Category Archives: Automotive Retail

Commentary: Preserving The Retail Business

Tweet The department store that once was – All Photos by Randy Stern If it weren’t for the popularity of the automobile, the department store would have not seen its greatest growth in the last century. Think about it for … Continue reading

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What Would Randy Buy…the 2018 Edition

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Welcome to my annual tradition of self-indulgence and absolute pining for the day I can buy a vehicle that I would truly enjoy and own. But, how? And, who’s money? Understand that for the … Continue reading

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V&R Stories: My Partner and The Car Buying Experience

Tweet All Photos by randy Stern My partner bought a car recently. As much as I try not to embarrass Jason, I figured I’d discuss the happiness he has with this purchase, but also some cautionary tales regarding the car … Continue reading

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Commentary: Subscribe To Your Car Here…

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern The 2019 Volvo XC40 had a great launch in March of 2018. Over 1,000 units were spoken for in the USA alone, according to published sales figures. A percentage of those units sold came from … Continue reading

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Chicago 2018: The Reasons Why We Go

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Throughout the nation and indeed the world, there is a type of event that happens in almost every major city. Although there are major destinations, these shows serve multiple purposes. These are auto shows … Continue reading

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Visiting The Service Department

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Service. It is the most important part of the automobile ownership experience. If something is wrong with your vehicle, you want it fixed. If you are unable to do your own maintenance, the service … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: Porsche “Pops Up” For The Holidays and the Super Bowl

Tweet Your Holiday gift shopping is probably routine. Gifts for the spouse, children, close friends, co-workers, neighbors…you. You walk by all of the stores, their displays, looking for something that will catch your eye. Then, a car appears…OK, three cars. … Continue reading

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Car Shopping on Black Friday?

Tweet “We’re just looking…” – All Photos by Randy Stern What did you do on Black Friday? Did you go straight from your Thanksgiving feast to the early openings of your favorite retailer? Or, did you wait until the wee … Continue reading

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How About a Date?

Tweet All photos by Randy Stern It’s been a while since I had a date. Yes, I realize that this is a website with a focus on automobiles, but let me get to that part shortly. There is, however, a … Continue reading

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Which Half-Ton Pickup is The Best?

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern There are currently six full-sized half-ton pickups to choose from in the U.S.A. I know, big deal! However, please understand why this topic is important. By volume, the pickup truck is the backbone of … Continue reading

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