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Winning or losing is a by-product, and aftereffect, of that effort." John Wooden

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  • Asset Checklist & Buy-Sell Formulas
  • Checklist Dealer Operating Plan for New or Existing Point
  • Checklist of Docs Necessary to Close Escrow
  • Checklist for Takeover of New Car Dealership - Buyer
  • Checklist for Termination/Liquidation of New Car Dealership
  • Invoices & Monroney Stickers - How to Read Them


  • LIST OF TERMINATED CHRYSLER DEALERS - provided as a courtesy to the industry.
  • Chrysler Dealer Application Checklist
  • Ford Dealer Operating Plan
  • General Motors' First Letter to Dealer re Sale of Dealership
  • GM's Dealer Change Request Preview (DCICR) (Document takes a bit to download.)
  • GM Minimum Capital Requirement for Dealer Operator
  • Honda Dealer Application Checklist
  • Honda Capital Requirements
  • Toyota Dealer Application Checklist
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