Ford Ultimatum To Lincoln Dealerships: Spend $1 Million On Showroom Renovations, Or Lose It

Ford Ultimatum To Lincoln Dealerships: Spend $1 Million On Showroom Renovations, Or Lose It
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The rejuvenation of Lincoln doesn’t just begin with Roger Sterling. Ford has ordered its Lincoln dealers to spend at least $1 million per dealer to keep up with contemporary luxury trends, or get the hell out of the way. Lincoln’s rebuilding begins now, said Alan Mulally to 120 Lincoln dealers at a meeting in Detroit… Continue Reading...

Cadillac Revamping Dealerships With Modern New Look

Cadillac Revamping Dealerships With Modern New Look
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Most luxury car dealerships have a style that befits their high-end clients, however Cadillac had lagged behind in this area. Most Cadillac dealerships are usually a part of a GM store where more affordable makes are also sold. Now things are about to change, as Cadillac franchises are about to get a look of their… Continue Reading...

Closed Chrysler Dealers File Lawsuits Against U.S. Treasury

Closed Chrysler Dealers File Lawsuits Against U.S. Treasury
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When Chrysler went through its unpleasant bout of restructuring in June of 2009, it shut down 789 dealerships in an effort to reduce its dealer network by 25%. Now, 64 of those dealers are filing suit against the United States Treasury Department, claiming that the government terminated those dealerships and violated the U.S. Constitution. More… Continue Reading...

Overstock.com Getting Into the Car Business?

Overstock.com Getting Into the Car Business?
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This morning, we got an automated Email from Overstock.com advertising their “Lowest Price Guarantee” car-buying service. Does this mean they are keeping huge fleets of cars somewhere? Not exactly. Overstock is a widely-known service that helps retail outlets and manufacturers of consumer goods liquidate excess inventory by offering it online, and they have just extended… Continue Reading...

Dealers Fight it Out For Your Business on Autopitch

Dealers Fight it Out For Your Business on Autopitch
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Finding the right car online that’s fits in your budget just got a whole lot easier, thanks to a new website called Autopitch. No longer will you have to scroll though pages upon pages of results to find one or two cars that kinda match your search parameters. This site puts you, the buyer, in… Continue Reading...

General Motors to Reduce Dealership Network by 1,124

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General Motors to Reduce Dealership Network by 1,124
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General Motors will cut 1,124 dealerships loose by October of 2010. The struggling automaker on the verge of bankruptcy sent letters out to the dealerships last week as it searches for ways to reduce it’s current dealer network of 5,969 to just 3,600. GM says it will not renew dealership agreements with the 1,124 companies… Continue Reading...

General Motors Canada to Close 42% of Dealerships

General Motors Canada to Close 42% of Dealerships
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Days after General Motors announced it would cut it’s number of dealerships in the U.S. by 1,124, GM Canada is following suit. The number of Canadian GM dealerships being closed may sound much smaller at 292, however, with roughly 700 dealerships nationwide, the cuts represent a 42 percent dealership reduction. GM Canada says the Sales… Continue Reading...