2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, MI

Paul C. Taylor, Ph.D., is Chief Economist of the National Automobile Dealers Association’s Industry Analysis, where he oversees NADA’s industry analysis.

Last year was a rough year for dealers, how are dealers looking at this year?

Are there any figures on the taxes lost in the cities where dealers were let go? What about the decline in charitable contributions?

How many dealers were lost in 2009?

Was that worse than 1980-1982?

How does this year’s Detroit auto show look and feel to you?

Is General Motors pulling back from the Orlando National Automobile Dealers Association’s meetings?

The Senators are here visiting the auto show. What would you say to the Senators?

Are dealers saying anything to you about Fiat owning Chrysler or Geely buying Volvo?