Party on, Garth! Light-vehicle sales showed a year-over-year increase of 8% in February. Of course, that’s coming off of a January in which winter storms ground sales to a halt. Still, statisticians, industry experts and analysts are predicting the possibility of a record-breaking 18.9 million-unit sales year.
Of course, that’s assuming nothing goes wrong with the economy, the delicate balance of diplomacy in China, North Korea and the Middle East, the presidential election or any of a thousand other variables that could slam the brakes on momentum without a moment’s notice. But until something happens, we’re selling cars like candy bars. Party on, Wayne!
Personally, I have never been so busy and so optimistic in life and business. In a few days, Debbie and I will be flying to Houston for the 19th Internet Battle Plan Conference. After that, I’ll be in three dealerships in two weeks, training and consulting from Tallahassee to Staten Island to Lake Charles. Then I’ll switch suitcases and fly back out to the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) convention in Vegas and then, a couple dealership visits later, I’ll be at Dealer Summit in sunny Tampa in May. You don’t even want to see my calendar. I’m booked clear to November.
Read the whole article here on Auto Dealer Monthly.