Having been contracted to find the "top" auto dealerships in five markets, it makes me curious to hear others comment on "what makes a great auto dealership?" It would be interesting to learn who your favorite auto dealership is for any of these categories:
- top dealer from a revenue standpoint: who is the most successful dealership in your market?
- top dealer you prefer to work with: have you purchased multiple autos from them?
- top dealer from an ethical standpoint: community leader, low employee turnover, great dealer principal leadership
- one you've heard about for years
It's funny you can't find a list of these dealers (at least I haven't found one) - even regional lists - the markets I'm most interested in are: New England (Boston, CT, Providence, Upstate NY); Las Vegas / Nevada; Bay Area, CA; Seattle / Pacific NW; and "other" - to be determined. Any dealer comments are of value though.
Personally, I've been fascinated with auto dealerships for years based on the low numbers of women sales professionals (still) that I read about - so for bonus points, I'd love to hear additionally about dealerships that have solved that issue and have a mix of sales professionals on staff - men and women. Not just one lone woman or "we used to have a woman" - where are the auto dealers that have more than one woman in sales on staff? [this could be a totally different answer than my first question - but somehow I suspect they might be connected.]
Your comments needed! Wherever you live, please report back on the best auto dealerships you know of - regardless of where they are. Send a link to their site and I'll post a list once I've collected responses. You can reply here, or email me at lori (at) score more sales (dot) com. Thanks for your help on this one!!