Urban Science said the factories are going to be tougher on the surviving dealers, especially when it comes to erecting their dealership prototypes and following their brand image. The research firm argues that this is a really critical time for GM and Chrysler and the remaining dealers have to fall in line and meet performance criteria to the letter.
I'd like to congratulate the dealers who are keeping their franchises -- especially those who had to fight for them. Then again, I also sympathize. It doesn't sound like they have an easy road ahead.