Recent Topics
2013 Passat service
by powersmo
37 minutes 10 seconds ago
A/C troubleshoot
by Leo99
Today at 07:50 PM
Chevy Cavalier ATF Change - What fluid is best?
by rowebil
Today at 07:45 PM
RIP, Sam Wheeler
by 02SE
Today at 07:43 PM
Redo of oil selection at CT and new oils!!!
by addyguy
Today at 07:42 PM
F1 - 2016 German Grand Prix
by gofast182
Today at 07:31 PM
Mobil 1 jug sale at Meijer 2 day sale
by a1mfw
Today at 07:08 PM
Win 10 Problem
by GrtArtiste
Today at 07:06 PM
AC Shrader valve removal tool
by chiefsfan1
Today at 05:54 PM
Fuel pumps in carb engines
by Donald
Today at 05:40 PM
Changing Automatic Transmission Fluid
by Cristobal
Today at 05:26 PM
DELO 5W40 Synthetic UOA ?
by alanwayne1908
Today at 05:03 PM
Newest Members
_hashtagusername, larrybroad123, dr_p, CapHead, rowebil
58632 Registered Users
Who's Online
85 registered (2015_PSD, 01rangerxl, Anthony, abycat, 2002 Maxima SE, a1mfw, 9 invisible), 1857 Guests and 13 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
58632 Members
66 Forums
252375 Topics
4139413 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
#2605855 - 04/21/12 04:38 PM What happens to new cars that don't sell?
teambeechstreet Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 325
Loc: NorCal
Anybody know what happens to new cars on dealer lots that can't sell? There are so many new models produced that I'm sure not every single one of them can be sold. What happens when the dealer just can't sell a car? Do they return it to the manufacturer for recycling? Disassemble it for parts?
_________________________
04 Civic Si 2.0 MaxLife 530 Napa Plat
90 Civic DOHC 1.6 Napa Syn 530 ProSel
95 Civic SOHC 1.6 Olympus 1030 ProSel
00 Tundra 4.7 Chev 1040 ProSel

Top
#2605859 - 04/21/12 04:42 PM Re: What happens to new cars that don't sell? [Re: teambeechstreet]
John_K Offline


Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 2521
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
I would think if it gets marked down enough it would sell.

John
_________________________
2009 Mercury Grand Marquis, 8 cyl auto, 60xxx miles, PU
2005 Hyundai Sonata, 4 cyl auto, 87xxx miles, Pennzoil/Maxlife
Current oil stash: 540 qts.



Top
#2605861 - 04/21/12 04:44 PM Re: What happens to new cars that don't sell? [Re: teambeechstreet]
toneydoc Offline


Registered: 12/16/11
Posts: 1446
Loc: War Eagle
They sell all of them, eventually.
_________________________
1994 Jeep 146k Castrol 0w40
2014 Camry 15k TGMO 0w20
2010 Sebring 40k Valvoline 5w30
2014 HD Ultra 18k Valv20w50
2012 Toyota Rav4 23k Mobil 1 0w30AFE

Top
#2605863 - 04/21/12 04:47 PM Re: What happens to new cars that don't sell? [Re: toneydoc]
Warstud Offline


Registered: 09/02/05
Posts: 4011
Loc: MIchigan
Originally Posted By: toneydoc
They sell all of them, eventually.


Even the Pink ones? laugh

Top
#2605879 - 04/21/12 05:02 PM Re: What happens to new cars that don't sell? [Re: Warstud]
antiqueshell Offline


Registered: 03/02/12
Posts: 5133
Loc: chicago, Illinois
My guess is that some of them become fleet vehicles.

Sold in a mass quality at a value price to rental car companies. Of course they WILL NEVER tell you about this.

Top
#2605882 - 04/21/12 05:06 PM Re: What happens to new cars that don't sell? [Re: teambeechstreet]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 25381
Loc: NY
When I worked selling KiA and Suzuki back in 2001 we had quite a few left overs. They were deeply discounted and sold at a loss, hoping the Finance Manager could make some money in the back end of the deal. We had a few for close to 1 year after the 2002s rolled out. Needless to say the manager responsible for ordering too much inventory, and not cleaning house got the boot.
_________________________
God Bless Our Troops


Top
#2605883 - 04/21/12 05:06 PM Re: What happens to new cars that don't sell? [Re: teambeechstreet]
simple_gifts Offline


Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 10869
Loc: Middlesex County CT
My 2006 B2300 was still on the lot Memorial Day of 2007. I didn't even know Mazda sold pickups @ the time. Needless to say it was the only pickup on the lot. It was about $5000 off list price with all the factory to dealer stuff. I definitely would not have bought it if it were not for the discount.


Edited by simple_gifts (04/21/12 05:07 PM)
_________________________
2003 Echo >392K miles; Castrol 5W-50
2006 B2300;108K;ALM

Please conserve paper; it is not like it grows on trees.

Top
#2605891 - 04/21/12 05:27 PM Re: What happens to new cars that don't sell? [Re: teambeechstreet]
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 12131
Loc: OH
Every new car gets sold.
It's just a matter of whether the dealer can make any money on it at the price they have to accept.
If anyone is looking for a real deal on a new car, just look for prior model year cars on any dealer lot.
Check online first.
Discontinued or last year of an old design vehicles should be especially cheap
They're anxious to get rid of these cars, and will likely take a low-ball offer, particularly if you start walking out once you've made it.
_________________________
12 Accord LX 53K HGMO 0W-20
09 Forester 67K PU 5W-30
02 Accord 144K GOil 5W-30
01 Focus ZX3 112K M1 5W-20
95 BMW 318iC 159K Delvac 15W-40

Top
#2605893 - 04/21/12 05:32 PM Re: What happens to new cars that don't sell? [Re: toneydoc]
Bluestream Offline


Registered: 09/13/03
Posts: 5223
Loc: Waterloo, ON
Originally Posted By: toneydoc
They sell all of them, eventually.


Correct. What happens is that the Manufacturer will have programs that provide incentives to the dealer. At some point, when most of that model are sold the Manufacturer will end the incentives. The dealer then is stuck with that car if it doesn't sell with no incentives from the Mfgr. Usually the dealer will push the car hard before the incentives end. When I bought my Grand Am new in 2002, it was a left over 2001. Dealer had it on at $4,000 below his cost. When I asked why he said "all incentive on these end on Monday". GM also had incentives, and I paid $13,000 for the car and list price was $23,000. I also used $3400 in GM visa dollars.


Edited by Bluestream (04/21/12 05:40 PM)
Edit Reason: spelling
_________________________
2000 Cavalier 2.2 A4
2000 VW Beetle 1.8T M5
2000 Ford Explorer 4.0 4X4
1991 BMW 735iL
"A fool and his money are soon parted" - Thomas Tusser

Top
#2605902 - 04/21/12 05:52 PM Re: What happens to new cars that don't sell? [Re: Bluestream]
nitehawk55 Offline


Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 1078
Loc: Ontario , Canada
Had a local Ford dealer that ordered 4 or 5 Crown Vics for a local Taxi cab service and the deal went bad . Dealer had those all white cars for about 3 years but eventually sold them .
_________________________
05 Ford Five Hundred AWD 3.0 DOHC V6 CVT tranny

Top
#2605922 - 04/21/12 06:22 PM Re: What happens to new cars that don't sell? [Re: teambeechstreet]
wirelessF Offline


Registered: 10/04/07
Posts: 1606
Loc: Oahu, Hawaii
What happens to used cars that don't sell?

I see a lot of the small used car lots closing here. Where do all those cars go?

Top
#2605923 - 04/21/12 06:23 PM Re: What happens to new cars that don't sell? [Re: teambeechstreet]
Hermann Offline


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 2435
Loc: Kansas City
Dealer auctions most likely
_________________________
2008 Tacoma SR-5 Access Cab I-4 5-speed manual-7w-30 Valvoline Maxlife Full Syn-Wix 51348 filter
1991 BMW R100GS 20w-50 Maxlife & Mahle OX36D filter

Top
#2605933 - 04/21/12 06:34 PM Re: What happens to new cars that don't sell? [Re: teambeechstreet]
widman Offline


Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 3226
Loc: Bolivia
A few years back i was at the local toyota dealer. I asked why the two year old cars were more than the new ones. He said they had two years of interest to pay.
_________________________
Richard's Car Restorations

Top
#2605937 - 04/21/12 06:39 PM Re: What happens to new cars that don't sell? [Re: John_K]
fisher83 Offline


Registered: 01/26/12
Posts: 347
Loc: Omaha, NE USA
John_K is right. They eventually mark them down to the point that they do sell. Some cars sit for well over a year before they finally sell. I spent a couple of years selling new Chevy's and Cadillacs. It was always frustrating to see them "give away" the car at the end of the year that you were a couple hundred bucks away from selling at one time but the sales manager wouldn't budge. I don't miss working in that business at all!
_________________________
2016 Hyundai Elantra 6k
2005 Dodge Caravan 138k
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 179k

Top
#2605946 - 04/21/12 06:43 PM Re: What happens to new cars that don't sell? [Re: teambeechstreet]
Oil Changer Offline


Registered: 08/28/06
Posts: 2297
Loc: Michigan
They sell them cheap.

My first diesel truck was one that was built for a city electric company that only bought 3 out of the 5 they ordered.

Lucky me.

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >