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The annualized U.S. sales rate for August is tracking above 15.5 million units, fueled by strong replacement demand, cheap and available credit, and a calendar quirk, forecasters say.
Three of four major…Continue
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A national trade group of lenders has formed a compliance committee to help auto lenders and other finance companies deal…Continue
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Based on the answer to this question, you can infer a lot about the car you are interested in purchasing. For instance, if the answer is, “we bought the car at a fleet auction hosted by the Department of Transportation”, then you can be assured the vehicle has been serviced religiously every 2,000-3,000 miles.…Continue
Added by Scott Parrott on August 28, 2013 at 10:43am — No Comments
1. Manage things and lead people.
Processes should be defined and managed daily. People should be lead by example daily. Management by strict control inhibits star performers and eliminates creativity of intelligent people. Feelings of manipulation are caused by strict control. Control, manipulation, and disrespect keep many dealerships from moving to another level of performance.
2. Speed of the boss = speed of the team.
If the boss has a…Continue
Added by Mark Tewart on August 28, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
SEO is ruining the car business.
Its an awkward thing to write as the president of an SEO company that serves car dealers. Inherently, SEO should be a good thing...nay...a great thing. A core marketing practice that benefits consumers by allowing them to…Continue
What would make the AutoConnections Conference and Exposition experience better? How about a Cirque du Soleil show? We're giving away 2 pairs of tickets to 2 lucky winners for a show during their stay at the conference. For those of you already attending the conference or thinking about registering, this would be a perfect way to spend one of…Continue
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Digital Automotive Veteran Joins Consumer Auto Finance Innovator
Mission Viejo, CA–August 28, 2013–DealerCentric, the pioneer and leader in interactive online auto credit applications, today announced that digital automotive veteran Roger Hilterbrandt has been appointed Executive Vice President of Sales and Strategy. Hilterbrandt joins DealerCentric as the company prepares to launch a next generation eLending solution to the…Continue
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Retail volumes gain 10.6% to exceed 180,000 units YTD
MONTVALE, N.J. - Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported July sales of 26,423 units, an 18.5% boost over the 22,294 units sold in July 2012. Retail volumes at Mercedes-Benz reached 23,648 for the month—gaining 22.5% over the…Continue
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May sales of 39,892 shatter previous monthly records • Forester monthly sales increased 38 percent over May 2012 • Subaru year-to-date sales are up 21 percent
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About a month ago, Time Warner Cable blacked out CBS in several major markets including Los Angeles, New York and Dallas, because of a dispute with CBS over pricing for retransmission fees. Both sides, of course, point fingers at the other with CBS saying that Time Warner…Continue
Nissan Motor Co.…Continue
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Watch Think Tank Tuesday this week to see the final key touch points to keep your service bays full and clients coming back for more!
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|by Ellen Jones, Senior Product Marketing Manager|
Matthew Welch, General Manager/Principal of Auburn Volkswagen gets it. He gets that the…Continue
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2013 is shaping up to be a good year for auto retailers, with sales expected to top 15 million for the first time since 2007. Several contributing factors to this success are credit-related, with more consumers qualifying for loans, lengthier terms and rising interest rates.
In its June 2013 State of the Automotive Finance report, Experian documents that subprime loans are on the rise again and that consumers within all credit tiers were able to obtain financing in Q1…Continue
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We were having lunch with Key West Ford's…Continue
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As football season approaches, I am reminded of a story that was widely publicized last spring. Joe Flacco, having just signed a $121 million contract with the Baltimore Ravens which made him the highest-paid player in the NFL, decided to celebrate by…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on August 27, 2013 at 7:17am — No Comments
Sales people provide life for all companies. If everything starts with sales people, it only makes sense to make sure that you are recruiting the best potential sales people
Tip 1: Recruit from want, not need. Make recruiting an everyday activity, don’t wait until you need it.
Tip 2: Have a strategy to recruit people all the time. To orchestrate a successful ongoing recruiting program you must first have a game-plan. Plan and…Continue
Added by Mark Tewart on August 27, 2013 at 6:57am — No Comments
Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) today reported July sales of 5,230, an increase of 24.7 percent compared to July 2012. Every Mitsubishi model currently in production showed a double-digit percentage increase for the month.
The U.S.-built Outlander Sport crossover led the way with sales of 2,075, an increase of…Continue
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