Monthly Archives: June 2011

Need for More Sub-Prime and Buy-Here Pay-Here Auto Financing Now

Situation: There are at least 44 M Americans living below the official poverty level and all of them need to get to work and to the store. There is another 50 M or who more than $22K for a family … Continue reading

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Have New Cars Really Slipped in Quality or Have Buyers Just Slipped in Keeping Up?

The Situation: The J D Power and Associates Annual U.S. Initial Quality Study just hit the streets –the national media —and the ratings for domestics were down because buyers can’t seem to figure out how to use touch screens and … Continue reading

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How VW Will Give Asian Makers a Market Share Race Soon

Situation: VW has opened a non-union plant in Tennessee in mid June. The average wage for production workers will be $27 per hour vs. $54/hour paid to union workers at GM, Ford and Chrysler. VW wants to not just challenge … Continue reading

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Dealers Can Hit a Good Patch in the AOL Auto Road

Situation: You may not be aware or have not been watching what the vision of Tim Armstrong, AOL’s President, has done in the last year with the editorial strategy of covering the news in local markets left uncovered as newspapers … Continue reading

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Chevrolet Dealers Selling Volts at Revolting Prices

The Situation: The Chevrolet Volt is hot and in demand. Several Chevrolet dealerships around the country are pricing this already expensive vehicle as much as $20,000 above the Suggested Retail Price. Some dealers are reportedly selling Volts as used vehicles … Continue reading

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They Have Ability to Build Your Dealer Business or Take it Down Over Night

Situation: A community of elites, activists, mistreated customers, and customer service advocates are using reputation management sites like Yelp, Dealerrater, Edmunds, and more to make business owners including dealers, deal with every aspect of buying, servicing, and managing their vehicles. … Continue reading

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What I Read This Past Week that Seemed to Matter

Best of Print Magazines – This First Week of June What I Read This Past Week that Seemed to Matter – Mag: Business Week, June 5th The Story: “The Scrappiest Car Manufacturer in America” Where to find it: Page 68 … Continue reading

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