Eight General Motors dealers are being sued by the automaker, which is seeking to revoke their franchises and purchase the dealerships assets in the wake of poor 2011 sales. According to Automotive News, the dealers are among the 700 who filed for arbitration when GM targeted them for closure during its 2009 bankruptcy.

Other GM dealers who were initially among the 2,064 the company sought to eliminate have met sales targets and their franchises are no longer at risk, according to the report. GM had directed troubled franchises to create new business plans for 2011.


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      RetrogradE
      • 2 Years Ago
      GM = "We Don't Need to Compete."
      Jan Calloway
      • 2 Years Ago
      instead of making cars people want they bitch and moan cause dealers cant sell there cars.. look at the competition, you don't hear them bitching and moaning on the way to the bank. GM you have competition, compete, don't tblame your dealers.
        Tanooki2003
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jan Calloway
        GM can only compete with the Corvette, maybe Camaro (if you ca ncall it a competing car) and a "take your pick" on the Cadillac line. Anything else in between you can pretty much turn a blind eye to. GM knows this and yet instead of doing things to add some sparkle and pizazz to their mundane lineup they now blame dealers for low numbers?? Gee gotta like their smart "new GM"style of management. (Yes that was sarcasm for some of you GM fanboys and employees) Look what Ford and yes even Chrysler did in their lineup (even though Chrysler has a very looong ways to go) but none the less it's still a start. They, unlilke GM, cleaned up their acts and are putting out eye catching vehicles. As I've stated before the last car that GM put out that really caught my eye and gave me that "god I wish I had that car" feel was the Pontiac Grand Prix made between 1988-1996. I wouldn't recommend them now due to very poor reliability ratings.
        Patrick F
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jan Calloway
        I agree with you comment, but please, use correct grammar when commenting.
      CBJMNWLD
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ramsey Buick GMC in Des Moines is one and Wiese in Taylorsville, IN is another. Shame on them for not doing what they needed to do.
        rsdds1958
        • 2 Years Ago
        @CBJMNWLD
        Is there any shame left over for GM not doing what they needed to do 20 or 30 years ago? It seems like the corporate management/sales pot is calling the dealership kettle black.
          ufgrat
          • 2 Years Ago
          @rsdds1958
          Depends... how many executives at the top of GM 20 or 30 years ago are still there?
      Tanooki2003
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hmmm. maybe it's not too late for dealership owners to consider ditching GM and convert to either a Hyundai or Kia dealership.
        Scr
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Tanooki2003
        My local GM outlet who had Buick/GMC and previously Pontiac dumped GM and went all Chrysler (they already had Jeep) because of how crappy they treat their dealers and how many unreasonable demands they place on them, like dumping vehicles ontot their lots. Then there is the charge that after the bailout, the vast majority of dealerships that were shut were owned by republican registered owners. Vengence? The only GM dealer left in town is Caddilac. Chevy closed up well before the market fell because of their crappy product line. I went there on a beautiful Saturday afternoon to look around and I was the only person on the lot. No wonder it closed.
      Change
      • 2 Years Ago
      Only 7 threaten? Well, I guess these lucky few, these were the ones rejecting "channel stuffing".
      MANARC100
      • 2 Years Ago
      is there a list somewhere?