Willingham: GM lacks respect for dealer network

October 1999
Automotive News;10/11/1999, Vol. 74 Issue 5842, p32
Trade Publication
Presents excerpts of National Automobile Dealers Association Chairman Jim Willingham's comments regarding the group's opposition to General Motors' (GM) plan to have its own dealer network. Reason for the group's involvement in the GM issue; Thoughts about the motivation behind the GM move; Meetings held with GM officials on the issue.


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