Legends Live On

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Today is a sad and tragic day of remembrance in Minnesota, as it marks the 41th anniversary of the sinking of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald. Caught in a vicious early storm on Lake Superior while delivering 26,000 tons of taconite pellets (a form of processed iron ore used in the steel industry) from Superior, Wisconsin to Detroit, Michigan for eventual use in the auto industry, the Edmund Fitzgerald ... Read More

Volvo Launches Ultra-Lux 3-Seater

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Volvo has long been associated with safety, but now the brand is taking aim at the high-end luxury buyer who plans on being chauffeured around. Propelled by an injection of cash from its new Chinese owners, Volvo’s VX90 Excellence is more of everything that makes Volvo, well, excellent. Based on the regular S90 sedan, the Excellence jettisons the front passenger seat to create a rear ... Read More

Traction Tamers

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If you live in a climate where Mother Nature loves to sling the cold white stuff during winter, you've probably wished for a ride that's a bit more road grabbing than your standard sedan. That's where all-wheel drive really shines. Offering up better road-gripping performance than front-wheel drive cars but with better gas mileage than the big SUVs, these sedans deliver improved traction while ... Read More

Score on the Ice with CarSoup.com

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Win a pair of tickets to see the University of Minnesota men’s hockey team take the ice against the U.S. National Under-18 Team on Friday, October 14th. All you need to do is go to CarSoup.com and sign up for “My Garage”. With tools that let you manage your vehicle searches as well as your vehicle maintenance and service records, plus notifications of new vehicle listings that meet your ... Read More

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

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

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

The Weekly CarSoup Secret Six

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This week's Secret Six is all about SUVs. They're powerful. They haul stuff. And they can go just about anywhere. Sadly, manufacturers have dropped some of the baddest of the bad--and by bad we mean awesome--from their lineups. Lucky for you they're here on CarSoup.com. Check out these six spectacular four-bys and prepare to get muddy. 1968 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser It’s hard to find a more ... Read More

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