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GM Reins In Dealerships By Offering To Pay For Facelifts

GM Reins In Dealerships By Offering To Pay For Facelifts

GM is nudging its dealerships along by offering them some direct money—paid out over five to ten years—to remodel and freshen-up, and meet some tighter standards. Anyone who's shopped around—in a major metro area, especially—knows that while dealerships are the 'face' of the automaker, they... read more

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Edward E. 'Ed' Whitacre, Jr.

GM Has 'A Comprehensive Plan to Address Dealer Concerns'

General Motors and Chrysler have been the target of frustration from thousands of dealers that were cut from the companies' networks during last summer's restructurings. The... read more December 7, 2009 by  2


 
Saab 9-3

Koenigsegg To Trim 81 Dealers From Saab Network

General Motors may be looking to expand its (formerly) shrinking U.S. network, but the soon-to-be owner of GM's orphaned Saab is sticking with a leaner, meaner game plan... read more November 13, 2009 by  1


 
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GM Adding New Dealerships, Frustrating Old Ones

When Chrysler and GM underwent restructuring earlier this year, they took the opportunity to thin out their dealer networks. As you might recall, that resulted in substantial... read more November 12, 2009 by  10


 
2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS

Disgruntled 2010 Chevy Camaro Owner: Yep, He's Real. Honest.

Here at TheCarConnection.com, we read a lot of automaker press releases. A week ago today, a pretty unusual one landed on our desks: GM was touting the text of a letter from... read more October 30, 2009 by  5


 
Capitol Hill

Legalwatch: Legislation To Oversee Auto Dealers In The Works

With the recent restructuring of Chrysler and General Motors, there's been a lot of focus on auto dealers -- particularly those who were axed from the two companies'... read more October 13, 2009 by  1


 
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GM Launches Saturn On A 13-Month Death Spiral

And now comes the unpleasantness: in the aftermath of its failed sale of Saturn to Roger Penske, General Motors has begun winding down the Saturn network. The brand will... read more October 2, 2009 by  1


 
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VIDEO: A Look At General Motors' Satisfaction Guarantee

General Motors' new "60-Day Satisfaction Guarantee" (pitched by new CEO Ed Whitacre in the TV spot above) has sparked a good bit of comment, both positive and negative. Those... read more September 24, 2009 by  0


 
U.S. Capitol

Bailout Update: GM, Chrysler Dealers Edge Toward Resolution

To say that the federal government's bailout of Chrysler and General Motors has been contentious is a little like saying that the Bugatti Veyron is kinda fast -- an... read more September 24, 2009 by  0


 
Clunkers

Couple Finds Cash For Clunkers Trade Back On The Used Lot

A Southern California couple who decided to trade in their 2001 Nissan Xterra under the Cash for Clunkers program in August later found the vehicle for sale in the same... read more September 22, 2009 by  4


 
2010 Toyota Prius at 2009 Detroit auto show

Toyota Plans To Extend The Prius Lineup In The U.S.

Toyota Motor Sales USA made an intriguing announcement this week: the automaker told U.S. dealers that Toyota is extending the range of its Prius lineup in American... read more September 18, 2009 by  0


 
Chevrolet dealership

NADA Brokering Deal To Reinstate Some Chrysler, GM Dealers

Not so long ago, congress considered forcing Chrysler and General Motors to reinstate dealers eliminated from their networks during their respective restructurings. Today... read more September 9, 2009 by  0


 
Koenigsegg One:1 his the track

Cash-For-Clunkers Continues, With Dealers Taking The Lead

Remember Cash-for-Clunkers? Gee, that was fun. Wouldn't it be cool if we could keep those good times rolling? Well, that's exactly what 73 auto dealerships (and counting)... read more August 25, 2009 by  11


 
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Automotive Stimulus Program Takes The Government Out of Clunkers?

The reports are mounting of an increasingly common scene: a would-be new car buyer is thwarted in their attempts to trade in a car under the government's cash for clunkers... read more August 14, 2009 by  3


 
Clunkers

ALERT: $2B Cash-For-Clunkers Extension Passes Senate, Obama To Sign

Yesterday afternoon, the US Senate passed a $2 billion extension to the Car Allowance Rebate Systems (CARS) program--better known as "Cash for Clunkers"--by a vote of 60 to... read more August 7, 2009 by  2


 
Clunkers

BREAKING: House Adds $2 Billion To Cash-For-Clunkers, Senate Is Next

Well, that was quick. Just four days after the launch of the Car Allowance Rebate Systems (CARS) program, better known as "Cash for Clunkers," it appears that it may be... read more July 31, 2009 by  12


 

 
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