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Edmunds: Shopping for a car this year will not be the same

2021 was an unusual year for the automotive industry. While customer demand for new cars rebounded from the economic uncertainty of 2020, automakers found themselves unable to meet that demand because of semiconductor chip shortages and supply chain problems. So what should car shoppers expect for 2022? Much of the same, unfortunately.

“Competition for new vehicles will be fierce as inventory shortages persist in 2022,” said Ivan Drury, Edmunds’ senior manager of insights for Edmunds.

Shoppers today must contend with a limited selection, dealership markups, little to no discounts, and a greater sense of urgency to move quickly on a deal. With this in mind, here are five ways that car buying has changed, along with a few tips on how to manage it.

 

ONGOING VEHICLE SHORTAGE MEANS HIGHER PRICES

Vehicles that make their way onto the lot are more likely to be in more expensive trims and either marked

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Where to watch the 2022 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale car auction on TV, livestream

The Barrett-Jackson 2022 car auction will return to Scottsdale with hundreds of collector cars and automotive memorabilia Jan. 22-30.

The first two days are preview days during which guests can appreciate all the vehicles that will soon go on the auction block. The auctions will take place Jan. 24-30 and can be viewed from home.

Highlights at this year’s auction include vehicles that used to belong to David Spade, Bret Michaels and Burt Reynolds. Cars that were used in the “Fast & Furious” franchise — and even handled by Vin Diesel — will also cross the block.

Here’s when and where to watch the 2022 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale car auction on TV and online.

Related: The 2022 Barrett-Jackson guide

Watch the Barrett-Jackson 2022 Scottsdale auctions live on TV

Here’s where the Barrett-Jackson car auctions will be broadcast. All times are MST.

Monday, Jan. 24

3-7 p.m. on FYI (Channel 119 on

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Tesla electric car showroom in Mishawaka appears to be dead

MISHAWAKA — Plans for an “electric car company” showroom and automotive center — long-rumored to be Tesla — at the former JC Penney Home Store site at Grape and Cleveland roads appear to be dead.

Chris Sotos, representing Key Development Partners, the firm developing the project, confirmed on Tuesday the contract with the electric car company — which was never officially named — was terminated this past summer. He did not provide any other details.

Related:Council OKs ‘high-end’ electric car showroom, service center in Mishawaka. Is it Tesla?

The car company, which was believed to be Tesla, had proposed leasing the 35,500-square-foot JC Penney building from Key Development, and razing the smaller building to the west, while the developer was to make improvements to lighting, the parking lot and landscaping. 

City Planner Ken Prince said Friday that he’s heard rumors that the deal had fallen through. The move, he

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Amphicars And Other Classics Rotting On 40 Acre Car Graveyard

These automotive relics of their time are masterpieces of long since forgotten artists but the cars will live on forever.

Barn finds are some of the most exciting phenomena within the car community due to their uncanny ability to present insanely valuable opportunities that would typically be far too expensive for most to afford at a fraction of the cost. Of course, this comes with the downside of the cars being in abysmal shape, with most of these vintage automobiles having spent decades upon decades rotting away between four wooden walls. Nevertheless, this find perfectly epitomizes that innate sense of adventure that is found only when taking on an endeavor into the depths of a car graveyard. So what all is in this forgotten realm of automotive history.

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Most of the truly fascinating stuff appears to be from before 1970, specifically within the ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s eras.

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