Events that would have been big news a few years ago are run-of-the mill today. Budget Car Sales Inc. has purchased three new-car dealerships. The dealerships will help stock the Budget rental fleet, and operations can be combined with the used-car stores that allow the rental company to get rid of its rental cars.
A big, public company taking over Ford and Chrysler stores? Shocking! Well, shocking a couple years ago.
Today, with Republic Industries, CarMax, public ownership and other sweeping changes, Budget's acquisition is just the way things are done.