2012 Ward's Mega Dealer 100 http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/577611/more en Big Picture Includes Small Dealers, Too http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-megadealer-100/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-megadealer-100/big-picture-includes-small-dealers-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-megadealer-100/big-picture-includes-small-dealers-too#comments Public Commentary 2012 MegaDealer Dealers North America WardsAuto Megadealer 100 Retail U.S. WardsAuto Megadealer 100 Dealer IdeaXChange Miscellaneous 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/wardsauto-megadealer-100/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-megadealer-100/lithia-steps-used-car-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-megadealer-100/lithia-steps-used-car-sales#comments Public 2012 MegaDealer Dealers North America WardsAuto Megadealer 100 Retail U.S. WardsAuto Megadealer 100 Dealer Miscellaneous 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/wardsauto-megadealer-100/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-megadealer-100/top-dealer-praises-auto-makers-improved-ways" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-megadealer-100/top-dealer-praises-auto-makers-improved-ways#comments Public 2012 MegaDealer Auto Makers Dealers North America Industry WardsAuto Megadealer 100 Retail U.S. WardsAuto Megadealer 100 Dealer Miscellaneous 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/wardsauto-megadealer-100/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-megadealer-100/megadealers-may-lead-customer-experience-revolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-megadealer-100/megadealers-may-lead-customer-experience-revolution#comments Public 2012 MegaDealer Dealers North America WardsAuto Megadealer 100 Retail U.S. WardsAuto Megadealer 100 Dealer Miscellaneous 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/wardsauto-megadealer-100/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-megadealer-100/young-people-autism-staff-dealership-cafes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-megadealer-100/young-people-autism-staff-dealership-cafes#comments Public 2012 MegaDealer Dealers North America WardsAuto Megadealer 100 Retail U.S. WardsAuto Megadealer 100 Dealer Miscellaneous 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>