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December 17, 1998 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pioneering auto dealer John B.T. Campbell has agreed to sell his Orange County Saturn franchise, including three existing dealerships and two in the planning stages, to the auto maker's new retailing arm. He is the first of California's Saturn dealers to sell to the company since it announced last week that it is buying back dealerships to improve its competitive position.
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December 17, 1998 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pioneering auto dealer John B.T. Campbell has agreed to sell his Orange County Saturn franchise, including three existing dealerships and two in the planning stages, to the auto maker's new retailing arm. He is the first of California's Saturn dealers to sell to the company since it announced last week that it is buying back dealerships to improve its competitive position.
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BUSINESS
December 4, 1989 | John O'Dell, Staff Writer
Sales of domestic autos are plummeting, demand for import cars has slumped since mid-year and industry pundits say that 1990 holds only more of the same. But they also say that the weakened market won't create much in the way of bargains for car shoppers. The reasons are a combination of costly government safety requirements, paper-thin dealer profit margins and consumer demand for standard features that once were expensive options, says John B.T.
BUSINESS
October 6, 1995 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Campbell Automotive Group, the innovative chain that operates Orange County's only one-price auto dealerships, is selling its Ford, Mazda and Nissan operations to concentrate on its Saturn franchise. Industry insiders placed the value of the sales at about $10 million. The three dealerships employ about 170 people, and company President John Campbell said he has been told by the buyers that no layoffs are anticipated.
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October 6, 1995 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Campbell Automotive Group, the innovative chain that operates Orange County's only one-price auto dealerships, is selling its Ford, Mazda and Nissan operations to concentrate on its Saturn franchise. Industry insiders placed the value of the sales at about $10 million. The three dealerships employ about 170 people, and company President John Campbell said he has been told by the buyers that no layoffs are anticipated.
BUSINESS
December 4, 1989 | John O'Dell, Staff Writer
Sales of domestic autos are plummeting, demand for import cars has slumped since mid-year and industry pundits say that 1990 holds only more of the same. But they also say that the weakened market won't create much in the way of bargains for car shoppers. The reasons are a combination of costly government safety requirements, paper-thin dealer profit margins and consumer demand for standard features that once were expensive options, says John B.T.
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