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  1. Darth Xed
    06-22-2009 12:21 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 07:33 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 Their Cadillac franchise has been revoked/removed/cancelled.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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It's been about a month and a half since I was given a set of Nitto NT05s to use and write about. My intention was to write a little something every week or 2. However California's rain season (more like Deluge season) and a bout of pneumonia that kept me in for nearly 2 weeks altered my plans considerably. Afterall, how much can you ring out your tires in the rain?

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I was given an offer I couldn't refuse. In early December, I was contacted with an offer to try out a new set of tires. These were tires that were likely to be on the new Camaro. Although I was probably not the 1st choice (probably more like the 10th or 20th), living in California during the middle of winter does have it's advantages... and living in the Bay Area has few. As long as you don't live in any mountains, you aren't likely to have snow on the ground. If you live on the coast, icy roads...

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By now, I think even the most unabashed, rabid, evangelical member of the General Motors religion finally realizes after months of denial that GM is in the most serious shape of the US big 3 automakers. General Motors market value is in the negative billions range, it's stock that was as high as $40 just over a year ago is selling for around 6 today. GM's decision 10 years ago to put all it's cards into the large truck basket was at best foolhardy given the various fuel crisises we've had over the...

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As a group, all of us (myself included) has made GM a punching bag of sorts recently. Not without good reason.

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