The Oldsmobile division of General Motors Corp. will cease to exist in 2005 when the franchise agreement with its dealers expires, officials say. But some suggest the nameplate likely won't hang around that long. “If we sell through '05, I'd be surprised,” says an Olds insider. “You take a volume vehicle out like Intrigue or Alero, and it's going to seriously impact the bottom line of an Olds dealer.” Since December when GM announced it was phasing out Olds, about 10 dealerships have ...

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