One Person
One Person ‐ Our sales people are experts in every part of the car buying process. Your personal consultant will be the same person to say hello, give you the keys for a test drive, sign the final papers and wave goodbye. Working with just one person means you’ll get a car buying experience that’s fast and easy.
One Price
One Price ‐ All of our vehicles are pre-discounted and our Upfront Price includes available incentives and dealer discounts. You’ll never need to negotiate to get our lowest price and you’ll never be left wondering if you could have gotten a better deal.
Negotiation-Free
Negotiation-Free ‐ Walser Automotive pioneered negotiation-free one price selling in 2001. We believe that customers want great, upfront pricing without the hassle and haggle of the negotiations typically found in car dealerships.
Return & Exchange
Return & Exchange ‐ You can buy with confidence because all purchases at Walser come worry-free with our exchange and return program.

Car Selling Secrets - A Walser Podcast


 

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at a car dealership? Car Selling Secrets is a weekly podcast hosted by Doug Sprinthall and Tom Barnard. Listen live every Thursday at 12:05pm. Call or text 612-295-1526 or email Doug (doug@walser.com) with your car related questions.

 

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Every Thursday at 12:05pm. Call or text with your questions: 612-295-1526

 

A guest free episode with Tom, Doug, Melissa and Andy. We talk about Melissa’s experience with Walser to You (which was excellent) and the refunding of the payroll protection program. Tips on how to care for your car while working from home, All State insurance rebates, Honda’s program for first responders and Health care workers. It devolves into a discussion of 70’s late night AM radio and Tom gives tips on how to get fired as a 20 year old DJ with a 19 market share.

 

 


 

We were excited to have Andrew Walser on but unfortunately he had to cancel at the last minute. It had to due with the Federal Payroll Protection Program which we discuss at length. Cash for clunkers was a 3 billion dollar program the Payroll protection is 350 billion. We also discuss the success of ‘Walser to you’. Finally, long time listener and guest Officer Dave calls in to discuss the dramatic drop off in crime, the insanity of the Seattle Washington police chief and the possibility of fan-less major league baseball.

 

 


 

Tom and Doug are joined in studio by Sarah Sprinthall and Colton Ray. Sarah starts out with her Francis McDormand influenced story about her 1985 Mitsubishi Mirage. Then we get down to brass tacks and talk about how Walser is dealing with the Corona virus outbreak. Colton Ray, Walser Automotive Marketing Director, talks about their brand new service, “Walser to you” which allows customers to purchase vehicle from the comfort of their homes. When Andy and Melissa discover it also includes free service pickup, we book our first two “Walser to you” service appointments.

 

 


Tom and Doug are Joined by the Mayor of South St Paul (Jimmy Francis) and his Grandfather Carl. Jimmy wins the internet with his ‘my first car’ story involving a dead deer, a Dodge slant six and a retired farmer who wants to trade titles at midnight and calls him ‘Dutchman’ for no apparent reason. Carl talks about his days as an 80 year old debt collector and the Minnesota Polka circuit of 1947.

 

 


 

Tom and Doug are joined in studio by Eddie Spadino. Eddie is an over the road truck driver with more than two million miles under his belt. We discuss costs, accidents, road hazards and how truck drivers are paid. Eddie also talks about pet peeves. Pro tip, don’t try to cut off something that weighs over 40 tons and also, don’t drive a pickup truck into a semi that’s stopped.

 

 


 

Scott Lambert, President of Minnesota Auto Dealer’s Association, join Tom and Doug in studio to talk about the Twin Cities Auto Show. We discuss the new Corvette, Mustang and give away some free tickets to the show. Scott explains what auto dealer lobbyists do and why this work is important. To Scott’s mortification, Tom admits to Tesla ownership.

 

 


 

This week’s Car Selling Secrets recaps a week of technical difficulties and tardy guests. First, we interview MSNBC’s Chris Matthews who is on to promote his podcast.
Doug completely ignores the purpose and asks Chris about his days speech writing during the Carter administration and being Tip O’Neill’s Chief of Staff. Next up we visit with the tardy local music legend Mick Sterling who talks about the charity he started, 30 Days Foundation, to help Minnesota families in need.

 

 


 

Episode 41. Tom and Doug are joined by NBC sports reporter Michele Tafoya. As she’s won 3 Emmy Awards for her work on Sunday night NFL broadcasts and is soon to jet off to cover the Winter Olympics, you’d think she’d talk sports. You’d be wrong. After telling the story of her first car, a Mustang II (easily the worst Mustang ever created) she leads a candid discussion about her battle with anorexia as a teen. We also discuss the crisis in confidence affecting many teenage girls and the danger signs. Finally Tom and Katherine announce they are joining team Episcopalian.

Next week tune in for Mick Sterling, local music legend and founder of a great local charity.

 

 


Episode 40. Tom and Doug are joined in studio by Tom Horner. Tom ran for Governor of MInnesota in 2010 as an independent garnering 12 percent of the vote and the endorsement of several former Republican Governors. He talks about buying his first car from a shady used car lot on Lake Street. A 63 Impala ss that apparently burned more oil than gas. We quickly turn to politics and he gives us a graduate school overview of Tax Policy, the recent China trade agreement, the achievement gap in Minnesota and the value of ranked voting. As politics is becoming the new American pastime, this is pretty interesting stuff.

Tune in next week for special guest Michele Tafoya!

 

 


Episode 39. Tom and Doug are joined by Katie Mikres Lambert and Tom Ryan of the Ryan Adams Group. We veer quickly off script and Tommy, Katie and Tom discuss sobriety and the value of public recognition. Along the way we talk about how fewer young people are getting their licenses and the on-going struggle of electric adoption. Tom Ryan shares great stories about his friend, musician Michael Johnson (Bluer Than Blue). Turns out Tom knows him well and this steers the conversation to Leo Kottke. So an automotive podcast focuses on sobriety and world famous finger-style guitar players.

 

Car Selling Secrets - In Studio - Tom, Katie and Doug

 


Episode 38. Tom and Doug are joined by Minnesota comedy legend Dave Mordal. Dave has appeared in films, was the finalist on season one of Last Comic Standing and has appeared on the tonight show with both Jay Leno and Johnny Carson. We talk about getting into the slowest accident of all time in a 1969 Delta 88 and deciding to try to rebuild a 1940 Plymouth Business coup. Dave names his all time top four comics of all time (spoiler alert, one was Flip Wilson). He talks about his theory that Electric car owners are stuck up.

This is the final show for the year and will return January 9th 2020. Thanks for listening.

 


Episode 37. The Nissan twins, JLO and Brent Fangel, are in studio discussing the fabulous Nissan Altima AWD, why nitrogen in tires can keep Tom from getting crabby and how Brent failed to restore his dream car, a 86 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe with a 5 speed.

 


Back to basics episode where we talk about our first cars ever. We also talk about Tesla’s newest product offering and the startled automotive world reactions. There is also a handy segment on winter driving tips including how to best use ABS, Traction Control, low tire pressure and sure fire ways to get out of a skid. It’s winter in the Northland and these tips can make you handle it like a pro.

Have a question for a future episode? Call or text your questions to 612-295-1526 or email Doug at Doug@Walser.com to be read live on the air.

 


 

Tom and Doug are joined by Bob Kroll, a 30 year Minneapolis cop and the head of the Police Federation. We talk about how crime has shifted over the years and how neighborhoods have changed. Bob talks about the T-shirt rebellion and meeting President Trump. Our old friend Tom Ryan stops by to quiz Bob about the best places to drive his Porsche really fast and not get caught.

Have a question for a future episode? Call or text your questions to 612-295-1526 or email Doug at Doug@Walser.com to be read live on the air.

 


 

Tom and Doug are joined by J Marie Fieger. Her father started a local advertising agency over 60 years ago. J Marie grew up in the business and runs the shop today. She and Tom discuss the changes in marketing over the years, how media mix is and has always been important and the value of strategy. Tom talks about his success rate in closing prospective clients (100%) and J Marie remembers her first car… a 74 Charger.

Have a question for a future episode? Call or text your questions to 612-295-1526 or email Doug at Doug@Walser.com to be read live on the air.

 


 

Tom and Doug are joined in studio by Officer Dave who has worked in a suburban police department for 20 years. It’s the birthday episode and the staff insisted on special hats for the hosts. We discuss weight lifting with the road warriors, DUIs and the effect of the new texting law in Minnesota. Dave has been a long time listener to the morning show and has listened to every episode of car selling secrets. As a frequent caller, we’d asked him months ago to appear as a guest and, much to our surprise, he eventually said yes. He nearly arrests Tom after hearing the co-host rear-ended his own daughter when she was pregnant with his first grand child.

Have a question for a future episode? Call or text your questions to 612-295-1526 or email Doug at Doug@Walser.com to be read live on the air.

 


 

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