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Sanborn Chevrolet dealership in Lodi will be allowed to renew contract

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Posted: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 12:00 am

Sanborn Chevrolet will remain in business and the 40-plus employees who work there will retain their jobs.

The dealership received a "wind-down" letter from General Motors last year as part of the company's bankruptcy and reorganization.

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  • posted at 10:50 am on Thu, Mar 11, 2010.


    This is a reminder to support your local businesses. If you go and buy out of town, you hurt your local businesses chances of survival and it ulitmately effects the entire community when businesses shut down...property values go down, companies and people are afraid to open new businesses, people lose jobs and they move away. Parts of Lodi look like a ghost town. BUY from Lodi businesses. Give them all a chance, tell then what you need, tell them if service is not good...go to the owners if you need too.KEEP LODI ALIVE, Thriving and Profitable!!

  • posted at 6:31 am on Wed, Mar 10, 2010.


    Tiger-If Sanborn was making money for GM then explain why in the world GM wanted to close them? I think Sanborn may have been making money, but GM wasn't, is that possible?

  • posted at 3:38 pm on Tue, Mar 9, 2010.


    The reason Sanborn pushed so hard to stay in business lodibill is that they are an independantly owned franchise. GM provides the products but its up to them to make money and stay in business. You think that there may have been some bad blood from the dealership & GM when they got the termination notice??? Lodi needs a GM dealership in town and as a GM facility they can work on any GM product also servicing warranty work I believe .. Lets all do our best to support our local business folks.. Im sure the appreciation from local businessess is more important now more than ever...

  • posted at 2:24 pm on Tue, Mar 9, 2010.


    Nellie: Don`t cut off your nose to spite your face, its a nice thought. A quarter of a % is not that big a deal. At one time Ford was going to move it`s dealership almost next to Plumber, then the bottom fell out and it look`s like they will stay were they are. On the other hand, depending on which commercial you watch, Ford F-150 truck is the best selling car or truck in the country. If I was in the market for new ride, that Ford Fusion SHO is really hot. Go Henry

  • posted at 1:54 pm on Tue, Mar 9, 2010.


    The reason Sanborn was on the list is because only 10 miles away is a giant Chevy dealership, Chase. They move more cars, period. Plus GM assumed we'd trot down to Chase- wrong! I think I'd buy a Ford in Lodi than give my tax dollars to the city of Stockton.

  • posted at 12:49 pm on Tue, Mar 9, 2010.


    This is great news for the company and the workers who will be getting thier jobs back. But in reality, with the current economey, who is going to be buying?

  • posted at 9:35 am on Tue, Mar 9, 2010.


    From time to time I do business with Sanborn and glad they made the cut, Plumber sold the top of the line GM products, it`s almost a crime to let that magnificent dealership sit there and watch the weeds grow.

  • posted at 3:37 am on Tue, Mar 9, 2010.


    Good news for Lodi!!! Congratulations and best of luck for future success.

  • posted at 1:42 am on Tue, Mar 9, 2010.


    Be as negative as you want about GM but this is great news for Lodi. The last thing we need is another big empty lot on Cherokee Lane.

  • posted at 1:41 am on Tue, Mar 9, 2010.


    I agree with you completely on this issue, observer. Amen! Cherokee Lane can't afford to lose any more large entities nor become any more blighted than it already is. I have to say the motel owners have done a great job in keeping their properties looking clean, neat and well kept, and I say to them thank you for taking pride in those older dwellings.

  • posted at 12:34 am on Tue, Mar 9, 2010.


    Why...this won't last...once the govt stop attacking Toyota and we find out that GM has the same type of problems these dealers will be back up on the block...This economic dowturn is not over yet...

  • posted at 12:17 am on Tue, Mar 9, 2010.


    This is great news for Sanborn and the City of Lodi. Sanborn was profitable and should never had been on that list. Another example of the federal government flexing their muscle. Glad they got it right this time. Congratulations!

  • posted at 11:19 pm on Mon, Mar 8, 2010.


    Why would a business elect to be in a relationship with another enitity that doesn't value their business?In other words, with GM essentially saying, "Take a hike we don't need you" who would want to continue selling the GM product?



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