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    Re: GM confirms it will close 1,100 dealerships

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    That is what I mean. I understand one "store" having several brands even from competing car makers, but having multiple "stores" with the same brand in say a 50mile area is nuts if you ask me. And that is regardless of the population. Cars are not butter and milk for god sake, but a considerable investment for most people. They only hurting each other in the end and that is what shows now. I also read somewhere that GM and Chrysler have far far more dealers than Toyota and yet Toyota outsells them hand over foot.. wonder if the GM and Chrysler CEOs pre Obama every thought of that...
    Can't say, Toyota and Honda are well represented here as well, there are about four dealerships in a 50mi radius. The multiple dealer angle is bad for the dealers, but good for consumers I would say in that it gives a buyer leverage, if I owned a dealership however, I would definitely be asking the parent company what they were thinking.
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    Re: GM confirms it will close 1,100 dealerships

    Quote Originally Posted by Dayton3 View Post
    I plan on buying Ford next time anyway.

    Stick with a company that at least knows how to stay in business.
    Buy Toyota and help save my job please.

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    Re: GM confirms it will close 1,100 dealerships

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Can't say, Toyota and Honda are well represented here as well, there are about four dealerships in a 50mi radius. The multiple dealer angle is bad for the dealers, but good for consumers I would say in that it gives a buyer leverage, if I owned a dealership however, I would definitely be asking the parent company what they were thinking.
    Years ago I traded in my wife's eclipse and got her her first Audi. The Audi dealership was going to give me $7k for the Eclipse but i wanted closer to $10k. After some calling around they were able to get their sibling Mazda dealership to buy the car for $9k.

    The parent company owning two different dealership worked out for both of us in my opinion.
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    Re: GM confirms it will close 1,100 dealerships

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    Years ago I traded in my wife's eclipse and got her her first Audi. The Audi dealership was going to give me $7k for the Eclipse but i wanted closer to $10k. After some calling around they were able to get their sibling Mazda dealership to buy the car for $9k.

    The parent company owning two different dealership worked out for both of us in my opinion.
    Yep, competition benefits the consumer.
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    Re: GM confirms it will close 1,100 dealerships

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Buy Toyota and help save my job please.
    You are cool as hell, but I won't buy Toyota, never liked their practices.
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    Re: GM confirms it will close 1,100 dealerships

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    You are cool as hell, but I won't buy Toyota, never liked their practices.
    Which? Higher quality standards? More emphasis in creating American jobs?

    I was a firm "buy American" person, until I started making parts for the auto industry. I make(well, made, but hoping to be called back to work before end of year) parts for Chrysler, GM and Toyota, and the standards we are held to is incredibly different between the "US" auto makers, and Toyota. Not to mention, we ship our parts to subassembly plants in the US for Toyota, Canada for GM and Chrysler.

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    Re: GM confirms it will close 1,100 dealerships

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Buy Toyota and help save my job please.
    Have no fear, I personally never plan to buy an "American" in name only car.

    MY wife is due for something soon, maybe a Toyota.

    As for me I'm buying Taiwan.

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    Re: GM confirms it will close 1,100 dealerships

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    Which? Higher quality standards? More emphasis in creating American jobs?
    Those are the good ones I will admit. I have seen some Toyotas do some weird stuff in the breakage catagory though, stuff I've never seen in another vehicle, plus, at least here, the dealers are a P.I.A. to deal with when it comes down to warranty issues.
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    Re: GM confirms it will close 1,100 dealerships

    GM and Chrysler received TARP funds. Wasn't the point of that money to prevent jobs from being lost?

    More wasted spending from the government.
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    Re: GM confirms it will close 1,100 dealerships

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    GM and Chrysler received TARP funds. Wasn't the point of that money to prevent jobs from being lost?

    More wasted spending from the government.
    That was my initial reaction. It looks to be like that money the government gave them was just putting off problems until later, and later is now.

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