Monthly Archives: March 2013

Are OEM CEOs Really Worth 8 Figure Comp Plans? Ford’s Mulally, in Particular?

The Situation: Alan Mulally, Ford’s CEO, made $21 million in 2012.  Few in the automotive industry have ever been compensated at this level.  He made $ 29.5 million in 2011. And twice as much as Dan Akerson at GM.  On … Continue reading

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Used Car Valuation Controversy Looms: Guide Books Challenged by Retail Sales Data

Potentially Controversial Situation Causing Stress & Confrontation: Move over Used Car Guide Books, here comes retail sales data seeking inclusion into the vehicle valuation process.  The successful utilization and dealer market penetration of the inventory management systems have provided dealer … Continue reading

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Is Consumer Reports the “Best or the Worst” Source of New Vehicle Ratings?

Situation:  Every year the April issue of Consumer Reports comes out with “The Best and Worst of  New Cars “— this year for the 2013 Models. This aging & non-profit testing and research organization does “tests” on dozens and dozens … Continue reading

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