quote from the bubble thread conspiracy theories aside, what do you think the impact of driving some 5,000 - 7,000 dealers out of business will do to GM & Chrysler? To me it is a win-win for other car companies...particularly the Indians, the Chinese, and the Koreans. And with Toyota set to launch a dually diesel truck, the high margin vehicles like SUVs and Pickups will shift to Toyota and away from Dodge and GMC, Chevy... I think the only thing most of these dealers can do is take on Kia, Hyundai, Baolong, Foton, Chery, and Dadi - a pickup manufacturer. From India get used to Mahindra, who already makes tractors for the U. S. market and has an auto relationship with Reneult. Do you think these dealers will pack up and go away? I think not. I think they will scramble in desperation for whomever will take them on, develop new relationships with foreign or domestic manufacturers and in the end will be another nail in GM and Chrysler's custom government issued coffin. The idea that low profit margin, high start up cost, small electric cars are going to be the auto of the future is a cruel hoax. As electric costs skyrocket, just like corn prices did when ethanol become all the rage, people will be turned off by these short distance, high maintenance cost, POSs and GM and Chrysler will be doomed to expire. If Ford can keep out of the Government till, they stand to return to the prominence that they haven't had since the Model T. BTW, I wouldn't appraise a dealership right now for $15,000.