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Steve 1
05-14-2009, 01:10 PM
http://zerohedge.blogspot.com/2009/05/chrysler-eliminates-789-dealers-25-of.html


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Steve 1
05-14-2009, 01:16 PM
http://www.theindychannel.com/download/2009/0514/19460314.pdf

Another list!


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Pro300x24LD
05-14-2009, 01:24 PM
My buddy was the service manager of a chrysler dealer locally that did not make the list.

Here's to change http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/rude/1/finger.gif

D.B.S
05-14-2009, 01:30 PM
Our local dealer made the list, they sell very few cars & trucks anyway, bet he don't have 10 new In stock!

E-tec1
05-14-2009, 04:13 PM
a dealer employs 70 on average...........that 54,000 people he was willing to let go, so much for saving or creating jobs,,,,,,,why is it the workin man gets let go and the stealin man keeps his job??????? i cant wait till these finacial companies have no finances to keep them goin, then what will the Zip do??????

Riverman
05-14-2009, 05:53 PM
I heard about this earlier today, none of the dealerships in Canada are closing. I don't quite get that.

RNM018
05-14-2009, 06:54 PM
So That's What Happened . I noticed on my ride home tonight that Bob Dance Dodge was packed up and gone . Not a single dodge on the lot . They also have a Hyundi dealer ship on the same property and that's all that they had in stock today . not sure where all the inventory went ,but you couldn't see any of it from the hwy .

Rich Martin 018:confused:

mr_velocity
05-14-2009, 06:58 PM
Same is going to happen with GM :( Its been talked about for more than a week on Bloomberg.

RobF
05-14-2009, 07:37 PM
this is the real fall out of the bad times they are having, times have been rough with fewer car sales, now people you know and see all the time have no job. Owners of those dealerships had thier investments stripped away from them, people who invested years of thier lives building business and those who worked for them devoting years of thier lives to those business having no control over thier fate.

Our local dealer sells a good amount of jeeps, but because they sell only jeep the chrysler dealer up the street is going to get it.

Makes NO sense.

mrcrsr
05-14-2009, 07:40 PM
same here, it looks like the jeep/dodge dealer in stuart is gone

stokernick
05-14-2009, 07:51 PM
why is the gov't to blame for corporate failure,who determines your personal success/failure?

RobF
05-14-2009, 08:05 PM
some of the dealers are NOT failures

stokernick
05-14-2009, 08:17 PM
my reference was more aimed at Chrysler and Gm,why do they need 5 differeent brands for the same thing? they dropped the DeSoto,didn't fail,dropped the Plmouth didn't fail,etc.What's a Poniac,a Chevrolet with more options,what's an Oldsmobile,a Pontiac with more options,what's a Buick,an Oldsmobile with more options.They've all failed to stay with the times,look at how fast Ford woke up and how well they're doing!

RobF
05-14-2009, 08:23 PM
I agree on the multiple lines, but a Jeep is a Jeep, its a american icon.
The dealers have no choice in this, they are being TOLD they will no longer be selling Jeeps.

stvhelm
05-14-2009, 08:50 PM
so far since last year we lost 3 local ford dealer ships, wantagh ford, babylon ford, and light house ford. i haven't seen any chrysler dealers close up. :confused:

jeff dunn
05-15-2009, 06:08 AM
In a town about 20 miles from my home town , lost a ford , dodge, and chevy dealers. But the 2 local dodge dealer just got two big shipments of cars in, they both have about 12 new challangers between them, and a full lot. Jeff

beer30
05-15-2009, 06:24 AM
so far since last year we lost 3 local ford dealer ships, wantagh ford, babylon ford, and light house ford. i haven't seen any chrysler dealers close up. :confused:

Ford realized that they were losing market-share, so closing dealers that were floundering at best was the prudent thing to do. Ford also started to save capital about 2 years ago. They saw the writing on the wall. Maybe if GM and Chrysler would have looked ahead, they wouldn't be in such dire straits right now. Chuck

RobF
05-15-2009, 07:52 AM
so far since last year we lost 3 local ford dealer ships, wantagh ford, babylon ford, and light house ford. i haven't seen any chrysler dealers close up. :confused:

im sure you have seen it in the local news by now- Island Jeep is one of them

outboard-rob
05-15-2009, 08:06 AM
I am a parts manager for a Dodge dealer in illinois,yesterday about 9:30 UPS shows up with a next day letter. I was confused as I had no next day comming in. When I looked at the letter it had a big red label on it that said "ONLY TO BE OPENED BY DEALER OWNER" to our relief we made the grade,or dodged a bullet so to say. It kinda felt like going to the cancer specialist to find out your tumor was beine and not malignant. Later in the day I looked through 41 pages of dealers that were not so lucky,it actually made you sick to view that stuff. Some of those people I knew very well. Without a doubt one of the most twisted days at work ever. Best of luck to the people who got cut......................................Rob:confused:

Steve 1
05-15-2009, 09:13 AM
I am a parts manager for a Dodge dealer in illinois,yesterday about 9:30 UPS shows up with a next day letter. I was confused as I had no next day comming in. When I looked at the letter it had a big red label on it that said "ONLY TO BE OPENED BY DEALER OWNER" to our relief we made the grade,or dodged a bullet so to say. It kinda felt like going to the cancer specialist to find out your tumor was beine and not malignant. Later in the day I looked through 41 pages of dealers that were not so lucky,it actually made you sick to view that stuff. Some of those people I knew very well. Without a doubt on of the most twisted days at work ever. Best of luck to the people who got cut......................................Rob:confused:

We lost quite a few around here that have been around a long long time, I was going down that list had the owners on it and canít imagine that!

After that Major hit you then you go out and tell the crew it is over and to pack up and leave:( that is just wrong. This after years of loyal work.:mad:

I heard somewhere that Along with the new inventory these dealers are getting stuck with the Parts also. As Chrysler is not taking anything back. This is a Death just no funeral.:mad: GM is next!

outboard-rob
05-15-2009, 09:32 AM
More example of the big guy "gettin the victory cigar" and the little guy "gettin the shaft":mad::mad::mad:........Rob

MN4V
05-15-2009, 09:58 AM
I guess I don't really understand the relationship between the dealers and Chrysler & GM.
Aren't these independent businesses? Who says they have to sell Chrysler or GM? And wouldn't Chrysler & GM want as many dealers as possible to sell more cars?
Now if they are paying the wages and own the property at these dealers I can understand the situation. What's the real deal?
Mark N

Dave S
05-15-2009, 04:14 PM
See Change...........

Markus
05-15-2009, 05:13 PM
\\ Owners of those dealerships had thier investments stripped away from them, people who invested years of thier lives building business and those who worked for them devoting years of thier lives to those business having no control over thier fate.


No control of their fate?

These dealers have had decades to reduce their dependency on Chrysler. Chrysler has been stumbling from crisis to crisis since the fifties. That is almost a lifetime, and certainly longer than most vocational careers.

Markus
05-15-2009, 05:19 PM
I guess I don't really understand the relationship between the dealers and Chrysler & GM.
Aren't these independent businesses?


They are.



Who says they have to sell Chrysler or GM?


Nobody.



And wouldn't Chrysler & GM want as many dealers as possible to sell more cars?


No. They want fewer but bigger and better dealers with more inventory, better trained staff and nicer facilities.



Now if they are paying the wages and own the property at these dealers I can understand the situation. What's the real deal?


The real deal is that car dealers suck for automotive OEMs, as well as for customers:

They tie up incredible amounts of capital in their lots. While the automotive industry has made huge strides in freeing up capital through just-in-time production, billions worth of inventory is sitting in dealer lots.

The customer experience is so bad that most people would actually rather go to the dentist than to a car dealership.

By restructuring their dealer networks, GM and Chrysler both try to take some steps towards fixing these problems.

MIJI
05-15-2009, 05:38 PM
The customer experience is so bad that most people would actually rather go to the dentist than to a car dealership.

True beyond measure. The problem in our town is that the Jeep dealer that's been marked for execution is also the Pontiac dealer. Oops. Another empty building. Also, the Chrysler dealer that will likely get the Jeeps is a total moron. Their commercials, when they were more solvent, were punishingly stupid. If murder were only illegal, he'd be dead.

MN4V
05-15-2009, 05:57 PM
No. They want fewer but bigger and better dealers with more inventory, better trained staff and nicer facilities.


I don't understand. With more dealers you could sell more cars and trucks. Those that don't sell enough go out of business and the dealer down the street takes up the slack.
GM & Chrysler don't lose money by having more dealers do they? The dealers own the cars and trucks right?
Just trying to understand it all.
Mark N

RobF
05-15-2009, 06:55 PM
so what is your answer Marcus to the dealers who have no choice?

What do you say to the people who work there and to the owner of that dealer? Tough crap you should have known better then to sell Jeeps?
Single line dealers are being told they cant sell that line anymore, but the dealer 2 miles up the road can, his place is no better, its not a state of the art facility, its the same facility as the place being told to close up.

Thier car inventory- Not able to be sent back
Parts- not able to be sent back.

Your answer is shame on them for depending on Chrysler?

Dave S
05-15-2009, 07:55 PM
Fire the man..... THING that is causing all of this. When is the FBI CIA going to wake up and give us CHANGE.:confused::confused::confused: Call in the troops and do something before its too late. WE NEED change.

Markus
05-15-2009, 11:42 PM
Your answer is shame on them for depending on Chrysler?

Yes. These are grown up business men, not innocent orphans and widows. It is their duty to exhibit reasonable business judgment and foresight. It has been amply clear for more than 50 years that being dependent on Chrysler is a strategy associated with significant risks.

Steve 1
05-16-2009, 09:48 AM
I was watching the news yesterday when a dealer got his Zippy greetings from Chrysler the old guy was in tears losing the business and letting all his people go these things are more like a family also people work there all their lives.

This is the handiwork of our Filthy Communist/Democrat ridden Government traceable right back to their No Drill No American Oil Whacko Enviro Kill the USA Policies.

MN4V
05-19-2009, 09:39 PM
Ahh, the real truth is starting to come out. Gretta on Fox is getting the truth out!
GM & Chrysler make money if the dealer doesn't sell one car!!! So what's going on!!!
Mark N

MIJI
05-19-2009, 09:48 PM
Never. Never will I purchase a car from the United Auto Workers Motor Company (formerly Chrysler) or General Tso's Motors (formerly GM).

Maybe the next truck is a Ford. Screw these two. "Buy a car; support socialism."