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May 2010, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Subprime's Fundamental Problem

By Gregory Arroyo

With more than 40 percent of the buying public now in the lower credit tiers, could franchised dealers be missing out on a prime opportunity?

Tags: Auto ABS, buy-here, pay-here , Chase Auto Finance, CNW, Experian, NABD, subprime

January 2010, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Industry Getting Its Second Wind

By Gregory Arroyo

Key indexes point to a rebound, but the road to recovery is a long ways off. Still, there are opportunities to be had.

Tags: CNW, credit unions, Dealertrack, Editorial Page, F&I forum, Federal Reserve

November 2008, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Our New Reality

By Gregory Arroyo

I was asked at the magazine’s September F&I Conference and Expo when I thought this mess we’re in would turn around. My response was, “Ask me again this time next year.”

Tags: AmeriCredit, Chrysler Financial Services, CNW, Editorial Page, Experian, F&I Conference & Expo, Ford Credit, GMAC Financial Services, NADA, Nomis Solutions

September 2008, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Be Careful What You Ask For

By Gregory Arroyo

Nothing could describe the month of July better than a headline I read in CNW Market Research’s July 16 newsletter. It read: “Time to Panic: Industry Pushes Into Auto DefCon4.” I wonder what the headline would have read if the newsletter was released nine days later.

Tags: Chrysler Financial Services, CNW, Editorial Page, GMAC Financial Services, HSBC, NADA, NAF Association

June 2008, F&I and Showroom - Feature

A Not-So Brave World

By Gregory Arroyo

I was on the F&I Forum the other day when I came across a topic post titled, “A Brave New Finance World.” And I have to tell you, after reading it I had to shake my head in disgust.

Tags: AFSA, CNW, Editorial Page, Experian, Nomis Solutions

April 2008, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Taking the Work Out of Paperwork

By Gregory Arroyo

So much has been made about the time a customer spends at a dealership buying a vehicle. I understand the reasoning. Give customers too much time and you risk them having second thoughts.

Tags: CNW, Editorial Page, J.D. Power and Associates

August 2007, F&I and Showroom - Feature

More Than Meets the Eye

By Gregory Arroyo

So, the editor in the next office gets in today (June 29) and tells me about the “Transformers” movie premiere and after party he attended the night before. He always gets to do cool things like that, but does he ever invite me?

Tags: CNW, Editorial Page, Edmunds.com, manufacturer incentives

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So Here's the Deal

Ronald J. Reahard
Sharing the Profit

By Ronald J. Reahard
After losing members of his sales team, a dealer asks the magazine’s resident F&I expert for his take on paying salespeople on F&I income.

Menus Don’t Work Miracles

By Ronald J. Reahard
A fancy new menu can help streamline processes and improve customer engagement, but it won’t replace the hard-won skill and compassion of a true F&I professional.

Avoiding the AAA Objection

By Ronald J. Reahard

(Video) Capture Missed VSC Sales

By Ronald J. Reahard

Done Deal

Gregory Arroyo
GAP Suffers Another Setback

By Gregory Arroyo
The editor reveals the truth behind an NPR report critical of the industry’s efforts to undo the Military Lending Act guidance that put the brakes on GAP sales.

Car Buyers Need F&I

By Gregory Arroyo
Current market trends are playing right into the F&I product pitch, but they also reveal trouble ahead for the automotive retail industry at large.

Protecting F&I’s Future

By Gregory Arroyo

Game Almost Over

By Gregory Arroyo

Mad Marv

Marv Eleazer
Comply Like Nobody’s Watching

By Marv Eleazer
His Madness wants F&I pros to commit to ethical dealings with customers and finance sources because it’s the right thing to do, not just for the very real threat of reprisal.

'We Never Buy This Stuff'

By Marv Eleazer
Every F&I pro gets the occasional ‘F’ customer, but they’re a small part of your business and they’re not worth a minute of mental anguish.

Stop Painting Dealers With a Broad Brush

By Marv Eleazer

I Love F&I. How About You?

By Marv Eleazer

On the Point

Jim Ziegler
Bound to Fail

By Jim Ziegler
Da Man returns with a message to vehicle manufacturers jumping into the subscription waters: It ain’t gonna happen.

Sharpen Your Survival Skills

By Jim Ziegler
‘Da Man’ has a plan you can use to survive the collapse of the car business and remain profitable through the dealer apocalypse.

Sales Rock Stars Still Exist

By Jim Ziegler

The New Stooges

By Jim Ziegler