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We’re Not Going to Take It Anymore Commented on: 1 day 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: 1 day 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: 8 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: 23 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: 28 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: 28 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: 28 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: 28 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...

Internet Threatens Art of Selling Commented on: 30 weeks ago (April 25, 2014)

A truly educated buyer is good for sales people. The ones who think they know but don't are real pain. But they are all opportunities.

The biggest change in auto retail I've seen over...

Who Does Tesla Want to Buy? Commented on: 33 weeks ago (April 2, 2014)

Great piece on Tesla. There are still many questions to be answered. For example, will Panasonic actually partner with Tesla on the Giga Factory even though Toyota is by far its biggest customer...

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