AAH #417 – Tesla Model 3: Inside & Out

April 20th, 2018 at 10:30am

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SPECIAL GUEST: Sandy Munro, Munro & Associates, Inc.

NEWS:
03:00 – Tesla Model 3 Teardown Analysis
14:55 – The Good Stuff: Model 3 Automatic Drive Modules
26:46 – Are the pieces good? Door Panels, Exterior, etc.
29:00 – Model 3 Battery: Intricate Magic
42:55 – Doctor Data
44:55 – Mechanics of the Model 3
1:11:10 – PHONE CALL: Automation Issues
1:14:29 – PHONE CALL: Model 3 Build Quality
1:18:30 – Johan de Nysschen out at Cadillac

PANEL:
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production
- Craig Cole, AutoGuide.com

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AAH #416 – 2019 Jeep Cherokee Is Way More Than A Refresh

April 13th, 2018 at 11:02am

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SPECIAL GUEST: 
Rich Silbert, Engineering Development Mgr., Jeep Cherokee

NEWS:
03:46 – 2019 Jeep Cherokee
40:18 – Doctor Data
42:55 – Volkswagen Fires Matthias Müller
48:07 – New Volkswagen Jetta
52:46 – Will the global Focus work on this side of the globe?
1:01:47 – Seven years until the Bolt redesign. Is the timing right or too long?
1:05:08 – Toyota Avalon Hybrid
1:07:08 – Tesla Losing Money: Model 3 Launch botched. Is the company in danger?
1:12:38 – Phone Call: NASCAR needs to connect to fans

PANEL:
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv
- Gary Vasilash, AD & P
- Eric Lawrence, Detroit Free Press

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AAH #415 – Autoextreme-ing All Over The Place

March 30th, 2018 at 10:26am

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NEWS:
06:25 – The NAIAS Meltdown
16:45 – New York, New York
35:18 – Doctor Data
41:28 – What did they say at NADA?
1:07:00 – Uber Accident Aftermath
1:15:39 – Tesla… Is this the Breaking Point?
1:20:15 – Racing: Is Technology Killing Formula One ?

PANEL:
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv
- Gary Vasilash, AD&P
- Peter DeLorenzo, The Autoextremist

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Wards Reporter Wrap Up Day Two – NADA 2018

March 25th, 2018 at 1:36pm

Trends, news, observations and reactions to what Ward’s editors saw on the show floor. And don’t forget those basketball hoops, putting greens and wet bars!

Ally Has a Clearlane to Better Service – NADA 2018

March 25th, 2018 at 1:02pm

Yes, interest rates are going up. And yes, new car sales are slowing down. But Ally says used car sales are going strong and dealers actually make more money selling them. Tim Russi explains why he’s so bullish on how the year will go.

The Fastest Growing Software Company In America – NADA 2018

March 24th, 2018 at 3:46pm

Dealer Teamwork is actually a software company that’s leveraging it’s capabilities to help dealers market their inventory. Are you up on your acronyms? Dealer Teamwork has mastered MPOP, SEO and SEM (mobile point of purchase, search engine optimization, search engine marketing) to provide dealers with contextual marketing that attracts more customers.

ContactAtOnce! Says: Let’s Chat – NADA 2018

March 24th, 2018 at 3:13pm

ContactAtOnce! was the first to establish chat rooms that connect retailers with customers. But what kind of content are customers looking for? And how do dealerships ensure that customers are getting the info they need, especially after business hours? Denise Chudy explains how they do it.

R&R Turbocharged The F&I Process – NADA 2018

March 24th, 2018 at 2:25pm

Dealer margins from selling cars are coming under increasing pressure. They need to increase their efficiencies in other parts of their business, especially selling finance and insurance. Reynolds & Reynolds has three products that dealers can use to streamline that part of their business, as Kasi Edwards explains.

Wards Reporter Debrief: Day 1 – NADA 2018

March 24th, 2018 at 1:57pm

John McElroy sits down with Tom Murphy and Steve Finlay to get their impressions and feedback on what they learned on the first day at the NADA convention.

Price The Car Right – NADA 2018

March 24th, 2018 at 12:44pm

Car dealers need to get more granular in learning how to properly price the cars on their lot, both new and used. Some cars may not need to be discounted, but which ones? Brian Finkelmeyer explains how vAuto helps dealers capture the right data to price their inventory to sell at the best possible margins.