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Dear Mr. Dickens,
As a long time user of Pathways, I am writing to express my outrage in your company's decision to reintroduce the option for a prompt to take overlap deductions when refinishing bumpers in the 4.5 release of your product. When asked to compromise your product by providing biased and unrealistic estimating options that do not account for actual repair processes, every Information Provider has one of two choices; Yes, or no. Needless to say, I join the majority of the industry in my disappointment at the choice that CCC made.

'Cash for Clunkers' Splits Automotive Assocations

A fleet modernization program has been proposed by U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Susan Collins, R-Maine; and Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., which would establish a national incentive program for voluntary retirement of fuel-inefficient vehicles through the Department of Energy. Princeton University’s Dr. Alan Blinder referred to this policy option as “Cash for Clunkers”—government payments to remove older, less-fuel-efficient or high-polluting vehicles from America’s highways.

A recent survey of global senior automotive executives by accounting and consulting firm KPMG reveals conservative expectations for the industry’s growth in 2009.

Thursday, 15 January 2009 16:55

Corvette Owners Quick to Customize

Chevrolet’s Corvette has been a perennial favorite among gearheads for more than half a century. From classic models to modern editions, enthusiasts continue to search for the latest high-performance and restyling products for this iconic sports car.

Congress is busy developing a stimulus plan to address the serious concerns with the American economy.  One provision under consideration would provide car owners’ federal funds if they trade-in their older vehicles for vouchers to obtain newer, more fuel efficient vehicles. The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) continues to urge the U.S. Congress to address deficiencies in vehicle retirement programs that could adversely affect American consumers’ pocketbooks and limit their motor vehicle choices.  ARA opposes any vehicle retirement legislation that restricts the sale of high quality, low cost “green” recycled auto parts.