TITLE

Dealers rip Ford certification

AUTHOR(S)
Connelly, Mary
PUB. DATE
May 2000
SOURCE
Automotive News;5/29/2000, Vol. 74 Issue 5876, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the opposition of automobile dealer associations in North Carolina and Iowa to Ford Division's program to certify top-rated retailers. Fear that other car manufacturers such as General Motors Corp. will follow suit; Dealers' charge that Ford's plan amounts to illegal price discrimination; Actions sparked by the Blue Oval program of Ford.
ACCESSION #
3183509

 

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