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Jim Ziegler brings you the fearless commentary, actionable insights, and accurate forecasts you need to compete as a dealership owner, GM, or manager.

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Robbery in Progress. Somebody Call the Police!

Ziegler blames the ongoing theft of your customers’ personal, private information by nefarious...

Ziegler sounds the alarm over factory co-op programs that overpromise and underdeliver, limit dealer choice and vendor competition, and create the risk of a massive theft of valuable — and supposedly private — customer data.

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How Can Geeks Be This Bad at Math?

Ziegler believes simple math is the solution to most manufacturers’ self-imposed problems.

Ziegler takes aim at subscription programs and wonders how corruption in Nissan’s management ranks — from unreported income to multimillion-dollar cash incentives — could stay hidden in plain sight for so long.

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Stupid Is as Stupid Does

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The Alpha Dawg charts the brief rise and long fall of Johan de Nysschen, the recently departed president of Cadillac and author of the business plan that effectively crowned Lincoln as the new king of American luxury.

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All Things Must Pass

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Ziegler mourns the loss of Gregg Allman as Ford and Hyundai shake up their leadership teams and Carvana struggles to stay afloat.

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Join the Battle of Jericho

Join the Battle of Jericho

Ziegler has harsh words for the so-called geniuses behind escalating factory incentives, political support for autonomous vehicles, AutoNation's 'millennial-friendly' pay plan, and the Carvana IPO.

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Don't Run, We Are Your Friends!

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Ziegler remains defiant as alien invaders from distant planets abduct car buyers from the new-car market, aim their ray guns at dealer profitability, and strip your operation of its natural resources.