Carson's Ford dealership shuts down

Carson's Ford dealership shuts down

There are 38 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Jan 3, 2008, titled Carson's Ford dealership shuts down. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

The giant electronic sign adjacent to the San Diego Freeway still invites passing motorists to stop by for a good deal on a car before it's too late.

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Gyro

Wilmington, CA

#1 Jan 3, 2008
Nobody buys fords anymore anyway. What they need there is a Caddilac or GMC dealership.
fred

Livermore, CA

#2 Jan 3, 2008
I always enjoyed the rides at his brother's berry farm amusement park anyway. But Buenos Park was too far too drive though. I wish it was on the hill.
Don Karg

Goodyear, AZ

#3 Jan 3, 2008
1/3/2008
Sales Tax Revenues Down, Incomes Down, Consumer Spending Down, Corporate Investments Down is all expected this year. Of Course many major Corporations that had built a reserve will invest. But the Public has been sucked dry [Subprimes]. The Public is seeing major fractures in their local business world, as the hedgefunds hides the Crisis offshore, Gardena Chamber of Commerce Embezzlement, Businesses burning, and Corporate Criminal Behaviors that will make great movies. Major Shifts of Income is occurring with Californians, and many are retiring, and most are leaving the State as reported on 12/23/2007. The City of Carson will experience the same problem that Glendale, Arizona has been experiencing [many dealers will come and go--now]. The land will not be that productive, and one must understand that subsidies are unsuccessful [its over]. Graham Ford the Biggest dealership in Ohio left Akron, Ohio and never returned. What do you think is going to happen here as the High Caliber People are leaving California? [email protected]
KAY

United States

#4 Jan 3, 2008
FOR the person that made the comment nobody buys fords anyway ant that we need Cadaillacs and GMC. I don't know where this person lives, but they can't possiblly live in Los Angles County. Caddilacs have been out dated for a very long time, and people that buy them or usually older abd more conservative or the middle age(30-40) trying to give off the impression that they have a little something(but it doesn't work needles do they know) Ford truck is still on the heavy, even though sales has dropped but that is because of the pricing. GM is most diffently in the running.
Kelley Hall

United States

#6 Jan 3, 2008
fred wrote:
I always enjoyed the rides at his brother's berry farm amusement park anyway. But Buenos Park was too far too drive though. I wish it was on the hill.
I sincerly hope this was meant as humor. The Kott family is not nor never has been associated with Knotts Berry farm. And its in Buena Park, Ca not Buenos Park.
MLD -Wilmington

United States

#7 Jan 3, 2008
KAY wrote:
FOR the person that made the comment nobody buys fords anyway ant that we need Cadaillacs and GMC. I don't know where this person lives, but they can't possiblly live in Los Angles County. Caddilacs have been out dated for a very long time, and people that buy them or usually older abd more conservative or the middle age(30-40) trying to give off the impression that they have a little something(but it doesn't work needles do they know) Ford truck is still on the heavy, even though sales has dropped but that is because of the pricing. GM is most diffently in the running.
I don't think Kay in Union City is keeping up with the times... Cadillacs USED to be the car of the older conservative american. I know too many folks driving around in their Caddy's that don't fit the stereotype and let me tell you...they love their caddys!
John Locke

West Covina, CA

#8 Jan 3, 2008
The monopolization of the auto dealers...nuff said.
Johnny

Claremont, CA

#9 Jan 3, 2008
This is the second Ford dealership to close in the last two years in the LA area. I know Crenshaw Motors Ford closed over a year ago in Los Angeles. They were there for 50 years or something. I hope South Bay Ford in Hawthorne does not close.
Ethan

Encino, CA

#10 Jan 3, 2008
I know they been around for ever,If I remember correctlly they used to be called KOTT AND SMOLAR back in the 60's. I only had one experiance with them in the early 90's and it was a bad one,my wife I were going to by a new car we settled on a price then they tried to seperate my wife and I by taking her with the salesperson and me to the new car and ask my wife to cut the check but she noticed the numbers didn't jive so she came and got me and noticed that agreed price and and the paperwork did not match ($4,000 more) so we went back and forth with the sales manager until he just blew up and starting cursing with my 7 year old daughter present,ever since then we get our new cars from our Credit Union AUTOLAND and don't have to deal any car salesmen
usa

Western Springs, IL

#11 Jan 3, 2008
god bless honda toyota dont buy american cars.
Nancy

AOL

#13 Jan 4, 2008
I will not miss Don Kott Ford. If nobody buys Fords anymore, why do I see so many FORDS on the road. Thursday while driving on Sepulveda Bl at Maple there where six different models of Fords, including my SportTrac right in a group. Go FORD.
fred

Livermore, CA

#17 Jan 4, 2008
I find it interesting that Don made most of his money on the Andy Griffith show and then invested in car dealers though. He should have opened one up here on the hill anyway. Regardless, he was a great and funny actor and left the world a happier place. I find it amazing that not more than a few years after his death his empire has gone down the tubes though. I think they used Chevys in the apple Dumpling Gang movie series. Could that be why? Makes you think anyway.
GRISELDA

Carson, CA

#18 Jan 4, 2008
I always had problems at that Ford dealership from the day i bought my first Mustang in 88 to a couple of years ago when they couldn't quite fix the problem on my Windstar. Thank God for NISSAN!
Bob

Canyon Country, CA

#19 Jan 4, 2008
I have a 1997 Ford Ranger with 160,000 miles. Never in the garage for anything. My brother has a 2000 Ranger with 125,000 miles with no problems. Before that he had a 1999 Toyota Tundra and had two transmissions put in before it had 90,000 miles. After seeing how good my Ranger was he decided to switch.
GRISELDA wrote:
I always had problems at that Ford dealership from the day i bought my first Mustang in 88 to a couple of years ago when they couldn't quite fix the problem on my Windstar. Thank God for NISSAN!
Kelley Hall

United States

#20 Jan 5, 2008
fred wrote:
I find it interesting that Don made most of his money on the Andy Griffith show and then invested in car dealers though. He should have opened one up here on the hill anyway. Regardless, he was a great and funny actor and left the world a happier place. I find it amazing that not more than a few years after his death his empire has gone down the tubes though. I think they used Chevys in the apple Dumpling Gang movie series. Could that be why? Makes you think anyway.
PLEASE note, the last name of the Ford Dealer is Kott, there is no 'n' in the spelling, this is not Don Knotts the actor. Don Kott the car dealer is still alive and well in southern california. Trust me, this is a very common mistake, but the two are entirely different people, they dont even look remotely similar.
who cares

Courtenay, Canada

#22 Jan 8, 2008
usa wrote:
god bless honda toyota dont buy american cars.
Ya don't buy anything American, or invest in america in anyway. move all jobs out now! outsource everything off shore, let in more mexicans to do the work that cant be sent off shore.
Chevys ArePoop

Long Beach, CA

#24 Jan 26, 2008
that's why I buy and have my vehicle srviced at CAL WORTHINGTON FORD in Long Beach, the have the best and most knowlegable staff in the LA area.
BUY FOREIGN CARS

Springfield, WI

#25 Jan 27, 2008
BUICK
Big Ugly Indestructible Car Killer
Big Ugly Idiot's Cat Killer

CADILLAC
Company Always Denies Its Lawful Liability After Collisions
Company Asking Dealers If Local Lawyers Are Calling

CAMARO
Cash Always Miniscule After Retail Overpricing

CHEVROLET
Can Hear Every Valve Rap On Long Extended Trips
Cheap, Hardly Efficient, Virtually Runs On Luck Every Time
Cheap Heap Every Valve Rattles, Oil Leaks Every Time
Cant Have Every Vehicle Race On Last Every Time
Can hear every valve rattle, oil leaks every time
Check Heads Every Valve Rattles Or Leaks Every Time
Cracked Heads Every Valve Rattles Oil Leaks Every Time

CHEVY

CHEVY
Can Hear Every Valve, Rod, or Lifter Every Time
Can't Have Everything Vern, YaknowwhatImean?
Cheapest Heap Ever Visualized Yet
Crap Hasn't EVolved Yet


CHRYSLER
Everyone knows who Lee Iacocca is right? His name IACOCCA stands for:
I Am Chairman Of Chrysler Corporation America

Company Has Recommended You Start Learning Engine Repair (From James Bragg)
Company Has Rid Your Savings Legally: Electronic Robbery
Chrysler Has Raped Your Sanity Loser - Expect Repercussions
PT Loser (for PT Cruiser name)
PT Boozer

FORD..Faithful, Obedient, Reliable, Dependable
F**KING OLD RETARDED DRIVER
Ford Focus....Ford F**ck Us
F**ker Only Rolls Downhill
Fancy Oil Recycling Device
Found On Rubbish Dump
F***ed Over Road Disaster!
F***ing Oakey's Really Dig'em
F**king Old Retarded Dudes
Frequent Overhaul, Rapid Depreciation
BUY FOREIGN CARS

United States

#26 Jan 27, 2008
I WILL RATHER RIDE DONKEY THAN FORD
the Hawk

Los Angeles, CA

#28 Jan 28, 2008
BUY FOREIGN CARS wrote:
I WILL RATHER RIDE DONKEY THAN FORD
Even my grandmother Rosa knew that, and went to Jerusalem. And showed us the picture of her sitting on that donkey. My grandfather's FALCON was abandoned. The milage is much better, and no driver's license is needed, if you choose the donkey.

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