Time to close out strong as we talk about Toyota’s triple crown, Ford matching Tesla’s price cut moves, and Hertz brings the ‘try before you buy’ to Denver.
We’re rolling into the last 2 days of the month with a full head of steam as NADA is over and the work of the industry gets a speed boost. We’ll be giving some ‘day after’ insights, covering what happened in the make meetings, and talking about some cyber-delays.
Today it begins as the NADA Show in Dallas draws in tens of thousands from across the industry and across the country. ASOTU coverage of the show means that no one has to feel like they missed out.
Throttle down with us this Tuesday as we talk about the benefits of “legacy” in our conversations about broad stability in Retail Auto as opposed to much of the popular workplace narratives.
It’s a big week for the Retail Auto Industry as the 2023 NADA Show is coming in hot and we’re making sure no one is left out! We’ll give you the plan as we also talk about the return of salesmanship, as well as how some retailers are dropping gems for Dealers to pick up.
It’s Friday and we’re flying through the week as we prep to fly to Dallas for the NADA Show next week. Today we cover Toyota’s production predictions for 2022, a recent Dealer survey, as well as the WSJ list of Best and Worst Airlines in 2022
Thursday is charging ahead as we talk about yesterday’s COX Used Vehicle report. We also talk about some big moves in EV charging networks, as well as PepsiCo’s solution for keeping employees happy and stable.
Welcome to Wednesday campers! Today we talk about the waning partnership between Ford and VW. We also give a broad look at EV news, as well as an automotive-applicable talk from Lowe’s CEO Mervin Ellison
Tuesday is coming in hot as we discuss the massive motion in used Teslas across the country. We also talk about new car inventory getting back (or close to) “normal” as well as the risks and rewards of nepotism. Yeah, we’ll tell you what it means too.
Welcome to a beautiful week in Retail Auto. This morning we’re talking about some less than flattering reviews of the new VF8, a partnership to leverage EV tech to put power back into the grid, as well as a pay cut for the CEO of one of the world's biggest companies.
It’s Friday, friends. Today we contrast the operational ongoings of Toyota with Tesla in the first few weeks of 2023. We also talk about a potential mess for local Denver residents as a Carvana parking garage sits empty.
It’s Thursday folks and today we’re talking about Carvana’s surrender of their dealer license in Michigan. We also cover Porsche and Google’s talks, a follow up of our EV charger story yesterday, as well as a new AI written celebrity ad.
Welcome to a wild Wednesday as a full ground stop of all flights in the US is upon us. We also answer the question of how many EV chargers to we really need by 2030, as well as a few quick hit updates across the wild world of electrification.
Tuesday is upon us as we are in Phoenix to speak at a Marketing NCM 20 Group moderated by David Kain We talk about a new tool taking the mystery out of the new EV tax credits for used car buyers. We also talk about the meme-stock comeback of Bed Bath and Beyond, and of course…a little marketing talk is in order.
We’re one full week into the new year, and we got Steve Greenfield of Automotive Ventures joining the show to talk about the predictions he made for 2022 and how things actually turned out. Then, we’ll look ahead to 2023 with 10 bold predictions for the coming year.
We’re burning around the corner on Thursday as we review Ram’s entry into the EV Truck market. We also cover dramatic pricing changes for Tesla, as well as Delta’s plan to (finally) give free wi-fi to all passengers.
It’s Thursday, folks and we have quite a lot to talk about when it comes to auto related announcements at CES yesterday. We also talk about Amazon’s big layoffs as well as their big borrowing this week.
Welcome to Wednesday as we talk about some new Automotive partnerships being announced at CES. We also talk about a surprise new CEO for Under Armor and how it applies to Auto. We also talk about a bold move from Shopify to stop wasting time.
It’s Tuesday already as Automotive welcomes everyone else back to work. Today we’re talking about Tesla’s new US Chief. We’re also covering the end of ICE sales for Hyunday in Norway, as well as the autonomous tech company now exclusively owned by Volvo
It’s ‘go time’ for 2023 as we talk about the all-time boom in factory builds and say hello to the new NADA Chair. We also review the Automotive Ventures top 10 predictions of 2022 and 2023, as well as talk about a newly launched text-to-shop feature from Walmart.
Rockin into the new year with our last show of this year. We cover some important EV tax credit updates, talk about hiring getting easier, and we give our top 5 ‘all gas no brake’ moments of 2022.
We’re on the final approach for 2022 and talking about how the auto industry has helped communities weather the recent (literal) storms. We also review Cox’s top 10 prediction list for 2023
It’s Wednesday on that weird holiday week as we talk about the continuing used car correction being led by Tesla. We also talk about what EVs are doing to the brand loyalty landscape, as well as reviewing the list of most popular Christmas gifts of 2022.
ASOTU was on the ground with Kate Lumsden during the 2022 Modern Retailing Conference.
The ASOTU team is saddled up and ready to ride as we talk about the retail scorecard from Christmas. We also get into auto loan rates, a chip surplus, and all the buzz around this week’s CES in Vegas.
We have only a few short days until Christmas and then the biggest week of the year is upon us! Today we will recap all things Year End Extravaganza, check out a new deal the US Postal Service has made, and hear from Elon…again.
It's throwback Thursday! Even though it was only two days ago, we are throwing it back to YEE 2022's opening monologue! Enjoy!
We’re on the set where the 2022 Year End Extravaganza is about to go down this afternoon and we’re on set with one of our event co-hosts, Michael Cirillo as we talk about what’s coming in 2023 and how to stay connected to those who will help you keep the wheel steady in 2023.
Welcome to the week before Christmas, where Amazon shipping is everyone’s best friend! Today we welcome the ASOTU crew to Nashville, but we have to talk about some news. Elon may be stepping down as head honcho at Twitter, driverless cars are getting more popular in China, and we recap one of the greatest World Cup finals of all time.
The landing gear on YEE presented by Orbee is coming down this Friday as the pieces move in place for our annual end-of-year livestream event. But first some news about Ford’s F150 Lighting price hike, Honda’s announcement of their first car running on a Google OS, and some automakers are pressing into the metaverse.
Thursday is full of surprises as we update you on several EV ongoings. We also talk about the long awaited success of nuclear fusion (yep), as well as Tiktok being a growing source of news…but not from traditional sources.
Rolling into Wednesday we welcome special guest Ben Hadley to help us take a tour around the news. We are looking at the impact the new IIHS guidelines are having on CUVs, new consumer demand for private label grocery items, and the changes in the economy that are leading to slower rate hikes.
Welcome to Tuesday as we talk about some good news with new car inventory, mobile service in the rise, the lack of the paper to print titles on, and give you the scoop on this ChatGPT thing.
It’s a fine Friday across the Automotive Industry as we talk about Dealers banding together to become a formidable charging network. We also talk about stand alone stores bringing experience to the forefront, as well as a leaked email seething with desperation from one startup EV maker.
Welcome to Monday, Troublemakers. As we start the three week countdown to 2023, we’re talking about what Dealers across the country are doing to prepare. We also talk about rental fleets of EV’s, as well as the reason Coke is so closely associated with the Christmas holiday.
Thursday is all the rage as we talk about the results of the Q3 Cox Dealer Sentiment Survey. We also talk about Carvana’s current spot, Apple putting data recovery in user’s hands, and the Lego indicator we’ve all been waiting for.
We are in dealerships across the east this week, but that won’t slow down the news drip. We are chatting up how it looks like Apple is pulling back on their autonomous dreams, Americans are leaning into side hustles, and how a coach got a team culture right enough to dismantle expectations.
It’s an energetic Tuesday in Retail Automotive as we cover Ford CEO Jim Farley’s recent comments as the EV certification deadline closes. We also cover Best Buy’s move to meet consumers where they are at, as well as an in-car integration with the popular mapping app Waze
Welcome to another great week in Retail Auto as we talk about the newest auto tech school on the west coast and why it’s significant. We also share Liza Borches’ tips and strategies for moving aged inventory, as well as the truth on a rumored Swiss EV ban.
It’s time for a Friday as we talk about one Senator's plan to sic the FTC on Ford. We also talk about Tesla incentivising customers to take delivery now, as well as the growing trend of kids passing on cash for meta-stuff.
December 1st doesn’t disappoint as we talk about Hyundai and Kia crushing November, illegal voicemails, people quitting on quitting, and Metallica’s new song (yep).
It’s the last day of November and we’re ready to flip into the final month of the year as we talk about new S&P data that shows Tesla’s shrinking market share. We also talk about the used cars that are holding their value best. Of course, we have to talk about US Soccer for a moment or Kyle might explode.
Welcome to *almost* the last day of November as we talk about leaked plans to revamp Tesla’s Model 3, one F150 Lightning user's experience with a ‘bricked’ truck, and is that app ‘social media’ or ‘entertainment’?
Welcome back to a Turkey filled world as we throttle down on the last 5 weeks of 2022 starting with the Automotive News All Stars list. We also talk about VinFast delivering its first US vehicles, as well as the retail numbers from Black Friday.
As we head into Black Friday weekend we’re excited to introduce you to a new voice from the frontlines of Retail Auto, Morgan McManaman, Senior Client Advisor and Brand Ambassador for Bozard Lincoln in Jacksonville, FL.
It's Thanksgiving Day and we're helping you be the savvy conversationalist around the family table with a list of fun questions you can ask to keep the gravy train rolling.
Tomorrow is the big day where we get extra thankfulness, but today we’re still battening down the hatches as we talk about Nissans new EV maintenance bundle. We also cover a St Louis Dealer doing their part to curb vehicle theft, as well as a potential PS5 embedded in a vehicle.
It’s the Tuesday before turkey day and we’re talking about Mazda’s plans to zoom their way into the EV race. We also talk about the thousands of Tesla’s being maintained by GM dealerships, as well as the new college course by…Mr. Beast?
It’s a magnificent Monday to be in the car business as we warm up those turkey ovens and those Black Friday deals. Today we discuss private sector buy/sells, GM’s Bright Drop reaching $1B, and Domino’s EV delivery strategy.
We’ve got that Friday feeling as we talk about GMs plans to leverage tech and fulfillment centers to save a pile per car. We also talk about Consumer Reports Brand Reliability results, as well as the last minute decision to keep soccer fans more sober.
Thursday is in full swing as we’re talking about why the Auto Industry might just be the economy’s bright spot in early 2023. We also talk about shaking off the deal-entitlement of 2022, as well as a new depth in analytics for Tiktok advertisers.
We’re into Wednesday as we talk about AutoNation’s announcement of their purchase of a substantial number of TrueCar shares. We also talk about the just-released data on luxury loyalty including Tesla.
MRC is winding down and Used Car Week is rolling, but we are still on the grind to bring you the stories that count today. We are rounding up some EV talk, checking on your retail shopping experience, and joining all of you in a population that is expected to cross 8bn today!
We’re in Palm Beach with a whole crew of incredible operators, marketers, and industry partners learning and networking. Today also kicks off Used Car Week and the energy is palpable. We are also talking about charging ground to air and a shift in social media skill requirements.
It’s Thursday and we’re talking about NADA’s Guiding Principles which were just released. We also give a round up of current EV news, as well as the likely new king of YouTube.
We’ve got that Friday feeling as we ask the question if ‘omnichannel’ is the next retail auto buzzword. We also talk about Mazda’s claim to the top spot in 3 vehicle segment IIHS categories. One brand is also returning to brick and mortar with their customers.
Welcome to Wednesday as we discuss the potential of US Honda Dealers being a service solution for the new Honda-Sony EV. We also review Vroom's latest earnings call, as well as one Chick-fil-a operator's 3-day work week that’s working.
This Tuesday we’re talking about state associations banding together to push back against Ford’s plan to separate EV and ICE dealers. We also talk about the broader layoffs being announced in the tech space, as well as a preview of how much this years Thanksgiving might cost.
Welcome to a fresh, shiny week in Retail Auto as we talk about the growing promise of the role of hydrogen as an alternative fuel. We also talk about the progress that has been made in the partnership between Amazon and Rivian, as well as new tech-enabled variable pricing at restaurants.
It’s time for a Friday as we cover the Q3 earnings reports from the major auto retailers from across the country, as well as Carvana’s drop and their strategy to turn it around. We also get into the psychology of color and how to deploy it to your advantage.
Today we welcome back Steve Greenfield, Founder of Automotive Ventures to talk about today’s news and give us the breakdown of his November 2022 Auto Intel Report.
Welcome to Wednesday as we go through the winners and losers of the October sales figures. We also talk about new information about the Cybertruck production dates, as well as the reason you might start seeing more Waymo vehicles at the Phoenix Airport.
It’s the first day of November and we’re fired up to talk about a bright spot in Hyundai’s supply chain, as well as a gathering of some of the most powerful marketers in the country. We also talk about one coal-mining dad who is making waves as he publicly prioritizes his family.
Don’t let the costumes fool ya, we’re here to work this Monday as we talk about Ford’s announcement to delay the deadline for dealers to decide on their EV future. We also talk about Ford’s efforts to part ways with underperformers, as well as what one year of Meta being Meta has gotten us.
We’ve got that Friday feeling as we talk about the first steps of the Twitter takeover and what it means for advertisers. We also talk about the new and hopeful service strategies for Dealer EV service departments, as well as a Walmart - Netflix partnership just in time for the holidays.
This Thursday is full of fire as we talk about the sudden closure of Holman Lincoln Ford in Pompano Beach that is sending a shockwave through the industry. We also cover the sizable drop in employee turnover at Dealerships in 2021, as well as the viral video of Elon Musk marching into Twitter HQ.
We are in Atlanta with Michael Cirillo and we couldn’t help but stand in front of some iconic retail locations for the show. Today we are talking about how lawmakers are forcing the hand of Apple engineering and Hyundai is preparing for a big boost in state side EV production.
This Tuesday we’re talking about how a hatchback just won SUV of the year. We also talk about a over-delivering tweet from Ford CEO, Jim Farley, as well as the uptick and sentiment around POS tipping.
We’re firing up the engines (and batteries) this Monday as we cover the shifting landscape with auto loans. We also talk about the reasoning behind Tesla’s price cuts in China, as well as a lucky swing that turned unlucky for one Ford store.
We’re closing out the week of regular programming as we talk about Lithia’s record Q3 numbers with a twist. We also talk about a Wisconsin Dealer Group who is the first to execute on a widespread GM EV Charger program, as well as the new Starlink internet service on commercial airplanes coming soon.
This Thursday we’re talking about a new mid size concept for Hummer, Netflix rebounds in Q3, and a new study that has retailers asking for more tech to enhance the customer experience.
Welcome to Wednesday as we talk about Cadillac’s return to the ultralux state. We also cover a major fine levied by the FTC on a Maryland Auto Group, as well as a $1B investment in hospitality for an upcoming F1 event in Vegas.
This Tuesday we’re talking about Amazon's impressive employee churn rates. We also cover a new report indicating big differences between Millennial and Gen Z buying habits, as well as an iconic former Ford Factory going down in Jacksonville.
Let us be the first to welcome you into a fresh Fall week as we survey what Dealers are doing across the country by investing in fixed ops. We also talk about a cogent warning for EV service safety, as well as the pop-up retail trend that will be sticking around well past the holidays.
Welcome to Friday, home of All Things Used Cars on Clubhouse. Today we look at rising new ventures in auto and sports to pay attention to. We look at the newest announcement by Sony and Honda with their plans in North America, Hyundai pressing the accelerator on air travel, and the sport you didn’t see coming.
Thursday is full of brand and community conversations. We are welcoming special guest Ben Hadley to talk about Elon’s new Musk, Carvana petitioning to get back in Michigan, and how Delta and Starbucks are giving you more bang for your buck on the way to data and brand loyalty.
Welcome to Wednesday as we are talking about the recent delivery numbers in the EV game. We also talk about Nissan’s sale of their Russian business at a substantial loss, as well as the results of a real-life asteroids game.
It’s a great Tuesday to be in Retail Auto as we cover a move by GM to leverage their battery tech into home and fleet services. We also talk about the demise of CNN NFT project that promised ownership of history, as well as the fact that October is apparently the new November when it comes to Black Friday.
Welcome to the second full week of October during a five Saturday month as we talk about a near-total recall of every Rivian vehicle produced this year. We also talk about Tesla’s latest strategy to skirt state franchise laws, as well as a “happy dance” little moment for Toyota President Akio Toyoda
It’s Friday and we’re wrapping up this week's news talking about an unanticipated challenge with waterlogged EVs. We’re also talking about why Amazon is pulling the plug on its autonomous delivery robot program, as well as what we should be looking for in today's jobs report.
This Thursday we’re coming to you from the annual NAMAD membership meeting in Miami, FL where a change in leadership was announced last night. We’re also talking about the continued struggle of self-driving tech, as well as the new weight requirement for roads given the rise in EVs, and a massive semiconductor plant coming to Syracuse, NY.
Welcome to Wednesday as we get ready to cover the 2022 Namad Annual Meeting. We’re also talking about Elon holding true to his original offer for Twitter, an outside automotive tech joining the automotive ranks to help improve auto tech, and a big step forward in home connectivity.
This Tuesday we are talking about the drop in vacancies in retail real estate. We also welcome long-time collaborator with ASOTU, Steve Greenfield, to discuss October’s Auto Intel Report.
Welcome to the first full week of making trouble in Q4. Today we talk about why big truck ICE engines aren’t going anywhere. We also discuss last week's big stock hit to automakers and sellers, as well as a survey that goes deep on sentiment toward ad tracking.
We’ve got that Friday feeling as we give a full rundown of Cox Automotive’s Q3 Forecast report. We also talk about some very clear messaging coming from Toyota’s Dealer meetings happening in LasVegas, as well as NY’s efforts to be like California when it comes to EV rules.
It is a Wednesday to remember as we celebrate the one year anniversary of this podcast! We also talk about NADA’s submission to the FTC that cited us, as well as covering the live situation in Florida as Hurricane Ivan closes in.
We’re thankful for Thursdays as we give you a fly over of all things pop culture in this unique episode of The Automotive Troublemaker. We also talk about some motorized momentum in new mobility stocks as of this week.
This Tuesday we’re all about the changing season as we talk about popular opinion looking for a dealership when buying that first EV. We also talk about the rapid growth of Tesla’s used car business, as well as the NFL replacing the Pro Bowl with something much more 2023.
It’s Monday as we welcome our first week of Fall talking about Toyota’s changing tone on rapid EV adoption. We also talk about the badges which may be driving Ford’s supply hold ups, as well as Target going all in on holiday season…like now.
It’s time for that Friday Feeling as we talk about Ford’s significant executive reorganization. We also cover Tesla’s recall that Elon Musk doesn’t like calling a recall, as well as Walmart’s move to be the easiest place for Christmas shopping this year.
This Thursday we’re doing a fly over of yesterday's Fed announcement on interest rates. We’re also talking about a massive Tesla powered neighborhood, as well as a pretty solid case for hydrogen. Yes, hydrogen is still in the running.
Welcome to Wednesday as we’re covering an announcement by GM and Hertz to move some serious EV volume through rental fleets. We also talk about what the lithium supply is looking like as well as the effects of rising interest rates on Dealers and home owners alike.
Happy Tuesday! It’s like Monday, but less imminent. Today we’re breaking down the upcoming Porsche IPO which is a little complicated. We’re also covering why Tesla deployed their FSD team to work on their Humanoid, as well as the basics of what the Ethereum Merge means for you and the planet.
It’s Monday and we have a great week in the works! Today we cover the auto advertisers who are swooning back to the live viewership. We also meet Rivian’s Chief Lobbyist and get into the WSJ comments section, as well as the impact of the much awaited ‘merge’ for the crypto currency Ethereum.
Welcome to Friday! Today we’re covering the drop in retail packages being shipped and what that means for the broader retail economy. We also talk about Tesla's move to larger facilities, as well as the 18 year old that hacked Uber…completely.
We’re back in the saddle talking about the ongoing Ford Dealer meetings in LasVegas regarding the shift to Model e. We’re also talking about the rail strike that may never happen, and WalMarts new tech that allows users to upload some ‘personal’ photos to virtually try on clothes.
We have that ‘Friday feeling’ as we’re prepping to roll onto ASOTU CON. But first, we’re talking about the Queen’s epic taste in cars, the wholesale price index in August seeing some sinking numbers, as well as a bold move by retailer Lowes in its reorganizing marketing and merchandising.
We have a special show for you today as we welcome special guest, Jamie Oldershaw, GM of DealerRater. We also talk about changes to primary care, as well as your closing window of opportunity to weigh in on the new FTC proposed rules for Dealers.
Holiday week means it’s already Wednesday as we give a power purview from across the spectrum of uses. We also talk about the unintended negative effects of service CSIs, as well as the return to Steve Jobs’ Theater for the latest Apple event in Cupertino, CA.
Welcome to Friday, friends. Today we share what we’ve been learning from talking to Dealers all week. We also cover California’s power shortages, Netflix taking the expensive route for advertisers, and the much anticipated ‘edit tweet’ button.