What to Expect From Buffett Acquiring Van Tuyl Dealer Group Commented on: 1 year 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: 1 year 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: 1 year 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 ?

Gen Y Car Buyers Greater Than X for First Time Commented on: 1 year ago (August 4, 2014)

That's funny because it may be true.

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Heck of a Car Commented on: 1 year ago (July 22, 2014)

Lots of fun, although I must admit that on the course some drivers blew by me. I don't think I'm professional race car driver material. You're right about flooring it, although I wouldn't do that...

Personal Responsibility Must Play Role in Auto Safety Commented on: 1 year ago (June 10, 2014)

Thoughtful, long-term reforms vs. knee-jerk, short-term-thinking massive fines? Seems like a no-brainer to most people, except for bad politicians and attorneys on the make. That's not to say some...

Lead Providers Should Offer More Transparency Commented on: 1 year ago (June 10, 2014)

This story gives a pretty good idea of what is going on in the digital dealership world.

Enough With ‘Transparency’ Commented on: 1 year ago (May 29, 2014)

The history of the whole thing is pretty fascinating.

NADA Chairman Rates Hillary’s Speech Commented on: 1 year ago (February 11, 2014)

I contacted NADA about how much it paid for her appearance. Here is the response: "The keynote speakers at the 2014 NADA convention were Steve Forbes, J.R. Martinez and Hillary Clinton. We do not...

Reuss’ Facebook Exit Smacks of Same Old GM Commented on: 1 year ago (November 7, 2013)

At least that elevator at GM headquarters was for more than one executive. At Ford headquarters, a small elevator was designed for Henry Ford II's exclusive use so that he didn't have to ride up...

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