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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
#4803 of 10348 Re: October 2005 Sales [merc1]
Nov 07, 2005 (10:41 am)
I live in Oak Brook. It's interesting because though the 4 dealers are right in a row you see a lot more BMW's, Lexus' and Mercedes than Audi's. With regards to the E vs. 5-Series, the majority of 5-Series buyers buy the 530, not the 525. I think that sales would be about equal for the E and 5 for YTD sales if the wagon and M5 had been out for the whole time. Really, all that we can fairly compare is the E350/E320 to the 530 and the E500 to the 545/550 in terms of sales. Just so we're comparing apples to apples. I guess it doesn't really matter anyway as several people here have pointed out. I wan't really trying to say that the 5 is "better" than the E. Just that sales of the two are probably about the same YTD.
#4804 of 10348 Re: October 2005 Sales [rich545]
Nov 07, 2005 (11:05 am)
Has anybody actually seen 525s in any number out there? I'm in an E90-rich environment here in the Bay Area, and I think I've spotted only one.
#4805 of 10348 Re: October 2005 Sales [wale_bate1]
Nov 07, 2005 (11:18 am)
I saw many new 525s so far! Dont see in great numbers the 545s, though they have been around for a while. Canadians are more hungry for thrift than power!
In fact when I was in the UK I was amazed when I saw so many BMW 518s(to me a pointless car)
#4806 of 10348 Correction
Nov 07, 2005 (11:45 am)
Canada a big country and I forgot to add my geographic location of BMW 525 sightings:
#4807 of 10348 Re: October 2005 Sales [dewey]
Nov 07, 2005 (11:56 am)
Well yeah, but you're one o' them furriners.
Aren't displacements generally a bit smaller, your side of the border, Dewey? Seems to me Canada is a bit more progressive that way than the "I'm an American and I'll buy as big as I damn well can afford" US!.
Nov 07, 2005 (12:08 pm)
The number of dealerships and their geographic concentrations (if any) to attempt to discern why Audi and Acura for instance seem to fare so far below BMW and Mercedes?
Is such data available?
More of a curiosity point than anything else -- for Audi seems set to globally outsell BMW and in Germany BMW and Audi often trade for who wins over the other in any particular month, unlike here where BMW outsells Audi by a factor of 3 (or more.)
Perhaps this is explainable by a paucity of US Audi dealerships in comparison to BMW or a distribution of dealerships that does not offer quite the concentration in the top 50 US cities that one would imagine would be required to move over 4,000 (and 5,000) cars month after month.
#4809 of 10348 Re: October 2005 Sales [dewey]
Nov 07, 2005 (1:52 pm)
It is strange to go to the UK and see cars like the E200 Kompressor.. which costs the equivalent of well over $40 grand, and provides an amazing 163 horses and a 0-62mph in just 10 seconds!
Nov 07, 2005 (2:07 pm)
.. I was just looking at the map... The UK is only about one inch wide... how fast do you need to go?.. you'll run off into the ocean..
Nov 07, 2005 (2:09 pm)
"My wife refuses to send in to the Inland Revenue Service because we live on the coast..."
Sorry. Benny Hill moment there...
#4812 of 10348 Re: . [wale_bate1]
Nov 07, 2005 (2:34 pm)
Benny HILL ??? Boy, is you old!