Edmunds.com, the car research site, releases amusing ads that show a supermarket checkout clerk haggling. Dealers force the site to remove the ads, saying car dealers don't haggle anymore.
The Toyota Prius' electronic issues signal that cars will have more software bugs. But cars are not PCs, an expert at car Web site Edmunds.com explains.
The 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show concluded on September 27, and boy were there some mighty and pretty (and expensive) cars on display. This Edmunds.com highlight reel shows off some of the finer automobiles making their debut at this celebrated motor show.
The new Toyota Prius and the revitalized Honda Insight face off in this Web video from Edmunds.com.
The 2009 Nissan Cube S gets road tested by Edmunds.com.
America Online hopes a deal with auto-research provider Edmunds.com and a redesign of its AOL Autos channel will help drive its car-buying business.
America Online has rebuilt its auto channel, which features content from Autofusion, Consumer Reports and Edmunds.com. The service includes a "local resources" center with links to local dealers, a car comparison guide, message boards, chat rooms and resources for anyone trying to sell a car. Through a deal with Autofusion, which provides car-related e-commerce services, a "Build-A-Car" section lets people research and compare specific cars. The service also offers information from buying guide Consumer Reports, such as articles and recommendations. The auto channel is available on the AOL flagship service as well as on Netscape, CompuServe and AOL.com. Dulles, Va.-based AOL is a subsidiary of AOL Time Warner.
Edmunds.com, one of the largest independent resources of information for car buyers, is offering a summer tour that will let people check out real vehicles and place online orders.