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Chrysler agrees to pay nearly $1M to settle LA dealer issue

by Chris Shunk (RSS feed) on Nov 22nd, 2011 at 9:30AM

Back in January, Chrysler opened Motor Village in downtown Los Angeles. The hope was that the automaker could create a modern dealership with a customer-focused mission that would help increase market share in LA. Instead, the dealership is costing Chrysler nearly a million dollars. Automotive News reports that Chrysler has settled with the California Department of Motor Vehicles to the tune of $955,000. Chrysler's ownership of Motor Village went against a California law that stipulates that an automaker cannot own a dealership within 10 miles of a privately owned dealership of the same... Read More

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