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The Problems with CFPB’s Approach Toward Dealers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Machin Mar 16, 2014. 2 Replies

By David RugglesDate: March 10, 2014www.TheBanksReport.comReprinted with Permission from The Banks Report The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, created…Continue

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Dale Pollak's New Book, "Velocity Overdrive"

Started Jan 21, 2013 0 Replies

Velocity Overdrive, The Road to Reinvention – Book ReviewBy David RugglesDale Pollak’s third book, “Velocity Overdrive,” is another winner and is must reading for Dealers and any student of the auto…Continue

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David Ruggles commented on Joe Orr's blog post Dealers Are Asking “What Is Online Retailing, Really?”
"Great article.  Just because the Internet exists doesn't mean we want to throw out everything we every learned about selling cars.  Transparency is providing so much information to a consumer its like drinking from a fire hose for…"
Sep 29, 2016
David Ruggles commented on Jeff Cowan's blog post How to Prepare Your Dealership for the Coming Recession
"Well, there's always a "coming recession."  What is also true is that many dealers these days think they are better operators than they are.  Record sales coupled with fewer dealerships and historically low interest rates…"
Aug 26, 2016
David Ruggles commented on Ken Hite's blog post "Here’s a Good Indication of How Much People Hate Car Dealerships"
"Well, its been racing toward online sales for a couple of decades and has made little progress.  Yet, people keep writing about it.  Auto Retail isn't a grocery store.  It isn't a clothing store.  It isn't an…"
Aug 5, 2016
David Ruggles commented on Mike Esposito's blog post 10 Warnings Signs Your Dealership's Culture is Toxic
"Well stated and on point!"
Jul 14, 2016
David Ruggles commented on David Lewis's video

The Importance of Name Tags - by David Lewis

"Glad to see someone else thinks this way.  Its just common sense and one of those little details that when added up, make the difference. "
Jul 13, 2016
David Ruggles commented on Kelly Bianchi's blog post Waking Up to The Digital Reality: Why the Auto Auction Industry Should Self-Disrupt
"It appears to be a forum for vendors trying to sell stuff to dealers and other industry people.  Maybe it was set up for that purpose, who knows. The auto auction is the heartbeat of the auto business.  Real car people know this, and they…"
Jun 3, 2016
David Ruggles commented on Kelly Bianchi's blog post Waking Up to The Digital Reality: Why the Auto Auction Industry Should Self-Disrupt
"Anyone can speak, credentials or no.  If you noticed the question mark you might also have noticed that I ASKED if you have actual experience buying and selling cars at auction.  But now you've divulged that you are promoting…"
Jun 3, 2016
David Ruggles commented on Kelly Bianchi's blog post Waking Up to The Digital Reality: Why the Auto Auction Industry Should Self-Disrupt
"If everyone likes things just the way they are than why has there been these evolution over the years?  When a better way comes along, there is a stampede to embrace it.  Solutions are underway for every argument I've presented? …"
Jun 2, 2016
David Ruggles commented on Kelly Bianchi's blog post Waking Up to The Digital Reality: Why the Auto Auction Industry Should Self-Disrupt
"Wholesale auto auctions aren't understood by tech types who believe there is a tech solution for everything.  "Disrupt" is a term thrown around by these types.  In most cases, "evolving" is much more appropriate…"
Jun 2, 2016
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Feb 25, 2016
David Ruggles commented on mark rikess's blog post How Auto Dealers Created TrueCar, Carvanna and Vroom...
"All you have to do is to send the difficult customers down the road to your competitors and structure your own operation to be able to survive without the gross profit you will "avoid."  It works a lot better in good times than in bad…"
Feb 24, 2016
David Ruggles commented on mark rikess's blog post How Auto Dealers Created TrueCar, Carvanna and Vroom...
Feb 24, 2016
David Ruggles commented on David Villa's blog post Auto Dealer Live - Under Siege
"Actual, auto dealers ARE under siege.  Attending the recent FTC "hearing" opened my eyes."
Feb 18, 2016
Larisa Bedgood and David Ruggles are now friends
Feb 18, 2016
David Ruggles commented on James A. Ziegler's blog post A MODERN CAR-GUY FABLE
"I attended the recent FTC "work shop" in Washington DC recently.  It amazes me how many people, from academics to politicians, to consumers, think franchise law is what prevents auto OEMs from selling direct.  I guess…"
Feb 17, 2016
David Ruggles commented on Larisa Bedgood's blog post American Seniors and Millennials – Two Huge Opportunities for the Auto Industry
"I am convinced that gratuitous technology for the sake of bragging rights has caused many Americans to keep their old vehicles.  I doubt the car companies will figure this out.  Lane change and back up cams are a great thing and are well…"
Oct 16, 2015

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New PBS Documentary, American Experience, Henry Ford

Posted on January 24, 2013 at 2:30am 0 Comments

Public Broadcasting Service PBS Premiere of American Experience Presents Henry Ford Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 9:00 – 11:00 PM on PBS – A Review

By David Ruggles
Henry Ford changed the world with his assembly line method of auto assembly, patterned after processes he observed in the meat packing industry.  One might think there is nothing new to be learned about the man, his life, and his legacy.  And perhaps there isn’t.  But I have never found such a…

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This week, Jeff discusses the key to making an extra 5-10% income: having a strong follow-up program! Don't allow yourself or your process to become automated, don't rely on one approach for everyone, and always remember that NOTHING exceeds…


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