NADA pushed GM, Ford to trim retail, group's head says

Harris, Donna
January 2000
Automotive News;1/24/2000, Vol. 74 Issue 5858, p6
Trade Publication
Reports on National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Chairman Jim Willingham's efforts to improve the group's relations with automobile manufacturers in the United States as of January 24, 2000. Efforts of Ford Motor Co. and General Motors to control retail operations.


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