Amy Wilson

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Recent articles
Porsche works to deliver more Macans to U.S. dealerships
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26
Porsche is working to increase supplies of the new Macan midsize crossover to US dealers in 2015. Wait times for Macan buyers have been six months or more since it went o ...


As the new year begins, Sonic goes shopping
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26
Sonic Automotive Inc. plans to buy more dealerships in 2015 than the four it bought last year. ...


How to get a deal done
2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 25
One of the reasons it might be a great time to sell your dealership? Some of the private equity groups scouting auto retail are so eager to put their investors' money to ...


Phony deals cost dealers reputation, vehicles and lenders
2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24
For employees in a dealership's finance and insurance office, spotting a potentially fraudulent deal is top priority. ...


Second-chance store lets staff shine
2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24
At AutoNation's Houston Mitsubishi store, General Manager Irfan Siddiqui has found top performers by hiring people who have struggled in their roles at other nearby AutoN ...


Finance managers found on showroom floor
2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24
After working as a sales representative for almost two years at Atlantic Hyundai in West Islip, N.Y., Russell Williamson was ready for more responsibility and the chance ...


Riding Macan's strength, a 50,000 year is within sight
2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24
After five straight years of sales increases, dealers are looking for Porsche's U.S. leadership to remain careful about new goals. ...


Vehicles get fixed while customers sleep
2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23
In Durham, N.C., Honda customers can drop off their vehicles at the local dealership for service as late as 9 p.m. during the week, get a shuttle ride home and pick up th ...


Old repair bill is a powerful tool for F&I team
2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23
When the air conditioning compressor in LeAnna Cowan's car failed in the Las Vegas heat, the $1,250 repair bill wasn't a hardship. ...


A voice for dealers, business in West Virginia Senate
2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23
Dealer Bill Cole, 58, is poised to become president of the West Virginia Senate next year, and the state's lieutenant governor. ...


Big dealerships are here to stay, panel says
9:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22
Big dealerships are here to stay. That's the assessment of retailers talking about the dealership of the future at Thursday's Automotive News Retail Forum. ...


AutoNation digital effort grows
6:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22
AutoNation will spread its AutoNation Express approach to online car purchasing to the rest of Florida during the next three months, CEO Mike Jackson said Thursday. ...


Pressures on franchise system put retailers in a bunker mentality
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19
Some dealers say the pressures -- threats, even -- to the franchise system have never been greater. And some worry that those pressures could damage the dealer model beyo ...


AutoNation loses a key architect
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19
With COO Mike Maroone's pending departure, AutoNation Inc. must complete its digital transformation without one of the plan's key architects. ...


More Macans should push Porsche sales to 50,000
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19
Porsche dealers expect tight supplies of the new Macan midsize crossover to begin easing this year, with added production helping the brand's U.S. sales to top 50,000 veh ...


AutoNation's Maroone to retire; Jackson role expanded
6:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15 | UPDATED: 1/16/15 11:26 am ET - adds details, corrected
Mike Maroone, a key architect of AutoNation's retail blueprint, will retire as president and COO, with chairman and CEO Mike Jackson taking on the additional role of pres ...


These are the good old days
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5
Porsche should hit its 50,000-vehicle U.S. sales goal in 2015 — three years earlier than originally planned. ...


Stores in first-refusal fight finally sold
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29
After being held up since this summer by a lawsuit involving the manufacturer's right of first refusal, the sale of the five-store Long Island Automotive Group finally cl ...


Second-chance store lets staff shine
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22 | UPDATED: 1/5/14 11:45 am ET - adds link
At AutoNation's Houston Mitsubishi store, General Manager Irfan Siddiqui has found top performers by hiring people who have struggled in their roles at other nearby AutoN ...


Finance managers found on showroom floor
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8

After working as a sales representative for almost two years at Atlantic Hyundai in West Islip, N.Y., Russell Williamson was ready for more responsibility and ...



AutoNation sales up 6% in November
3:19 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 3
Strong truck sales helped AutoNation to a 6 percent increase in new-vehicle sales in November. ...


AutoNation readies branded F&I products
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1
AutoNation will start selling private-label F&I products in 2015 as part of the rollout of its new digital storefront. ...


A voice for dealers, business in West Virginia Senate
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1
Dealer Bill Cole, 58, is poised to become president of the West Virginia Senate next year, and the state's lieutenant governor. ...


AutoNation to add branded F&I products next year
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19
AutoNation will start selling private-label F&I products in 2015 as part of the rollout of its new digital storefront. ...


AutoNation's plan to change the retail game
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17
By the end of 2015, AutoNation customers will be able to finance and buy a car online -- even signing the paperwork electronically from home, says AutoNation CEO Mike Jac ...


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