Paul Taylor, NADA analyst, at the 2010 NAIAS

Paul Taylor, NADA analyst, at the 2010 NAIAS

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 years 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?

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.