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If you like paying MSRP, then Tesla/Apple is for you
4:44 pm U.S. ET | April 2
The next time you’re in an Apple store, try this. ...

What's on dealers' minds -- and what's not
1:20 pm U.S. ET | March 28
A small group of Florida dealers gathered last week at a Fort Lauderdale hotel to share best practices. What was unsaid intrigued me. ...

What if overseas sales were excluded?
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17
Group 1 Automotive Inc., No. 3 on the Automotive News list of the top 125 dealership groups based in the United States, would drop to No. 5 if the rankings reflect ...

Inside Mazda's Salamanca factory
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10
Staff Reporter Hans Greimel was on the ground at the opening of Mazda's Salamanca plant and captured images of the technology and workers at the plant. ...

Flawed study has lessons for F&I managers
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5

There’s a lot not to like about a new study on discrimination in car loans. But there also are a few nuggets in it that indicate problems in the F&I ...

Test drives beat walk-arounds
10:21 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26
A few booths at NADA are hopping. Others are nearly empty. The majority have a good number of representatives of that company speaking with a smaller number of dealers an ...

What happens in 2016 if interest rates rise?
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 24
2014 will be a good year for the industry. But what about 2016? Some scenarios to consider as interest rates rise. ...

Ron Tonkin and memories of the 1989 NADA convention
9:40 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23
News of dealer Ron Tonkin's recent passing took me back to an NADA convention in New Orleans exactly 25 years ago. ...

Worry about rising health care costs makes retailers cautiously optimistic this year
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20
As dealers head to New Orleans for the National Automobile Dealers Association convention, they're looking forward to this year. ...

Ads must be clear; laws must, too
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20
The Federal Trade Commission's crackdown on what it calls deceptive dealership advertising should have much to applaud. ...

Make meeting forecast: Mostly sunny
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20
After yet another solid sales year, most make meetings at this year's National Automobile Dealers Association convention are expected to be the equivalent of a sunny day ...

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