Congratulations To Souper Dealer, Luther Westside Volkswagen.

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Congratulations to Luther Westside Volkswagen - our newest Souper Dealer! They've been serving St. Louis Park and the surrounding area for over half a century putting VW on the map in Minnesota and building a huge following. They do everything right so it's no surprise that we've been impressed with their recent work in digital advertising. Our thanks to the digital team at Westside, we appreciate ... Read More

Millennials: Sales To Service Conversion

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They're going to spend 200 billion annually by 2017. They buy stock in Apple, Amazon.com, Tesla and Facebook. They're the largest and most diverse generation in history. They expect the brick and mortar businesses they engage with to deliver an online experience that's technology-fueled, interactive, highly personalized and feels like a real partnership. More than half of Millennials would rather ... Read More

August 2016 Industry News & Notes: Ups, Downs & Brexit Challenges

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A dose of reality was injected into a year that started off with record profits for Ford Motor Co. as a combination of increased incentive spending and softening vehicle demand overseas began to turn up the pressure. After a 9% decline in net income in the 2nd quarter Ford CEO Mark Fields remarked, "We remain committed to our 2016 guidance, but we're facing risks to achieving that." Ford also ... Read More

Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Cars

Think cheap gasoline killed the fuel-efficient car? Think again! These ten rides will leave you grinning at the pump. Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T manual: 40 mpg Chevrolet Sonic 1.4T manual: 40 mpg Fiat 500 1.4L manual: 40 mpg Nissan Versa 1.6L CVT: 40 mpg Hyundai Elantra Eco 1.4T automatic: 40 mpg Dodge Dart Turbo 1.4T manual: 41 mpg Mazda 3 2.0L automatic: 41 mpg Chevrolet Spark 1.4L ... Read More

Car Shows, Midwest Style

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There's something about fall that makes it a great time for car shows. Maybe it's that twinge of nostalgia enthusiasts feel when they're around classic autos mixing with the bittersweet coolness of a perfect Autumn day. It's a great time of year for a weekend road trip and if show cars are your thing there are plenty of opportunities to see the best around. Let's gas up the roadster and take a ... Read More

Connectivity for Older Cars

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Today's new cars are packed with high-tech features designed to provide drivers with an unprecedented range of feedback, data and entertainment options. Nearly all auto makes and models made today are equipped with infotainment systems that incorporate a dizzying array of ingenious technology produced in conjunction with industry leaders like Apple and Google. That's all very exciting if you're ... Read More

Van-Tastic!

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There was a time when most drivers would no sooner be caught owning a minivan than they would driving a Yugo in a drag race--such things were simply not done, at least not by respectable folk who still wanted to maintain a semblance of cool while behind the wheel. But the days of the cringe-inducing designs of the minivans are a thing of the past. In fact, minivan sales are up by 25%, proving that ... Read More

2017 Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI Quattro Prestige Review

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With almost every mid-size SUV from volume makers offering luxuries such as fabric-wrapped pillars, multiple soft touch points, genuine woods and metals, state-of-the-art electronics and the list goes on, some even sporting driving dynamics that rival premium brands, accepted luxury marques have been forced to up their game. Some have been left behind to fight head-on with near-premium competitors ... Read More

2016 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Premium AWD Review

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If you've been wondering if Cadillac is capable of taking on the Europeans in the ever-escalating luxury war, take a closer look at the latest CTS and you'll likely become a believer. I don't care how skeptical you are or how brand loyal to a crested-wreath competitor, this now mid-size premium player will at the very least gain your respect. If you're unaware of the new larger CTS, Cadillac ... Read More

2016 Cadillac ATS Coupe 2.0L Turbo AWD Premium Review

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How would you rate Cadillac amongst luxury brands? Would you consider it Tier 1, Tier 2 or Tier 3 in your personal pecking order? You may find this an odd question because most people just like what they like and don't even consider anything new, or in Cadillac's case, something old. I jest because Cadillac has some of the newest most advanced product on today's premium market, but the brand ... Read More

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