The Truth About Cars » Scott Carpenter http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 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 is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » Scott Carpenter http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com America’s Unluckiest Car Dealer: From Saturn To Saab http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/america%e2%80%99s-unluckiest-car-dealer-from-saturn-to-saab/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/america%e2%80%99s-unluckiest-car-dealer-from-saturn-to-saab/#comments Fri, 27 Jan 2012 20:39:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=428357 Tom Carpenter, co-owner of Auto Center Southeast in Groveport, OH, had three Saturn dealerships. In 2009, GM euthanized Saturn, and Carpenter had to look for new cars to sell. Now, he is looking again. Last August, Carpenter signed up for a Saab franchise. Carpenter “was aware of the manufacturer’s financial concerns but thought it was […]

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Tom Carpenter, co-owner of Auto Center Southeast in Groveport, OH, had three Saturn dealerships. In 2009, GM euthanized Saturn, and Carpenter had to look for new cars to sell. Now, he is looking again.

Last August, Carpenter signed up for a Saab franchise. Carpenter “was aware of the manufacturer’s financial concerns but thought it was on solid ground,” says the Columbus Dispatch. Saab’s production lines had not been moving since April.

That enormous leap of faith was unrewarded. In December, Saab filed for bankruptcy. Carpenter was “not ready to say the brand is dead,” wrote the paper last December. Carpenter joined the ranks of the Saab faithful who hoped for a white knight.

On January 23, Saab Cars North America was liquidated. Saab of Columbus  has 18 new Saabs on the lot, and 2 used ones. In a final closeout sale, no reasonable offer will be refused.

Scott Carpenter is looking for new cars to sell. For the second time in two years.

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