Shiny New Cars For As Far As The Eye Can See

Discussion in 'Economics' started by ByLoSellHi, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. Ask the Best and Brightest: What’s the REAL Auto Inventory Situation?

    By Robert Farago
    July 13, 2009


    Before the worldwide auto industry meltdown, most analysts reckoned carmakers had burdened themselves with 40 percent production over-capacity. After the overall new car market shrunk by 40 percent, well, you do the math. Only there’s an anomaly: inventory levels. While we’ve got a pretty good idea of how many day’s supply of vehicles are lingering in dealer lots, what about all those ’08s and ’09s stored on vast parking lots, on ships, airfields, etc.? [NB: above pic is from Mother Russia] The story got lots of play at the beginning of the cartaclysm, but slipped off the radar since then. Are we to believe that the lots were slowly emptied, as manufacturers shut down their plants? Or are there still hundreds of thousands of cars out there . . . somewhere? If so, we’re still in an inflated market, as those cars have to be sold sometime to someone. And the only way to do that is to lower the price. Anyone have any anecdotal or objective evidence one way or the other?
  2. This is LOTS of capital tied up in '09, models. They need to be cleared to recover that capital and make room for '10s.
  3. Bullish!

    (or so today's price action would have you believe!)

    Where's stock_trad3r?
  4. He only shows up when there are 28 or more consecutive winning sessions.
  5. i am still waiting for that price decrease. you still cant buy a new 2009 base tahoe 4/4 for less than about 38000 after incentives. i am offering 30000 cash to every dealer who has my color and no takers.
  6. Stay patient. You should get one for even less when the '10 model year is in full swing.
  7. thats my plan