G.M. dealers face higher sales quotas

    Car dealers around the country fretted a General Motors bankruptcy. Now, the announcement is behind them but what happens now. One area G.M. dealer has received a letter saying they were spared but there are new rules.

    Car dealers around the country fretted a General Motors bankruptcy. Now, the announcement is behind them but what happens now. One area G.M. dealer has received a letter saying they were spared but there are new rules.

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    Bryner Chevrolet in Jenkintown has been in business for almost 80 years, and has survived the GM dealership cuts. Dave Peterson is now the President of his family’s dealership. He says G.M. has told him with fewer dealers there are higher sales expectations.

    Peterson: If you go back to the early 70’s we sold here at Bryner Chevrolet, new cars and trucks 17 hundred a year we’re probably right now around 650. I don’t know what our number’s going to be but I would suspect we would have to be in the 1000, 12 hundred range to satisfy GM. I could be off there a couple hundred one way or the other, but I would suspect that’s the kind of number they are looking at.

    Peterson says dealers will also have to do showroom upgrades to meet the new standards imposed by the G.M.

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