Michael Clinton
  • 49, Male
  • Pollock, LA
  • United States
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Is anyone successfully using Credit Acceptance Corp?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Travis Griffis Jun 20. 85 Replies

 

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Travis Griffis replied to Michael Clinton's discussion Is anyone successfully using Credit Acceptance Corp?
"Congrats on your success. We are also a small independent dealer. Mostly BHPH, very few cash deals (same scenario you described with cash.) We just signed on with CAC. I have a question for you. How are you pricing your vehicles? I was told to take…"
Jun 20
Travis Griffis replied to Michael Clinton's discussion Is anyone successfully using Credit Acceptance Corp?
"It has been a while since this was posted. I'm interested in hearing how it's going with Credit Acceptance from some of the people from this discussion. I'm a very small dealer just signed up with them this week. It took me 3 years of…"
Jun 8
Michael Clinton replied to Murad Swati's discussion Relatively New Used Car dealer in need of your help!~ I know, I know another one of these posts.
"Good luck. It's a tough business, but once you find your niche, it's a gold mine. As far as individuals being turned off because you are a licensed dealer, you should be able to turn that to your advantage. Explain that in order to be a…"
Jun 19, 2015
David Moore replied to Michael Clinton's discussion Is anyone successfully using Credit Acceptance Corp?
"Hi Grant, My rep is Andi White, she seems like a good one although I just signed and am in the process of doing my first deal now so it`s a bit early to tell.  I am not sure where you are geographically and I am sure they all have territory`s…"
Apr 29, 2012
Michael Clinton replied to Michael Clinton's discussion Is anyone successfully using Credit Acceptance Corp?
"You can absolutely make money with CAC if you are willing to commit to the program. I'm a small dealership too. My average down payment was around $600-$1,500 before CAC. My average inventory was probably $1-3.5k acv vehicles. I've never…"
Apr 28, 2012
James A Spillers replied to Michael Clinton's discussion Is anyone successfully using Credit Acceptance Corp?
"Thanks Michael for clarifying my post.  It sounds like you’re in a good position to make use of CAC.  Since you seem to have a better handle on how the program works, let me ask a question.  My independent dealership sells less…"
Apr 28, 2012
Michael Clinton replied to Michael Clinton's discussion Is anyone successfully using Credit Acceptance Corp?
"You do not need customers with good credit at all with CAC.You can make money with CAC with any quality of customer. Each customer is rated based on their credit and other factors, and this determines the advance that you receive. You may…"
Apr 28, 2012
James A Spillers replied to Michael Clinton's discussion Is anyone successfully using Credit Acceptance Corp?
"  There is a lot of good feedback above, both pro and con.  I have talked with individuals who say they have negotiated the buy in at $5K or below.  I can't confirm this because I have no intentions of using CAC.  My…"
Apr 28, 2012
Michael Clinton replied to Michael Clinton's discussion Is anyone successfully using Credit Acceptance Corp?
"It really takes a committment to the program, but I believe that anybody that is willing to work the program can make it on it. Just be careful with your buying and structure good deals. I've been on the program since around Nov,2011, and…"
Apr 27, 2012
gdrum replied to Michael Clinton's discussion Is anyone successfully using Credit Acceptance Corp?
"I have been trying to sign up with CAC in my area and my representative is awful. He trys to tell me all the reasons why my dealership cant make it vs selling the actual finance. Anyone know of other people within the company that would be willing…"
Apr 27, 2012
David Moore replied to Michael Clinton's discussion Is anyone successfully using Credit Acceptance Corp?
"Thank you both Ben and Mary, I did end up signing up with them and am just waiting for everything to pass legal and then start selling.  I did plan on attending the off site principal training even though I have been at this for nearly 30…"
Apr 9, 2012
Michael Clinton replied to Dave Fortney's discussion VEHICLE MIX - WHAT PRICE POINTS MAKE THE MOST SENSE in the group Credit Acceptance Dealers
"I primarily carry vehicles in the 3-7k acv range, but I have sold several vehicles well above that and made good profits on them with CAC. I sold an 05 Mercedes C230 for around $16k and an 08 BMW 328i for around the same thing, I also sold…"
Apr 8, 2012
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Credit Acceptance Dealers

This group is dedicated to helping existing Credit Acceptance dealers as a medium to share information, resources,tools as well as ask and answer questions.  The goal is that by sharing this information best practices will be established in order to help grow your business and succeed with the Guaranteed Credit Approval program.See More
Apr 8, 2012
Ben Misra (secondarypro) replied to Michael Clinton's discussion Is anyone successfully using Credit Acceptance Corp?
"I have been a CAC dealer on and off since 1989 and have a lot of respect for the company and anyone that has to deal with them. What everyone has to understand is that in order to do well with CAC, you have to stop thinking of them as a…"
Apr 7, 2012
Mary replied to Michael Clinton's discussion Is anyone successfully using Credit Acceptance Corp?
"David I paid the $9500 up front and don't regret it.  Option number 2 was not an option at that time, but when you look at option number 2, it will take you a lot longer to get any backend money. It takes a while for you to build up…"
Apr 6, 2012
Frank replied to Michael Clinton's discussion Is anyone successfully using Credit Acceptance Corp?
"I was worried about the 2 day training as they did not have electrity the last time I was in that situation. It turned out it was alot of fun with a great deal of group participation. You will lean a great deal about CAC and the sub prime business.…"
Mar 29, 2012

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RIDE Today LLC and C and C Auto Sales
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