I got a message today from a good friend who has been in the GM dealer business for a long time.
“Don’t mention my name,” he wrote, “but our floor traffic on new GM product is NON-EXISTENT. It’s like during the financial collapse of 07-09!” It makes sense. The media’s been hammering General Motors pretty hard about the recall; their natural antipathy to the Detroit giant was only temporarily eased by the General’s wobbly starring role in the Obama-Bailout-Savior re-election storyline. With the President safely returned to office, NBC et al are now free to exercise their full coastal contempt for GM, and they’re doing so.
I’m curious as to what the B&B are seeing out there. Are your local dealers empty? Full of bargain shoppers? Same as always?