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06-09-2009, 12:50 PM #1
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Why GM and Chrysler want fewer dealers
Here are some questions and answers about why GM and Chrysler are ending their franchise agreements with so many dealers.
06-09-2009, 08:04 PM #2
I can't see how closing dealerships will save the kind of money they need. I would think the more dealers the better for the customer. It's been my experiance that the bigger the dealer the crappier the service,the customer is just a number. "struggling" dealers will fade away on their own, thinning the herd.
06-09-2009, 08:18 PM #32009 Chevy Cobalt SS Turbocharged
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06-09-2009, 10:04 PM #5
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Interesting about the CSI being the weight that tips the scales of who gets to stay and who goes.
I heard a story the other day that dealers "bought" the franchise. Thusly it seems they do have a case in court if they get cut off as they say they are.
If I were on a jury and such a case went down I would have to side with the poor guy that bought he franchise.
06-09-2009, 10:39 PM #6
i am a retired car/truck/motorcycle dealer and i hate to disagree but you close dealers the competion goes down less discounts to sell so dealers make bigger $$...the manufacture does not have to give rebates to sell there units so bigger $$ for them...being that the new are selling higher your used car is worth more $$ on trade or private sale...so when you come down to it it is realy a win win for all...were i do disagree the us auto buyers do not realy want small cars except to save $$ to and from work most will still want the suburbans trucks and so for there family cars i personaly would never buy a small car for everyday use
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06-10-2009, 06:13 AM #7
06-10-2009, 09:27 PM #8
06-09-2009, 08:43 PM #9
Think of it this way. If they can close dealerships without any revolt/or consumer backlash, then they can close anything that the feel unnessasary...
It's just the beginning... Maybe they make certain fast food places close up...
It's coming.... increase tax on beer, soda, gas, etc....
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