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The Automotive Troublemaker

The Automotive Troublemaker

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.

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Auto Collabs

Auto Collabs

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.

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ASOTU CON Sessions

ASOTU CON Sessions

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.com

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In The Dirt with ASOTU

In The Dirt with ASOTU

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.

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Amplify

Amplify

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.

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The ASOTU Wheelhouse

The ASOTU Wheelhouse

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.

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The Dealer Playbook

The Dealer Playbook

The Dealer Playbook features expert interviews, tactical advice, and relevant insights that will skyrocket your growth in retail automotive.

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Asbury Yard Sale, Tesla Cuts Deeper, TikToker Blames the Dealer

Asbury Yard Sale, Tesla Cuts Deeper, TikToker Blames the Dealer

The Automotive Troublemaker
April 30, 2024

As stores across the country are playing ‘The Final Countdown’ as April wraps up, we’re talking about Asbury’s listing strategy for 10 of their stores. We’re also talking about Tesla’s next round of layoffs, as well as one Tiktoker who is less than excited about their interest rate. 

Top 100 Used Dealers, Tesla and China Deal on FSD, New EV Insight Report

Top 100 Used Dealers, Tesla and China Deal on FSD, New EV Insight Report

The Automotive Troublemaker
April 29, 2024

We’re starting out on the last few days of the month with a look at the Top 100 Used Car Dealers in the US. We also take a look at the potential of Tesla’s deal with China’s Baidu, and what it means for Full Self Driving. We’ll also review the latest Experian EV insights report. 

Aggression, Humility and Passion with Diana Lee

Aggression, Humility and Passion with Diana Lee

Auto Collabs
April 29, 2024

Diana Lee is a masterclass in leadership and determination, showcasing how personal history and professional challenges forges the leaders revolutionizing retail automotive.

Giving Transportation To A Family In Need at ASOTU CON

Giving Transportation To A Family In Need at ASOTU CON

The Automotive Troublemaker
April 27, 2024

Welcome to the last Saturday of the month!

Paying Tribute to Peterson, Dealer v. Direct, More Luxury Please

Paying Tribute to Peterson, Dealer v. Direct, More Luxury Please

The Automotive Troublemaker
April 26, 2024

It’s the last Friday of the month as we pay tribute to a Ford leader who broke the mold. We also talk about a hot debate over legacy OEMs flirting with DTC models as well as consumer luxury purchases going on the rise. 

For The Sake of Retail Auto with Nick Askew

For The Sake of Retail Auto with Nick Askew

Auto Collabs
April 25, 2024

Once you realize you're in a supportive community, you do whatever you can to support that community.

Ford Pleases, Honda Drops Stacks in Canada, Flight Refund Law

Ford Pleases, Honda Drops Stacks in Canada, Flight Refund Law

The Automotive Troublemaker
April 25, 2024

Happy Thursday! Today we cover Ford’s stock price recovers due to hybrid sales, Honda invests $12 BILLION in EV supply chain, and automatic refunds when your next flight gets canceled or delayed.

Tesla's Pivot, VinFast Expansion, Dealership's Kind Deed

Tesla's Pivot, VinFast Expansion, Dealership's Kind Deed

The Automotive Troublemaker
April 24, 2024

We’re mid-week and talking about Tesla's strategic shift amid falling profits.. We also cover VinFast's aggressive U.S. dealership expansion and the heartwarming story of a Dealership serving a single mother in South Dakota.

GM Smiling, Tesla’s Fuel Toggle, Over-Surveyed

GM Smiling, Tesla’s Fuel Toggle, Over-Surveyed

The Automotive Troublemaker
April 23, 2024

This Tuesday we’re talking about why GM is smiling from their robust financial performance in Q1. We also talk about a controversial toggle on Tesla’s website, as well as what companies are ignoring in their surveys. 

Meet the new VW Union, Dealers Pushing Back, 1 min Cyber-fix

Meet the new VW Union, Dealers Pushing Back, 1 min Cyber-fix

The Automotive Troublemaker
April 22, 2024

It’s a fresh week and we’re talking about the UAW’s landmark unionization victory at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant. We also cover Dealer response and legal threats over new sales models from Scout and Sony Honda Mobility as well as Tesla's swift response to a safety recall with a riveting fix. 

Growing your ability to be optimistic about the world

Growing your ability to be optimistic about the world

The Automotive Troublemaker
April 20, 2024

Today we're on with Head Writer Chris Reeves talking about how Car Dealers and OEMs are investing in generations. We also have a super secret promo code for ASOTUCON.com

Tesla Trouble, GM Goes Hydrogen, Tech Titans Tussle

Tesla Trouble, GM Goes Hydrogen, Tech Titans Tussle

The Automotive Troublemaker
April 19, 2024

It’s Friday already. Today we’re talking about Tesla's official Cybertruck recall. We also discuss GM's innovative move into hydrogen fuel as a diesel alternative, as well as the high-stakes wealth race in Silicon Valley as Mark Zuckerberg surpasses Elon Musk to become the world's third-richest person. 

More EV Layoffs, New EV Model Year, Mandatory AI Training

More EV Layoffs, New EV Model Year, Mandatory AI Training

The Automotive Troublemaker
April 18, 2024

Thursday is upon us as we talk about another EV-only carmaker announcing layoffs. We also talk about Ford’s new model year for the F150 Lightning, as well as a potential standard-setter for employee AI training. 

Fixed Ops To The Front with Dan Shine

Fixed Ops To The Front with Dan Shine

Auto Collabs
April 18, 2024

Fixed ops is the real front door.

Big UAW Votes, Autonomy is Back, Carvana Goes Gaming

Big UAW Votes, Autonomy is Back, Carvana Goes Gaming

The Automotive Troublemaker
April 17, 2024

It’s a notable Wednesday as a looming UAW vote at the Chattanooga VW plant gets under way. We’re also talking about a new set of “trust principles” regarding autonomous vehicles, as well as a brand collab between Carvana and pro gaming. 

GM’s New Digs, CarMax Slashes Return Window, Cybertruck Stall

GM’s New Digs, CarMax Slashes Return Window, Cybertruck Stall

The Automotive Troublemaker
April 16, 2024

Today we’re talking about GM’s HQ move after 50 years. We also talk about Carmax’s major reduction in the customer return window, as well as an unintended acceleration issue with the Cybertruck. 

Fisker Dealers Sound Off, Ford Strikes Back, Tesla Adapts

Fisker Dealers Sound Off, Ford Strikes Back, Tesla Adapts

The Automotive Troublemaker
April 15, 2024

Tax day is exciting enough, but what’s better than starting the second half of the month on a Monday? Today we’re talking about how the remaining Fisker Dealers are feeling as well as Ford and Tesla’s tennis match.

How to Start Being More Hospitable At Your Dealership

How to Start Being More Hospitable At Your Dealership

The Automotive Troublemaker
April 13, 2024

We're only 31 days away from ASOTU CON on this Saturday, and writers Chris Reeves and Kristi Canada join the show to share some More Than Cars Moments.

Carmax Recalibrates, Ford Starts Shipping Rangers, 9 Figure Dudes

Carmax Recalibrates, Ford Starts Shipping Rangers, 9 Figure Dudes

The Automotive Troublemaker
April 12, 2024

We’re rounding the track on Friday as we cover CarMax’s latest bumpy road. We also talk about Ford’s truck wave as well as a massive nine figure trick shot from creators Dude Perfect. 

Friends and Fam Review, Insurance Still Rising, Cyber-Hollow

Friends and Fam Review, Insurance Still Rising, Cyber-Hollow

The Automotive Troublemaker
April 11, 2024

It’s Thursday and we’re going to review the recent Kain Friends and Family event in Lexington, KY. We’re also talking about the continued pricing pressing on car insurance, as well as a revealing look at a teardown of the Tesla Cybertruck

A Data Refrigerator Full of Takeout Boxes with Bobby Gaudreau

A Data Refrigerator Full of Takeout Boxes with Bobby Gaudreau

Auto Collabs
April 11, 2024

The automotive industry talks about understanding and leveraging data effectively, but what does that really take?

Cruise Comeback, Contentious Lithium Mines, Return of the Cubicle

Cruise Comeback, Contentious Lithium Mines, Return of the Cubicle

The Automotive Troublemaker
April 10, 2024

Welcome to Wednesday as we talk about GM’s Cruise staging a comeback. We also talk about the tension around the only active lithium mine in the US, as well as the potential return of the cubicle (yeah, those things). 

Greenfield’s Hot Takes, Arizona AG Rules On Dealership, Delta Eclipse Flight

Greenfield’s Hot Takes, Arizona AG Rules On Dealership, Delta Eclipse Flight

The Automotive Troublemaker
April 9, 2024

It’s Tuesday and we’ve got special guest Steve Greenfield to give us his hot takes on the Top 150 Dealer list as well as Tesla’s decision to halt its low cost EV. We also talk about the Arizona Attorney General’s ruling against one Dealership for not honoring advertised prices, as well as a look inside yesterday’s special Delta eclipse flight. 

The Price Point To Move Inventory

The Price Point To Move Inventory

The ASOTU Wheelhouse
April 9, 2024

Getting a car for under $30,000 is like hitting the jackpot for buyers today. It doesn't even matter if it's an EV; if the sticker price is under that magic $30K mark, people are all over it.

Top 150 Breakdown, Hasta-la-vista-cheap-Tesla, Blackout Bump

Top 150 Breakdown, Hasta-la-vista-cheap-Tesla, Blackout Bump

The Automotive Troublemaker
April 8, 2024

Welcome to quite an eventful Monday as we not only take a first look at the Automotive News Top 150 Dealer list, but also dig into a he-said-she-said about Tesla’s affordable vehicle, as well as a quick primer on today’s eclipse frenzy.