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Former Detroit-area Ford dealer Tarik Daoud dies at 78

8:21 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
Tarik Daoud, the longtime CEO of the former Al Long Ford in Warren, Mich., died Sunday. He was 78.

California dealers sue TrueCar

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
The California New Car Dealers Association is suing TrueCar Inc., accusing the vehicle-shopping site of breaking California laws on dealer licensing, brokering, advertising and disclosure.

Can dealership make this SUV fit for a horse? Of course

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
A Ford store in Illinois revamped an Excursion, making it in to a mobile horse stall that hauls around a miniature horse for charity.

BEST PRACTICES

Reconditioning fund ends store's strife

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
For every used car O'Daniel Mazda in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Dealer awards

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
This week's dealer award goes to Paul Wondries of Bob Wondries Ford in Alhambra, Calif.

N.C. dealer stays flexible to win Hispanic sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
Summary: A North Carolina Nissan dealer builds a sales department to appeal to the growing local Hispanic market. Flexibility is a key to success.

How Ernie Boch Jr. closed the book on labor fight

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2015
Dealership rock star Ernie Boch Jr.

Edmunds study finds texting can be key for dealerships

8:00 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2015
Text messaging with buyers can be a useful tool for dealerships, according to a new study from Edmunds.com.

GM hints at dealer bonus redesign

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2015
North America chief Alan Batey hints at a successor to General Motors' Essential Brand Elements program, which has funneled billions of dollars to...

BEST PRACTICES

Stores reach out to empower female customers

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2015
A visitor to Don Jenkins' dealerships in this north Tennessee city will find a fair share of brawny men, but a dearth of female shoppers.

Dealer awards

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2015
Dealers featured this week include Michael Seidle, dealer principal at Bill Seidle's Nissan in Miami; Tom Nokes, dealer principal of Antioch Toyota...

TrueCar revenue rises 33%

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2015
TrueCar Inc., the car-shopping service, reported continued revenue growth and another loss in the first quarter.

REALITY CHECK

Cadillac dealers treading water until de Nysschen's vision materializes

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 10, 2015
Cadillac dealers are caught between the short-term pain of lackluster sales and brand chief Johan de Nysschen's vision of a brighter future.

Car salesman gets tryout with Detroit Lions

12:32 pm U.S. ET | May 7, 2015
A car salesman from a dealership in northern Michigan could be making a big career change.

FCA to offer free college education to dealership employees

6:00 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Fiat Chrysler, seeking to curb the industry's “dramatic” turnover rate among dealership employees, said it will offer “no-cost,...

BEST PRACTICES

A Kentucky dealer's cup overfloweth

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Don Moore turned an old drive-thru pharmacy window into an in-house coffee shop, which serves as a visible symbol of his main philanthropic pursuit:...

California court case reworks technician pay plans

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Dealers often bemoan California's legal climate. Two of their biggest legal headaches there are labor-law challenges and class-action lawsuits.

Dealer awards

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Dealers featured this week include the Iowa Automobile Dealers Association, John Isaacson, dealer principal at Lee Honda in Auburn, Maine; and David...

'NEVER ON SUNDAY'

The battle over Sunday sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 3, 2015
In Illinois, Texas and New Jersey, lawmakers who want to allow Sunday sales face vehement opposition from dealers.

FAMILY LITIGATION

DARCARS keeps focus amid lawsuit, CEO says

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 3, 2015
DARCARS Automotive Group faced a human- and public relations nightmare after the founder's daughter, Tamara, sued her father and the company while...

He's sold boxing champ Floyd Mayweather 39 cars … and counting

2:45 pm U.S. ET | April 29, 2015
Obi Okeke has sold 39 cars to welterweight champ Mayweather, including a $3.2 million Ferarri Enzo and three Bugatti Veyrons that are worth $6.

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Nissan's Munoz: 'You grow or you go'

Nissan's Munoz: 'You grow or you go'

Nissan N.A. boss Jose Munoz continues to push U.S. dealers for a big jump in market share while deflecting complaints that his stair-step sales targets are too hard to achieve.
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