Car Dealers Slated to Close Reject Appeals Process

General Motors and Chrysler offered on Thursday to reconsider closing more than 3,000 car dealerships after pressure from Congress, but according to the Detroit Free-Press, car dealers called the announced plan little more than window dressing.

The auto manufacturers would allow dealers whose stores are slated for closing to appeal their case to an independent panel, which would hear why the dealership decided to reject particular dealerships. However, dealers such as Jeffrey Tamaroff, who was forced to close his family’s Southfield Dodge dealership, say the move will do little to help.

“I want to throw up,” said Tamaroff. “They want us to sit in front of a review panel, all of whom will be sitting there with folded arms waiting for us to finish, then they will say ‘Next.’ It is really cruel.”

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