Lillie Guyer


Lillie writes about dealers and legislation affecting them.

Suppliers Seek Shelter From European Storm in Americas 1
While many other companies cut back sharply during the economic meltdown, Bosch kept ahead of the technology curve so important to auto makers by maintaining R&D investment and preserving value-added functions.
Consumer Anxieties Stall EV, Plug-in Hybrid Sales
The overall hybrid market share in the U.S. is about 2%. For all-electric vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi i, shares are fractionally “very, very small,” says Scott Miller, president of Vision Critical, a consumer-information and technology firm.
Good Hearts Get Hired at Pat Lobb Toyota
A high-volume dealership that believes in staff empowerment seeks out job candidates with the right stuff, grooms them and promotes them.
Lustine Focuses on What it Can Control
In this economy, a dealership can’t afford to make a mistake, says Jim Giddings of Lustine Automall.
Chrysler Recovery Feels Real to Dealers
Bill Golling of Golling Chrysler Jeep Dodge and Ram in Bloomfield Hills, MI, believes the auto maker has faced its product issues head-on.
Lending Eases, But Some Car Buyers Still Face Credit Issues
Dealerships still see a share of credit-challenged customers coming from three primary areas of distress: bankruptcy, unpaid medical bills and slow paybacks of student loans.
Dealers Strive to Become Social-Media Experts
Brand reputation is at stake when it comes to social media applied to the retail auto space. Misused, the tools can backfire and impair customer relationships, experts say.
Terminated Dealers’ Legal Fight ‘Unique’ 1
Lawsuits contend the federal government violated the Fifth Amendment, which says private property shall not be taken for public use without just compensation.
Megadealer Still Likes to Work the Floor
Tim Michael turned around a struggling Ford store, then became a multi-franchised dealer.
Dealerships Make Right Moves
Megadealer David Wilson’s business model is to put top managers in the driver’s seat of individual stores.
It's Lonely Being a Saab Dealer 
“It’s horrible,” says dealer Nick Letsios. “We’re getting no traffic whatsoever. I’m surviving on used-car sales.”
Saab Dealers Head to Court 
Dealers want a preferred place in line as the liquidating Swedish auto maker pays off creditors.
Driven in Downtown LA
Darryl Holter oversees a central L.A. dealership group and continues his late father-in-law’s revitalization efforts.
Dealer Sells Luxury Cars in Louisiana Truck Country
Forest Walker III tries to exceed customer expectations. “If I am going to err, I will do so in favor of the customer.”
Lawyers See Terminated Dealers’ Case Going to Supreme Court
“The lure of this case is that it goes to the heart of what every entrepreneur in this country pursues, the American dream,” says attorney Leonard Bellavia.

Mar 8, 2018

Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.5L Atkinson 4-Cyl. – 2018 Award Acceptance

Masashi Hakariya, project manager-engine development at Toyota, accepts award for Toyota Camry Hybrid at 2018 Wards 10 Best Engines ceremony....More


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