Car crisis toughest test for doyenne of dealers

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By Kerstin Gehmlich BERLIN, Feb 25 (Reuters Life!) - Car dealer Heidi Hetzer has fought chauvinism as a female mechanic and triumphed in dozens of motor rallies, but the 71-year-old Berliner says the auto crisis is proving to be the toughest test of her life. The resolute blonde, who has been running one of the capital city's biggest car dealerships for 40 years, says she suffered large losses at her Opel dealership in 2008 and will have to lay off a third of her 120 staff by the end of ...

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