F&I departments would do well to tap high schoolers

Automakers and suppliers have established partnerships with high schools to breed the next generation of talent and give teenagers an industry education. Can the same be done in the F&I world?


BLOG: Why Fields' departure echoes Nasser's past

The circumstances leading to the departures of Jacques Nasser and Mark Fields aren't exactly the same, but the execs' goals had some common threads.

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BLOG: Jay Ramey
BMW 6-series two-door coupe exits quietly

Cars tend to go out of production either with a bang, reinforced by last-of-the-line special editions billed as instant collectibles, or quietly and discreetly. The BMW 6-series coupe falls into the second category.

BLOG: Hannah Lutz | UPDATED: 5/11/17 12:57 pm ET - adds details
F&I vendors take aim at used vehicles

The trend toward used vehicles has extended beyond financing. It's become a focus in the F&I product world, too.

BLOG: Richard Truett
Time for another look at the midsize 5-door hatchback

With the market filling up with SUVs and crossovers of every size, but mostly the same basic shape, the time is right for the midsize five-door hatchback that looks like a sporty car, not an awkwardly styled wagon/crossover mashup like the failed Honda Crosstour.

BLOG: Jay Ramey
Jaguar Land Rover doubles down on diesel

While a number of automakers are curtailing plans for diesel offerings or development, some are doubling down on a bet made well before Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal erupted.

BLOG: Jesse Snyder
Let's face it. Growth's over.

April U.S. auto sales fell 4.7 percent, increasing the likelihood that 2017 full year sales will decline after the longest growth streak in almost a century. It's time to focus on making the most of what is likely to be another 17-million unit year.

BLOG: Dave Guilford
Bolt gets EVs halfway to mainstream

I got into a Chevrolet Bolt last week, and, as promised, it solves — well, mostly solves — one problem with electric vehicles. But it doesn't eliminate a second problem.