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  • the_moolah_mullah the_moolah_mullah Mar 17, 2013 2:33 AM Flag

    GUESS HOW MANY NEW CHEVY VOLTS ARE LANGUISHING IN US DEALER STOCKS?

    GUESS HOW MANY NEW CHEVY VOLTS ARE LANGUISHING IN US DEALER STOCKS?
    A. 2,711
    B. 3,989
    C. 4,772
    D. 6,251

    Answer: D. This is the highest stockpile I've ever seen.
    GM sold only 23,461 Volts in all of 2012, or an average of 1,955 a month.
    With 6,251 available for sale, new,
    By that average, GM is sitting on a 97 day supply of VOLTs.

    /mm

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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    • Tell me where, I can't find any.

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

    • web, the number that really count. The number that Toyota is number one and Honda number 2.
      Just the facts
      Toyota recalled 5.3 million vehicles in 2012 taking the dubious honors at the top spot for most recalls. Japanese rival Honda tried to keep it close by tallying 3.3 million vehicle recalls. GM took home the bronze with 1.4 million recalls, while Ford chalked up 1.3 million. Other than last year, when is the last time you could combine GM and Ford's recalls and equal less than Honda or Toyota?

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      • Generally speaking, it appears recalls have little or no effect on sales. Ford, Honda and Toyota recalls of huge numbers of vehicles has had no visible negative reaction from customers. I suspect the public simply take recalls as a part of life and live with them. Sales of the new Ford Escape and Fusion suggest this point. Fusion sales are so hot, it's basically delayed introduction of the Lincoln MKZ due to production issues caused by this heavy demand.

        The MKZ is, IMHO just as lovely in person as it appears in all the print ads and articles. Apparently Ford got caught by suprise and didn't plan for the heavy immediate demand for the Fusion. I suppose this could be taken as a good problem to have. However, I suspect an MKZ provides a larger profit margin, on the average, than a Fusion. Oh well.

        I remain uncertain which customer Lincoln plans to attract with this MKZ. Pricing is very much the same as the Cadillac ATS and somewhat less than a CTS. Even though the MKZ is not positioned as a "performance" model per say, Lincoln uses the Michelin Pilot Super Sport tire with the up grade suspension. The one new MKZ I've seen was equipped with the Michelin Primacy MHM4 as is my ATS. This is a Grand Touring tire.

        We'll see the new CTS shortly @ the New York show next week, I believe it is.

        In my case, I experienced only one recall - power steering hose issue on my 2006 Grand Prix GXP. I dropped by my dealer and was back on my way within an hour. So no big deal.

 
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