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Exotic Owners – Spending Money, Demanding Quality

The ‘80s were known for conspicuous consumption and flaunting of wealth.

Forecasting The Future Of A Fledgling Industry

The answers are difficult to find because the right questions are, in many cases still unasked.

Do Checkered Flags Still Ring The Registers?

Are customers buying behaviors influenced by on-track exploits? Let us know if the need for speed is still strong today.

A Legacy Isn’t All About The Numbers

A year? Hmmph. ImportCar is now in our 42nd year – and parent company, Babcox Media, is celebrating 100 this year!

Building Imports Domestically

Honda began construction of its motorcycle plant in Marysville, Ohio, in 1978 and announced plans to build a $250-million auto plant next door in 1980. On Nov. 1, 1982, the first Accord rolled off the assembly line in Marysville.

Import Insights: Risky Business?

In our March 1990 issue, ImportCar profiled several entrepreneurs who believed that partnering with like- minded service facilities in a car care mall was the best way for import specialists to service their customers.

Fast, Fun, Now 40

In late 1979, imported cars were dominating the sales landscape – in some areas, import car registrations reached nearly 60% of total registrations.

Import Insights 1988: Covering The Entire Vehicle Spectrum

Maserati’s Biturbo 425i pictured on the cover of our August 1988 issue was being replaced by the even more exciting Maserati 430.

Import Insights: Mazda

The 2016 Mazda CX-9 was recognized as the Best Midsize Crossover SUV by the editors of Digital Trends in a list that highlights the best crossovers in the market that blend car capabilities with utility. The MX-5 retains its $24,915 base MSRP.

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Import Insights: BMW

The seventh generation of the BMW 5 Series sedan will cut a sporty, elegant and stylish figure when it hits the roads in markets around the world in February 2017.

Import Insights: Kia

Kia places third in the J.D. Power APEAL study, and they introduce the 2017 Kia Cadenza.

Import Insights: Mitsubishi (August 2016)

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander has been rated third in Kelley Blue Book’s list of 10 Most Affordable Three-Row Vehicles of 2016. Mitsubishi announced the debut of the all-new “Ground Tourer Concept” at the 2016 Paris Motor Show this fall.