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  1. Darth Xed
    06-22-2009 01:21 PM - permalink
    Darth Xed
    Thanks for the info...

    I can understand a lot of that logic, and frankly agree with it.

    The part that bugs me, IF TRUE, is that they are looking to take Cadillac completely otu of non-metropolitan areas.

    For me, that means the nearest Cadillac dealership would be 55+ miles away.

    And, I don't live in the sticks either.

    I am guessing and hoping that part is NOT true, or maybe my area is just an oddball area where there will be a long distance to a Cadillac dealer.

    If we do lose all three local Cadillac dealerships, and service becomes an issue, I may chose to prematurely sell the SRX... probably wouldn't, but it's still something to consider.

    Also would obviously be very unlikely that I'd buy another Cadillac too...

    Quite annoying.
  2. Darth Xed
    06-22-2009 08:33 AM - permalink
    Darth Xed
    Hey Guy,

    I've got something for you, you probably have knowledge of this already, if it is true, that I wanted to run by you.

    I have a friend who is managerial level at a local dealership. Chevy/Buick/Pontiac/GMC/Cadillac... also used to have Olds.

    Anyway, they had a meeting last week, and it turns out they are losing Cadillac.... but Cadillac only.

    As of right now, they can no longer even place an order for a Cadillac. Their Cadillac franchise has been revoked/removed/cancelled. They will run forward as Chevy/Buick/GMC only, per GM.

    Now, I doubt this is a precursor to a full shut down of this dealership, because GM is fronting money for a terandown of their old dealership buildings, and the construction of a brand new showroomuilt. Their setup is chopped up into several buildings and is terrible. This move was in motion before the whole auto-market upheaval, and was placed on hold until the bankruptcy was in motion, by General Motors.

    Back to Cadillac, they were told two reasons why Cadillac was being stripped from them:

    1) They don't sell enough. Now they do sell a decent amount, but my friend admits they are not a top Caddy seller.

    2) The GM rep told their General Manager that Cadillac is being removed from all 'non-metropolitan' areas.

    #2 is what I am writing you about.

    The General Manager claims he was told that ALL Cadillac franchises not in what GM dubs as a 'metropolitain areas', will be removed. He said he was told the only other two Cadillac dealersips in a 50 mile radius of us are also being shut down.

    Now, my friend says this is what he was told by his General Manager, but I find the 2nd part hard to believe. He said having a Cadillac serviced in rural areas will now be a bitch, because no parts and Cadillac-specific tools will be in the shop.

    Any insight on this? I promised not to post this, therefore the PM rather than a general post...

    Talk to you later,

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    Lived in Pittsburgh PA, Reidsville NC, Monroeville PA, San Diego CA (3 times), Sydney Australia, Honolulu HI, Los Angeles CA, San Francisco CA, & Monterey CA
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    '97 Camaro Z28 6 speed (SOLD)
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