The Truth About Cars » dealer cull http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:54:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » dealer cull http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Chrysler’s California Dealer Battle: Wider War Already In Progress? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/chryslers-california-dealer-battle-wider-war-already-in-progress/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/chryslers-california-dealer-battle-wider-war-already-in-progress/#comments Mon, 30 May 2011 15:28:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=396642 It took a bit of research to fully parse the California New Car Dealer Association’s complaint against Chrysler and its partially company-owned store in Los Angeles, and our finding is that the CNCDA is actually gunning for Chrysler with gusto. But, argued some of the B&B, surely Chrysler doesn’t want to be kicked out of […]

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It took a bit of research to fully parse the California New Car Dealer Association’s complaint against Chrysler and its partially company-owned store in Los Angeles, and our finding is that the CNCDA is actually gunning for Chrysler with gusto. But, argued some of the B&B, surely Chrysler doesn’t want to be kicked out of […]

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Chrysler Moves To Relocate Reinstated Dealers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/chrysler-moves-to-relocate-reinstated-dealers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/chrysler-moves-to-relocate-reinstated-dealers/#comments Wed, 29 Dec 2010 16:16:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=378999 Chrysler’s bailout-era dealer cull has ended up being something of a nightmare, with a number of dealers successfully fighting for reinstatement as federal investigators look into possible criminal wrongdoing. And whereas GM has basically rolled back much of its dealer cull, Chrysler has consistently used arbitrary calculi for closing dealers and has resisted giving dealers […]

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Chrysler’s bailout-era dealer cull has ended up being something of a nightmare, with a number of dealers successfully fighting for reinstatement as federal investigators look into possible criminal wrongdoing. And whereas GM has basically rolled back much of its dealer cull, Chrysler has consistently used arbitrary calculi for closing dealers and has resisted giving dealers […]

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As GM’s Dealer Cull Wraps Up, Few Benefits Materialize http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/as-gms-dealer-cull-wraps-up-few-benefits-materialize/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/as-gms-dealer-cull-wraps-up-few-benefits-materialize/#comments Tue, 02 Nov 2010 15:45:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=371202 As Automotive News [sub] reports, GM has gone ahead and finalized the 500 dealer cuts that made up its bankruptcy-bailout-era dealer cull, despite resistance from some 22 members of the US House of Representatives. And despite the congressional pressure, a damning SIGTARP report, and an ongoing criminal investigation, GM hasn’t changed its tune about cutting […]

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As Automotive News [sub] reports, GM has gone ahead and finalized the 500 dealer cuts that made up its bankruptcy-bailout-era dealer cull, despite resistance from some 22 members of the US House of Representatives. And despite the congressional pressure, a damning SIGTARP report, and an ongoing criminal investigation, GM hasn’t changed its tune about cutting […]

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Ohio Reps Request Halt To GM Dealer Closures, GM Declines http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/ohio-reps-ask-for-halt-to-gm-dealer-closure/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/ohio-reps-ask-for-halt-to-gm-dealer-closure/#comments Mon, 25 Oct 2010 20:07:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=370160 Ohio Republican Reps LaTourette and Boehner have officially requested that President Obama suspend GM’s dealer wind-down agreements until the Special Inspector General for TARP (SIGTARP) completes an investigation of the government-approved GM and Chrysler dealer culls. The representatives focused on the fact that SIGTARP’s initial report on the dealer cull, which had criticism for GM, […]

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Ohio Republican Reps LaTourette and Boehner have officially requested that President Obama suspend GM’s dealer wind-down agreements until the Special Inspector General for TARP (SIGTARP) completes an investigation of the government-approved GM and Chrysler dealer culls. The representatives focused on the fact that SIGTARP’s initial report on the dealer cull, which had criticism for GM, […]

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SIGTARP Investigates Possible Criminal Activity In Dealer Cull http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/sigtarp-investigates-possible-criminal-activity-in-dealer-cull/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/sigtarp-investigates-possible-criminal-activity-in-dealer-cull/#comments Fri, 15 Oct 2010 14:59:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=368796 Back in July, the Special Inspector General for the TARP program (SIGTARP) released a damning report on GM and Chrysler’s efforts to cull dealers during their government-overseen bailout-bankruptcies. The upshot: GM and Chrysler handled the culls either inconsistently or subjectively, and the President’s auto task force pressed the issue unnecessarily and “without sufficient consideration of […]

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Back in July, the Special Inspector General for the TARP program (SIGTARP) released a damning report on GM and Chrysler’s efforts to cull dealers during their government-overseen bailout-bankruptcies. The upshot: GM and Chrysler handled the culls either inconsistently or subjectively, and the President’s auto task force pressed the issue unnecessarily and “without sufficient consideration of […]

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Canadian Judge: Forget Arbitration, Culled Dealers Can Sue GM http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/canadian-judge-forget-arbitration-culled-dealers-can-sue-gm/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/canadian-judge-forget-arbitration-culled-dealers-can-sue-gm/#comments Fri, 23 Apr 2010 22:24:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=354042 Automotive News [sub] reports that 19 rejected Canadian GM dealers have been given the green light to sue GM as a class, rather than go through the arbitration process that is being used to resolve dealer cull disputes in the US. The dealers are suing GM for breach of their dealer agreements, and for failing […]

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Automotive News [sub] reports that 19 rejected Canadian GM dealers have been given the green light to sue GM as a class, rather than go through the arbitration process that is being used to resolve dealer cull disputes in the US. The dealers are suing GM for breach of their dealer agreements, and for failing […]

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Chrysler Gets Down With The Dealers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/chrysler-gets-down-with-the-dealers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/chrysler-gets-down-with-the-dealers/#comments Mon, 29 Mar 2010 22:11:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=350719 Chrysler’s awkward, year-long fandango with unwanted dealers is poignantly encapsulated in a strange little anecdote hidden in the back of today’s Automotive News [sub]. Headlined, “Rejected-store worker’s chat with Sergio was just smoke,” the piece told of a chance encounter several weeks ago between Fiat/Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne and culled dealer Jim Casper, while enjoying […]

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Chrysler’s awkward, year-long fandango with unwanted dealers is poignantly encapsulated in a strange little anecdote hidden in the back of today’s Automotive News [sub]. Headlined, “Rejected-store worker’s chat with Sergio was just smoke,” the piece told of a chance encounter several weeks ago between Fiat/Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne and culled dealer Jim Casper, while enjoying […]

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Quote Of The Day: Live By The Politics, Die By The Politics Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/quote-of-the-day-live-by-the-politics-die-by-the-politics-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/quote-of-the-day-live-by-the-politics-die-by-the-politics-edition/#comments Tue, 16 Mar 2010 21:45:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=349153 Chrysler Group understands that the practice at this time may be a cause of concern among policymakers and among arbitrating dealers. As a measure of good faith, Chrysler Group will not proceed with network actions that directly impact an arbitrating dealer until the arbitrator has had a chance to rule in that case. Chrysler promises […]

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Chrysler Group understands that the practice at this time may be a cause of concern among policymakers and among arbitrating dealers. As a measure of good faith, Chrysler Group will not proceed with network actions that directly impact an arbitrating dealer until the arbitrator has had a chance to rule in that case. Chrysler promises […]

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GM Dealer Reinstatement Puts Pressure On Chrysler http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/gm-dealer-reinstatement-puts-pressure-on-chrysler/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/gm-dealer-reinstatement-puts-pressure-on-chrysler/#comments Wed, 10 Mar 2010 17:44:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=348465 GM’s recent reinstatement of 661 culled dealers has put pressure back on Chrysler to come to arrangement with the dealers it shed during last year’s bankruptcy and bailout. Rep. Chris VanHollen, the sixth ranking Democrat in the House or Representatives, tells Automotive News [sub] that with GM buckling to dealer pressure, the time has come […]

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GM’s recent reinstatement of 661 culled dealers has put pressure back on Chrysler to come to arrangement with the dealers it shed during last year’s bankruptcy and bailout. Rep. Chris VanHollen, the sixth ranking Democrat in the House or Representatives, tells Automotive News [sub] that with GM buckling to dealer pressure, the time has come […]

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GM Fighting Colorado Culled-Dealer Bill http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/gm-fighting-colorado-culled-dealer-bill/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/gm-fighting-colorado-culled-dealer-bill/#comments Sun, 21 Feb 2010 17:13:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=346214 The Colorado House’s passage of HB-1049 [PDF here], a bill requiring restitution for dealers culled during the Chrysler and GM bankruptcies, has drawn a $60,000 “no” campaign from General Motors. The Denver Post reports that GM’s ad campaign, which features lines like “we must keep driving forward to repay our government loans,” and “don’t let […]

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The Colorado House’s passage of HB-1049 [PDF here], a bill requiring restitution for dealers culled during the Chrysler and GM bankruptcies, has drawn a $60,000 “no” campaign from General Motors. The Denver Post reports that GM’s ad campaign, which features lines like “we must keep driving forward to repay our government loans,” and “don’t let […]

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Would You Trade Places With A Chrysler Dealer? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/would-you-trade-places-with-a-chrysler-dealer/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/would-you-trade-places-with-a-chrysler-dealer/#comments Mon, 15 Feb 2010 20:59:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=345456 It’s not a question that should leave many folks on the fence, but apparently there are at least a few Detroit-area journalists who might be willing to consider the career change. “Dealers optimistic about Chrysler’s future” proclaims the Detroit News headline from NADA’s annual convention. A more accurate headline (such as USAToday‘s “Chrysler dealers face […]

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It’s not a question that should leave many folks on the fence, but apparently there are at least a few Detroit-area journalists who might be willing to consider the career change. “Dealers optimistic about Chrysler’s future” proclaims the Detroit News headline from NADA’s annual convention. A more accurate headline (such as USAToday‘s “Chrysler dealers face […]

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1,550 Culled Dealers Filed For Arbitration http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/1550-culled-dealers-filed-for-arbitration/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/1550-culled-dealers-filed-for-arbitration/#comments Fri, 29 Jan 2010 15:58:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=343418 About half of all dealers culled in the GM and Chrysler bankruptcies have filed for congressionally-mandated arbitration, reports Automotive News [sub]. 409 of the 789 culled Chrysler dealers and over 1,000 of the 2,000 culled GM dealers have paid the $1,625 to file for arbitration, and will move into the next phase of the process: […]

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About half of all dealers culled in the GM and Chrysler bankruptcies have filed for congressionally-mandated arbitration, reports Automotive News [sub]. 409 of the 789 culled Chrysler dealers and over 1,000 of the 2,000 culled GM dealers have paid the $1,625 to file for arbitration, and will move into the next phase of the process: […]

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Culled Dealers: Today Is The Last Day To Stick It To GM and Chrysler http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/culled-dealers-today-is-the-last-day-to-stick-it-to-gm-and-chrysler/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/culled-dealers-today-is-the-last-day-to-stick-it-to-gm-and-chrysler/#comments Mon, 25 Jan 2010 16:22:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=342923 The deadline for culled dealers to apply for congressionally-mandated arbitration is midnight tonight, so if you lost your Chrysler or GM dealership in last year’s bankruptcy cull, you’d best get cracking. The Detroit News reports that at least 1,200 of the roughly 3,000 culled dealers had applied for arbitration, according to the American Arbitration Association. […]

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The deadline for culled dealers to apply for congressionally-mandated arbitration is midnight tonight, so if you lost your Chrysler or GM dealership in last year’s bankruptcy cull, you’d best get cracking. The Detroit News reports that at least 1,200 of the roughly 3,000 culled dealers had applied for arbitration, according to the American Arbitration Association. […]

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200 Canadian GM Dealers File $750m Class-Action Suit Over Dealer Cull http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/200-canadian-gm-dealers-file-750m-class-action-suit-over-dealer-cull/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/200-canadian-gm-dealers-file-750m-class-action-suit-over-dealer-cull/#comments Fri, 22 Jan 2010 01:37:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=342632 The Globe and Mail reports that Toronto-based Trillium Motor World has filed a $750m class action suit on behalf of 215 culled Canadian GM dealers. The suit names General Motors and, in an interesting twist, its law firm Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP. According to a suit’s statement of claim, Cassels Brock was representing Canada’s […]

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The Globe and Mail reports that Toronto-based Trillium Motor World has filed a $750m class action suit on behalf of 215 culled Canadian GM dealers. The suit names General Motors and, in an interesting twist, its law firm Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP. According to a suit’s statement of claim, Cassels Brock was representing Canada’s […]

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Quote Of The Day: Chry The Beloved Automaker Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/quote-of-the-day-chry-the-beloved-automaker-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/quote-of-the-day-chry-the-beloved-automaker-edition/#comments Thu, 14 Jan 2010 00:55:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=341741 Chrysler may file a suit challenging the congressionally mandated dealer cull arbitration, reveals CEO Sergio Marchionne to Automotive News [sub].Why? Because it’s just not fair that dealers pressured congress to give them a fair shake. Wounded by the arbitrary backlash against his arbitrary cull, Marchionne threw his head back and cried unto the heavens: Ask […]

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Chrysler may file a suit challenging the congressionally mandated dealer cull arbitration, reveals CEO Sergio Marchionne to Automotive News [sub].Why? Because it’s just not fair that dealers pressured congress to give them a fair shake. Wounded by the arbitrary backlash against his arbitrary cull, Marchionne threw his head back and cried unto the heavens: Ask […]

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Whitacre: “Hundreds” Of Dealers Could Be Reinstated http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/whitacre-hundreds-of-dealers-could-be-reinstated/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/whitacre-hundreds-of-dealers-could-be-reinstated/#comments Thu, 07 Jan 2010 05:29:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=340974 GM’s CEO and Chairman Whitacre gave Automotive News [sub] some choice nuggets of quote today. Addressing almost everything except his firm’s stagnant sales, Whitacre took on some of GM’s most staggering challenges in the most… folksy tone imaginable. Mr Whitacre, your explanation of GM’s bankruptcy dealer cull if you please: The way it came out, […]

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GM’s CEO and Chairman Whitacre gave Automotive News [sub] some choice nuggets of quote today. Addressing almost everything except his firm’s stagnant sales, Whitacre took on some of GM’s most staggering challenges in the most… folksy tone imaginable. Mr Whitacre, your explanation of GM’s bankruptcy dealer cull if you please: The way it came out, […]

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Culled Dealers “Win,” Don’t Stop Whining http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/culled-dealers-win-dont-stop-whining/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/culled-dealers-win-dont-stop-whining/#comments Thu, 10 Dec 2009 22:33:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=338849 If you haven’t been following the drama surrounding the effort to restore dealers culled during GM and Chrysler’s bankruptcy, you might need to be brought up to speed. In essence both the cut dealers and the automakers have agreed to send create an arbitration process by which dealers could have the decision to cut their […]

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If you haven’t been following the drama surrounding the effort to restore dealers culled during GM and Chrysler’s bankruptcy, you might need to be brought up to speed. In essence both the cut dealers and the automakers have agreed to send create an arbitration process by which dealers could have the decision to cut their […]

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Culled Dealers Dig In Over Deal http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/culled-dealers-dig-in-over-deal/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/culled-dealers-dig-in-over-deal/#comments Tue, 08 Dec 2009 18:06:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=338564 As soon as GM and Chrysler agreed to review their dealer cull decisions, the culled dealers in question began complaining that the review would not improve their situations. According to the aggrieved dealers, the new review would be based on the same allegedly flawed data as the initial cull, meaning nothing would be changed. By […]

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As soon as GM and Chrysler agreed to review their dealer cull decisions, the culled dealers in question began complaining that the review would not improve their situations. According to the aggrieved dealers, the new review would be based on the same allegedly flawed data as the initial cull, meaning nothing would be changed. By […]

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GM, Chrysler Agree To Reconsider Dealer Cull http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/gm-chrysler-agree-to-reconsider-dealer-cull/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/gm-chrysler-agree-to-reconsider-dealer-cull/#comments Thu, 03 Dec 2009 22:17:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=338027 Bowing to legislative pressure, GM and Chrysler have announced today that they will initiate reviews of the dealer cull undertaken during bankruptcy. GM is announcing a “Comprehensive Plan To Address Dealer Concerns,” while Chrysler characterizes its agreement as a “Binding Independent Review Process for Discontinued Dealers.” Both firms take pains to thank Senator Dick Durban […]

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Bowing to legislative pressure, GM and Chrysler have announced today that they will initiate reviews of the dealer cull undertaken during bankruptcy. GM is announcing a “Comprehensive Plan To Address Dealer Concerns,” while Chrysler characterizes its agreement as a “Binding Independent Review Process for Discontinued Dealers.” Both firms take pains to thank Senator Dick Durban […]

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Canadian GM Dealers Sue GM http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/canadian-gm-dealers-sue-gm/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/canadian-gm-dealers-sue-gm/#comments Mon, 30 Nov 2009 15:45:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=337331 North of your border (not mine), GM dealers are slightly annoyed. In fact, they’re fuming. Topnews.us reports that Bob Slessor, owner of a dealership for GM has sued the firm after he was informed that his dealership would be closed before the end of 2009. And don’t think he’s the only one, 12 dealers are […]

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North of your border (not mine), GM dealers are slightly annoyed. In fact, they’re fuming. Topnews.us reports that Bob Slessor, owner of a dealership for GM has sued the firm after he was informed that his dealership would be closed before the end of 2009. And don’t think he’s the only one, 12 dealers are […]

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Dealer Cull Fallout Swirls http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/dealer-cull-fallout-swirls/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/dealer-cull-fallout-swirls/#comments Mon, 23 Nov 2009 23:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=336768 As congress nears the end of the 2009 legislative session, culled GM and Chrysler dealers are pushing hard for the rapid passage of the Automobile Dealer Economic Rights Restoration Act. Meanwhile, nearly two dozen members of the Senate Commerce Committee from both parties are calling on GM and Chrysler to resolve outstanding disputes with culled […]

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As congress nears the end of the 2009 legislative session, culled GM and Chrysler dealers are pushing hard for the rapid passage of the Automobile Dealer Economic Rights Restoration Act. Meanwhile, nearly two dozen members of the Senate Commerce Committee from both parties are calling on GM and Chrysler to resolve outstanding disputes with culled […]

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81 Saab Dealers Slashed http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/81-saab-dealers-slashed/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/81-saab-dealers-slashed/#comments Fri, 13 Nov 2009 14:24:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=335255 Automotive News [sub] has more bad news for Saab dealers and customers. Saab’s prospective new owners have put the hit out on 81 of Saab’s current 218 US dealerships. If all goes according to plan, a measly 137 US Saab dealers will remain. Saab’s thin and uneven sales and service network has been an issue for the brand forever, […]

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Automotive News [sub] has more bad news for Saab dealers and customers. Saab’s prospective new owners have put the hit out on 81 of Saab’s current 218 US dealerships. If all goes according to plan, a measly 137 US Saab dealers will remain. Saab’s thin and uneven sales and service network has been an issue for the brand forever, […]

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