EPISODE 33: Mike Maroone, Former Pres. AutoNation – “Dealers need to develop different capabilities”

“Our business, which is a traditional negotiating business,
must change and change quickly” 

Exclusive interview with Michael Maroone, former President and Cheif Operating Officer of AutoNation. 

Maroone is a second-generation auto dealer, who started out at his family’s Ford dealership in upstate New York In 1977. The Maroone Automotive Group would grow to nine dealerships before merging with AutoNation in 1997. 

Two years ago Maroone came out of retirement and purchased four dealerships in Colorado

  • The fundamental shift dealers need to make or risk a hard road ahead.
  • Is a new vehicle shortage on the horizon?
  • Subprime market issues dealers will face coming out of lockdown.
  • Increased pricing pressures dealers can expect when the market opens back up.

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