2012 Ward's Mega Dealer 100 http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/577611/more en Big Picture Includes Small Dealers, Too http://wardsauto.com/2012-megadealer/big-picture-includes-small-dealers-too <div class="node-body article-body">Family businesses aren’t inferior to corporate enterprises. A properly run car dealership will do well, whether it is owned by a major corporation or mom, dad and the grown kids.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/2012-megadealer/big-picture-includes-small-dealers-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/2012-megadealer/big-picture-includes-small-dealers-too#comments Public Commentary 2012 MegaDealer Dealers North America U.S. AutoNation Dealerships Retail 2012 Ward's Mega Dealer 100 Fri, 27 Apr 2012 11:15:00 +0000 510791 at http://wardsauto.com Lithia Steps Up Used-Car Sales http://wardsauto.com/2012-megadealer/lithia-steps-used-car-sales <div class="node-body article-body">Publicly owned Lithia, a perennial top player on the WardsAuto Megadealer 100, sold 58,398 used cars in 2011, nearly 10,000 more than the year before.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/2012-megadealer/lithia-steps-used-car-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/2012-megadealer/lithia-steps-used-car-sales#comments Public 2012 MegaDealer Dealers North America U.S. Lithia Motors 2012 Ward's Mega Dealer 100 Remarketing Wed, 25 Apr 2012 10:30:00 +0000 506491 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Lithia retailing more used cars once wholesaled, says Chairman Sid DeBoer.</strong></p> Top Dealer Praises Auto Makers’ Improved Ways http://wardsauto.com/2012-megadealer/top-dealer-praises-auto-makers-improved-ways <div class="node-body article-body">Overproduction, particularly by domestic auto makers, glutted the market, forced dealers to take cars they didn’t want, drove down prices, hurt residual values and betrayed customers, he says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/2012-megadealer/top-dealer-praises-auto-makers-improved-ways" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/2012-megadealer/top-dealer-praises-auto-makers-improved-ways#comments Public 2012 MegaDealer Auto Makers Dealers North America U.S. AutoNation Retail 2012 Ward's Mega Dealer 100 Wed, 25 Apr 2012 10:00:00 +0000 506431 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Overproduction costly in many ways, Jackson says.</strong></p> Megadealers May Lead Customer-Experience ‘Revolution’ http://wardsauto.com/2012-megadealer/megadealers-may-lead-customer-experience-revolution <div class="node-body article-body">Some dealership groups on the WardsAuto Megadealer 100, such as Asbury Automotive Group, are testing new ways to sell vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/2012-megadealer/megadealers-may-lead-customer-experience-revolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/2012-megadealer/megadealers-may-lead-customer-experience-revolution#comments Public 2012 MegaDealer Dealers North America U.S. Asbury AutoNation Lithia Motors Penske Sonic Retail 2012 Ward's Mega Dealer 100 Tue, 24 Apr 2012 13:32:00 +0000 507681 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Former GM engineer Craig Monaghan heads Asbury Automotive.</strong></p> Young People With Autism Staff Dealership Cafes http://wardsauto.com/2012-megadealer/young-people-autism-staff-dealership-cafes <div class="node-body article-body">Asbury Automotive calls its program, “Cafe Blends: Blending Autism into the Workplace,” an amazing success that touches many people. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/2012-megadealer/young-people-autism-staff-dealership-cafes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/2012-megadealer/young-people-autism-staff-dealership-cafes#comments Public 2012 MegaDealer Dealers North America U.S. Asbury Retail 2012 Ward's Mega Dealer 100 Wed, 18 Apr 2012 10:30:00 +0000 500621 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Baristas at Nalley Lexus-Roswell, from left, Rebecca, Chris and Paul. </strong></p>