Dealers on the Ward's Dealer 500, an annual ranking of the top U.S. dealerships, have set a torrid pace the last few years. From 1997 to 2000, they increased their total revenue an average of $10 million annually per dealership – from $91 million in 1997 to $121 million in 2000. Full 2002 Ward's Dealer Business 500 special report In 2001, the pace slowed. Last year, the Ward's 500 generated $62.4 billion total revenue – up from $60.5 billion in 2000. Total revenue per dealership, though, ...

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