Its been a business model for years now to have combined auto malls owned by a single company. SO its already a common sight in the "bicoastal US" to see GM/Chrysler delaers and their several other sub species.Why not combine more than just the credit companies
In our area the GM/Chrysler mall has combined its service division into one super service arena where cars of GM and Chrysler are all worked on and this , the service group, is yet another separate profit center. Thats what Im against because the service centers and the sales are seldom operating with same goals in mind.
The big thing , to me, that makes any US car company a dinosaur is their collective inability to turn on a dime. There is no reason why the "Volt" has to wait 2 more years or that it still takes almost 4 years to go from concept to model. I think design and engineering is in need of a huge shakeup in their ops model. Ford has gotten much better than the others ,but Fords problem seems to be , still, a reluctance to disentagle its majority sales based upon trucks.