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#1 of 40 Inventory
Jan 15, 2009 (6:03 pm)
Using the "check inventory" feature that Edmunds provides is an eye-opening experience. Not only are cars not selling, cars are really not selling.
Using a 100 mile radius in NE Indiana, it would appear that Toyota dealers have about three times as much inventory in Camrys than any other car maker's single model. Infiniti still has a ton 2008 G35 to sell. It also appears the Fort Wayne Nissan-Infiniti dealer has sold very few cars this year to date. The same is true of Nissan dealers in Indianapolis. Altimas abound everywhere. I have a 2009 Maxima and have yet to see another one on the road. Hyundai Sonatas are plentiful around here as are Honda Accords.
Ford appears to have been shrewd once again in that excess inventory is small in most cases. Plenty of Impalas around including a few 2008 left-overs. Pontiac G8 is pretty scarce. I didn't bother to check Chrysler...
I would be most interested in seeing if numbers from around the country are similar to this part of Indiana.
#2 of 40 Re: Inventory [gs42]
Jan 17, 2009 (11:15 am)
How do you acess this feature? I don't recall ever seeing it.
#3 of 40 Re: Inventory [oldfarmer50]
Jan 17, 2009 (11:54 am)
Pick the new car you are wanting. There is a View Inventory (new) icon up close to the top. Works well there are a quite a few X5 diesels on the lots right now.
#4 of 40 Re: Inventory [gagrice]
Jan 17, 2009 (12:13 pm)
#5 of 40 Re: Inventory [oldfarmer50]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 17, 2009 (1:24 pm)
The View Inventory feature is pretty new - maybe a month old now?
Gary, are those X5 diesel's showing up closer to home now?
#6 of 40 Re: Inventory [steve_]
Jan 17, 2009 (3:06 pm)
It looks like the small dealer closest to me in El Cajon, has 5 in their inventory. That is a nice feature. I did not notice it until the thread was posted. I tried to stop yesterday and my wife was in a hurry. I will have to go by myself. She hates looking at cars. Whatever I decide that does not look like a sports car is fine with her.
#7 of 40 Re: Inventory [gs42]
Jan 24, 2009 (5:57 pm)
Update and correction. As of last night there were 2300 of the 2008-9 Impalas within 100 miles, 1253 Camrys, 1163 Accords, 505 Sonatas and 563 Buick Lucernes.
Rebates will have to increase and be publicized, imo. I understand that a better deal can be made than the rebates indicate, but what is going to bring buyers out out to make deals if bigger money isn't offered? Word of mouth isn't getting it done.
GM is on its last legs and not learning a thing from the process. From the numbers above, we won't need 2010 GM products even if they somehow survive.
#8 of 40 Re: Inventory [gs42]
Jan 31, 2009 (10:59 pm)
Jan 31 update
2257 Impalas, 1194 Accords, 1280 Camrys, 554 Lucernes, 489 Sonatas. Within 100 mile radius. Sales look VERY slow. Much worse than predictions.
Feb 01, 2009 (4:43 pm)
I have tried several times to use this new feature and I always get "Loading Error Please check back in a few minutes."
So what's the problem? Edmunds or my computer?
#10 of 40 Re: What Gives? [oldfarmer50]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 01, 2009 (5:10 pm)
What's your operating system and what browser are you using?
You may need to upgrade your Java and/or Flash.