Omega Supreme-sized auto dealer Wyatt Johnson just added a little more to the size of their Johnson. Joe Heitz Toyota (AKA the annoying “How Low Can You Go?” commerical place) threw in the towel, selling their location and title of Toyota dealer to Wyatt. The sale comes with the inventory, the building, the 60+ employees, and some guy jumping in the air in slow motion
Any thoughts on this? I’ve got a couple…
First let’s cover the good thing about this sale. Joe Heitz Toyota always seemed like an enigma of a dealer. Toyota is a ginormous automaker, but our local always seemed a little small. We never really caried their Scion line of cars, and the building seemed to be stuck in the mid-nineties.
Now that the Wal-Mart of car dealers have taken over, we’re sure to see more cars, a new layer of paint, and some new sales to get some interest. Oh, and I’m sure we’ll also get a big ass blinking sign talking about now they love America, the military, and baking apple pie while a naked Betsy Ross watches from the other side of the room.
As for the negative side, well I’m sure not everyone who worked for Joe will be happy changing managers. Then again, maybe he was a dick…I don’t know. I do know that he was happy to roll out for a large enough check.
Also, if you like competition or maybe just don’t like Wyatt Johnson, then you’ve just lost a little choice, haven’t you? I’ve read mostly good things about WJ. But like every business out there, we know the guy that can’t stand whatever you’re talking about. A bad repair, a shady sale, or an apathetic clerk can ruin your rep forever. Well except ClarksvilleWTF’s rep, which has been in the shitter since day one.
But all in all, it should be interesting to see some upgrades. Hopefully no one gets fired…but then again it is just car sales. They’re basically the spooge moppers of the auto industry–thankless job, customers hate you and avoid eye contact, come home with weird sticky liquids on your clothes…but I digress.