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Photo: Procsilas Moscas Your Car Dealer Gift Guide
What do you get for the dealer who has everything? Check out a few ideas you may not have considered.
David Gesualdo No Guidance
Self-governance by providers may be the best way to protect the sale of F&I products.
Solving the CFPB Problem
The man who has led the NADA’s regulatory advocacy efforts since 2006 believes the tide may be turning in the CFPB’s attack on dealer participation.
NADA Chairman Bill Fox’s ascendance to dealership and association leadership was largely happenstance, he says. The Great Defender
New York dealer Bill Fox brings experience, passion, humility and unwavering support for the franchised dealer model to his role as 2015 NADA chairman.
David Gesualdo For the Win
The annual Dealers’ Choice Awards stand apart in honoring the industry’s best partners, providers and finance companies as selected by dealers and dealership personnel.
Tariq Kamal, Auto Dealer Monthly Managing Editor. On Course
The 2015 Automotive Forum promised good times — and significant change — for dealers in the years ahead.
Mario Murgado (right), owner of Miami’s Brickell Motors, stands with partners Rick Barraza (left) and Alex Andreus.  Living the Dream
Bold business moves and a dynamic setting proved to be the winning formula for Brickell Motors and its owner, Mario Murgado.
Ecommerce Director Rico Glover (right) and General Manager Tim Roussell are driving a restructuring of Bryan Honda in Fayetteville, N.C., where Glover’s online marketing efforts include multiple, ongoing social media campaigns. The Social Media Superman
Rico Glover is on the path to success at Bryan Honda, where he and General Manager Tim Roussell are building a small-city dealership into an online powerhouse.
Members of the Millennial generation are more likely to be found on Twitter than LinkedIn, and if they visit your website, they will probably be using a mobile device.  Lead Generator or Time Waster?
Early experiments with social media have left many dealers wondering whether they should continue to invest time and money in the platform and how to quantify the return on investment.
Apples and Pomegranates
Consumers will suffer from the CFPB’s use of the word ‘loan’ in place of ‘auto finance contracts.’

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BMO Harris Bank’s Auto Business Exiting 12 States
The Chicago-based bank notified dealers in approximately 12 states that it’s refocusing its indirect auto business to its core market states, including Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri, Arizona and Florida.
Cox Completes Acquisition of Dealertrack
Dealertrack unloaded its inventory management solution today, clearing the way for Cox Automotive to complete its acquisition of the software maker. The announcement comes a day after the Justice Department challenged the merger between the two software giants.
Westlake Expanding Dallas Servicing Team
This week, Westlake Financial Service began its recruitment process as part of its plans to expand the servicing team in its Dallas production center, which opened its doors this past January.
CFPB Takes Action Against Westlake and Its Title-Lending Subsidiary
The bureau ordered the subprime auto finance source and its subsidiary to pay a $4.25 million civil penalty for illegal debt-collection tactics and $44.1 million in consumer redress.
Winfried Vahland, president and CEO of the newly formed Volkswagen North American Region group. Volkswagen Plans to Fix Emissions-Rigged Vehicles
Volkswagen AG plans to refit all 11 million vehicles involved in the emissions-rigging scandal. It also announced significant changes to its top leadership, while dealers await answers.
Photo Courtesy of Volkswagen VW CEO Resigns Amid Emissions Scandal
Volkswagen's Martin Winterkorn has resigned from his post in the wake of the company's developing emissions scandal.
(UPDATED) CFPB Officials Acknowledge Issues With Proxy Methodology, American Banker Reports
Internal CFPB documents obtained by American Banker show bureau officials repeatedly acknowledging that the method used for detecting discrimination by indirect auto lenders may overestimate disparities.
Photo courtesy of Volkswagen Volkswagen 'Deeply Sorry' About EPA Violation
Volkswagen's chief executive apologizes for emissions scandal and promises to 'do everything necessary in order to reverse the damage this has caused.'
Ford Syndicating Dealer Inventory to CarGurus.com
Ford is now syndicating its dealers’ new-vehicle inventory to CarGurus.com, a vehicle-shopping site that has drawn criticism for the way it rates dealers and their deals.
FTC Official Releases 7 Deadly Sins of Dealer Advertising
Ahead of her appearance at the Innovate 2015 conference, the FTC official who led Operation Ruse Control has released a list of advertising sins that have put dealers on her regulatory radar.