Retail Front http://wardsauto.com/blog/96659/feed en Tesla Salespeople Would Make Great Museum Curators http://wardsauto.com/blog/tesla-salespeople-would-make-great-museum-curators <div class="node-body blog-body">The automaker’s salespeople do a couple of things right but enough wrong to finish dead last in a mystery-shopping study.</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-salespeople-would-make-great-museum-curators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/tesla-salespeople-would-make-great-museum-curators#comments Blog Retail Dealerships North America U.S. Dealerships Retail Retail Front Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:19:00 +0000 1054901 at http://wardsauto.com GM Blues, Sergio Walks the Line, 97-Month Loans http://wardsauto.com/blog/gm-blues-sergio-walks-line-97-month-loans <div class="node-body blog-body">Where do you begin with the telling of these crazy stories?</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-blues-sergio-walks-line-97-month-loans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/gm-blues-sergio-walks-line-97-month-loans#comments Blog Retail Auto Makers Dealerships North America U.S. Chrysler General Motors Retail Retail Front Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:19:00 +0000 1051091 at http://wardsauto.com Car Sharing Could Help, Hurt Auto Sales http://wardsauto.com/blog/car-sharing-could-help-hurt-auto-sales <div class="node-body blog-body">Some people think car collectivism is up and coming. But the auto industry prefers that individuals, not groups, buy vehicles. </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-could-help-hurt-auto-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/car-sharing-could-help-hurt-auto-sales#comments Blog Retail Auto Makers Dealerships North America U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships Ford Retail Retail Front Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:11:00 +0000 1033411 at http://wardsauto.com Can GM Get Its Mojo Back? http://wardsauto.com/blog/can-gm-get-its-mojo-back <div class="node-body blog-body">Recalls deliver body blows to potential conquest 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/can-gm-get-its-mojo-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/can-gm-get-its-mojo-back#comments Blog Retail Auto Makers Dealerships North America U.S. General Motors Retail Retail Front Tue, 27 May 2014 12:13:00 +0000 1025791 at http://wardsauto.com Executives in Pinstripes Replace Salesmen in Plaid http://wardsauto.com/blog/executives-pinstripes-replace-salesmen-plaid <div class="node-body blog-body">Publicly owned dealership group Asbury Automotive shows that the used-car business isn’t what it used to be. </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/executives-pinstripes-replace-salesmen-plaid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/executives-pinstripes-replace-salesmen-plaid#comments Blog Retail Dealerships MegaDealer North America U.S. Asbury AutoNation Dealerships Lithia Motors 2014 WardsAuto MegaDealer 100 Remarketing Retail Front Mon, 05 May 2014 12:30:00 +0000 1005371 at http://wardsauto.com Stonewall Mike Jackson Takes a Stand http://wardsauto.com/blog/stonewall-mike-jackson-takes-stand <div class="node-body blog-body">The CEO of AutoNation says the largest dealership chain in the country might start generating its own sales leads, rather than relying on others.</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/stonewall-mike-jackson-takes-stand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/stonewall-mike-jackson-takes-stand#comments Blog Retail Dealerships North America U.S. Dealerships Internet Marketing Retail Front Mon, 28 Apr 2014 13:15:00 +0000 1002071 at http://wardsauto.com Dealers to the Rescue…Again http://wardsauto.com/blog/dealers-rescue-again <div class="node-body blog-body">GM dealers must do damage control, hold some hands and try to prevent existing customers from becoming ex-customers who trash the brand for the rest of their lives. </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-rescue-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/dealers-rescue-again#comments Blog Retail Auto Makers Dealerships North America U.S. General Motors Lexus Toyota Retail GM's Recall Crisis Retail Front Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:35:00 +0000 991641 at http://wardsauto.com I’ve Seen This Movie Before http://wardsauto.com/blog/i-ve-seen-movie <div class="node-body blog-body">Another automaker faces safety allegations about what was known and when.</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/i-ve-seen-movie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/i-ve-seen-movie#comments Blog Auto Makers Dealerships Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. General Motors GM's Recall Crisis Retail Front Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:03:00 +0000 975731 at http://wardsauto.com You Are Under My Power…Now Read This http://wardsauto.com/blog/you-are-under-my-power-now-read <div class="node-body blog-body">Marketers do many creative things. Hypnotizing consumers isn’t one of 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/you-are-under-my-power-now-read" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/you-are-under-my-power-now-read#comments Blog Retail Dealerships North America Auto Makers Dealerships Information Technology Internet Marketing Retail Front Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:35:00 +0000 968951 at http://wardsauto.com Union Loses Second Battle of Chattanooga http://wardsauto.com/blog/union-loses-second-battle-chattanooga <div class="node-body blog-body">The UAW vows to rise up and fight again. But it should reevaluate venturing into hostile territory.</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/union-loses-second-battle-chattanooga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/union-loses-second-battle-chattanooga#comments Plants & Production Auto Makers North America Volkswagen Employment United Auto Workers (UAW) Retail Front Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:33:00 +0000 957571 at http://wardsauto.com NADA Chairman Rates Hillary’s Speech http://wardsauto.com/blog/nada-chairman-rates-hillary-s-speech <div class="node-body blog-body">Critics claimed Clinton had no business speaking to dealers. </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/nada-chairman-rates-hillary-s-speech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/nada-chairman-rates-hillary-s-speech#comments Blog Retail Dealerships North America U.S. Dealerships Retail National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Retail Front Fri, 07 Feb 2014 12:33:00 +0000 948321 at http://wardsauto.com Give Jim Farley a Break http://wardsauto.com/blog/give-jim-farley-break <div class="node-body blog-body">The Ford executive’s playful we-know-who-you-are comments pale in comparison to the misuse of collected data elsewhere.</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/give-jim-farley-break" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/give-jim-farley-break#comments Blog Retail Auto Makers Dealerships Vehicles & Technology U.S. Dealerships Ford Information Technology Vehicles & Technology Retail Front Fri, 24 Jan 2014 22:20:00 +0000 935161 at http://wardsauto.com NADA Tries to Stay Positive http://wardsauto.com/blog/nada-tries-stay-positive <div class="node-body blog-body">The so-called dealer-reserve or dealer-markup system ducks a bullet. But the gun isn’t empty. </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/nada-tries-stay-positive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/nada-tries-stay-positive#comments Blog Retail Dealerships North America U.S. Dealerships Finance & Insurance Laws/Law Enforcement National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Retail Front Fri, 27 Dec 2013 19:23:00 +0000 921341 at http://wardsauto.com 20 Million Vehicle Sales by 2017? http://wardsauto.com/blog/20-million-vehicle-sales-2017 <div class="node-body blog-body">TrueCar’s Scott Painter optimistically thinks U.S. light-vehicle sales will hit a milestone sooner than later. Well, let’s hope he’s right. </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/20-million-vehicle-sales-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/20-million-vehicle-sales-2017#comments Blog Retail Auto Makers Dealerships North America U.S. Retail Front Thu, 26 Dec 2013 12:22:00 +0000 918021 at http://wardsauto.com 10 Ways To Save Lincoln http://wardsauto.com/blog/10-ways-save-lincoln <div class="node-body blog-body">There’s still time to rescue the brand, and have it retake its rightful share of the luxury market.</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/10-ways-save-lincoln" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/10-ways-save-lincoln#comments Blog Retail Auto Makers Dealerships North America U.S. Dealerships Lincoln Retail Product Development Retail Front Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:24:00 +0000 910061 at http://wardsauto.com