Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by guest, Mar 5, 2008.
2 shut down last year and 2 more just shut down recently
don't worry when the few remaining ones start making a ton more money, you'll see new dealerships open up
good. hopefully the factory starts selling directly to the public and we don't have to deal with antiquated car dealers anymore.
That still leaves about 1500 too many
That's good for the automotive companies.
Having too many dealerships is a huge problem.
thats becuase of all the stupid fucking american who buy foriegn cars.... thus sending even more money out of the usa.
ford needs to re-invent the model-t
That sounds good until you realize the effect that tens of thousands of unemployed techs and car salesmen will have on the economy.
Now you only have to deal with a used car salesman at a dealership. Wait until they're waiting tables at Olive Garden and trying to upsell you desert.
well their staple product (F150) isn't the best, anymore... GMC/Chevy took that crown. The new F150 doesn't promise to be much better than their current offering. The F250/350 is "meh" in its segment, and still has a navistar diesel (shit).
They have some new products like the Edge that are nice... But they're not going to save the company.
Ford isn't doing so well.
No, dog, it's all good.
If Airbus builds a better plane you buy it.
the ford dealership here was forcibly shut down. They were taking in trades and not paying off the balances of the loans, just keeping the money. Fucking sheriff showed up with a shitload of car-carriers and re-possessed all the cars on the lot. Ford took all the new cars back, and the Sheriff got all the used ones. :Owned:
true... but the import trucks suck... And the F150 is a truck... and it's supposed to be ford's flagship. Silverado/GMC sales exceed the F150. If trucks is all the domestics can do right, then Ford needs to get a slam-dunk with the F150. They already anounced the new F150 specs and it is NOT a slam-dunk. Ford loses.
Why are you surprised
If they stopped building complete shit, people would buy them again. It's that fucking simple.
I wouldn't mind living in a dealership.
I'd have my own garage, a place to park my car indoors, tons of parking space.
there could be several reasons for this:
1.) market is oversaturated with dealers (a distinct possibility)
2.) dealers not performing up to factory's standards so they bought them out
3.) owner of dealership simply wanted to take his ball and go home
4.) the land was purchased by someone not in the car business, and is going to be utilized for something else
too many dealers is fucking things up
They have, and they aren't, and it's ignorant statements like yours that are the reason why.
The domestic reliability ratings, including Fords, are higher than many imports, including several jap brands that get sackridden here.
Their interiors are getting praised by both magazines and blogs.
I'm not sure what people expect, but when you can buy a domestic car that meets the standards set by the imports, with comparable reliability, for several thousands less, and you refuse to do so, that doesn't sound like a product problem- that sounds like a marketing/image problem.
so that's 5 then in the bay area
don't like the free market ? you must be a dirty communist