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    REPORT: Saab dealers 'running out of cars'
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    With new vehicle production at a trickle, and its dealer network slashed by a third, retailers of the Saab brand are finding inventory shrinking to drought levels. Some of the remaining dealers may even run out of new vehicles before ...

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    GM offering dealers up to $1 million to 'wind-down' retailers?
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    General Motor is attempting to cushion the blow of dealers losing their franchises as part of the automaker's bid to pare down its network. According to Automotive News, the bankrupt automaker is offering some dealerships between $100,000 to $1 million to assist in the "wind down" of their ...

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    GM slashes Canadian dealership network by 42%
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    General Motors Canada has announced that it has begun notifying its dealer body that it will be culling its sales networks by some 42 percent. The massive cut means that GM's 709 dealers will be trimmed by around 245 stores. The cuts will come as the restructuring automaker will elect to not renew ...

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    REPORT: Investor group confirms they are bidding for Saturn; looking to sell multiple brands
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    In what General Motors spokesman Steve Janisse is calling a "very interesting" proposal, investor group Telesto Ventures has put in an official bid for Saturn. The consortium features a variety of backers, including Black Oak Partners LLC (a private equity group) and a number of Saturn ...

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    GM working to shrink its dealer network, Pt. 2: introducing GM Collections
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    Yesterday we wrote about GM's intent to shrink its 14,118-strong dealer network, with one idea to combine Pontiac, Buick, and GMC dealers into larger, more modern flagship outlets. Turns out that was only part of the plan: according to Automotive News, "General Motors is preparing to make public a ...

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    Ford to shrink dealer network over three years
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    Reuters is reporting that Ford will be shrinking its dealer base over the next three years in order to better align its distribution network with a market share that is smaller than it has been in the past. Dealers were told of the planned reduction at the dealer meeting in Las Vegas last month. ...

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