Santa Fe dealer survives Chrysler cuts

Santa Fe dealer survives Chrysler cuts

There are 3 comments on the The Santa Fe New Mexican story from May 14, 2009, titled Santa Fe dealer survives Chrysler cuts. In it, The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that:

Chrysler said Thursday it wants to shrink its 3,181-dealership network by roughly a quarter.

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Eideard

Santa Fe, NM

#1 May 15, 2009
I checked out Lithia recently. Bought my Dodge truck when it was Joe Horace's store.

Cost of repairs = ab't 25% too high. Average for most car dealerships.

Got an estimate for future work. Laughable. No doubt wrenches are under orders to include everything imaginable; but, it was about 400% too high.

Spoke to the sales staff about current and future vehicles that could tempt me - they were about as parochial and uninformed as the average NM car salesman.

First manufacturer who decides to build or import a compact-to-medium size turbodiesel-powered pickup gets my business.

Dodge could do it with the small Cummins or Mercedes in a Dakota. Ford and Toyota already build the Ranger and HiLux with turbodiesels and sell them all over the world. Just not in the U.S..

Since: Sep 08

Santa Fe

#2 May 15, 2009
Who`s going to want to buy from a sinking ship. Don`t worry Mr. "local manager who asked not to be identified."
Your days in business are numbered.
By next year you`ll be gone, like so many tumbleweeds.

Since: Sep 08

Santa Fe, NM

#3 May 15, 2009
Poorly researched article. There is also Melloy Dodge in Albuquerque. Is that one closing?

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