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Our favourite Car Dealer Forum threads of 2013

Time 9:37 am, January 1, 2014

worling-at-laptop1SINCE its official launch back in October 2013, the Car Dealer Forum has become a popular digital platform for dealers and other members of the motor trade to share their news and views, and discuss industry topics.

The Forum is free to sign up to and is a great way to share your news and views on the industry we all love. Click here to sign up – it shouldn’t take more than a few minutes.

As 2013 comes to a close, we’ve had a hunt through the hundreds of posts you’ve added to the forum and chosen our favourite comments of the year.

Read on to find out which ones have taken the top spots….


Shirts and ties or casual ‘Apple’ look?

Posted by: William Blackshaw

‘When customers are spending a lot of money, do you think customers expect  to see someone wearing a tie? Or have times changed? Is the Apple casual look okay nowadays?’

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Facebook or Twitter?

Posted by: Ben-Criteria Cars

‘After the Top 100 Most Influential Dealers on Twitter was published, I asked myself what actually is more influential? Facebook or Twitter?’

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Should managers sit with their staff at lunch?

Posted by: William Blackshaw

‘As business managers and owners, do you join your team at lunch time or try not to be one of the lads/lasses? Do you become friends on Facebook with staff or does this open a can of worms?’

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How does the weather affect your footfall?

Posted by: Jim Reid Vehicles

‘How does the weather in the UK affect your business? Has the best Summer weather for years been one of the major factors for the motor trade’s boom? Situated in north east Scotland, we can experience all four seasons in one day. We feel that constant weather, either good or bad, has little affect on our business. However, the short bursts of sun and heat or wind and rain do!’

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What car have you sold that you wish you never had?

Posted by: James Baggott

‘If you’re a dealer, have you ever sold a car that you wished you kept for your own? Maybe it’s because they’re now worth a fortune, or perhaps it was just a car that you loved driving. And if you’re not a dealer – same question. I know I’ve sold cars that I wish I hadn’t.’

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