Even sales on the popular Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima are down slightly. Sure, some small cars are selling better than
Americans still love their cars.
Having worked in dealerships for nearly a decade, I don't think auto dealers are half as bad as many consumers seem to think they are. Are dealerships perfect? Of course not. Are they paramount examples of ethical business practices? No. But are they any less ethical than most retail businesses?
The short answer is that most car salespeople don't earn a whole hell of a lot of money. Dealership salespeople average about 10 car sales per month, and earn an average of about $40k per year. If you do the math, that's about $330 per car.
10. Cautious Exploration You gingerly step into the vehicle and start her up. The salesman offers several words of helpful
Salespeople who are about to make a sale are often worried they're going to lose a sale, so their tendency is to say yes to whatever the customer asks. Obviously, that's not a profitable response, so a sales manager's job is to counsel the salesperson and keep them in the right frame of mind.
I know it sounds counterintuitive to say that high gas prices are a good thing. Why would high prices on anything be good? The reason is simple: Prices help shape consumer behavior in lots of areas, including clothing, food and housing. Is there any doubt that high real estate prices are partially responsible for the tiny house movement?
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If you get a bad feeling about the way someone's acting, the way the vehicle drives, the story you're being told about the reason for the sale, the fact that the seller's a Raiders fan -- whatever -- listen to your gut. There are millions of cars in the world. You can always find another one.
Toyota's domestic rival Nissan Motor Co said on Monday it sold a record 4.94 million vehicles globally in 2012, while Honda
Learn to repair a car, too. You can at least save on basic maintenance, and you'll have some fun along the way. And you never know how talented a mechanic you'll be.
Don't get me wrong, the Camry SE is good car, it's even somewhat fun to drive. But the Ferrari is, well, a Ferrari. The Ferrari comes standard with such a huge dose of awesome that everyone on the street will gladly give you directions.
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"There are still are some underlying consumer confidence issues," Browning said. He said he expected industrywide U.S. sales
(Reporting by Ben Klayman and Kevin Krolicki in Detroit; Editing by Derek Caney and John Wallace) GM Chief Financial Officer
(Reporting by Ben Klayman and Bernie Woodall in Detroit; Editing by Derek Caney) It expects those results to improve on average
April car sales kept going strong, fueled by strong consumer demand for small cars and growing consumer confidence. General