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May 14th, 2009
Local Jeep dealership on Chrysler’s chopping block

STAFF REPORT

Chuck Nash Jeep Eagle is among 789 dealership Chrysler LLC says it will close by June 9 at it struggles to emerge from bankruptcy.

In a motion filed in a federal bankruptcy court in New York, Chrysler said the closings represent nearly a quarter of its 3,200 dealerships in the United States. The company notified dealers this morning that their franchises would be canceled and there will be no appeal.

Nash could not be reached this afternoon for comment.

Nash, who opened a new General Motors dealership on Interstate 35 last year, started in business here in 1976. He had intended on keeping his old location on Texas 123 at the interstate as a Jeep dealership, body shop and service center.

Chrysler executives told the Associated Press that the company is keeping its best-performing dealers and eliminating the weakest.

The company is also trying to reduce the number of single-brand dealerships to bring all three Chrysler brands — Jeep, Chrysler and Dodge — under a single roof, they said. It also wanted to limit competing dealerships.

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One thought on “Local Jeep dealership on Chrysler’s chopping block

  1. While it is not headline grabbing, the last statement of this release, stating that “The company is also trying to reduce the number of single-brand dealerships to bring all three Chrysler brands — Jeep, Chrysler and Dodge — under a single roof, they said,” makes a lot of sense.

    One might venture to guess that Chuck Nash Jeep was not necessarily “low-performing” but falls under this strategy for closure.

    Chuck Nash is one of San Marcos and Hays County’s best corporate neighbors, supporting all aspects of the community. We wish him and his staff the best in these difficult times.

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