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Q: Unsold new cars ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Unsold new cars
Category: Family and Home
Asked by: mccook-ga
List Price: $8.00
Posted: 29 Aug 2006 19:23 PDT
Expires: 28 Sep 2006 19:23 PDT
Question ID: 760671
In North America, what happens to brand new cars that auto dealers
never manage to sell by the end of a model year?

Request for Question Clarification by bobbie7-ga on 29 Aug 2006 20:06 PDT
Hello Mccook,

It appears that dealers sell the unsold cars with a discount when the
new models come out.

Please take a look at the article below and let me know if it answers
your question.

Thanks, Bobbie7

Clarification of Question by mccook-ga on 02 Sep 2006 20:44 PDT
Bobbie7: Sorry to be slow to answer your request for a clarification.
I did not get a notification from Google Answers that your request had
been posted. I am aware of the discounting that happens when the model
year turns over, but what I'd like to know is what happens to those
cars that don't even sell then. Surely it's not possible for every
dealer in America to sell every single brand new car he's got. I mean,
there just HAD to be left over undriven Pontiac Azteks, and before
that, Plymouth Horizons. My question is, what happens to the remaining
brand new vehicles they just can't get rid of? Is there some vast
storage area for the unsold and utterly undesired car? Do they go to
Hollywood for use in motion pictures that are set sometime in the
past, but need new-looking cars? Do we try to fool Canada into
thinking they are the latest thing and buying them in bulk? That's
what I'd like to know.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Unsold new cars
From: tripletksa-ga on 31 Aug 2006 10:59 PDT
They have a huge liquidation sale. And if it's still not sold, they
would send it to the aunctions.
Subject: Re: Unsold new cars
From: dinhi-ga on 16 Sep 2006 11:06 PDT
Nope, the year end models get sold period.  How is this?  The
dealership assures that toward the new model introduction allocation
(when the dealership can order a set number of new vehicles) they do
not put in further orders for the year end model.

I work for a large corporation of automobile dealerships and this is
just the way it goes.

1.  Not all models change for any given new year
2.  Those that do change in style etc., the dealership stops ordering
the older model so the lot stock gets sold.
3.  If a customer comes in and requests an older model that is not in
stock because of the downsizing of allocations, it is then dealer
traded though the manufacturer's network and brought to the dealership
for sale to the customer.
4.  New vehicles never go to auction unless the manufacture determines
there is a known issue with said vehicle "lot".

Try the auctions, chances are you may obtain a new vehicle that has a
"quirk" or other defect (non-safety issue) that the manufacture felt
would not fit the brand image and has pulled off the shelf!

Hope that helps!

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