By some estimates a lot more than that. Is there something wrong with this scenario? What‘s the benefit of closing all these dealerships? What is the cost of a dealership to either of these manufacturers? One dealer being closed said “I suppose there are some costs to the manufacturer in keeping dealerships open….” The same Chrysler dealer in Long Island, N.Y. stated today that his dealership is one of the most profitable in his area. He says that he knows of some dealerships in his area are much less successful than his, but are being kept open. Jim Anderer told Long Island's Newsday that he plans to fight the termination in court. "I want to know how this happened in America," I've got single mothers working here and single fathers struggling from paycheck to paycheck," he said. "How am I going to tell them we've been terminated for no reason?" Anderer said he will have to lay off his employees if he is not successful in court. A Chrysler spokeswoman, declined to comment. Anderer said. "I am a business that makes more than $1 million a year. I employ 50 people on Long Island. I've been terminated for no reason." A good question would be "Wouldn’t the ones that are the most successful in sales be the dealerships that are least costly to Chrysler and GM to allow to remain in operation?" What are the costs of these dealerships to the GMC and Chrysler; distribution of sales materials and administrative support, or some inefficency? It seems the most successful dealerships would tend to make corporate advertising expenses less necessary, and yet corporate advertising expenditures is one of the things that is planned to be cut by Chrysler and GM. If these are reductions mandated by the government, shouldn’t someone be asking what is attempted to be achieved? How much is the Car Czar (AKA the Obama Administration) involved in these decisions that seem to bear no relationship to a competitive free market? It's my understanding that those dealerships being closed will have some grace period before they are removed from the company’s support system. During that time they will still be considered to be “company” dealerships, but after that status has lapsed they will not be able to sell those units as company dealers; with what consequences; retraction of company support for the warrantees? Or worse still, though I can’t recall where, I’ve heard that dealerships being closed with left over inventory will not be able to return that unsold stock to the manufacturers. Under what auspices or "umbrella" can they then be sold, or will they able to sell them at all? Won’t these dealerships face almost certain bankruptcy? Is this the new schemata for a free enterprise system we are looking forward to in America? and what underlies that schemata - a fear of the central government?