Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Reichert Chevrolet - going (or staying)
Last Saturday I telephoned the General Manager of the Woodstock Reichert Chevrolet dealership to ask what they had heard from G.M. about keeping the G.M. franchises. He was out and one of the sales managers took a message and said he'd call me back.
Today the Northwest Herald carried a long article. Reichert didn't make the cut and was not among the 661 dealerships given a reprieve by G.M. A week earlier G.M. had announced it was mailing letters to those who would get a second breath of stale air.
I stopped at the dealership late this morning for this photo. I was amazed at the empty sales lot. But then I read further in the Northwest Herald article, in which John Reichert said they had 20 cars on the lot and "The Woodstock lot looks OK."
No, the lot looks like they are out of business (but they aren't). But, if you are in the market for a great looking yellow Corvette, it's sitting there and waiting for your check.
Mr. Reichert says they can order specific cars for customers. So, if you want good, local, hometown G.M. service, go in and buy your car from them. They can search dealer inventories elsewhere and pick up what you want. Then you'll get Reichert (Reichert, Reichert) sales and service.
Good luck to the Reichert group in its quest to twist G.M.'s arm and continue its franchises.