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I drive by this place 2-3 times a week and I thought I'd create a thread about it. I live in Sonora, Ca. in the Sierra Nevada foothills also known as the Gold Country. About three years ago a new CDJR dealer opened. As a fledgling dealership, I wasn't sure how good it would be. About a year after it opened, it abruptly closed down. A story in the paper said it had fallen into bankruptcy.

Well, to drive by today it is like a time capsule for some brand new 2016 Dodge, Jeeps, and Rams. Shortly after it closed, a drunk driver lost control of his vehicle late at night and center punched a Ram 1500. As you can see in the picture, there it still sits.

This dealership also has two brand new Hellcats sitting just rotting away. One is a black A8 car and the other is a Redline Red Tri-Coat Pearl 6 Speed. It is killing me to see them just sitting there... I have no idea what the disposition of all this inventory will be, but I would make a play for the Red one if the price was adjusted to be realistic for its age. I know, I know... buying a new car 3 model years old soon is silly, but I still dream about it. Well, thought I'd share this unique situation.
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That is a shame for sure. Looks like a nice facility.
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wow! can't believe the cars are still there, and even more surprised the Hellcats haven't been poached yet


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Here's an interesting story filled with some info about what happened at that dealership. Sounds really strange...something really weird must have gone on with that dealership.

They've also got a Facebook page that is kind of like a time capsule too. Has a video of that black Hellcat with a salesman describing it's special features.

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The dealership I got my 16 from a year or so ago has a bunch of 16s. They keep they getting them. But that is just sad.
Must be tied up in Court or something...


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Here's an interesting story filled with some info about what happened at that dealership. Sounds really strange...something really weird must have gone on with that dealership.

They've also got a Facebook page that is kind of like a time capsule too. Has a video of that black Hellcat with a salesman describing it's special features.

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My internal chronometer is off. Feels like a year but the Ram was hit 9 months ago. I’m sure all the assets are tied up in a legal quagmire and eventually will be liquidated through an auction company or similar. Sad to see them rotting. I went in there not long before it closed in 2017 to see if they were motivated to sell. They were offering $1000 off MSRP for a car sitting on the lot for around a year and a model year old. No thanks......
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Very unusual situation. According to the article, there are dozens of unclaimed and unsold cars on the lot and the dealership claims that it is "doing some restructuring."


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Funny how banks, who often hold the "keys," seem to be in no big hurry to sell or liquidate or even repair. They do the same thing with houses. I've seen homes/mobile homes just sit and rot for years. Just one specific example was a house next door with roof damage from a hurricane that could have been fixed easily, but there is sat FOREVER it seemed until water damage, bugs, mold and mildew infested the whole house. The bank finally unloaded it to a flipper who did some quickie repairs (I watched this cover it up/paint it up excuse for home repair) and sold it. Now the new homeowner has a nightmare (nice guy, sad situation) on his hands. What a shame.

I know this is comparing apples to oranges, but isn't it sad? If the public was allowed to make a reasonable offer, the owner wouldn't have to take such a huge loss. But NO, valuable things have to sit and rot and are eventually "given away" at some liquidation sale for pennies on the dollar. Sad indeed.
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