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Notes from the J.D Power meeting

J.D. Power 2/3/2012

Capitalizing on Market Momentum”

- North America should have an 8% growth in 2012. Here is the breakdown:

13.8 million sales in 2012, 11.5 million will be retail.

Why the increase in 2012?

1. Production and increased demand.

2. Aging fleet / pent up demand.

3. More new products over the next 3 years.

4. Rebound in leasing.



Added by Chris Saraceno on February 11, 2012 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Google's pilot to sell cars ...


If Google's pilot to sell cars in San Francisco is successful, how will it affect Autotrader, and



What would they need to do to compete with Google?

What have you heard about the pilot program in San…


Added by Chris Saraceno on December 1, 2011 at 12:16pm — 1 Comment

NEW INFO: Regarding Autotrader's Acquisition of VinSolutions


(dE will be interviewing Mike Dullea, CEO of Vinsolutions, to get more details about the partnership with Autotrader and the behind the scenes story.)


Here is the Dealer Magazine Article:…


Added by Chris Saraceno on May 25, 2011 at 12:38pm — 2 Comments

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