both the Italian and Japanese brands.
The monetary issues are troublesome, though. Fiat is taking a beating in the European market and its weak-kneed balance sheet is delaying gotta-have-it products like the Jeep Cherokee. Fiat has been talking to banks about getting money to buy the rest of Chrysler and those financial institutions have also raised issues about debt and cash reserves, and the nasty game of chess Fiat is playing with the United Auto Workers (and now the court system about the portion of Chrysler it doesn't own) could end up blowing another hole in Marchionne's plans. It is possible that this could finally have convinced Fiat to at least see how serious Audi's parent company, Volkswagen, is about buying Alfa Romeo. Or it could be just another rumor.
On average, Fiat dealers have only been selling about 17 cars a month.
We've been wondering for some time how Fiat dealers in North America have been getting along with just one model range in their showrooms up until recently. Franchisees spent millions building, stocking and manning sleek new 'studio' showrooms, only to have but a single model to sell, the cherubic 500. And even with its many derivatives, the Cinquecento is still an inexpensive model with its attendant lower margins. Perhaps it should come as no surprise then, that just 45 percent of US Fiat dealers are said to be profitable.