On the topic of old quotes and stories....."No good deed goes unpunished" is a sardonic commentary on the frequency with which acts of kindness backfire on those who offer them.
This heated debate around what TrueCar…"
"The world is painted in all the colors seen and unseen and limitless shades of gray; our language should reflect the intentions of our creator and not be bound and finite. For who knows what wonder tomorrow's paradigm may bring?
Tim, So True...."
"Respectfully, Tim and Keith are right and I will retract my was never and add is not.
@ Stanley, It is not Truecar's mission to do away with salespeople.
I had a meeting with one of the largest dealer associations a couple weeks ago and they…"
"@ Robert I understand your past frustrations with TrueCar and prior to joining I am sure we shared common concerns. I am sure, as a TC dealer, you have witnessed many recent changes and I assure you we will continue to work better to support our…"
"@Stanley. It was never TrueCar's mission to do away with salespeople. Our business, like most others in the automotive space, doesn't function without great sales associates delivering a wonderful experience for their customers (or in our…"
"Chris, depending on the size of your dealership, number of brands and most importantly volume, consider having a First Response team. The team is responsible for handling all outbound and inbound calls, verifying brand and customer information,…"
"@Jim, I certainly wasn't disappointed by our presence at Digital Dealer or the overwhelming professionalism displayed by vendors, TRUECar dealers and non TRUECar dealer alike. Our team met with some great dealers, answered many questions,…"
"@ Stan. Any dealership that closes 30-35 cars a month holding good grosses certainly has upside on any lead source as it balances process, price and volume. One of the biggest changes with TC that will be implemented soon will be the way we…"
"@ Scott. As you know in your business, reputation management is impossible if the client or business with a bad reputation is unwilling to change. A name change without a philosophical change is like the proverbial pig with lipstick. I realize…"
Bread at walmart is the same as bread at Publix. It is cheaper at Walmart but at Publix they offer better service and bring your stuff to the car. An 1200 square foot apartment in NYC goes for more then the same size apartment in Kansas City. There is supply and demand with cars. A convertible will probably cost more in Miami then the one on a lot in December in Philadelphia. People love to try to break a car down to a commodity. People will pay for great service but with your system we have to out bid the other dealer before they even get to see our service and my skills as a salesman. Your site pits the customer against us. Really what business is it for anyone to know cost? Last time I looked truecar has no inventory. I did my research too.Scott Painter comes off arrogant and says he sees a day without salesman. He thinks he is saving all the helpless customers from us horrible high pressure salesman. He bragged to everyone who would listen and now it is coming back to bite him in the butt.
I sell the younger generation of buyer and most of the ones I come across know that the dealer pays a fee and will take the truecar pricing to a non truecar dealer to match.Truecar may be first but it is far from being polished someoneone will be along soon with an improvement on truecar's premise. In my opinion the dealers can set a price without truecar and true car will soon be a memory.