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Firm Offers Free Reports

Data solutions provider Vast announced that the company’s new CarStory Market Reports, developed from data models that analyze more than 100 million used vehicle searches, are now available for free to auto dealers, marketplaces and consumers alike.

CarStory Market Reports provide information about each vehicle’s value based on supply, demand, and market features, showing consumers what is special about a particular vehicle while offering dealers a way to differentiate themselves, build confidence and accelerate sales.

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Site Sees Fewer Credit Approvals

Swapalease.com reports lease credit approvals during the month of September dropped to 64.5 percent, falling from July’s and August’s low 80 percent range.

The approvals rate is an important indicator of how successful car shoppers are at getting approved for a car lease. 



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Nissan Recalls Altimas for Hood Issues

Nissan North America Inc. is recalling 220,423 model year 2013 Nissan Altima vehicles manufactured March 6, 2012 to Feb. 28, 2013.

In the affected vehicles, interference between the hood inner panel and the secondary latch lever, in combination with debris and corrosion, may cause the secondary hood latch to bind and remain in the unlatched position when the hood is closed.

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Ford Expands Partnership with Carfax

Ford Motor Co. and Carfax have expanded their partnership in the Ford and Lincoln certified pre-owned programs.

Ford is continuing its commitment to provide free Carfax vehicle history reports to buyers and sellers of certified Ford and Lincoln vehicles. In addition, all Ford and Lincoln CPO cars will now be listed on Carfax.

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