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Hi Folks, I just opened up a used car dealership here in California and I couldn't be more excited. As I cope with all the crazy feelings and emotions bouncing around my body I'm working hard to offer my customers a great buying experience. In doing…Continue
I'm searching for a CRM/ILM for our independent used car store. I've been going through a lot of demos and it seems like there are a lot of choices on the market... Dealersocket, Elead and Car-Research are very similar and look decent, but kind of…Continue
Hey guys, right now I am the head of our Secondary department. We are pulling leads from Auto Friend Leads and Auto Credit Express. So far they are working out pretty good but I am wanting to expand our Secondary department and add another…Continue
I just went through a few weeks of advertising with Autoshopper Magazine and haven't had a single lead from them. To say more I advertised in 3 most densely populated areas of NYC and got zero return on my investment.Just wondering how is everyone…Continue
Hello everyone. I am pretty new to this site. I have been in the car business since 2009 and have found success in sub-prime financing. I have been doing it now for the last year and a half at a couple different dealerships. My current position is…Continue
Can someone give me a good advice on which GAP company to use. It seems like OwnerGuard is cheaper, but GapWise has better reputation. Does anyone sell OwnerGuard's GAP contracts and how are they when it comes to claims? Continue
I had a chance to buy a van that needed minor repairs, sounded like a great deal until the words "we don't have the title" came out. So of course I turned it down but it did get me thinking seems like something could be done. This deal they said the…Continue
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Born in the late '80s and early '90s, Gen Y, accounts for about 21 percent of the total population, and 40 percent of the car-buying population. And this doesn't even account for who they are influencing. They are the most influential car buying population after the baby boom. Not only do they influence other Gen Y buyers, but they also influence their parents.
We have seen an interesting shift in buying dynamics over the past few years. While Gen X turned to their parents for advice…Continue
I JUST OPENED A SMALL RETAIL USED CAR OPERATION IN LONGWOOD,FL. AND WOULD LIKE FEED BACK
ON POSTING RETAIL PRICES ON MY WEBSITE AND CRAIGSLIST. WHAT IS THE CONSENSUS. POST CONTACT
DEALER OR PUT RETAIL PRICES ON WEBSITE AND CRAIGSLIST?
I JUST OPENED 2 WEEKS AGO AND AM ON VERY TIGHT MARKETING BUDGET SO IF ANYONE OUT THERE
COULD GIVE INSIGHT ON WHAT HAS BEEN EFFECTIVE TOOL TO GET PHONES RINGING AND PEOPLE ON THE LOT?
I wanted to get some feedback on what Dealer applications (VIN scanner) that has worked for you successfully and what do you recommend. i came across few applications from doing my research. i would like to get something that handy and useful along with a carfax report details and pricings and pricing comparison for auction,wholesale,auto trader , and retail, trade-in value.
what has worked for you and what has not and…Continue
I am seeking suggestions on warranty companies who service VW and Audi units. thanks
In a new car and truck dealership, what is a good payplan for a secondary finance manager with 3 secondary salespeople under him? Also, how would you pay the salesperson who first greeted the customer? There always seems to be discord between the primary dept and secondary department. Are there any suggestions to bring harmony to the 2 departments?
Any and all suggestions are welcome
Part 2 - Collections Promotions
As I said in the first part of this series here, properly designed promotions are more fun than advertising. Promotions should involve your employees, your customers, friends, family, neighbors, etc. All promotions should be done in a festive atmosphere. Plan the promotions so that as many customers as possible are…
It is easy to sell more cars in the Buy Here-Pay Here industry. All you have to do is say “Yes”. The challenging parts are knowing which customers to say “Yes” to and how to collect the balance of the loan.
In order to make that decision, there are 10 Key Characteristics that are important…Continue