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What is the difference between a OUI, DUI, DWI, OWI, DWAI, OUIL, etc.

These terms are all acronyms that refer to the offense commonly known as drunk driving. Different states have different names for the crime. Massachusetts law prohibits operat[ing] a motor vehicle. while under the influence s o many people use the term OUI. The statute title refers to driving while under influence which could be referenced as DWUI, DWI or DUI. MGL Chapter 90, Section 24. This site uses the terms OUI, DUI, and DWI interchangeably.

I just got arrested for a Commonwealth of Massachusetts OUI offense. What happens now?

ISSUE ONE: The Massachusetts Administrative License Suspension Proceeding: Your Massachusetts drivers license (or your right to drive in Massachusetts if you re not a Massachusetts licensed driver) was most likely suspended for anywhere from 30 days to five years for failing or refusing a chemical test depending on your OUI history. [Failing a breath test is registering .08 percent or greater BAC or registering .02 percent or greater BAC if you re under 21 years of age.]

MASSACHUSETTS ADMINISTRATIVE LICENSE SUSPENSIONS FOR PERSONS 21 YEARS AND OLDER

No Prior OUI s

Read your paperwork carefully. If you would like to challenge the suspension for failing or refusing a chemical test, you must make you appeal within 15 days of your arrest. Requesting an appeal gives you a chance to overturn the administrative suspension, but most appeals are not successful. Contact a Massachusetts lawyer for more information about your appeal rights.

ISSUE TWO: The Massachusetts OUI Criminal Case: Separate from the administrative license suspension is the criminal charge for operating under the influence or OUI. In Massachusetts, it is unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle while the person:

has a BAC of .08 percent or greater of alcohol in his or her blood; or

is under the influence of intoxicating liquor, or marijuana, or narcotic drugs, or depressants, or stimulants, or the vapors of glue.

Important: The administrative license suspension and the criminal OUI case are separate proceedings.

Will my Massachusetts driver license be revoked / suspended?

RELATED TO ISSUE ONE ABOVE: Your Massachusetts driver license (or your right to drive in Massachusetts if you do not have a valid Massachusetts license) may be suspended for failing or for refusing a chemical (breath) test. Again, you may challenge this suspension by requesting an appeal / hearing within 15 days of the date of your arrest. Massachusetts no longer issues temporary permits for these suspensions.

RELATED TO ISSUE TWO ABOVE: If you are convicted of the OUI charge. you will also lose your license (or your right to drive in Massachusetts if you don t have a valid Massachusetts license). This suspension is distinct from the administrative license suspension. Talk to your Massachusetts OUI lawyer for possible suspension lengths for your situation.

Also keep in mind that your license can be suspended for a variety of reasons unrelated to an OUI arrest e.g. a drug conviction, failure to pay child support, etc.

I have a Massachusetts commercial driver license (CDL). How long will my CDL be suspended for an OUI conviction?

For a first OUI conviction in Massachusetts your CDL will be suspended for one year (regardless of whether you re driving a commercial vehicle). For a second DWI your CDL will be revoked for the rest of your life.

What happens if I get caught operating on a suspended license?

Driving a motor vehicle when your license is suspended for an OUI conviction must be avoided as it is a new criminal offense. Penalties include fines and substantial jail time–typically 60 days. If you re on probation for an OUI and you get caught operating under a suspension you will also violate your probation and face penalties for the probation violation as well.

I really need to drive. Will I be able to get a restricted / occupational / conditional / probationary / hardship permit?

A hardship permit may be available to you but only after you ve been found guilty or had a continuance without a finding (more on that below). Put another way, a hardship license is not available for suspensions related to failing or refusing a breath or blood test while the criminal case against you is pending.

This is one reason why persons charged with a first OUI offense may decide to resolve their case without a trial. It allows you to get back on the road quicker (especially if you refused the breath test).

You may be able to get a hardship permit following a second OUI conviction; however, there will be a substantial waiting period before you become eligible. Additionally, you will have to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle.

Talk to a OUI lawyer for more information about obtaining a hardship permit and the waiting periods involved.

Is an OUI in Massachusetts a misdemeanor or felony charge?

In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, an OUI is usually a misdemeanor crime. However, a third or greater OUI conviction is a felony offenses. Refer to the table below for more information.

What type of penalties might I face if I am convicted of a Massachusetts OUI charge?

Upon conviction of an Massachusetts OUI offense, a defendant can receive a variety of penalties including alcohol education / treatment. A range of minimum penalties is set forth below:


MASSACHUSETTS OUI / DUI PENALTIES


U. S. Nov. car sales buoyed by Black Friday deals #used #cars #denver


#sale car
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AnneSteele

Auto makers posted modest gains in November U.S. auto sales as Black Friday deals against a favorable economic backdrop helped buoy a traditionally sluggish month damped by fewer selling days.

Car sales are on track to reach their highest November sales volume since 2001, and analysts say that the month’s tally will indicate whether 2015 could set the all-time annual record.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV sold 175,974 vehicles–its best November since 2000–compared with 170,839 for the month last year, a 3% increase extending the Italian-U.S. auto maker’s sales gains streak to 68 months. Jeep brand sales soared 20%, with the Cherokee, Compass, Patriot and Wrangler each recording their best November ever. The Dodge Challenger, Dodge Journey and Ram pickup truck also posted records for the month.

Car-researching firm Edmunds.com had projected a 3.4% increase for Chrysler.

General Motors Co.’s sales rose 1.5% for the month to 229,296 light vehicles. Edmunds had forecast a 2.3% increase. Chevrolet truck sales rose 10%–the 20th consecutive monthly increase–while Chevrolet crossovers posted a 35% jump and the 12th consecutive monthly increase.

Ford Motor Co. recorded a 0.3% sales increase, as F-series retail sales were up 16%. Edmunds was looking for a 2.6% increase.

Nissan Motor Co. reported sales for the month increased 3.8%, as sales of crossovers, trucks and SUVs bounded up 15% to a November record.

Car shoppers continue to drive away in larger, pricier vehicles amid low interest rates, cheap fuel and a stronger economy. Growth in November comes despite the month having only four selling weekends for the first time since 2012 and the fewest selling days of any month since 2013, according to J.D. Power.

Edmunds.com analyst Jessica Caldwell says car dealers in recent years have embraced Black Friday as a big sales driver and since 2010, November has brought one of the three best seasonally adjusted annual rates in each year, with Thanksgiving weekend raking in twice as many sales as any other weekend in the month last year.

Those trends are expected to continue this year, and the U.S. auto industry could post its third-consecutive annual sales rate above 18 million units.

WardsAuto is calling for 1.33 million light vehicles to be delivered over November’s 23 selling days–pushing the daily selling rate to a 12.1% improvement from the month last year. While new-product launches and inventory clear-out sales keep car segments in the black, light-truck sales are expected to boom 14.8% daily, largely on a lift from crossovers.

WardsAuto’s forecast for an 18.4 million-unit seasonally adjusted annual rate would make November the highest month since July 2005’s 20.6-million and the first-ever three-month streak of 18 million-plus results.

GM estimated the seasonally adjusted annual selling rate for light vehicles was 18.2 million units for the month.

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5 of the best Black Friday car deals #car #trader


#best used car deals
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QuentinFottrell

News editor

In the auto industry, the big deals usually start in December. But just like department stores and big box retailers, more car dealers and manufacturers are rolling out Black Friday deals even earlier.

November and December are huge selling months for the industry, but auto makers are using Black Friday as a way to get some early momentum, says Jeremy Acevedo, an analyst with car-shopping website Edmunds.com. Hyundai, for instance, launched a “Black Friday Every Day” sales event from now until Dec. 2. “The deals really run the gamut,” Acevedo says. “They’re happening earlier and earlier.” Many auto makers have finance and lease deals that are running from November to the end of the year, he says; some have started their winter sales, while others are focusing on Black Friday.

“Specials like this get consumers into the dealership and increase sales,” says Joe Wiesenfelder, executive editor of auto news site Cars.com, “especially on a date when rabid shoppers used to spend their time anywhere but at a car store.” For example, General Motors GM, -1.46%   began offering supplier or employee pricing at participating dealerships on some Chevy, Buick and GMC models from Nov. 20, but they, will continue through Dec. 2 while stocks last. (The GM deal excludes Cadillac and the promotion is voluntary for dealerships, but those that sign up must include all the eligible cars.)

Jaguars to Subarus: The top 5 of the L.A. Auto Show

The new mini isn t so mini anymore, while the Colorado is a bit slimmed down. WSJ s Joe White calls out his top five picks from the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, where he says the Jaguar F-type is the best looking new car on display.

Auto makers want to lure a different kind of shopper this month. A lot of Black Friday consumers are more easily swayed from their brand of choice, Acevedo says, just like they might switch from a Panasonic to a Samsung television. “Deal-oriented shoppers can jump ship for that exceptional deal,” he says. Car dealers dread being saddled with last year’s models and the earlier they can clear out the 2013 inventory — the better, says Alec Gutierrez, senior market analyst of automotive insights at auto-pricing publisher Kelley Blue Book. “Black Friday falls at a good time for car dealers,” he says.

But Black Friday sales are like tent sales, experts say. “Not every shopper will find what they want, either in the form of the right car, the right price or the best interest rate,” Wiesenfelder says. Even though sales continue next month, he says it may still be better to start shopping earlier, as customers can expect to save $500 to $1,000 on similar deals in November versus December. And many of the Black Friday sales that don’t make headlines or create a buzz online come at the dealer level, Acevedo says, “as some car lots are offering shockingly low prices on just one or two cars for Black Friday.”

Here are five of the biggest deals this Black Friday:

Chevrolet

Many dealers are offering $1,000 cash rebate on all new Toyota Camry models (and $500 bonus cash on new Toyota RAV4 models). Models include the four door sedan VS Auto SE, which has an MSRP of $30,223, and the four-door sedan 14 Auto SE ($24,924). The Black Friday specials continue until Dec. 2. In its review of the 2014 Camry, trade publication Autotrader.com said the Camry “rides smoothly and quietly, and fuel economy is better than ever.” The latest Camry handles pretty well, the review added, especially with the SE model’s sport-tuned suspension.


U. S. Nov. car sales buoyed by Black Friday deals #car #radios


#sale car
#

AnneSteele

Auto makers posted modest gains in November U.S. auto sales as Black Friday deals against a favorable economic backdrop helped buoy a traditionally sluggish month damped by fewer selling days.

Car sales are on track to reach their highest November sales volume since 2001, and analysts say that the month’s tally will indicate whether 2015 could set the all-time annual record.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV sold 175,974 vehicles–its best November since 2000–compared with 170,839 for the month last year, a 3% increase extending the Italian-U.S. auto maker’s sales gains streak to 68 months. Jeep brand sales soared 20%, with the Cherokee, Compass, Patriot and Wrangler each recording their best November ever. The Dodge Challenger, Dodge Journey and Ram pickup truck also posted records for the month.

Car-researching firm Edmunds.com had projected a 3.4% increase for Chrysler.

General Motors Co.’s sales rose 1.5% for the month to 229,296 light vehicles. Edmunds had forecast a 2.3% increase. Chevrolet truck sales rose 10%–the 20th consecutive monthly increase–while Chevrolet crossovers posted a 35% jump and the 12th consecutive monthly increase.

Ford Motor Co. recorded a 0.3% sales increase, as F-series retail sales were up 16%. Edmunds was looking for a 2.6% increase.

Nissan Motor Co. reported sales for the month increased 3.8%, as sales of crossovers, trucks and SUVs bounded up 15% to a November record.

Car shoppers continue to drive away in larger, pricier vehicles amid low interest rates, cheap fuel and a stronger economy. Growth in November comes despite the month having only four selling weekends for the first time since 2012 and the fewest selling days of any month since 2013, according to J.D. Power.

Edmunds.com analyst Jessica Caldwell says car dealers in recent years have embraced Black Friday as a big sales driver and since 2010, November has brought one of the three best seasonally adjusted annual rates in each year, with Thanksgiving weekend raking in twice as many sales as any other weekend in the month last year.

Those trends are expected to continue this year, and the U.S. auto industry could post its third-consecutive annual sales rate above 18 million units.

WardsAuto is calling for 1.33 million light vehicles to be delivered over November’s 23 selling days–pushing the daily selling rate to a 12.1% improvement from the month last year. While new-product launches and inventory clear-out sales keep car segments in the black, light-truck sales are expected to boom 14.8% daily, largely on a lift from crossovers.

WardsAuto’s forecast for an 18.4 million-unit seasonally adjusted annual rate would make November the highest month since July 2005’s 20.6-million and the first-ever three-month streak of 18 million-plus results.

GM estimated the seasonally adjusted annual selling rate for light vehicles was 18.2 million units for the month.

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5 of the best Black Friday car deals #japanese #car #auctions


#best used car deals
#

QuentinFottrell

News editor

In the auto industry, the big deals usually start in December. But just like department stores and big box retailers, more car dealers and manufacturers are rolling out Black Friday deals even earlier.

November and December are huge selling months for the industry, but auto makers are using Black Friday as a way to get some early momentum, says Jeremy Acevedo, an analyst with car-shopping website Edmunds.com. Hyundai, for instance, launched a “Black Friday Every Day” sales event from now until Dec. 2. “The deals really run the gamut,” Acevedo says. “They’re happening earlier and earlier.” Many auto makers have finance and lease deals that are running from November to the end of the year, he says; some have started their winter sales, while others are focusing on Black Friday.

“Specials like this get consumers into the dealership and increase sales,” says Joe Wiesenfelder, executive editor of auto news site Cars.com, “especially on a date when rabid shoppers used to spend their time anywhere but at a car store.” For example, General Motors GM, -1.46%   began offering supplier or employee pricing at participating dealerships on some Chevy, Buick and GMC models from Nov. 20, but they, will continue through Dec. 2 while stocks last. (The GM deal excludes Cadillac and the promotion is voluntary for dealerships, but those that sign up must include all the eligible cars.)

Jaguars to Subarus: The top 5 of the L.A. Auto Show

The new mini isn t so mini anymore, while the Colorado is a bit slimmed down. WSJ s Joe White calls out his top five picks from the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, where he says the Jaguar F-type is the best looking new car on display.

Auto makers want to lure a different kind of shopper this month. A lot of Black Friday consumers are more easily swayed from their brand of choice, Acevedo says, just like they might switch from a Panasonic to a Samsung television. “Deal-oriented shoppers can jump ship for that exceptional deal,” he says. Car dealers dread being saddled with last year’s models and the earlier they can clear out the 2013 inventory — the better, says Alec Gutierrez, senior market analyst of automotive insights at auto-pricing publisher Kelley Blue Book. “Black Friday falls at a good time for car dealers,” he says.

But Black Friday sales are like tent sales, experts say. “Not every shopper will find what they want, either in the form of the right car, the right price or the best interest rate,” Wiesenfelder says. Even though sales continue next month, he says it may still be better to start shopping earlier, as customers can expect to save $500 to $1,000 on similar deals in November versus December. And many of the Black Friday sales that don’t make headlines or create a buzz online come at the dealer level, Acevedo says, “as some car lots are offering shockingly low prices on just one or two cars for Black Friday.”

Here are five of the biggest deals this Black Friday:

Chevrolet

Many dealers are offering $1,000 cash rebate on all new Toyota Camry models (and $500 bonus cash on new Toyota RAV4 models). Models include the four door sedan VS Auto SE, which has an MSRP of $30,223, and the four-door sedan 14 Auto SE ($24,924). The Black Friday specials continue until Dec. 2. In its review of the 2014 Camry, trade publication Autotrader.com said the Camry “rides smoothly and quietly, and fuel economy is better than ever.” The latest Camry handles pretty well, the review added, especially with the SE model’s sport-tuned suspension.


Oh Good, Car Thieves – Tool Is On Sale For Black Friday Too #best #auto #insurance #rates


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Oh Good, Thieves Tool of Choice for Opening Your Car Is on Sale for Black Friday Too

By Aaron Cole on November 25, 2015

Good news! That mysterious device that extends the reach of keyless entry systems so meth heads  — um —  ICP fans — er — idiots can rummage through your car and borrow your wallet, purse or golf clubs without bringing them back is now on sale!

For 15-percent off for the holiday weekend only, you can have your own Chinese-made codes that totally won t be used for going through your neighbor s Prius and stealing his iPod.

The code scanner uses brute force or nerd magic to pick up key codes and open car doors. The device sells for around $100 on many easily found sites, but for savvy shoppers looking to spend their saved dough on cheap cough syrup, it s 15-percent off for you!

I m sure there are many legitimate uses for the code scanner — which I found on sale for the weekend on a Chinese website — none of which they re being used for.

There are instructional videos online that show how to use the code scanner, which I absolutely don t understand.

Thankfully, the small, handheld device is getting attention from officials and researchers as problematic  for car owners who don t appreciate their handbags getting pinched in mall parking lots.

So if you re looking for something for that hard-to-shop-for tweaker in your life, at least you can save a little scrilla to use as bail money later.

(Reminder: If your car is parked on the street and you re in a neighborhood that may have a problem, keep your keys in the freezer or in one of these. )

(H/T to David for the NYTimes story.)


U. S. Nov. car sales buoyed by Black Friday deals #malaga #car #hire


#cars sale
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AnneSteele

Car sales are on track to reach their highest November sales volume since 2001, as Black Friday deals against a favorable economic backdrop helped buoy a traditionally sluggish month damped by fewer selling days.

Analysts say the month’s tally will indicate whether 2015 could set the all-time annual record.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV posted the strongest sales gain of the Big Three at 3%. It sold 175,974 vehicles–its best November since 2000–compared with 170,839 for the month last year, extending the Italian-U.S. auto maker’s sales gains streak to 68 months. Jeep brand sales soared 20%, with the Cherokee, Compass, Patriot and Wrangler each recording their best November ever. The Dodge Challenger, Dodge Journey and Ram pickup truck also posted records for the month.

Car-researching firm Edmunds.com had projected a 3.4% increase for Chrysler.

General Motors Co.’s sales rose 1.5% for the month to 229,296 light vehicles. Edmunds had forecast a 2.3% increase. Chevrolet truck sales rose 10%–the 20th consecutive monthly increase–while Chevrolet crossovers posted a 35% jump and the 12th consecutive monthly increase.

Ford Motor Co. recorded a 0.3% sales increase, as F-series retail sales were up 16%. Edmunds was looking for a 2.6% increase.

Meanwhile, Volkswagen AG sales plunged 24.7% to 23,882 vehicles in the second full month after its emissions cheating scandal broke. Early in the month, the Environmental Protection Agency slapped the German auto maker with a second round of emissions-rigging charges, alleging that Volkswagen also installed a so-called defeat device in luxury sedans and sport-utility vehicles produced by the company’s VW, Audi and Porsche brands. Edmunds had forecast a 14.4% drop in sales for the month. Still, Volkswagen’s Tiguan crossover delivered an 87.7% increase over the month last year, its best November yet.

Toyota Motor Corp. logged a 3.4% increase to 189,517 light vehicles, shy of Edmunds predicted 4.9%. Lexus luxury utility vehicles posted a 37% jump and Toyota brand light trucks were up 5.5% for their best-ever November.

Nissan Motor Co. reported sales for the month increased 3.8%, as sales of crossovers, trucks and SUVs bounded up 15% to a November record.

Car shoppers continue to drive away in larger, pricier vehicles amid low interest rates, cheap fuel and a stronger economy. Growth in November comes despite the month having only four selling weekends for the first time since 2012 and the fewest selling days of any month since 2013, according to J.D. Power.

Edmunds.com analyst Jessica Caldwell says car dealers in recent years have embraced Black Friday as a big sales driver and since 2010, November has brought one of the three best seasonally adjusted annual rates in each year, with Thanksgiving weekend raking in twice as many sales as any other weekend in the month last year.

Those trends are expected to continue this year, and the U.S. auto industry could post its third-consecutive annual sales rate above 18 million units.

WardsAuto is calling for 1.33 million light vehicles to be delivered over November’s 23 selling days–pushing the daily selling rate to a 12.1% improvement from the month last year. While new-product launches and inventory clear-out sales keep car segments in the black, light-truck sales are expected to boom 14.8% daily, largely on a lift from crossovers.

WardsAuto’s forecast for an 18.4 million-unit seasonally adjusted annual rate would make November the highest month since July 2005’s 20.6-million and the first-ever three-month streak of 18 million-plus results.

GM estimated the seasonally adjusted annual selling rate for light vehicles was 18.2 million units for the month.

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Black Friday special: the cheapest cars on sale in the UK #car #city


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Black Friday special: the cheapest cars on sale in the UK

If you want to achieve (admittedly basic) personal four-wheeled transport in exchange for small amounts of money, there has never been a better time to be alive. In celebration of the bargaintastic bonanza that is Black Friday, we’ve corralled together a countdown of very cheapest cars on sale in the UK right now, and they prove you can get really quite a decent amount of Stuff for a very sensible amount of cash. Wheels, metal, seats, sometimes even a steering wheel, all yours for less than the price of a posh watch.

No longer is cheapness an excuse for terribleness, either. Many of the cars on the coming slides are rather excellent. Others are as terrible as you’d expect, and are best avoided unless you are actively threated with physical violence for not buying one.

Before you start calling us out, please note these prices do not take into account any ‘special deal’ you might be able to negotiate with your dealer by means unspecified. These are just some very cheap, often very good cars which cost less than a one-way, first class flight to Sydney. Or 25,000 packets of custard creams. Which one would you choose?


5 of the best Black Friday car deals #repossessed #cars #for #sale


#best used car deals
#

QuentinFottrell

News editor

In the auto industry, the big deals usually start in December. But just like department stores and big box retailers, more car dealers and manufacturers are rolling out Black Friday deals even earlier.

November and December are huge selling months for the industry, but auto makers are using Black Friday as a way to get some early momentum, says Jeremy Acevedo, an analyst with car-shopping website Edmunds.com. Hyundai, for instance, launched a “Black Friday Every Day” sales event from now until Dec. 2. “The deals really run the gamut,” Acevedo says. “They’re happening earlier and earlier.” Many auto makers have finance and lease deals that are running from November to the end of the year, he says; some have started their winter sales, while others are focusing on Black Friday.

“Specials like this get consumers into the dealership and increase sales,” says Joe Wiesenfelder, executive editor of auto news site Cars.com, “especially on a date when rabid shoppers used to spend their time anywhere but at a car store.” For example, General Motors GM, -1.46%   began offering supplier or employee pricing at participating dealerships on some Chevy, Buick and GMC models from Nov. 20, but they, will continue through Dec. 2 while stocks last. (The GM deal excludes Cadillac and the promotion is voluntary for dealerships, but those that sign up must include all the eligible cars.)

Jaguars to Subarus: The top 5 of the L.A. Auto Show

The new mini isn t so mini anymore, while the Colorado is a bit slimmed down. WSJ s Joe White calls out his top five picks from the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, where he says the Jaguar F-type is the best looking new car on display.

Auto makers want to lure a different kind of shopper this month. A lot of Black Friday consumers are more easily swayed from their brand of choice, Acevedo says, just like they might switch from a Panasonic to a Samsung television. “Deal-oriented shoppers can jump ship for that exceptional deal,” he says. Car dealers dread being saddled with last year’s models and the earlier they can clear out the 2013 inventory — the better, says Alec Gutierrez, senior market analyst of automotive insights at auto-pricing publisher Kelley Blue Book. “Black Friday falls at a good time for car dealers,” he says.

But Black Friday sales are like tent sales, experts say. “Not every shopper will find what they want, either in the form of the right car, the right price or the best interest rate,” Wiesenfelder says. Even though sales continue next month, he says it may still be better to start shopping earlier, as customers can expect to save $500 to $1,000 on similar deals in November versus December. And many of the Black Friday sales that don’t make headlines or create a buzz online come at the dealer level, Acevedo says, “as some car lots are offering shockingly low prices on just one or two cars for Black Friday.”

Here are five of the biggest deals this Black Friday:

Chevrolet

Many dealers are offering $1,000 cash rebate on all new Toyota Camry models (and $500 bonus cash on new Toyota RAV4 models). Models include the four door sedan VS Auto SE, which has an MSRP of $30,223, and the four-door sedan 14 Auto SE ($24,924). The Black Friday specials continue until Dec. 2. In its review of the 2014 Camry, trade publication Autotrader.com said the Camry “rides smoothly and quietly, and fuel economy is better than ever.” The latest Camry handles pretty well, the review added, especially with the SE model’s sport-tuned suspension.


U. S. Nov. car sales buoyed by Black Friday deals


#sale car
#

AnneSteele

Auto makers posted modest gains in November U.S. auto sales as Black Friday deals against a favorable economic backdrop helped buoy a traditionally sluggish month damped by fewer selling days.

Car sales are on track to reach their highest November sales volume since 2001, and analysts say that the month’s tally will indicate whether 2015 could set the all-time annual record.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV sold 175,974 vehicles–its best November since 2000–compared with 170,839 for the month last year, a 3% increase extending the Italian-U.S. auto maker’s sales gains streak to 68 months. Jeep brand sales soared 20%, with the Cherokee, Compass, Patriot and Wrangler each recording their best November ever. The Dodge Challenger, Dodge Journey and Ram pickup truck also posted records for the month.

Car-researching firm Edmunds.com had projected a 3.4% increase for Chrysler.

General Motors Co.’s sales rose 1.5% for the month to 229,296 light vehicles. Edmunds had forecast a 2.3% increase. Chevrolet truck sales rose 10%–the 20th consecutive monthly increase–while Chevrolet crossovers posted a 35% jump and the 12th consecutive monthly increase.

Ford Motor Co. recorded a 0.3% sales increase, as F-series retail sales were up 16%. Edmunds was looking for a 2.6% increase.

Nissan Motor Co. reported sales for the month increased 3.8%, as sales of crossovers, trucks and SUVs bounded up 15% to a November record.

Car shoppers continue to drive away in larger, pricier vehicles amid low interest rates, cheap fuel and a stronger economy. Growth in November comes despite the month having only four selling weekends for the first time since 2012 and the fewest selling days of any month since 2013, according to J.D. Power.

Edmunds.com analyst Jessica Caldwell says car dealers in recent years have embraced Black Friday as a big sales driver and since 2010, November has brought one of the three best seasonally adjusted annual rates in each year, with Thanksgiving weekend raking in twice as many sales as any other weekend in the month last year.

Those trends are expected to continue this year, and the U.S. auto industry could post its third-consecutive annual sales rate above 18 million units.

WardsAuto is calling for 1.33 million light vehicles to be delivered over November’s 23 selling days–pushing the daily selling rate to a 12.1% improvement from the month last year. While new-product launches and inventory clear-out sales keep car segments in the black, light-truck sales are expected to boom 14.8% daily, largely on a lift from crossovers.

WardsAuto’s forecast for an 18.4 million-unit seasonally adjusted annual rate would make November the highest month since July 2005’s 20.6-million and the first-ever three-month streak of 18 million-plus results.

GM estimated the seasonally adjusted annual selling rate for light vehicles was 18.2 million units for the month.

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