COVID19

What it’s like to buy a car during COVID-19

My husband and I bought a Toyota 4Runner during the coronavirus pandemic. It’s not easy buying a used car now — but it’s possible.


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I wouldn’t recommend buying a car in a pandemic. It’s incredibly stressful, especially if you want to test drive before buying. But maybe you’re like me and have no choice — I had to buy a car to move my family out of New York City in the middle of this coronavirus mess. 

Dealerships are closed or have

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Hertz declares bankruptcy, blames COVID-19

Hertz began rentals with a small fleet of Ford Model T sedans in 1918, growing into the giant it is today.


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Hertz has filed for bankruptcy. Citing the coronavirus pandemic’s swift and cataclysmic impact on its business, the rental-car giant announced Friday that it had filed for Chapter 11 protection in Delaware. The company, which also operates Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly rental-car brands with some 12,400 offices worldwide, will aim to restructure and stay in business. The filing is one of the highest-profile business bankruptcies in the wake of the virus crisis so far. 

According to an official statement,

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Rescheduled 2020 New York Auto Show canceled due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Here’s what the Javits Center normally looks like during auto show times.


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The 2020 New York Auto Show was originally scheduled to take place in April, but was postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Now, the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association — the group that puts on the NY Auto Show — says the rescheduled event is “unfeasible,” and will thus be canceled.

“As of today, the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center continues to be closed for all expo

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COVID-19 and plant closures: The auto industry’s response, potential return dates

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As the novel coronavirus continues to spread around the world, automakers are taking extreme measures in the form of plant closures to halt the spread of COVID-19, the disease the coronavirus causes. The situation remains fluid, but automakers in Europe and the US are starting to inch closer to returning to work.

Here are all the automakers and companies that have elected to halt production in the US and Europe so far, accompanied by a targeted return-to-work date. Information on Detroit’s Big

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