Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Is Darner changing their tune?

Last week, we discussed Darner's plans to move on selling used cars despite losing their right to sell new Chrysler cars. We applauded the move saying that it was a lot better than the whole dealership shutting down.

Now, are they changing their tune? This week, they are fighting Chrysler's closing and trying to encourage people to urge Congress to reconsider. It is their right and responsibility as good business owners to try to keep their dealership intact. No one begrudges them that opportunity to appeal for a reconsideration. The difference now is what they are saying in their appeal.

According to their letter quoted in the article, Darner is now saying, "They are forcing us to close without any compensation or the ability to sell our businesses ..." Then it goes on to detail the trouble they will have selling any remaining new cars and selling parts to other dealerships.

So, the real question is, are they really planning to stay open?

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