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We’ve come a long way since the dark days of the Great Recession, when new vehicle sales were stalled at 11 million units. It seemed like barely a soul could be found shopping for a new car or truck. For those of us in the automotive business back then, survival was the name of the game. The recession was an eye-opening experience that taught everyone new lessons about perspective, planning and how to prepare a business for the future.

Lessons that may soon come in handy.

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