Ask yourself if you really think the same dealership density rules would apply in SoCal as in North Dakota. Rules like that are based on population density.
I do know that in Spokane Washington, when the dealership I was working at burned down.
They found a location 7 blocks west of their previous location.
When the other local dealership heard about the new location they fought the move stating the dealership was to close.
And kept the dealership move from from happening.
When the second location was located outside the 15 mile limit, the move went through.
The new location fit nicely between the dealership located in western Spokane and the dealership In couer d'alene Idaho.