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Jil McIntosh

Toronto Correspondent
Address: Automotive News Canada,
PO Box 243, Station A, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 6K7
Phone: (905) 213-9475
E-Mail: jil@ca.inter.net
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Recent authored articles

Be an F&I consultant, not salesperson, to customers, experts say

The industry is entering the home stretch of 2018 marked by slumping sales and rising interest rates. While selling F&I products boosts dealers' bottom line, many customers would rather be anywhere else than the F&I office.

She's a truck drivin' woman getting cars from point A to point B

Auto-hauler driver Diana Niedzwiedzki keeps on trucking; Leroy Burkhart keeps things rolling in the tire department; and Miguela Sapa gets people paid. They are some of The Unobvious Ones.

From wind testing wingsuits to car parts and everything in between

Pam McDonald keeps the parts department running smoothly; Allan Pritchard keeps Toronto's transit buses on the road; and Gord Koehne tests tomorrow's products. They are some of The Unobvious Ones.

Intercontinental travel required to work at Continental

Okan Sen travelled 8,000 kilometres for a job interview with Continental; Samir Akhavan puts the personal touch in buying and selling; and Steve Kicksee smells money in mildew. They are some of the Unobvious Ones.

Crashworthiness tests need to be worthy

Alexandre Mailloux's work is vital for collecting and delivering vehicle test data; Alex Gates knows the auto past must be preserved; and Mary Leigh Burrowes knows what Honda customers want. They are some of the Unobvious Ones.

An accountant who plays by different numbers

David Velasco is an accountant who determines the discounts customers receive; Katie Allanson wanted to be a physiotherapist but has a knack for ergonomics; and Scott Marshall is a driving instructor keeping people safe.

A dealership number-cruncher for hire

Michael Lewicki focuses on dealership financial consulting because of his love of cars; Ashlee Royal travels to auto shows to be sure vehicles are clean; and Mike Tedesco has a knack for improving a dealer’s CSI rating. They are some of the unobvious ones.

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