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Old 06-09-2009, 10:24 AM   #1
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Today Saturn's 350 dealerships will receive a letter from corporate headquarters extending them an invitation to join the Penske Automotive Group. The letter will not contain a franchise agreement or any other legally binding contract. According to Saturn spokesman Steve Janisse "It's just an informational piece talking about the terms of the sale and offering them an opportunity to transition to this new owner." Janisse also told Automotive News that dealerships that decline the invitation will be transitioned into "termination mode."

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Old 06-09-2009, 02:06 PM   #2
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"Termination mode" eh?

Sounds like a group of Skynet's T2's will show up at the dealer's doorstep.

Scary stuff indeed.

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Old 06-09-2009, 02:20 PM   #3
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I don't particularly like the way that article is worded, but my smart money is on that the remaining strong Saturn dealers have been waiting for this opportunity.

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Old 06-09-2009, 04:40 PM   #4
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"Termination mode" eh?
Sounds like a group of Skynet's T2's will show up at the dealer's doorstep.
Oh boy. A bunch of retailers may intentionally decline now, just to have Summer Glau show at their doorstep.

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Old 06-09-2009, 07:39 PM   #5
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the hands of big government is merciless...

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Old 06-09-2009, 08:31 PM   #6
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I hope its better than the deal Chrysler gave the dealers they're shutting down.

These dealers were given 1 more week to sell their inventory, and then any cars sold after 1 week will have no incentives or factory warranty...

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Old 06-10-2009, 07:46 AM   #7
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Sounds like they are making them an offer...

...they can't refuse.

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Old 06-10-2009, 09:33 AM   #8
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Talk about, "arm-twisting"...

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Old 06-10-2009, 10:23 AM   #9
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Oh boy. A bunch of retailers may intentionally decline now, just to have Summer Glau show at their doorstep.
If I have to go let it be by her hand!

I'm still pissed they canceled Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles.

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