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This week on the Car Dealer Forum

Time 1:51 pm, October 24, 2013

worling at laptopWHAT’S better Facebook or Twitter, October trading and whether Vauxhall could ever topple Ford were the leading topics discussed on the Car Dealer Forum this week.

Facebook or Twitter

It’s always a much debated subject but this week Forum members discussed the benefits of using Twitter or Facebook to communicate to customers. Ben-CriteriaCars started the thread and posed the question of which social media platform is better to speak to customers with.

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How is October for you?

As we near the end of October, how the month performed for dealers is in the limelight. CAP’s Philip Nothard asked: ‘How would you best describe October in terms of used vehicle volume, quality, supply and retail demand? How are you viewing the remaining months for 2013 and quarter four? How has the September result impacted on your outlook for the remainder of 2013?’

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Can Vauxhall topple Ford and become top dog?

And finally, James Baggott’s column (published online today) caused a stir with some users. One user asked why there is so much negativity towards the brand while Forum user Stuart said ‘people will never forgive Vauxhall for bringing Griff Rhys Jones into their living room wearing nothing but a pair of Y-Fronts.’


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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.



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