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    GM Axes 1100 dealers with 1300 more to come by Oct 10

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    Re: GM Axes 1100 dealers with 1300 more to come by Oct 10

    "All told, the planned dealership cuts at Chrysler and GM will eventually cost 140,000 jobs"

    Thank god they're cutting those jobs to preserve the unions at the assembly plants.



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    Re: GM Axes 1100 dealers with 1300 more to come by Oct 10

    Quote Originally Posted by CyPlainsDrifter View Post
    "All told, the planned dealership cuts at Chrysler and GM will eventually cost 140,000 jobs"

    Thank god their cutting those jobs to preserve the unions at the assembly plants.

    Ouch. But all too true, CyPlainsDrifter.



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    Re: GM Axes 1100 dealers with 1300 more to come by Oct 10

    Do we know which local dealers are affected yet? I know there's been speculation, didn't know if there's any sort of an official list yet like Chrysler?


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    Re: GM Axes 1100 dealers with 1300 more to come by Oct 10

    Funny thing on that Chrylser list...... Mickey Dodge in CR got cut, but the McGrath (formerly Pontiac)/Jeep dealer has been told they may have the option to pick up the Dodge and Chrysler lines. I can't imagine how that is fair??? Mickey Dodge has been around forever and they're going to cut them to give someone else the line? I see lots of lawsuits in Chrysler's future.



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    Re: GM Axes 1100 dealers with 1300 more to come by Oct 10

    Quote Originally Posted by CyPlainsDrifter View Post
    "All told, the planned dealership cuts at Chrysler and GM will eventually cost 140,000 jobs"

    Thank god they're cutting those jobs to preserve the unions at the assembly plants.

    Silly question....Could some of these lots stay open and just sell used cars?



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    Re: GM Axes 1100 dealers with 1300 more to come by Oct 10

    It amazes me how many families GM has ****ed over. Will all of the big wigs retire in a foreign country now to hide?



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    Re: GM Axes 1100 dealers with 1300 more to come by Oct 10

    A reminder to keep this non-political. Thanks.


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    Re: GM Axes 1100 dealers with 1300 more to come by Oct 10

    Quote Originally Posted by AmesCloneFan View Post
    Do we know which local dealers are affected yet? I know there's been speculation, didn't know if there's any sort of an official list yet like Chrysler?
    GM is not releasing a master list like Chrysler did. They're leaving it up to individual dealers to disclose the information.



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    Re: GM Axes 1100 dealers with 1300 more to come by Oct 10

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    It amazes me how many families GM has ****ed over. Will all of the big wigs retire in a foreign country now to hide?
    GM also kept employing a lot of families longer than they should have. They haven't been viable for a while.



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    Re: GM Axes 1100 dealers with 1300 more to come by Oct 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    A reminder to keep this non-political. Thanks.
    define political? This is a VERY political issue right now.



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    Re: GM Axes 1100 dealers with 1300 more to come by Oct 10

    Does GM actually think this will decrease potential fall-out? You just as well put everything out in the open like Chrysler did.



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    Re: GM Axes 1100 dealers with 1300 more to come by Oct 10

    Quote Originally Posted by ISU_REV View Post
    Silly question....Could some of these lots stay open and just sell used cars?
    Yes, that would be an option for them. They still may have to downsize unless they are able to increase the volume of used cars they are selling. They could keep the service department open too, but would lose at least the warrenty and recall work.



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    Re: GM Axes 1100 dealers with 1300 more to come by Oct 10

    Quote Originally Posted by JD720 View Post
    Yes, that would be an option for them. They still may have to downsize unless they are able to increase the volume of used cars they are selling. They could keep the service department open too, but would lose at least the warrenty and recall work.
    Ok, stupid question time. What happens to all the cars? Going-out-of-business sales?



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    Re: GM Axes 1100 dealers with 1300 more to come by Oct 10

    Quote Originally Posted by JD720 View Post
    Yes, that would be an option for them. They still may have to downsize unless they are able to increase the volume of used cars they are selling. They could keep the service department open too, but would lose at least the warrenty and recall work.
    My wife works in automobile advertizing and talks to car dealers every day. From what they tell her, the real profit is in selling used cars and not new ones.



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