Although I have no sentimental ties to Chrysler--my family never owned one, and to the best of my recollection I have in three decades of driving piloted precisely two: A late-1970s Plymouth Arrow that belonged to a college friend, and a 2008 PT Cruiser rental that I had last week when my CR-V was in the body shop--I was curious to see if Chrysler had announced which dealers would close, and if any were nearby.
Somewhat to my surprise, I see by this list at ConsumerReports.org that a number of those dealerships are in South Dakota. It often seems--or the local boosters would have it seem--that the local economy is something of a bubble floating atop the raging seas. Not this time, I guess.
Here are the lucky dealerships:
- BIEGLER'S INC 1502 6TH AVE SW ABERDEEN, SD 57401-3703
FLANDREAU MOTORS INC HWY 32 WEST FLANDREAU, SD 57028
HILLS EDGE AUTO SALES INC HIGHWAY 385 N HOT SPRINGS, SD 57747
LIBERTY MOTORS INC 600 CAMBELL ST RAPID CITY, SD 57701-3002
PALACE MOTORS INC 219 EAST FIRST AVENUE MITCHELL, SD 57301-3425
S.J. MARNANCE INC DBA SCHOENHARD DODGE 101 SECOND STREET SOUTHWEST HURON, SD 57350-2502
SPEARFISH MOTORS INC 1910 NORTH MAIN STREET SPEARFISH, SD 57783