DETROIT - Some Chevrolet dealers look at General Motors' deal to buy Daewoo Motor Co. Ltd. and see a potential source of inexpensive cars to fight fast-growing Korean imports.
One Chevrolet dealer said dealers prodded GM to consider using future Daewoos as a low-end vehicle - a segment that won't be covered by the Cavalier replacement due for the 2005 model year.
The main stumbling block appears to be concern about the quality of Daewoo vehicles, dealers said. "I'd be all for it if the quality were there," said dealer Rick Flick of Banner Chevrolet in New Orleans. "But I'd hate to see us put our name on something with substandard quality."