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Who cares about floor? Show off cars

I am updating my dealership. I agree with certain aspects of the manufacturer's plan, but I find it wasteful to replace 5,900 square feet of showroom tile.

Facilities not the redo stores need

I do believe we need a redo in our industry, but I also think the manufacturers have it wrong.

Respect is key to avoid blame game

One can feel the stress inherent in the franchise system -- stress that is certainly felt by manufacturers but especially by dealers.


Germans build here,
 take profits home

Most of the German automakers' engineers work and live in Germany and all the profit they accumulate from Americans goes back to their home country.

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Germans build here,
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It is inappropriate to chastise the NAAA and any of its members that serve the national dealer base with a high regard for safety and integrity, a reader writes.

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