Day: October 12, 2021

Low car inventory, microchip crunch, flood-damaged lemons explained

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Car shoppers are frustrated by new models held up in cargo ship delays off the California coast while second-hand scammers in the used-car market create nightmares for bargain hunters.

But the market is set to right itself soon, says Rick Ricart, president of Ricart Automotive who gave tips to NBC4 on what to look for in a used or new car — and avoid scammers.

Low inventory and delays for new cars

“Luckily, I think we’re finally on the uphill climb back to supplies normalizing at some point in the future.” Vehicles are stuck off the coast, says Ricart. “We are having a very difficult time getting some of our imported vehicles to the lot. We know that there were a lot of vehicles that were built in Korea, Japan, and the like that are on container ships,

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Man Faces Prices In Practice Automotive Smuggling Try

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French horror film is ‘breaking the boundaries of gender’

Spoilers alert: Contains plot details about the new French horror film “Titane” (now in theaters). 

“Titane” is the sweetest movie you’ll see this year about a woman who has sex with a car

The audacious body horror film (now in theaters) centers on an erotic dancer named Alexia (Agathe Rousselle), who makes her money performing at car shows and murders people with a hair needle while she’s off the clock. After one such incident, she returns to work to clean herself up when a flame-painted sports car beckons. She gets inside and proceeds to fornicate with the jolting hot rod. Days later, she lactates motor oil and her belly starts to bulge.

As shocking as it may sound, “this is not a comedic moment,” French filmmaker Julia Ducournau (“Raw”) says. “It’s playing on this weird mix of tenderness and sexuality and the strangeness that goes with it, but it’s

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Used car price rises not letting up as predicted, and the peak hasn’t come yet

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Used cars aren’t the best deal at the moment.


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It remains a poor time to be in the market for a new car. Or a used car. According to an Automotive News report on the latest data from Cox Automotive on Monday, wholesale used car prices rose to record highs this past September. In turn, that means the prices dealers charge used car buyers also continue to rise.

Year-over-year, wholesale prices are up 27% compared to September 2020. From August, September saw prices climb 5.3%. The increases coincide with continued difficulties for automakers to build enough cars to meet people’s demands. The semiconductor chip shortage, according to the most recent estimates, may not start to stabilize until sometime next year. And only in the first half of 2023 may the industry enter an actual recovery phase. Without enough chips, carmakers will remain stuck as buyers won’t

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