Retail Front http://wardsauto.com/blog/96659/feed Blogs about automotive retailing, commenting on news impacting the business of selling vehicles. en 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 Serial Cadillac Buyer Miffed at GM’s Luxury Brand http://wardsauto.com/blog/serial-cadillac-buyer-miffed-gm-s-luxury-brand <div class="node-body blog-body">Must U.S. luxury brands act like German counterparts to beat them in America?</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/serial-cadillac-buyer-miffed-gm-s-luxury-brand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/serial-cadillac-buyer-miffed-gm-s-luxury-brand#comments Blog Auto Makers Dealers U.S. Cadillac Retail Retail Front Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:30:00 +0000 1133771 at http://wardsauto.com Dead Rockers Enliven Today’s Car Ads http://wardsauto.com/blog/dead-rockers-enliven-today-s-car-ads <div class="node-body blog-body">Acura draws pans, praise for TV spot featuring the voice of Sid Vicious </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/dead-rockers-enliven-today-s-car-ads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/dead-rockers-enliven-today-s-car-ads#comments Blog Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing U.S. Acura Advertising Retail Front Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:56:00 +0000 1125151 at http://wardsauto.com Who’s Afraid of Elon Musk? http://wardsauto.com/blog/who-s-afraid-elon-musk <div class="node-body blog-body">And the answer is: Just about everybody.</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/who-s-afraid-elon-musk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/who-s-afraid-elon-musk#comments Blog Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Retail National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Retail Front Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:17:00 +0000 1113311 at http://wardsauto.com Dodge Undergoes Brand ‘Purification’ http://wardsauto.com/blog/dodge-undergoes-brand-purification <div class="node-body blog-body">The brand moves from overall mainstream to so-called mainstream-performance. </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/dodge-undergoes-brand-purification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/dodge-undergoes-brand-purification#comments Blog Auto Makers Dealers North America U.S. Dodge Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Retail Front Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:04:00 +0000 1085501 at http://wardsauto.com Tesla Is Wrong, Franchise System Is Better http://wardsauto.com/blog/tesla-wrong-franchise-system-better <div class="node-body blog-body">The biggest irony of the automotive industry is the companies that make cars and trucks don’t know how to sell 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/tesla-wrong-franchise-system-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/tesla-wrong-franchise-system-better#comments Blog Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Tesla Dealership Management Retail Front Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:17:00 +0000 1068181 at http://wardsauto.com Go Mobile or Go Home http://wardsauto.com/blog/go-mobile-or-go-home <div class="node-body blog-body">Dealers should realize people are engrossed with their smartphones. </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/go-mobile-or-go-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/go-mobile-or-go-home#comments Blog Dealers North America U.S. Internet Marketing Retail Front Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:11:00 +0000 1067881 at http://wardsauto.com Dealers Blamed for Dismal EV Market http://wardsauto.com/blog/dealers-blamed-dismal-ev-market <div class="node-body blog-body">If Tesla were convinced the existing dealer infrastructure was truly motivated and capable of selling its cars, then this dust-up and threats of litigation never would have occurred.</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/dealers-blamed-dismal-ev-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/dealers-blamed-dismal-ev-market#comments Blog Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Dealerships Tesla Dealership Management Electric Vehicles Fuel Economy Inventories Product Development Bruce Belzowski Consumer Reports Electric Vehicles Luke Tonachel Natural Resources Defense Council University of California-Davis University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Retail Front Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 1068101 at http://wardsauto.com