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Happy Father’s Day From The Car Pro Show
   Published June 12, 2019
Father’s Day is considered extremely important as it helps to acknowledge the contribution of fathers to individual families and to societies at large. Besides, observance of Father’s Day provides children an opportunity to express love and respect for their fathers. The sentiment goes a long way in strengthening father-child relationship and consequently in the emotional development of a child.

The idea of celebrating Father’s Day was given by Ms. Sonora Dodd, a loving daughter from  Read More
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Safety Alert: Don’t Wear A Lanyard When Driving
   Published May 30, 2019
I have to admit, this never crossed my mind as a safety issue, but the Dorset Police in the United Kingdom have issued the following warning. I have talked on the CarProUSA radio show about the dangers of drinking out of ceramic or metal cups before. I saw a case about a fatality that occurred when an airbag deployed just as a man was putting a ceramic coffee up to his mouth.

Here is the message regarding lanyards:


There have been a couple of serious traffic accidents of note (not  Read More
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Park Place Dealerships Names 3rd Annual Luxury & Supercar Showcase Non-Profit Beneficiary
   Published May 28, 2019
Park Place Dealerships, a Car Pro Certified Dealer, named Baylor Scott & White Irving Foundation as the beneficiary of the 3rd Annual Park Place Luxury & Supercar Showcase, Dallas Fort Worth’s premier luxury lifestyle and automotive event. Park Place has donated a vehicle for a raffle with the drawing to be held at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas on Saturday, September 28. Proceeds of the raffle will benefit the Baylor Scott & White Charles  Read More
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Our Annual Memorial Day Salute to Veterans
   Published May 22, 2019
Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades.

Please remember that Memorial Day is not about being off work or picnics. It is a day to  Read More
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Memorial Weekend Holiday Car Shopping Tips
   Published May 21, 2019
If there’s one thing that is a given, Memorial Day Weekend will be a busy one at car dealerships. There’s a reason for that of course. The unofficial start to summer is one of the best times of the year to buy a new car.

It’s not just yearly hype either. This year, high inventories, great incentives, and low interest rates are creating the perfect storm in the car buyer’s favor.

All this said it’s a great weekend to score a fantastic deal on a new vehicle – so don’t let the thought of  Read More
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Car Buying Tips For Our Military Heroes
   Published May 21, 2019
It only seems fitting that on the weekend we honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, that I try to help those who serve today. I started the Car Pro Show over 17 years ago with two missions in mind: to give people honest answers about buying a car, and to call attention to good car dealers, while calling negative attention to the bad ones. In my book, there is no lower scum than anyone who will take advantage of a member of our armed forces, yet it happens all the time.

For this reason, I want to give the men and women in our military some tips on not getting taken advantage of when buying a car. Some dealerships market to our military and make it inviting, yet their motive is just another sale. On the other hand, some dealers truly want to help. You need to be able to tell the difference to make sure you get a truly good deal.  Read More
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Special Offer For First Responders, Veterans, and Military Personnel
   Published May 21, 2019
Ford Motor Company is offering special incentives to those who serve our country, and the Sam Pack Ford family is taking it to an even higher level as a way to say a heartfelt thank you for what you do.

Through Memorial Day, the following groups who buy a new Ford from a Five Star Ford dealership in DFW, will receive an extra $750 factory rebate, over and above the incentives offered to the general public, PLUS Appreciation pricing:
Active Military Personnel from the Army, Navy,  Read More
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THIS SATURDAY! See Sam Pack’s Car Museum And LIVE REMOTE!
   Published May 1, 2019
JOIN THE CAR PRO SHOW, THIS SATURDAY, MAY 4, AT THE 29TH ANNUAL DALLAS SPRING NATIONALS CLASSIC CAR SHOW brought to you by Sam Pack’s Five Star Dealerships and the North Texas Mustang Club!

Mr. Sam Pack opens his private car museum only one time per year!

Yes, the Car Pro Show team will once again be broadcasting live from the road on Saturday, May 4th, at the 29th Annual Dallas Spring National Classic Car Show and it’s a show you don’t want to miss!
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Meguiars Essentials Pack Contest Winners Announced
   Published April 17, 2019
Many thanks to all who played our recent Facebook contest to win a nice pack of Meguiar’s car care products. Two weeks ago we had people guessing the final price of a classic 1970 Mustang at Mecum Auctions. Last week, we had you guessing at the gavel price of a Buick Grand National at Barrett-Jackson.  Read More
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Park Place Dealerships to Build Jaguar Land Rover Austin Dealership - Opens 2020
   Published April 1, 2019
IRVING, Texas (March 27, 2019) – Park Place Dealerships, a Car Pro Certified Dealer in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, will open its first dealership in the Austin area on State Highway 45 and Parmer in the first quarter of 2020. The dealership will sit on eight acres, and will house the Jaguar and Land Rover brands.

“While we have currently 16 dealerships spread across Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston, this will be the first opportunity to introduce the Park Place brand into the Austin market,”  Read More
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Park Place Dealerships’ Mobile Pop Up Delivers Personal Experience At DFW Auto Show Dallas
   Published March 28, 2019
Park Place Dealerships is rolling out the red carpet for visitors to the DFW Auto Show in Dallas March 27 - March 31. It’s inviting visitors to check out its mobile pop up designed to showcase its dealership experience. (Plus, check out some cool cars, of course!)

Park Place Dealerships Mobile Pop UpPark Place says it plans to roll out its mobile pop up to automotive enthusiast events in the North Texas area.

“The mobile pop up gives us the opportunity to expand the presence of our brand  Read More
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Come See Us THIS Saturday at The Dallas Auto Show
   Published March 27, 2019
The 38th annual DFW Auto Show Dallas kicks off March 27th at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and runs through the 31st.

The list of new vehicles is a long one this year and 2020 models include: Chevrolet Silverado HD; Ford Explorer, Mustang Shelby GT500 and Super Duty; Hyundai Palisade; Jeep Gladiator; Kia Soul and Telluride; Lexus RC F – Track Edition; Lincoln Aviator; Mercedes-Benz GLE350 and GLS450; Porsche 911 Carrera S; and Volkswagen Passat.
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Best-Selling Minivans So Far For 2019
   Published March 13, 2019
It is not just cars that are suffering due to the mass movement towards SUVs, minivans are paying the price also. Sales of minivans through February 2019 reached 59,964 versus the first two months of 2018 when 77,816 were sold.

Since neither Ford or GM offers a minivan, the numbers below are complete and Ford and GM not reporting sales except quarterly does not affect this list.

With the exception of Kia Sedona, every other minivan sold in America was off from year ago numbers.

Here  Read More
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Reminder: Watch Out For Our First Responders
   Published March 13, 2019
His name was Ronnie Lerma, he served as a police officer in my hometown, Garland, TX. Ronnie was a mountain of a man with a gentle spirit. I had met Ronnie several times at the dealership I owned at the time. I have always been a proud supporter of our first responders. On September 21, 1998, Ronnie stopped a vehicle on I-635 for speeding. As he reached for his ticket book from his motorcycle, he was struck by a van and killed. Ronnie was 39 and left behind a wife and two children. The  Read More
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PROGRAM NOTE: Fake Airbag Interview Last Saturday
   Published March 8, 2019
If you missed our story last week about the young lady in Dallas who was killed because she had a fake airbag in her Kia, I encourage you to click this link and watch the video:

Click Here For The CBS 11 Report And Video

This is a serious issue that faces used car buyers as well as those who have already purchased used cars. In the video, you can see the differences in real and counterfeit airbags on the inside and the outside, but some fakes are better than others.

We will  Read More
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Free Appraisals At The Sam Pack Dealerships
   Published March 4, 2019
From time to time, the Sam Pack Auto Group will provide free cash offers to Car Pro Show listeners, so you can get a true value on your vehicle.  This is especially helpful for those who are in the market to trade.  As I say on the air all the time, the online websites are consistently off, both high and low.  I also remind people that a car is worth what someone is willing to write a check for, no more or no less.  This is your opportunity to find out your  Read More
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Best-Selling Large Luxury Cars For 2018
   Published January 16, 2019
Bucking the trend of lower car sales overall, large luxury cars sales actually increased in the full year of 2018 versus 2017.

The redesigned Lexus LS did very well, up 127% year-over-year, Porsche Panamera and the BMW 6-Series also saw sales increases. Genesis G90, Audi A8, and Jaguar XJ saw drops of 42-51% in 2018.

Tesla does not report sales, so I won’t report its sales either, but they produced almost 30,000 Model S electric cars in 2018, which would have put them at the top of this  Read More
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2018’s Top 10 Auto Brand Winners and Top 10 Losers
   Published January 9, 2019
Automakers are typically judged on sales versus the same time period from the prior year. Now that a new year has begun, automakers are poring over numbers and some will be happy; others not so much. Full year sales results tell you the direction of a car company. If sales are increasing, they are taking business from another automaker.

Here are the top 10 automakers with sales increases for 2018 over 2017, and the 10 that went down by the biggest percentage. Remember, this has nothing to  Read More
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Total U.S. Auto Sales Since Y2K
   Published January 9, 2019
I always enjoy looking at auto sales history. So here is a look back at total sales going back to the year 2000. Notice the huge dip in 2008-2012 during the financial crisis.
2000-17,329,7002001-17,410,3202002-16,848,1802003-16,675,6482004-16,913,3612005-16,997,2032006-16,560,9892007-16,154,0642008-13,245,7182009-10,431,5102010-11,589,8442011-12,778,8852012-14,492,3982013-15,582,1362014-16,531,0702015-17,470,6592016-17,539,0522017-17,245,0002018-17,335,000
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Top 25 SUV & Crossover Sales Leaders in 2018
   Published January 9, 2019
Perhaps the most important sales crown in 2018 was for sales supremacy in the hottest segment in the auto industry: SUVs.

Every automaker strives for market share increases in this hot segment. I noted this past summer that Nissan Rogue was putting up a huge challenge to RAV4 from Toyota, but in the second half of the year, Nissan pulled back on Rogue incentives while Toyota poured them onto the 2018 RAV4.

So, what are people buying in the SUV/Crossover segment? Here is your top 25 for  Read More