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From Little Things, Little Things Come

Speaking of sharp cutbacks and cars, apparently Mazda has been quietly weeding out its dealer load, cutting total outlets by some 30% since 2000.

Some cuts were dealers dropping the marque in favor of others, some from dealers that merged with others, and some from dealers going under. Regardless, Mazda shrunk its dealer footprint from a peak of 900 U.S. stores in 2000 to 640 now.  

And the auto company feels less is a lot more.

By comparison, GM wants to cut its dealer ranks from 6,200 to 4,700 by 2012 and then down to 4,100 by 2014.

Five years to cut 2,000 dealers? And you wonder why GM is in trouble.

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