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Suzuki to stop U.S. auto sales, exit market

CNN -- HONG KONG (CNNMoney) -- Japan-based Suzuki said Tuesday that it was closing its American auto distributor and exiting the U.S. car market.

The company's U.S. arm, American Suzuki Motor Corp., will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in California. The company said it would wind down auto sales, but did not provide a timetable.

American Suzuki said it would honor all warranties, and indicated that parts and service should continue uninterrupted.

The automaker was facing multiple challenges in the United States, including unfavorable exchange rates and a small lineup of models. The company, which managed to capture only a tiny sliver of the U.S. market, also cited slow sales as a reason for the exit.

"While the decision to discontinue new automobile sales in the U.S. was difficult


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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 2:58:13 PM

If they were to bring a new Metro/Swift to market that was as reliable and economical... I would buy one in less than a minute.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 7:25:19 AM

"Suzi" is better off sticking to motorcycles than to cars.
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 3:01:59 AM

if high mileage more than cuts your gas costs in half.... that is money saved... no matter what... and you are spending less..
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 1:44:36 AM

pa...... high mileage has everything to do with gas prices
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 1:42:18 AM

Sorry Tomok... I see many of them on the road... every day..
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 1:40:50 AM

That alone would have increased the Suzuki sales...
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 1:36:51 AM

Maybe each car maker shold be required to have a high (50+) mpg vehicle (non-hybrid)...
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 1:35:21 AM

Need to sell Swifts/Metros again..
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gravityhurts
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 6:18:32 AM

Unemployment numbers going up.
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tomok
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 3:22:00 AM

Suzuki to stop U.S. auto sales, exit market? Are they still making Suzuki's? You never hear them advertized or ever see one on the road. Another manufacturer taken out with Sneeky's failed economy. A 50mpg vehicle would sell in this economy and it would not matter what the quality of the vehicle was. And that Fiat (Fix It Again Tony) is still on the road too! What will happen next?
'Coming out of the closet' Sneeky's lousy, smoke and mirrors, lack of jobs, dog and pony show and in the crapper economy, the 'jobs' are Not here and more businesses have to close their doors. Sneeky's economy is not improving but continues to hurt the population and the job numbers continue to be down.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII!
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Amplion
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 1:39:09 AM

DOES SUZUKI STILL MAKE PIANOS ???
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Ahking
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 12:50:31 AM

they had some neat cars.
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nomad228
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:47:05 PM

never even knew they made anythign more than dirt bikes and the samurai 4x4.til i had my oil changed at a chevy/suzuki dealer this year. seems like they forgot to actually advertise what they made.
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us4usa
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:43:01 PM

Well thats more out of work...
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76chevy
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:42:40 PM

Assembles automobiles.
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rawdog1313
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:33:19 PM

Fine, thanks to our newly reelected President, the U.S. still builds automobiles!
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Ray_10589
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:29:40 PM

surprise ....
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76chevy
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:27:55 PM

ok
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LCSTEELERBOB
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:26:41 PM

sounds like they can't keep up the fight
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:25:53 PM

Another one bits the dust
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:24:17 PM

ShadowACE
I'd love to hit Boston ... Every Saturday morning I wake up to the Dave Andelman and brothers on Phantom Gourmet, and I think " I gotta eat my way around Boston someday!"
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:21:27 PM

thanks for the post
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jcdakota
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:18:57 PM

A little surprising - most Japanese manufactures beat the pants off us.
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:18:37 PM

No comment.
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tedjm1
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:17:34 PM

Never liked it.
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cheaper0ON
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:16:38 PM

Bye Suzuki. Good Luck Next Time.
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:15:22 PM

Yo, DTrainCanada, what's keeping you way up north? There's a lot of very nice real estate for sale down here in the States. Could be a lot more in the next year or so. COME ON DOWN! You'll love it here.
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Matt G
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:14:56 PM

Because they make the worst cats, best motorcycles
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DeepWaterTitan
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:14:39 PM

I'm suprised they didn't do this sooner
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pa79th
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:12:49 PM

That's nice, but what does this have to do with the price of gasoline?

Old news, left over from yesterday.
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frostyWV
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:12:43 PM

bye Suzuki.
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:11:58 PM

No lost.
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:11:53 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:11:24 PM

You are right@NHLiveFree!
PM Harper needs to go ... but, thankfully our "right" leans slightly "left" of your "left" already.
Congrats to New Hampshire and all of the other "media elite" states!
Congrats to ALL of the USA tonight ... for some of you, it might not seem like the right decision, but trust me ... you are on the right path!
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Zonk
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:10:24 PM

Sorry Suzuki, no buyout for you.
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REKEY
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:08:14 PM

Thought they were out 3 years ago.
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:07:52 PM

Seems about time!
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Kawibiker
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:06:50 PM

too bad they couldn't make cars fuel efficient like their bikes.
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:03:31 PM

survival of the fittest
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rxman1
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:02:59 PM

Whatever
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69Bonne
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:01:45 PM

Too bad for our local Suzuki dealer who only sells that brand.
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:01:15 PM

Bye Bye
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bvrbill
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:00:08 PM

I can't remember the last time I've seen a Suzuki, other than a motorcycle, on the road.
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:56:31 PM

I didn't realize they were still selling cars.
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nwsynthetics
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:52:42 PM

They are smart to stick with motorcycles. US will need them now more than ever because of a re-elect. Thank you Ohio. What were all of you thinking? Geez
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:52:22 PM

Another one bites the dust :(
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:51:55 PM


Now if you could replace PM Harper, North America would be lovely once again DTrain.

Congrats to President Obama and so long to Willard M. Romney!
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:49:53 PM

Don't let the door hit you on the way out.
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jdc17327
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:49:14 PM

not good enough in this market.
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REKEY
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:37:56 PM

They are still here? The dealership were I live has been gone for about 3 years. Still getting lawsuits!
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