September 25, 2015 — Herb Chambers for Sale? CFPB Admits Problems; Will Carmakers Kill Uber? Salesman Confidential; Top Trends; WV Catches VW; UAW Vote Not a Slam Dunk; Honda Civic.
The TBR Weekly Top 10 is our list of what we believe are the week’s must-read stories from various sources on the web. The stories that are thought-provoking, informative and provide different perspectives. Let us know what you think…
- Will Carmakers be the Death of Uber? — from BostInno. Many analysts think Uber may put a hurting on automakers in the future. What if it were the other way around?
- CFPB Admits Problems With its Methodology — from F&I Showroom Magazine. American Banker obtains more emails and documents revealing the CFPB knows it has problems with its methods for determining whether racial bias occurred in auto lending practices.
- Herb Chambers For Sale? — from Bloomberg Business. Boston mega dealer sends a message to buyers, “At some point, I absolutely would sell.”
- Dealers Selling More, But Costs Also Rising — from Industry Week. Article highlights a report on automotive retailing from Center for Automotive Research.
- Five Top Automotive Trends — from Think Adviser. Intriguing look at top trends in the automotive space from the Frankfurt Auto Show.
- Volkswagen’s Diesel Scandal Not All Bad — from Hybrid Cars. Article lays out how the recent emissions scandal could be good for automotive. At least, if you have a strong hybrid strategy.
- Car Salesman Confidential — from Motor Trend’s blog. A not so bad look at the life of a car salesman.
- UAW Vote on FCA Contract Faces Opposition — from the Detroit News. The vote is far from a sure thing as heavy voting is expected over the weekend — one of the driving issues, the continued existence of Tier Two wages.
- Can Honda Civic Reignite Honda Sales? — from the Motley Fool. Auto analyst likes the new Civic, but wonders if it’s enough.
- How a WV Group Caught VW in its Lie — from the Atlantic. A West Virginia University group of researchers may have changed automotive forever.