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NADA Video: NADA Chairman Delivers Remarks to Automotive Press Association in Detroit
Bloomberg: Auto Dealer Chairman Says Over-Regulation Risks Stifling Sales
Automotive News: NADA Warns Lawmakers to Avoid Policy That Pumps Up Prices
The Detroit News: NADA Chair: Consumers Prefer Dealers Over Tesla Model
Detroit Free Press: NADA Chair: Tesla Sales Model Will Cause Higher Prices
MLive: Tesla's Direct-Sales Model Costs Consumers More, Says Dealer Group Chairman
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NADA Video: NADA Chairman Delivers Remarks to Automotive Press Association in Detroit

NADA Chairman Jeff Carlson on Wednesday sounded another warning to Washington, D.C., about implementing policies that would inadvertently make buying, financing, trading-in and servicing cars and trucks harder and more expensive for consumers.

 

Carlson, in NADA’s annual policy speech to the Automotive Press Association in Detroit, illustrated a number of real-world examples of how decisions in Washington and elsewhere are leading to increased prices for consumers when they go to buy new vehicles, when consumers obtain financing for those vehicles, and when consumers go to trade-in older vehicles for newer, cleaner and safer cars and trucks.
Source: NADA Video

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Bloomberg: Auto Dealer Chairman Says Over-Regulation Risks Stifling Sales

Government’s good intentions on climate change and fair lending are creating a risk of pricing too many U.S. consumers out of the new-car market, reducing the benefits of improved technology, the leader of the national dealer trade group said. “We’re the solution, not the problem,” said Jeff Carlson, chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association, in Detroit. The group’s public policy initiatives aim to protect consumers from overreaching federal rules concerning auto financing, recalls and fuel economy, he said.
Source: Bloomberg

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Automotive News: NADA Warns Lawmakers to Avoid Policy That Pumps Up Prices

The chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association cautioned policymakers Wednesday: Do not implement policies that make buying, financing, trading in and servicing vehicles more expensive for consumers. “We’re trying to take the message to policymakers that whatever they need to do, they need to keep the cars affordable,” Jeff Carlson said as part of NADA’s annual policy speech here at the Automotive Press Association.
Source: Automotive News

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The Detroit News: NADA Chair: Consumers Prefer Dealers Over Tesla Model

Consumers offered a choice would favor a franchised dealer network that offers discounts over Tesla Motors Inc.’s retail model, the chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association chairman said Wednesday. Jeff Carlson, speaking at the Automotive Press Association, said policymakers should consider what consumers want most and he believes that’s a cheaper vehicle price. “They can continue to support the franchised dealers who discount up to $700 ... or, the choice for the policymakers, they can offer the consumer a vertically integrated model that prices vehicles at retail,” Carlson, a Ford and Subaru dealer in Colorado said. “The public policymakers are going to go to the consumers and say, ‘Which one do you want, the discounted product or the product at retail?’ I think they’ll make the right decision.”
Source: The Detroit News

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Detroit Free Press: NADA Chair: Tesla Sales Model Will Cause Higher Prices

Tesla's sales model of selling cars directly to consumers would eventually lead to higher prices if the electric carmaker is allowed to move forward in Michigan, the chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association said Wednesday. Tesla filed a lawsuit last month in federal court against state officials, escalating its multiyear battle to sell vehicles directly to consumers in Michigan. Tesla alleges that the state legislature adopted legislation that unfairly blocks it from doing business in Michigan.
Source: Detroit Free Press

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MLive: Tesla's Direct-Sales Model Costs Consumers More, Says Dealer Group Chairman

The head of a U.S. auto dealership group said Wednesday that the franchised dealer model is still the best way for consumers to save money on buying a car or truck. It should come as no surprise, seeing as Jeff Carlson is chairman of the National Automobile Dealer Association, but Carlson, speaking at an Automotive Press Association luncheon, pointed to "empirical data" to back up his claim. Carlson said a study by the Phoenix Center shows franchise dealers offer discounts of up to $700 from intra-brand competition. "We have the data that shows intra-brand competition drives the price down," he said.
Source: MLive

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      "We’re trying to take the message to policymakers that whatever they need to do, they need to keep the cars affordable."

          -- Jeff Carlson, in remarks during NADA’s annual policy speech to the Automotive Press Association in Detroit, Automotive News, Oct. 5

       
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