VW Golf R Is for Rapid Commented on: 1 week ago (February 19, 2015)

Oops. Let me fix that. I'm also directionally challenged, as you might have guessed.

Regulator Rep Absent from Vehicle-Financing Conference Commented on: 3 weeks ago (February 9, 2015)

Hugo, If you paid for unwanted extras that you didn't know were added to your vehicle, you are the victim of what's called payment packing. It might have sometimes been done in the old days, but...

MTV Says Its Study Debunks 5 Myths About Millennials and Cars Commented on: 5 weeks ago (January 27, 2015)

A reader emailed this, It's worth sharing, though I didn't include his name, on the premise that it was a personal email, not necessarily a public declaration with attribution:

Regarding...

Fine Art of Prospecting Builds Relationships, Increases Sales Commented on: 6 weeks ago (January 16, 2015)

Great points Dave Ruggles.

Let’s Rate the 60-Minute Car Deal Commented on: 10 weeks ago (December 22, 2014)

I absolutely agree with Hugo (the what?!?) when he says that dealers who are straightforward will outsell competitors. That's especially true today with social media spreading the word.

Spoof My Ride, Please Commented on: 16 weeks ago (November 11, 2014)

You are right, Pilota, it is a risk. But one worth taking. As Jon Schulz said, 20 years ago, this type of kidding around would be unthinkable.

Make Good First Impression Every Time Commented on: 19 weeks ago (October 21, 2014)

Good stuff Darin.

What to Expect From Buffett Acquiring Van Tuyl Dealer Group Commented on: 21 weeks ago (October 6, 2014)

Phil's prediction nailed it. It will be interesting to see what happens next in the dealership acquisition world. First, it was dealerships being acquired to create megadealerships. Now, it's...

Odds Are Cadillac’s New York Stay to Be Temporary Commented on: 22 weeks ago (September 26, 2014)

If geographic location of doing business is so important for a luxury brand, shouldn't BMW and Mercedes-Benz move from conservative southern Germany to the bright lights of Berlin?

Lincoln Commissions Special Smell for Dealerships Commented on: 28 weeks ago (August 20, 2014)

A reader sent me this email:
My wife is allergic to perfumes.
How does Lincoln expect me to get her into an MKC if “Essence of Lincoln” runs her out of the showroom ?

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