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Opinion - Page 56

 
  • Opinion

    Tesco has got it out in the open. It is selling used cars (as Tesco Cars, through the former Carsite operation). What is less overt, however, is a sister website - www.tescoautocentres.com - it's worth a look.

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    Following on from the announcement that Mercedes-Benz is the UK's top consumer superbrand, there has been a flurry of comments - not all of them positive. There are those that say Mercedes-Benz is outdated and past its sell-by date. Key really is to look more closely at what Mercedes-Benz are doing that has pushed them into the superbrand league.

  • Opinion

    According to a recent survey from Gfk NOP Social Research, consumer confidence in purchasing high price tag items like cars was lower than expected for the beginning of 2011. However, it’s not all doom and gloom for dealers and brokers.

  • Opinion

    We have picked up that the FSA is using mystery shoppers to test retailers on their compliance in the sale of gap insurance.

  • Opinion

    As the VAT increase takes effect, it has become increasingly clear that political parties cannot agree on whether increasing VAT is the correct course of action

  • Opinion

    Every Amazon purchase, every e-bay auction and every TicketMaster sale has contributed to a building confidence amongst online users that it’s both safe and convenient to shop online.

  • Opinion

    A cautionary tale emerged at our offices this week which must compel dealer principals to double-check their service up-sell processes.

  • Opinion

    Tim Peake, commercial director of Trader Media Group gives his views on the car industry and explains what consumers need to consider when purchasing a new car.

  • Opinion

    AM has just edited its best practice guide on dealership management. I pulled these tips on avoiding queues in your service reception I thought might prompt some useful thought.

  • Opinion

    Just spotted this article in The Guardian this morning. We've done polls on this subject before and there's always going to be mixed reports about relationships between funders and dealerships.