Automobile Dealership Closures

Witnesses examined the recent auto dealership closures announced by Chrysler and General Motors. Chrysler plans to close 789… read more

Witnesses examined the recent auto dealership closures announced by Chrysler and General Motors. Chrysler plans to close 789 dealerships this week and GM wants to eliminate approximately 2,500 of its 6,000 dealerships by the end of next year. 

The automakers said that large dealer networks now represent a drain on the companies. They argued that they would save billions on support costs, incentive payments and other costs by closing dealerships that perform poorly or do not fit restructuring plans.

Auto dealers said closing so many dealerships would eliminate tens of thousands of jobs, hurt local economies and do little to improve the automakers' long-term prospects.

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
286995-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 12, 2009
Last Aired:
Jul 6, 2009

Airing Details

  • Jun 12, 2009 | 10:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 12, 2009 | 4:24pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 12, 2009 | 4:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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  • Jul 06, 2009 | 1:48pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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