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Let’s Rate the 60-Minute Car Deal Commented on: 2 days ago (December 18, 2014)

Surveys are useless when it comes to auto retail. Most consumers rail about negotiating when asked in a survey. But further scrutiny indicates they really DO want to "play the game." They just...

Used-Car Prices Dropping, Not Crashing Commented on: 2 weeks ago (December 5, 2014)

It will be interesting to see what the impact of the sudden drop in fuel prices will be.

We’re Not Going to Take It Anymore Commented on: 4 weeks ago (November 21, 2014)

Kudos Jim. Its time Dealers push back at vendors who demonize them generally, to drive consumers to their own websites so they can then sell those customer leads back to the same dealers they...

Online Auto Marketing’s Crossroads: Either Collaborate or Compete Commented on: 4 weeks ago (November 21, 2014)

RE: "The ability to research and buy products online has visibly altered the retail landscape, forever changing the customer’s path to purchase. This has had an equally large effect on the...

Who’s Afraid of Elon Musk? Commented on: 12 weeks ago (September 23, 2014)

IMHO, NADA isn't doing itself or its franchise dealers any favors with its current public relations effort to justify the franchise system. Consumers don't care and it makes Dealers appear to be...

Enough With ‘Transparency’ Commented on: 27 weeks ago (June 8, 2014)

Pompous? If you want to see pompous go into any other merchant and demand to see their bare cost figures. As a consumer you have all the advantages. You can shop near and far. If that isn't...

Toyota Texas Move: Do as I Say, Not as I Do Commented on: 32 weeks ago (May 9, 2014)

I think this is a GREAT piece on Toyota's hypocrisy. If anything, it doesn't go far enough. I am deeply disappointed in Toyota over this move on a variety of levels.

TrueCar's Embattled CEO: Critics Should Embrace Change Commented on: 32 weeks ago (May 7, 2014)

TrueCar is run by people have don't understand retail. When Scott Painter successfully runs a real dealership he'll have some cred with me. Until then, not so much. He doesn't know the...

Krafcik Named TrueCar President Commented on: 32 weeks ago (May 7, 2014)

Interesting to see that Mr. Krafcik, a well respected guy, is now an expert on retail. I'd like to know the retail pedigrees of both Mr. Krafcik and Mr. Painter. They sure think they have a...

Stonewall Mike Jackson Takes a Stand Commented on: 32 weeks ago (May 6, 2014)

I attempted to do a similar dance of joy when I read thee Jackson piece but the incision from recent kidney surgery held me down. I had a similar moment when I was told by a large Honda dealer...

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