Michael Cirillo: Will 2023 Make Or Break The Car Industry?

By: Michael Cirillo   |   29 Dec 2022

As we approach the end of 2022, it's important to reflect on the events of the past year and look toward the future. This year has certainly been a rollercoaster, with the ongoing pandemic, economic challenges, and various other obstacles. However, it's also been a year of resilience, innovation, and adaptability for many in the retail automotive industry.

In this episode, we'll be discussing the events of the past year and how they've impacted the automotive industry. We'll also be chatting about retail automotive professionals who have made key decisions that have allowed their operations to stand out in the crowded market. We will reflect on these individuals' insights and experiences, providing valuable lessons and inspiration for others in the industry.

What we discuss in this episode:

Key takeaway points from the episode:

  • The current market and challenges facing the automotive industry, include softening markets, rising interest rates, chip shortages, and compression in the market.
  • Despite the challenges, there are opportunities for growth and success in the retail automotive industry.
  • The importance of rallying together as a community and learning from others in the industry.
  • The host's mindset on the future of the automotive industry and how to navigate challenges.
  • Michael believes that those who are prepared, have implemented processes, and are willing to let their entrepreneurial spirit shine will see the greatest opportunity for growth in the next few years.


In addition to looking back at the past year, we'll also be exploring the current market and discussing how to navigate the challenges that come with it. As we all know, the automotive industry is constantly changing and evolving, and it's important to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and developments. We'll be discussing topics such as softening markets, rising interest rates, chip shortages, and other factors that may impact the industry in the coming year.

Despite the challenges that may lie ahead, there's always room for optimism and growth. That's why we'll also be looking towards the future, discussing the opportunities that exist for those in the retail automotive industry. Whether it's embracing new technologies, finding new markets, or simply staying true to your values and mission, there are always ways to succeed and thrive in this exciting industry.

As the year 2023 approaches, it's important for every individual and organization in the automotive industry to have a guiding light to help them navigate through the challenges and opportunities ahead. One organization has taken the initiative to come up with a word that will serve as their guiding light for the year, while each individual within the organization also comes up with their own word. One individual has chosen the word "depth" to focus on developing deeper relationships, both personally and professionally. Another individual has chosen the word "grit" to represent their willingness to do whatever it takes to grow ethically, no matter the circumstances.

As we move into the new year, it's also important to consider our own guiding light. My word moving into 2023 is intention. "intention" represents the importance of approaching each day, task, and relationship with purpose and clarity. And as we all seek out opportunities for growth and reinvention, it's crucial to be prepared and to have processes in place to help us navigate any challenges that may come our way.

The retail automotive community is known for its resilience, creativity, and strength, and there is much to be optimistic about as we move into the new year. Those who are prepared and willing to let their entrepreneurial spirit shine are likely to see the biggest opportunities for growth in the coming years. So as we enter 2023, let's be prepared, move with intention, and take advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead. Michael emphasizes the importance of preparation and encourages listeners to choose their own guiding words for the year and to be prepared to take advantage of the opportunities that may come their way.

So join us for this special episode of The Dealer Playbook podcast, where we'll be discussing the events of 2022, chatting about retail automotive professionals, and exploring the current market. Whether you're just starting out in the industry or you're a seasoned professional, there's something for everyone in this episode. Join us for a look at the past year and a glimpse into what's to come in the automotive industry.

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