The Automotive Troublemaker w/ Paul J Daly and Kyle Mountsier is a regular weekday show where progressive Automotive Dealers and industry partners aren’t afraid to make some trouble by pushing back on many popular, but failing, beliefs that persist in the Retail Automotive Industry. Beliefs that are degrading both the customer experience and the future of retail Auto Dealers. Paul and Kyle give their fresh take on industry news, technology, culture, and retail while trying not to have too much fun.See All Episodes
The walls are closing in on Franchised Retail Auto Dealers as the industry is moving at break-neck velocity toward a new way of doing business. The convergence of economic and social volatility, new entrants like Tesla and Carvana, and the new rules of retail are putting Auto Dealers in a crucible that will either destroy them or refine them. Auto Collabs brings you deep into real-talk conversations with the brightest operators and innovators in the Retail Auto Industry who believe the Dealer network is the single greatest way to serve the transportation needs of communities across the country. The only way Retail Auto Dealers and Industry Partners will survive is by committing to innovate together, so let’s get started. Welcome to Auto Collabs.See All Episodes
Forget the Zoom calls. We did it all live and in person. Join hosts Kyle Mountsier, Michael Cirillo, Paul J. Daly and Jordan Cox as we just hit the record button for some quick and very candid conversations with some of the most amazing guests at ASOTU CON 2023 in Baltimore. You'll hear from the best operators, amazing stories from inside and outside of auto, and gain new perspectives. All of it is live. All of it is unfiltered, and all of it is for you. These are the ASOTU CON Sessions by Effectv // ASOTU CON Sessions is produced by Automotive State of the Union (ASOTU). Learn more at https://www.asotu.comSee All Episodes
In this dynamic and impromptu podcast, the ASOTU street team brings you real-world, real-time interviews and intel while on location with Dealers and Industry Leaders across the U.S. Meet the Automotive movers and shakers you’ve seen on the screen and some you’ve never heard of before as we have candid conversations around some of the biggest challenges in automotive. When team ASOTU is on the ground, you’re right there with us.See All Episodes
The emergence of electrification and new technology has consumers leaning into the car business with a level of curiosity and enthusiasm we haven’t seen in decades. That’s why it is essential that top automotive executives, dealers, and industry partners collaborate like never before. It’s time to make the most innovative voices in retail automotive, louder.See All Episodes
The ASOTU Wheelhouse - Hosted By Daniel Govaer is an Around-The-Horn style discussion around the issues facing the automotive retail industry. Part fun, part sarcasm and a whole lot of expert opinions.See All Episodes
Welcome to episode 600 of the Automotive Troublemaker. Today we dive into how GM seems to be fine after the UAW strike, how dealership values are staying strong, and how Wegmans is trying to change the way we shop for groceries.
Retail Auto is ready to roll after a great Thanksgiving weekend as we talk about the very tight race for the electric future between two titans. We also cover two notable releases from Tesla this week, as well as a review of a very busy Black Friday
It’s Black Friday and the Gap might be back. We also caught up with married Dealers Michael and Jennifer Lee of Freedom Kia and Seneca Ford who talk about buying a first time dealership DURING the pandemic. We also talk about the impact of encouraging your teams to give back as a part of their job.
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On the homestretch to Thanksgiving, we’re concluding a rollercoaster week at OpenAI with Sam Altman's surprising reinstatement. We’re also talking about Ford's strategic downscaling of its Michigan EV battery plant, and Ford discontinuing certain hybrid models to prioritize police.
As we close in on Thanksgiving, Ford Dealers are extra thankful as Ford's EV dealer program changes. We also talk about Toyota's $60 million penalty for poor lending practices, as well as a viral story of a Stanley tumbler surviving a Kia car fire.
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As we start off what will certainly be a busy holiday week, we tie up a few loose ends around the UAW strike. We also talk about some EV maker’s attempts to jolt waning consumer demand, as well as a big shakeup in AI leadership.
On this pre-Thanksgiving Saturday, Paul and Kyle are joined by ASOTU writers Chris and Kristi.
We’re wrapping up a busy week of news with a busy day of news as we give the details on GM’s slim ratification of the UAW contract. We also talk about the first vehicles to be sold on Amazon, as well as chicken sandwiches and waffle fries from the skies.
One week from today we’ll be eating Turkey and helping our great aunt update her iphone once she remembers her password. But for now, we’re much closer to the ratification of the UAW Contract. We also talk about Toyota going all hybrid on the Camry, as well as assessing the level of AI readiness of US companies.
It’s Wednesday and it seems conference season is coming to a close. This morning is a bit of a special episode as Paul got to chat with Paul de Vries, who has a unique perspective on the auto industry coming from Europe.
It’s an amazing Tuesday to be in the car business as we talk about some favorable effects from the UAW strike for workers at other OEMs. We also cover Exxon’s transition into lithium production, as well as a little slip from a Google employee during the trial.
We are coming to you from sunny Palm Beach Florida at The Pasch Group’s Modern Retailing Conference. The day brings news of the UAW votes not going perfectly so far, Foxconn asserting EVs that could be easier to make if they are made like phones, and airlines getting some brutal feedback on the frontlines.
Welcome to Saturday! Guest Hosts Jordan Cox and Nathan Southwick are giving Paul and Kyle a break.
We’ve got that Friday feeling as we recap Used Car Week with Steve Greenfield. Plus we host the winner of the NAVIcon Cup, Jimmy Douglas of Plug.
We’re live from Used Car Week 2023 in Phoenix as we gear up for another day of talking with Dealers and Kyle is getting ready to be one of the guest judges for the Navicon competition. Today we talk about Honda’s latest earnings report. We also check in on the airtag we snuck in Shawn Fain’s Wranglers, as well as the biggest bump sticker we’ve ever seen.
Welcome to Wednesday as we’re wheels up for Used Car Week, but first we’re talking about Joe Biden’s upcoming visit with Shawn Fein. We also talk about the ongoing battle over whether to keep AM radio in cars or not. Finally, we’ll visit with our new friend GROK again.
We’re tearing up and tearing it up this Tuesday as we talk about the return of cash rebates from a less than likely contender. We also help Stellantis say goodbye to the Hemi (kind of), as well as preparing a handshake for the new AI jock on the block…Grok.
Today’s show features that new car smell as we enter the first full week of November. Today we’re talking about GM’s voluntary salary increases, a new Dealer survey revealing their level of trust in OEM’s, as well as another take on on-demand features built into cars.
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Welcome to Saturday! Today, Head of Community Jordan Cox and Producer Nathan Southwick guest host the show.