Sure, AutoNation Inc. - formerly Republic Iindustries Inc. - was the No. 1 U.S. dealership group in new-car sales last year. But who was tops in used-car sales? Or fleet unit sales? How about parts and service?
For answers, turn to the 1999 Automotive News Market Data Book. The Market Data Book dissects manufacturing, sales and marketing figures for 1998.
As it turned out, AutoNation also was No. 1 in used-car sales last year.
During the past year, the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., conglomerate snapped up enough stores to vault to the top of the list in both parts and service dollars and fleet unit sales. In 1997, Republic did not crack the top 10 in either category.
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