Retail Front http://wardsauto.com/blog/96659/feed en The Long and Short of Auto Loans Now vs. Then http://wardsauto.com/blog/long-and-short-auto-loans-now-vs-then <div class="node-body blog-body">Loans of 1-12 months once accounted for 24% of auto financing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/retail-front">Retail Front</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/long-and-short-auto-loans-now-vs-then" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/long-and-short-auto-loans-now-vs-then#comments Blog Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America U.S. Dealerships Retail Retail Front Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:30:00 +0000 1313051 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Steve Finlay</strong></p> Luxury Brands Have Great Cars, and Great Salespeople http://wardsauto.com/blog/luxury-brands-have-great-cars-and-great-salespeople <div class="node-body blog-body">Pied Piper Management deploys mystery shoppers to rank car dealership sales effectiveness by brand. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/retail-front">Retail Front</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/luxury-brands-have-great-cars-and-great-salespeople" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/luxury-brands-have-great-cars-and-great-salespeople#comments Blog Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Retail Retail Front Mon, 13 Jul 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1311261 at http://wardsauto.com Chrysler Dealers Deserve Better http://wardsauto.com/blog/chrysler-dealers-deserve-better <div class="node-body blog-body">Sergio Marchionne’s merger moves might make a good movie. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/retail-front">Retail Front</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/chrysler-dealers-deserve-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/chrysler-dealers-deserve-better#comments Blog Auto Makers Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America U.S. Chrysler Dealerships Retail Retail Front Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:40:00 +0000 1304391 at http://wardsauto.com Car Sharing Same as Bed Sharing? http://wardsauto.com/blog/car-sharing-same-bed-sharing <div class="node-body blog-body">Zipcar cofounder tells how she described the venture to early doubters. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/retail-front">Retail Front</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/car-sharing-same-bed-sharing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/car-sharing-same-bed-sharing#comments Blog Auto Makers Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships Retail Retail Front Tue, 26 May 2015 11:40:00 +0000 1285221 at http://wardsauto.com Let’s Rewrite This Movie’s Script http://wardsauto.com/blog/let-s-rewrite-movie-s-script <div class="node-body blog-body">Auto dealers, the industry and car buyers rely on a form of auto financing. So, why does the government want to kill it?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/retail-front">Retail Front</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/let-s-rewrite-movie-s-script" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/let-s-rewrite-movie-s-script#comments Blog Politics Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America U.S. Dealerships Regulatory Agencies Retail Front Mon, 04 May 2015 12:22:00 +0000 1271581 at http://wardsauto.com Have Phone, Will Shop at Car Dealerships http://wardsauto.com/blog/have-phone-will-shop-car-dealerships <div class="node-body blog-body">The new reality: Kids sleep with their smartphones and adults wield them at dealerships.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/retail-front">Retail Front</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/have-phone-will-shop-car-dealerships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/have-phone-will-shop-car-dealerships#comments Blog Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Information Technology Internet Marketing Retail Front Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:33:00 +0000 1261951 at http://wardsauto.com GM’s Shop-Click-Drive Jumps the Curb http://wardsauto.com/blog/gm-s-shop-click-drive-jumps-curb <div class="node-body blog-body">For every dealer who likes the automaker’s online initiative, many more dislike it. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/retail-front">Retail Front</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/gm-s-shop-click-drive-jumps-curb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/gm-s-shop-click-drive-jumps-curb#comments Blog Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Dealerships General Motors Information Technology Internet Marketing Retail Front Mon, 06 Apr 2015 08:30:00 +0000 1247181 at http://wardsauto.com Mercedes GLE Is Nice, But About That Pickup… http://wardsauto.com/blog/mercedes-gle-nice-about-pickup <div class="node-body blog-body">The head of Mercedes-Benz USA talks about the prospect of the luxury automaker joining America’s pickup party. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/retail-front">Retail Front</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/mercedes-gle-nice-about-pickup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/mercedes-gle-nice-about-pickup#comments Blog Auto Makers North America U.S. Mercedes 2015 New York International Auto Show Retail Front Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:43:00 +0000 1252771 at http://wardsauto.com Why Call Them Auto Dealers? http://wardsauto.com/blog/why-call-them-auto-dealers <div class="node-body blog-body">Some people think auto-retailing name changes are in order. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/retail-front">Retail Front</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/why-call-them-auto-dealers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/why-call-them-auto-dealers#comments Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Retail Front Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:56:00 +0000 1233211 at http://wardsauto.com Mexican-Owned U.S. Dealerships Raise Questions http://wardsauto.com/blog/mexican-owned-us-dealerships-raise-questions <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s unclear how will Nissan’s plan will affect its existing dealers, but Jim Ziegler is worried for them. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/retail-front">Retail Front</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/mexican-owned-us-dealerships-raise-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/mexican-owned-us-dealerships-raise-questions#comments Blog Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Nissan Dealership Management Retail Front Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:17:00 +0000 1226291 at http://wardsauto.com Auto Dealers, CFPB May Go to Mat This Year http://wardsauto.com/blog/auto-dealers-cfpb-may-go-mat-year <div class="node-body blog-body">Don’t necessarily look for a knockout punch or lots of blood on the mat. But this is the year we may see a decision.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/retail-front">Retail Front</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/auto-dealers-cfpb-may-go-mat-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/auto-dealers-cfpb-may-go-mat-year#comments Blog Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America U.S. Retail Front Fri, 09 Jan 2015 13:12:00 +0000 1195441 at http://wardsauto.com AutoNation Reinvents Itself, Again http://wardsauto.com/blog/autonation-reinvents-itself-again <div class="node-body blog-body">The country’s No.1 dealership chain invests in an ambitious initiative to generate its own sales leads, not buy other’s. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/retail-front">Retail Front</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/autonation-reinvents-itself-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/autonation-reinvents-itself-again#comments Blog Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Internet Marketing Retail Front Tue, 30 Dec 2014 15:36:00 +0000 1191281 at http://wardsauto.com Let’s Rate the 60-Minute Car Deal http://wardsauto.com/blog/let-s-rate-60-minute-car-deal <div class="node-body blog-body">Most people want a quality dealer relationship more than an express purchase, says DealerRater CEO Gary Tucker. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/retail-front">Retail Front</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/let-s-rate-60-minute-car-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/let-s-rate-60-minute-car-deal#comments Blog Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Internet Marketing Retail Front Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:07:00 +0000 1176531 at http://wardsauto.com We’re Not Going to Take It Anymore http://wardsauto.com/blog/we-re-not-going-take-it-anymore <div class="node-body blog-body">Some consumer car-buying website companies want to do business with the dealers they scorn.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/retail-front">Retail Front</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/we-re-not-going-take-it-anymore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/we-re-not-going-take-it-anymore#comments Blog Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Suppliers Information Technology Internet Marketing Retail Front Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:11:00 +0000 1153711 at http://wardsauto.com Tesla May Lose Another One http://wardsauto.com/blog/tesla-may-lose-another-one <div class="node-body blog-body">Michigan governor likely to sign bill banning direct auto sales</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/retail-front">Retail Front</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/tesla-may-lose-another-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/tesla-may-lose-another-one#comments Blog Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Tesla Retail National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Retail Front Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:09:00 +0000 1138281 at http://wardsauto.com