Archive for March, 2011


Industry experts optimistic

The outlook was optimistic at the Conference of Automotive Remarketing that was held in Las Vegas earlier this month. Overall the panelist see the industry in a growth mode and even with the increase in gas prices, the current and  anticipated growth is projected to have a positive impact. Some of the factors feeding the optimism include: the three automakers in Detroit are all showing an increase in profits, more competitiveness in the market, lending has loosened up allowing consumers to get loans and more knowledgeable consumers. Ricky Beggs, managing editor of Black Book sees many positive signs including the fact that dealers today are planning where the market is going instead of reacting, stating that tools like inventory management systems are also helping dealers.

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Do you see this optimism lasting? How much of an effect will gas prices have?