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Dedicated Consultants ‐ Walser has designed a business model that allows a customer to work with one person from greeting to delivery.
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Upfront Price ‐ We clearly display the selling price on every car to make your experience fast, fair, and negotiation-free.
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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.
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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

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Episode 14.
Tom and Doug are joined by Ellie Swenson who started her career as a receptionist and rose through the ranks to become a dealership partner. She talks the challenges women face in a male dominated industry and the steps Walser is taking to knock down those barriers.

Along the way we talk about why you shouldn’t set a leased car on fire and report it stolen and we relive the 1987 Twins title drive and Ellie’s part in what is arguably the worst video ever to come out of Paisley Park. Watch it here.

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.

 


 

Episode #13. Tom and Doug are joined by Randy Kvale, General Manager of Walser Experienced Autos. Doug and Randy started selling cars together in the vastly different world of the 80’s. We share war stories about how the industry standard was taking advantage of people drinking too much, smashing up demos and much more.

Tips on how to keep your eye on the ball when working with a negotiating dealer and why the Walser Way was invented. Fortunately for Doug and Randy, the statute of limitations has expired.

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.

 


 

Episode 12. Doug and Tom are joined by Walser Polar Chevrolet General Manager Mike Fechter. We talk about the disappearing electric car rebate, how much dealerships really cost, and how a striking airline pilot became a dealer for 25 grand. Officer Dave calls in to complain about Prius drivers.

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.

 


 

Episode 11. Tom and Doug are joined by Bret Juedes, General Manager of Walser Polar Mazda. Bret has worked for the company for nearly 20 years and was the top salesperson in the company before being promoted to GM.

We discuss how safety recalls work, being a guinea pig for a brand new tattoo artist, the challenges taking care of a 40 year old 40 foot tall fiberglass bear and all of the exciting new Mazda product.

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

 


 

John Petersen, General Manager at Walser Nissan Wayzata, joins us in studio. John was a college baseball pitcher and later a coach so naturally we talk about the Twins, the Saints, the difference between a curve and a slider and why starters no-longer go the distance. We also manage to talk about the new store, the fantastic All Wheel Drive Altima and the growing acceptance of all electric cars.

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.

 


 

Ali Sharifi Shalmani joins Tom and Doug live in the studio. Learn how a Casio keyboard lead to a 5 year old Iranian boy’s dream of coming to America and becoming a drunken American Musician. How do dealers use google to pin-point possible customers and why is it different than traditional media. Hear Tom’s take on the failure of marketers to recognize key demographics. Finally, Ali shares his struggles as a recent MBA to navigate American immigration laws and to legally stay in the US

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

 


 

 

Kevin Dahn from Walser Toyota joins us. Kevin was born in Vietnam and came with his family to the US 20 years ago. After finishing college, he went to work in banking before joining the Toyota team nearly 11 years ago. The average salesperson in the US sells 10 cars per month. Kevin sells 500 per year……and does all the financing. He talks about what it takes to make this happen.

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

 

 


 

 

Episode #7. Tom’s on yet another Vacation. Ryan Moffit, Walser Automotive Director of Recruiting joins us and we learn that our very own Cassie Schrader is a gear head. We talk about why service departments are expensive, how technicians get paid, what recruiting is like with the modern generation.

For some reason, Doug, while explaining how great new cars are, asks “when was the last time you needed a jump”? Ironically enough, 10 mins after the podcast was over, his 10,000 mile CRV……..needed a jump. From the ‘large surprise department’ Andy Barnard rode to the rescue with jumper cables. Finally, Wisconsin Mechanic and long time podcast supporter Emil Prokes calls in for the first time. This guy’s been listening since the Don Shelby days.

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

 

 


 

 

Episode #6. Tom and Doug are joined by Andy Swanson. In addition to being the General Manager of Walser Hyundai, Andy specializes in helping people with credit issues.

We talk about the dangers of buy here pay here operations, strategies for re-establishing credit, how to help your children as a co-signer, straw purchasing, GPS lockout systems and much more. We also preview the latest large SUV the Hyundai will introduce shortly; The Palisade.

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

 

 


 

 

Episode #5. Join Tom and Doug and special guest Greg Davis. Greg grew up in the car business. His father worked for General motors and Greg started his career many years ago in high school washing cars. He’s worked his way up to General Manager of our largest dealership. We discuss the dominance of the crossover, new prius offerings, the anticipation of the arrival of the first new Supra in over 20 years.

Tom weighs in on the failure of advertising demographics and why he loves Mustangs and Jaguars. We meet the father of a twelve year old girl who is car crazy and Greg offers her a job. Doug explains why bars are more popular that dealerships (donning the Captain Obvious cape).

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

 

 



 

 

We’re back with episode 4. The auto show kicks off the selling season in the twin cities and it starts this Saturday. Joining Tom and Doug in the studio is Scott Lambert, the President of the Minnesota Auto Dealer’s Association.

We talk about the ultra-rare Ford GT40, the luxury lane and try to peer into the future of the China-driven electric car market. Scott talks politics specifically regarding MNLRS and the new governor’s plan to raise taxes for infrastructure. Unbelievably, Scott and Tom are not fans.

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

 

 



 

 

Car selling secrets episode three. With co-host Tom Barnard on his way to Cuba, Doug Sprinthall is joined by Kyle Donnay, New Car Manager at Walser Honda.

We discuss new Honda models such as Passport, HRV, Clarity as well as a detailed discussion of various hybrid vehicles. We also explain GAP insurance, why you need it and why it’s included in Honda leases. Finally, we dispel the myth of high mileage leasing.

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

 

 



 

 

Episode 2 of Car Selling Secrets with Walser’s Doug Sprinthall and Tom Barnard Podcast is here!

Walser Chrysler Jeep Dodge Account Executive Katie Larson is in studio. Katie reps Walser’s new group, Women of Walser, and shares a few of those car selling secrets you’ve been dying to hear (this woman could sell water to a lake).

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

 

 


 

 

Co-hosts Tom Barnard and Doug Sprinthall from Walser Automotive Group  discuss the correct way to drive in the depths of winter without wrecking your car or yourself.

A cop calls in to talk about how useless traction control is. Jason Loechler, General Manager of Walser’s Coon Rapids Nissan talks about what’s new in the Nissan world along with a quick review of the Nissan Altima all wheel drive. Listeners call in to discuss how equity can happen……even if you lease and much more.

Tune in every Tuesday at 2pm Central here.  Call or text questions to 612-295-1526 or email doug@walser.com


 

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 1:00pm. Call or text 612-295-1526 or email Doug (doug@walser.com) with your car related questions.

 

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