General Motors wants to shrink its dealer network by around 2,500 outlets and has sent closure notices to more than a thousand already. Still, the General has left a door open that allows affected dealers to appeal the decision and show proof of why they should not be cut from the herd.

According to reports, almost the entire affected body of dealers appealed, and 500 of those appeals are still pending. Thirty dealers have had their sentences overturned and will be allowed to stay open. It is good news for the dealers... and yet the math remains the math: strorefronts have got to go.

[Source: Automotive News, sub. req'd | Photo by MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty]