Ford.jpgWith no word other than a brief note on Yelp, San Francisco has lost its last new car dealership selling American-made cars.

According to the Chron, SF Ford Lincoln Mercury, which had been operating out of 1595 Van Ness Avenue, was the last new domestic car dealership in San Francisco. It closed 10 days ago “without warning or explanation,” the Chron’s Andrew S. Ross says. One week ago, the dealership posted an announcement on their Yelp entry saying “effective immediately, San Francisco Ford is closed for business.”

As Appeal commenter Cole Valley Alley noted, the city’s only other new Ford dealership, Castro area S&C Ford, closed in 2008.

Mike Hollywood, a sales manager at what was once Ellis Brooks Chevrolet, tells Ross that his company left the new American car biz 2 1/2 years ago, because San Franciscans just weren’t buying domestic automobiles.

“Those wishing to still purchase a Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury or even to have their car fixed from the dealership are being referred to Serramonte Ford” says Ross.

Guess that answers our question on if SFPD Chief Greg Suhr’s new Ford Fusions for staff will be purchased in SF. Enjoy San Francisco’s taxpayer bucks, Daly City!

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  • eduardom

    Many cars sold by Japanese automakers like the Toyota Corolla are made in the U.S. while many cars sold by U.S. automakers are made in Mexico including Dodge trucks.

  • eduardom

    Many cars sold by Japanese automakers like the Toyota Corolla are made in the U.S. while many cars sold by U.S. automakers are made in Mexico including Dodge trucks.

  • LibertyHiller

    April, two things:

    1) San Francisco Ford on Van Ness was the successor to S&C Ford; S&C went out of business in late 2007 and was replaced by SF Ford.

    2) No matter what the real estate vultures try to tell you, Dolores and Market isn’t the Castro. “Upper Market” is much closer to the truth; the judges would have accepted “Mission Dolores” or even “Mint Hill.”

  • LibertyHiller

    April, two things:

    1) San Francisco Ford on Van Ness was the successor to S&C Ford; S&C went out of business in late 2007 and was replaced by SF Ford.

    2) No matter what the real estate vultures try to tell you, Dolores and Market isn’t the Castro. “Upper Market” is much closer to the truth; the judges would have accepted “Mission Dolores” or even “Mint Hill.”

  • Eve Batey

    Thanks for your comments, LibertyHiller! I shall pass them on to the Chronicle’s Andrew Ross, who presented both of those statements in his article that April referenced and linked to, when he said that this dealership was “Ford’s only one in San Francisco after S&C Ford in the Castro closed in 2008.”

    My gosh, if one can’t trust the Chronicle to be correct when one blogs an article, who can one trust?

  • Eve Batey

    Thanks for your comments, LibertyHiller! I shall pass them on to the Chronicle’s Andrew Ross, who presented both of those statements in his article that April referenced and linked to, when he said that this dealership was “Ford’s only one in San Francisco after S&C Ford in the Castro closed in 2008.”

    My gosh, if one can’t trust the Chronicle to be correct when one blogs an article, who can one trust?

  • Brock Keeling

    Mission and Dolores is the Castro. For all intents and purposes, it’s the Castro… the nexus of Mission/Haight/Castro. Just because neither rainbow flags nor gay bars litter the area, that doesn’t mean it’s not the Castro.

  • Brock Keeling

    Mission and Dolores is the Castro. For all intents and purposes, it’s the Castro… the nexus of Mission/Haight/Castro. Just because neither rainbow flags nor gay bars litter the area, that doesn’t mean it’s not the Castro.