Category Archives: automotive financing

Sound Really Informed & Blow People Away With How Smart You Are

Fracking in California: Energy companies  should be made to disclose the formula of fracking chemicals & stop claiming  it is a trade secret. 2.  Cyber Security– Split reveals Big Tech vs. Grass Roots Group with the House bill pondering. 3. … Continue reading

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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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Will Your Dealership Be Able to Take Twelve Transformative Actions To Still be in Business in 2018 ?

Situation:  The business purpose,  model, system, need, revenue base, function, and structure of the automotive retail sales operation called an automotive dealership is, has and will undergo even more drastic market changes, demands and realities in the next five years.  … Continue reading

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Something is Just Not Right about the Recent Toyota Law Suits and Settlements

Situation:  Toyota has proposed to pay over $1 billion to settle dozens of lawsuits for supposed accidents and deaths caused by unintended acceleration and other safety defects. What seems wrong or inappropriate about the whole tragic series of events with … Continue reading

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$1 of $4 Price of Gas Caused by Speculative Commodity Market with Little Oversight?

Situation one: Many are saying that financial industry speculators have taken over the oil commodity market hat banks and public and company pension funds are responsible for as much as $1 of the price of gasoline. And these oil futures … Continue reading

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Basic Car Financing Is No Longer Enough

So the Most Exciting Time for Automotive Finance in U.S. & Global Markets is Coming (or Is It Already Here?) The Situation: The way vehicles will be financed, supported, sold, and cycled will undergo dramatic changes and evolutions in next … Continue reading

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