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Lexus GS 430, Acura RL, BMW 5 Series, Volvo S80, Audi A6, Infiniti M35, Infiniti M45, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Cadillac STS, Sedan
#1991 of 10348 Re: Anyone have April sales figures? Update +Audi [jrock65]
May 04, 2005 (7:24 am)
My Audi dealer has a fully tricked out A6 (BLACK) on their showroom floor -- front and rear spoiler, ground effects, tinted windows, special wheels, tail pipe extentions and fuzzy dice (oops, scratch the dice).
I run hot and cold on it -- it looks striking at first, then it looks just a teeny weeny bit like a Pontiac Grand Am circa 1997 (plastic plastic everywhere and not a drop to drink?)
May 04, 2005 (7:57 am)
Infiniti doesn't report sales breakouts within the model for the M and FX. Lexus does, however:
#1993 of 10348 Re: Anyone have April sales figures? Update +Audi [markcincinnati]
May 04, 2005 (8:54 am)
Wow! It seems that the 5 series is one of the 2 big winners here, up almost 16%. Apparently CR couldn't talk the 5 series down.
#1994 of 10348 Re: Anyone have April sales figures? Update +Audi [hpowders]
May 04, 2005 (8:56 am)
Maybe CR isn't as influential in some respects as you believe it is.
#1995 of 10348 Re: Anyone have April sales figures? Update +Audi [hpowders]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
May 04, 2005 (8:57 am)
I'm guessing that is mostly outgoing '05 models... No cash incentives, but great lease numbers on those last month.... I'm sure they were blowing them out..
#1996 of 10348 Re: Anyone have April sales figures? Update +Audi [kdshapiro]
May 04, 2005 (8:58 am)
Guess not. Who woulda thunk it!
#1997 of 10348 Re: Anyone have April sales figures? Update +Audi [hpowders]
May 04, 2005 (9:01 am)
I didn't mean anything by it BTW.
But honestly, I'm a long time CR reader and when I buy a new car I buy what feels right. Not what CR, C&D, Motor Trend liked or disliked.
#1998 of 10348 Re: Anyone have April sales figures? Update +Audi [kdshapiro]
May 04, 2005 (9:20 am)
If CR dislikes it, I almost always know that I will like it.
But I always fully vet my Whirlpool appliances there first!
Maybe I'll start paying attention to frequency of repair reports now that I've gone from German to Japanese.
#1999 of 10348 Re: Anyone have April sales figures? Update +Audi [kyfdx]
May 04, 2005 (9:26 am)
You're probably right about the BMW's being the '05 models. The AWD versions are (or weren't -- out yet).
The Lexus breakdown was interesting, too, I wonder how many were AWD.
I keep reading about virtually any of the brands that are now offering AWD, that the market for AWD sedans -- 300C, Ford Five Hundred, M35(X) and BMW X's, etc -- is greater than "expected."
My BMW dealer claims the 5x's (not a typo) are expected to sharply increase the popularity of the 5's (more than they are now? I wonder).
My wife's BMW sales rep said she has "many" 5X's already on order "sight unseen" by their perspective owners.
"This is just the vehicle we've been waiting for."
Time will tell, eh?
Didn't seem to help Acura as much as I would've expected, tho -- but as a previous poster said, the RL had a long way to go to "come back" -- so, relatively speaking, it's all good (for Acura).
#2000 of 10348 Re: Anyone have April sales figures? Update +Audi [markcincinnati]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
May 04, 2005 (9:35 am)
AWD seems to be the way things are going... It is unreal how many people won't buy a BMW because it is RWD...
I think that sales rep is correct.... AWD is going to make BMW sales take off.. and, just in time, too... with the GS and M models coming out with it...