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Mitsubishi Outlander, SUV
#74 of 113 Re: I guess I just don't get it [cannon3]
Apr 08, 2011 (8:48 am)
Ford and GM are idling plants in the US already. There will be shortages of all sorts of odd ball parts.
#78 of 113 Just as Demand Rebounds, Dealership Chain Grapples With a Shortage
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
May 15, 2011 (5:40 pm)
"AutoNation's Maroone Honda in Hollywood, Fla., is only getting four Odyssey minivans from Honda Motor Co. in May. It normally sells 20 a month.
"Do the math," Mr. Jackson said at the meeting. "We are going to be out of certain models at some point."
Quake Throws AutoNation Into a Spin (Wall St Journal)
#79 of 113 Upcoming automatic transmission shortage?
May 18, 2011 (4:36 pm)
A co-worker bought a new car this week. White chatting with the dealer reps., he was told that all but one Japanese plant that makes critical auto tranny parts for automakers around the world are destroyed. The Japanese government is forcing the one operational plant, which is apparently owned by one automaker, to share its resources with other automakers' production crews on a rotating weekly schedule so that you average car consumer in the U.S. won't face a day within the next month or three where the dealer lots are completely filled with manual transmission vehicles (if any vehicles at all).
That...smells funny. Sounds like a rumor to me. The dealer reps. did mention that they had a large supply of the manual version of the vehicle he bought.
Used Prii are apparently hot also, commanding a purchase price that are equivalent or more than a new model.
#80 of 113 Re: Upcoming automatic transmission shortage? [carthell]
May 19, 2011 (6:37 am)
The local dealer is down to their last 12 in stock, and all are listed at MSRP.
If you want their free-oil-change coupon book, you actually pay above MSRP for a Prius!
#81 of 113 Re: Upcoming automatic transmission shortage? [carthell]
May 19, 2011 (10:21 am)
That sounds like a rumor to me. Jatco and Aisin are IIRC the two largest transmission makers in Japan and for both to have lost all their plants (including others around the world) save one is probably just talk.
May 19, 2011 (12:28 pm)
"Production was disrupted at major manufacturers, notably in the automobile industry.
Toyota Motor Corp. has said that the natural disaster cut its operating profit for the fiscal year by ¥110 billion ($1.35 billion) from the forecast made in February as it had to idle all its domestic factories right after the quake and to repair damaged equipment at some plants.
The supply problems in the world's third-largest economy also hit some of Japan's trade partners. U.S. manufacturing output fell 0.4% on month in April, the first decline in 10 months, as Japan's disaster limited the supply of parts needed to assemble cars in the U.S."
Japan Slides Into Recession (WSJ).
#83 of 113 Re: economy contracts [steve_]
May 23, 2011 (11:00 am)
I guess we're seeing the fiscal results of the things we've been talking about for months.
I'm surprised Toyota profited at all.