Car-Sharing Concept Traces Roots to ’60s Counterculture Commented on: 1 week ago (July 16, 2016)

Kid in the photo. Not a "hippie." Just a young American in a white t shirt in the late 1960s who loved his music of the time. And there was some great stuff there to love. I was one of those 60s...

Mystery Shoppers Put Tesla Dealerships in Cellar – Again Commented on: 2 weeks ago (July 11, 2016)

A reader shares this via email:

Just wanted to point out that there is no such thing as a Tesla dealership. They are Tesla stores. It's not a third party. Also the one reason they don't...

Dealer of the Year Had Humble Start Commented on: 16 weeks ago (April 3, 2016)

I might point out, as the story mentions, her charity work and community service is extraordinary.

Hyundai’s Colossal Global Business Center a Go Commented on: 21 weeks ago (March 1, 2016)

Looks a tad out of scale compared with the rest of the surroundings.

Does Fiat Chrysler Employ Racketeers? Commented on: 27 weeks ago (January 19, 2016)

A reader writes:

As an ex-dealer you should know almost all the manufacturers do this, especially the high-lines BMW and Mercedes. The pressure on dealers is ridiculous. This has been going...

Shocking News: Dealers Don’t Give It Away Commented on: 29 weeks ago (January 4, 2016)

I recently bought a car, and indeed asked what the loan markup was. The F&I manager readily told me. (1%) I'm not sure my local supermarket or service station would be so forthcoming with...

More Dealer Effort Needed for Borderline Credit Cases Commented on: 37 weeks ago (November 12, 2015)

Even though the subprime mortgage industry collapsed because of so many bad loans, the auto-loan industry stayed relatively strong. Throughout the recession, the pay-back performance for vehicle...

Are 1-Hour Deals Doable at Car Dealerships? Commented on: 1 year ago (April 28, 2015)

That's one way to do it, but even advocates of the full Internet auto purchase, only a handful of customers opt for it.

Wrong Car Dealership Staffers Stuck Fielding Customer Questions Commented on: 1 year ago (April 24, 2015)

Ford was spiffing dealership personnel to thoroughly explain the MyFord and MyLincoln infotainment systems after customers complained they had trouble using them early on.

Lexus RX Grille Faces Risks Commented on: 1 year ago (April 20, 2015)

It is interesting how the headlights and fog lights follow the same design.

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