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    Guns Network Contributor 01/2015 Altarboy's Avatar

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    Wonder when car dealerships are going to get a clue?

    I need a new truck. My usual action is to buy the cheapest new truck I can get. The new Ranger is too costly, and will be for a while. The Nissans are still 20k fir their cheapest Frontier, but I keep expecting them to drop a couple more thousand off that.
    There is a racetrack in MtJuliet that is storing probably four or five thousand Nissan cars and trucks that are not selling. I also see other brands stored in parking lots and warehouses. What gives? Why are they not discounting these trucks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altarboy View Post
    I need a new truck. My usual action is to buy the cheapest new truck I can get. The new Ranger is too costly, and will be for a while. The Nissans are still 20k fir their cheapest Frontier, but I keep expecting them to drop a couple more thousand off that.
    There is a racetrack in MtJuliet that is storing probably four or five thousand Nissan cars and trucks that are not selling. I also see other brands stored in parking lots and warehouses. What gives? Why are they not discounting these trucks?
    I agree on the ranger, the pricing is way out of whack. You can buy a full size F150 Supercrew for the same price. I've seen one or two actually on the road. Insane pricing. Not going to sell well IMHO. I finally bought a new car for my 90 mile a day commute after my beater kicked the bucket(cash) 15K out the door. Been driving 1-2K cars the last 18 years. 2019 Ford Fiesta, other than the fuel mileage, not impressed nor expected to be as fuel mileage was the only consideration. Averaging around 35-36 mpg generally 68-72mph between lights.
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    What gives is record high levels of loan defaults in the auto loan industry. Sales are sluggish, but one has to check and see if the motor pools are the norm or are they an indication of lack of sales. A dealership in Nebraska holds a lot of cars and pickups on gravel lots for long periods of time, but they distribute these to local and not so local dealers. Things are, in the financial world, in a lot of ways, very similar to 2007, and yet very different at the same time. One diff is there will likely not be bailouts from the fedgov, but bailins from bank depositors, including depositors fdic funds. The depositors will receive a share of stock in a failed bank as an iou.
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    When you see ads stating $8,000 to $12,000 off of sticker price, it makes you wonder how much it's overpriced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiskeyman View Post
    When you see ads stating $8,000 to $12,000 off of sticker price, it makes you wonder how much it's overpriced.
    I was thinking the same thing....
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    Gotta keep dem production lines running to make quota even if they come off the line and go straight to a holding lot.

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    we bought a couple of cars from a friend in mcminnville. he used to go to mannheim auctions in mt. juliet. it saved a bunch of money. unless you want "brand" new. both cars were low miles. my daughter still has her's. check out genesis autobrokers in nashville.

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