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What Every Major Car Name Actually Means

Have you ever wondered what the name of your car means or maybe how manufacturers come up with names? After all, we say names like Camry, Miata and Passat without pausing to think if those names have a meaning. Turns out almost every car name has some significance that can be grouped into 12 categories.Our study looked at 215 models, but there were exclusions. We left out…See More
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Our business is filled with common complaints, cop outs, clichés, conventional wisdom, and excuses that will keep you average if you buy into them. As you read over the following list determine how many you have heard, said, or bought into. Then consider the reality rebuttal, offered with the intent to create a healthier perspective on each issue. 1.       There’s a shortage of talented people in my area. Reality rebuttal: It’s unlikely the Creator got ticked off at your area and stopped…See More
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Live chat success does not happen on its own. Success happens when live chat is flawlessly incorporated into your dealership’s daily processes. And one of those daily processes is lead follow-up.As soon as a chat lead hits your CRM, you need to have a team promptly following up with that shopper. You can have the most amazing chats in the world, however if your staff is not properly following up with your online shoppers, it won’t matter if you had a good or a bad chat - the result will be the…See More
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Women Walking Out - What is it Costing Your Dealership?

Today’s Women’s Wednesday is a must-read as we focus on the cost to your dealership when women walk out.

In the Wall Street Journal last month, it was reported there are now more women drivers on the road than men. The last several years the auto…

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Think Like a Woman @ Your Dealership

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Reality Rebuttal to “Conventional” Nonsense

Posted by Dave Anderson on September 17, 2014 at 5:33pm 0 Comments

Our business is filled with common complaints, cop outs, clichés, conventional wisdom, and excuses that will keep you average if you buy into them. As you read over the following list determine how many you have heard, said, or bought into. Then consider the reality rebuttal, offered with the intent to create a healthier perspective on each issue.

 

1.       There’s a shortage of talented people in my area.

 

Reality rebuttal: It’s…

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What's Your Chat Follow-Up Process?

Posted by Rebecca Kon on September 17, 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Live chat success does not happen on its own. Success happens when live chat is flawlessly incorporated into your dealership’s daily processes. And one of those daily processes is lead follow-up.

As soon as a chat lead hits your CRM, you need to have a team promptly following up with that shopper. You can have the most amazing chats in the world, however if your staff is not properly following up with your online shoppers, it won’t matter if you had a good or a bad…

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Multi-Channel Marketing is the ONLY Effective Strategy to Thrive in the Whirlwind

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What have we learned from all of the studies?

There seems to be a ton of them coming out lately saying that social media isn't working, SEO isn't working, television isn't working, classified…

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Women Walking Out - What is it Costing Your Dealership?

Posted by Anne Fleming on September 17, 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Today’s Women’s Wednesday is a must-read as we focus on the cost to your dealership when women walk out.

In the Wall Street Journal last month, it was reported there are now more women drivers on the road than men. The last several years the auto…

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Stop Using Public Relations as Advertising

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Throughout history, public relations professionals have assisted companies in gaining exposure and getting the right message to the right audience at the right time. In the past, PR agencies relied on connections with journalists, media contacts and industry publications to relay relevant company news. With the…

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Why Employees Won't Tell You What They Really Think

  • Rather than speaking up when they see something wrong or have good suggestions, many employees feel that keeping their mouths shut is the best way to go.

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What Every Major Car Name Actually Means


Have you ever wondered what the name of your car means or maybe how manufacturers come up with names? After all, we say names like Camry, Miata and Passat without pausing to think if those names have a meaning. Turns out almost every car name has some significance that can be grouped into 12 categories.…


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What would you rather do—keep spending precious time and money trying to draw in new customers OR foster a long-lasting relationship with the ones you have? Though running any business requires a bit of both, focusing on your current clients is a huge part of setting your business apart. It’s always enticing to chase bigger accounts and pursue new consumers, but building customer loyalty is a great way to keep your company thriving for years…

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Whether you are new to the car business and selling cars for a living or you have been doing it for years these car sales tips will help you sell more cars and make more commissions. Selling cars to the public is not like any other retail job and not everyone is cut out to be a car salesperson. Some people may already have some of the skills needed to be successful and others can learn what they need to know to become more successful.

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What Every Major Car Name Actually Means

Started by Mike Elliott in OTHER - Does Not Fit Any Predefined Category. Last reply by Brian Bennington 5 hours ago. 4 Replies

Have you ever wondered what the name of your car means or maybe how manufacturers come up with names? After all, we say names like Camry, Miata and Passat without pausing to think if those names have a meaning. Turns out almost every car name has some significance that can be grouped into 12 categories.Our study looked at 215 models, but there were exclusions. We left out…Continue

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Why Employees Won't Tell You What They Really Think

Started by Mike Elliott in OTHER - Does Not Fit Any Predefined Category. Last reply by Roger Sowers Sep 10. 1 Reply

Rather than speaking up when they see something wrong or have good suggestions, many employees feel that keeping their mouths shut is the best way to go.One of the reasons for being so tight-lipped can be attributed to a belief by employees that regardless of what they say, they feel they aren't powerful enough to actually make a difference, according to a new study to be published in the Personnel Psychology journal.For their research, the authors conducted three studies: a laboratory…Continue

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Started by IC. Collins in General Forum for dealerELITE Members on Saturday. 0 Replies

"Learn from yesterday, Live for today, Hope for tomorrow. Tthe important thing is not to stop questioning."~ Albert Einstein ~What do you think? Is this something you can benefit from or do you have a few tricks up your sleeve that are just as powerful? Make your voice heard by leaving a comment below. Don’t forget to hit the share button if you know others who will find this post useful.I.C. Collins ~ Author, Educator, Trainer and President Has One Simple Goal: Improve a Million Automotive…Continue

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The Definitive Guide to SalesPart of my daily regimen is up beat music for personal development. The big reason for this is because it allows time for personal enrichment.Prepare our social media sites, posting about our industry's hottest automakers so sales consultants will have proper knowledge available, so they will stay up to date of current trends. Plus I can use and can apply the information in my daily life and in my teams business." KNOWLEDGE IS POWER But the ability to use your new…Continue

Don't become obsolite.

Started by IC. Collins in Ask an AUTOMOTIVE PROFESSIONAL on Friday. 0 Replies

You could become obsolite. In your training efforts if you don't get on it right now. Manufactores are fed up with the way sales consultants are not presenting their products(automobiles). Most sales consultants are not trained enough on the infortainment systems. Hyundi was the first to give their customers an I-Pad instead of a handbook to explain everything. These days, pros looking to expand their skillsets need not travel any further than their computer screens. The Web has become an…Continue

RIP Facebook – February 4, 2004 to February 11, 2016

Started by Mike Elliott in Social Media and Reputation Management on Friday. 0 Replies

MENLO PARK, Calif., February 11, 2016 – Facebook, the first major social-media network, which gained more than a billion users worldwide and revolutionized interpersonal communications forever, died today after suffering a long illness of user dissatisfaction. It was 12.Facebook is survived by its father, Mark Zuckerberg; stepmother, Priscilla Chan; uncles, Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz, and Sean Parker; adopted siblings, Instagram and WhatsApp; benefactors including Peter Thiel and Accel…Continue

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Started by IC. Collins in General Forum for dealerELITE Members on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Which Step Have You Reached Today?1. Yes, I did it! 2. I will do it 3. I can do it 4. I'll try to do it 5. How do I do it 6. I want to do it 7. I can't do it 8. I won't do itWhat do you think? Is this something you can benefit from or do you have a few tricks up your sleeve that are just as powerful? Make your voice heard by leaving a comment below. Don’t forget to hit the share button if you know others who will find this post useful.I.C. Collins ~ Author, Educator, Trainer and President: Has…Continue

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Luck is a force that makes things happen.1. Prepare. Work hard to be ready for the opportunities that are important you. Research. Practice. Perfect.2. Be awake. Pay attention to the people, events, and things around you. Evaluate logically and trust your gut instinct.3. Take action. Put yourself out there.…Continue

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Take a spin in a street-legal Lancia Group B rally car

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Petrolicious Lancia 037

Lancia's death is sad for many, many reasons, chief among which is the end of its wonderful, wild rally heritage. While the brand might best be known for the Stratos and the Delta HF Integrale, there was another big name model, called the 037, that did its best to live up to the family name.

The last of a dying breed, the 037 debuted as a rear-driver at the dawn of all-wheel-drive dominance. Despite its disadvantage, though, it still captured a WRC championship in 1983, and managed to finish second to Audi in 1984 and Peugeot in 1986. It remains the last rear-drive car to win the WRC title.

As per Group B regulations, Lancia built a limited run of homolgation specials. The street version, the 037 Stradale, sports a 2.0-liter, supercharged Abarth engine - detuned from the rally cars, of course - while this particular example benefits from a rortier exhaust, meaning it produces somewhere around 240 horsepower, according to Toledano.

It's a truly stunning piece, and one worthy of coverage by the team at Petrolicious. Take a look at the video.

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Scrap Nissan's Leaf battery plant? Hardly

News broke this week that Nissan and Renault are debating the future of their electric-vehicle battery technology sourcing. Frankly, it would be bigger news if the two automaker partners weren't debating it.

Tesla argues New Jersey regulators can't stop direct sales

Tesla Motors, in a court filing submitted Tuesday, argued that New Jersey regulators have no authority to shut down direct sales at the electric-vehicle maker's stores in the state.

Ford seeks younger Mustang buyers with tech features

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IHS hikes 2014 U.S. auto sales forecast to 16.4 million

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http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnc/20140917/146720 EDMONTON, Alberta, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- BMW drivers in the Edmonton area have been flocking to Edmonton BMW to get more information on a variety of the 2015 model year vehicles that will be in stock soon. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140917/146720...

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DAYTON, Ohio, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reynolds and Reynolds announced today the launch of the Reynolds LAW® Ohio F&I Library, a comprehensive catalog of standardized, legally reviewed finance and insurance (F&I) documents available to automobile dealers in Ohio. The...

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As Toyota ponders its first full assembly plant in Mexico, it plans to boost capacity at its existing factory there almost 40 percent to feed demand for trucks.

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