Lead Providers Should Offer More Transparency Commented on: 32 weeks 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: 34 weeks ago (May 29, 2014)

The history of the whole thing is pretty fascinating.

NADA Chairman Rates Hillary’s Speech Commented on: 49 weeks 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...

People Love Their Dealer, Hate Yours Commented on: 1 year ago (July 1, 2013)

The position of national and state dealer associations is that they have to fight every challenge to the franchise system, lest something slips in and triggers a stampede.

Dear Taxpayer: Your Auto Bailout Loan Is Repaid, With Interest Commented on: 1 year ago (June 14, 2013)

The so-called bailouts represent one of those times when it is the role and duty of government to step in to prevent a national economic catastrophe. Some people doubt an apocalypse would have...

A Lesson From Marchionne: Be Expressive, Not Offensive Commented on: 1 year ago (May 28, 2013)

Although people sometimes disdain political correctness, it is the correct way to go, more times than not.

Ford to Lift Curtain on Aluminum F-150? Commented on: 2 years ago (January 11, 2013)

You've got to think ding-prone aluminum will be great for the bedliner market.

Packard Plant: Mother of Motor City Ruins Commented on: 2 years ago (December 12, 2012)

Dominic Cristini's Bioresource eventually ended up as the private owner of record after years of legal disputes. Cristini once talked of developing the property into a casino and Grand Prix race...

Detroit’s Worst Mistake Ever Commented on: 2 years ago (November 8, 2012)

Ironically, many auto executives with Ivy League MBAs commited those game-losing financial flubs. Basic principles hold true in economics, the auto industry and life. A grounded high school...

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