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Have you guys been to a car lot recently?

 
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Have you guys been to a car lot recently?
Holy shit!

Took my car in for service at a huge dealer and they had like maybe 10 cars for sale and half of those were used...

How the hell are they going to stay in business?
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Re: Have you guys been to a car lot recently?
Same way they always have.

People bringing their cars into the stealership for maintenance.
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Re: Have you guys been to a car lot recently?
Same way they always have.

People bringing their cars into the stealership for maintenance.
 Quoting: LightShines


It's not the same at all..

When I bought that car the lot was FULL with new cars for sale..

Now it looks like a ghost town...
Few will listen,
Of the few who listen, fewer still will understand,
Understanding does not mean believe,
Of the handful who believe, most may not know what to do,
Those who even know, how many will actually do ?
And the rare ones who have done it.......
Need not listen to you anymore.
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Re: Have you guys been to a car lot recently?
Holy shit!

Took my car in for service at a huge dealer and they had like maybe 10 cars for sale and half of those were used...

How the hell are they going to stay in business?
 Quoting: ^TrInItY^


Same thing here in Salem, Oregon area.

And the used ones are a fucking fortune. No way I would pay that $$$ for on of those used cars/trucks.

Those dealerships are assholes though, so if they go out of business I couldn't care less.
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Re: Have you guys been to a car lot recently?
Same way they always have.

People bringing their cars into the stealership for maintenance.
 Quoting: LightShines


That's my guess too. My ex (that poothead) is the head of the maintenance for a group of car dealerships and according to him, that is actually where they have always made most of their money. They really don't get much out of new car sales. They do get a bit more from used cars, though.

So yeah, they'll eventually downsize the sales area, but the maintenance depts are perpetual cash cows.
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The ford stealerships almost empty.

Chevy and dodge have way more stock but pretty empty. This is Northeast Florida.

Stealership was offering our friend $500-$1000 more for her car than what she owed. We bought it instead. They would probobly mark it up over $5000 what we paid.

Last Edited by Overdue on 09/20/2021 08:18 PM
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Yeah same thing here in Northern Colorado.

Ya can't buy a tractor from Kubota either, they have none!
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Re: Have you guys been to a car lot recently?
I`ve noticed it too. No inventory on most dealerships.
A great time to get into the used car biz, open up a mobile repair service... no?
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God help you if you actually need to buy a car right now...

I couldn't believe it.
Few will listen,
Of the few who listen, fewer still will understand,
Understanding does not mean believe,
Of the handful who believe, most may not know what to do,
Those who even know, how many will actually do ?
And the rare ones who have done it.......
Need not listen to you anymore.
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Re: Have you guys been to a car lot recently?
Holy shit!

Took my car in for service at a huge dealer and they had like maybe 10 cars for sale and half of those were used...

How the hell are they going to stay in business?
 Quoting: ^TrInItY^


The're not, all part of the plan.....
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The local Ford dealer has nothing but white F-150s. Maybe a dozen. Crew cab short beds. Popular around here, but practically useless as a truck.

Nothing else for sale.
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Yeah I drive past one everyday, a big one, and they have nothing now. It only took 8 months to go from full to nothing
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Re: Have you guys been to a car lot recently?
Same way they always have.

People bringing their cars into the stealership for maintenance.
 Quoting: LightShines


It's not the same at all..

When I bought that car the lot was FULL with new cars for sale..

Now it looks like a ghost town...
 Quoting: ^TrInItY^


Soon only a few people will be able to buy new cars anyway. My mom bought a new car a couple years ago and is a little worried she won't be able to upgrade. I'm still driving my old Honda and probably will for another 20 years.
Goodbye, halcyon days...

 There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.

There is another theory mentioned, which states that this has already happened.
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Took 3 months to get into dealer, than my car was in the shop 2 months, nissan here. No workers, no parts. No cars to sell. Lights are basically off most of the time beside the office workers. Maybe 1 salesman, there nothing to sell.
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No computer chips and other parts, buy some cars and turn around and flip them if you have the heart
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Re: Have you guys been to a car lot recently?
Holy shit!

Took my car in for service at a huge dealer and they had like maybe 10 cars for sale and half of those were used...

How the hell are they going to stay in business?
 Quoting: ^TrInItY^


The smaller ones won't stay in business, they'll be gobbled up by the larger, regional "multi line" organizations.
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Re: Have you guys been to a car lot recently?
The local Ford dealer has nothing but white F-150s. Maybe a dozen. Crew cab short beds. Popular around here, but practically useless as a truck.

Nothing else for sale.
 Quoting: Crunch62


What is it about those short bed white trucks? My bf swears his is the best damn truck on earth LOL whyyyyyyy
Goodbye, halcyon days...

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There is another theory mentioned, which states that this has already happened.
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Holy shit!

Took my car in for service at a huge dealer and they had like maybe 10 cars for sale and half of those were used...

How the hell are they going to stay in business?
 Quoting: ^TrInItY^


Same thing here in Salem, Oregon area.

And the used ones are a fucking fortune. No way I would pay that $$$ for on of those used cars/trucks.

Those dealerships are assholes though, so if they go out of business I couldn't care less.
 Quoting: Debug


I was researching for a couple of weeks new and used cars here in southern Oregon, they're all nightmares. Engine trouble, transmission, electrical, bursting into flames, stopping dead in traffic. Just keeping the two I know for now.

Maybe every body is doing the same.
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Microchip supply issues from South Asia you would think an American company would step up and fill the gap you know because we invented the microchip
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They aren’t.

They are all getting reset
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Re: Have you guys been to a car lot recently?
Same way they always have.

People bringing their cars into the stealership for maintenance.
 Quoting: LightShines


It's not the same at all..

When I bought that car the lot was FULL with new cars for sale..

Now it looks like a ghost town...
 Quoting: ^TrInItY^


Soon only a few people will be able to buy new cars anyway. My mom bought a new car a couple years ago and is a little worried she won't be able to upgrade. I'm still driving my old Honda and probably will for another 20 years.
 Quoting: Only Me


Yeah i got a nice honda 4 banger. Plan to drive it forever. I get 37-40 mpg!!

Last Edited by Overdue on 09/20/2021 08:16 PM
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And in those days people will seek death and will not find it. They will long to die, but death will flee from them.
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It’s bad dude! My car was totaled last month so I went to Toyota to buy a new car and they had 50 cars on the lot. My sales man told that they usually have 400-500 in stock and they have no clue when they’ll get more.
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Prince Edward Island Canada here , dodge and Ford have nothing on the lots
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It's real bad, and it's not coming back soon.

Friend owns a Lincoln dealership, in Detroit for their meeting now.....they basically said prepare to go full used, new cars aren't coming for 6 to 12 months.
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a guy helped me with moving some furniture. He had just
picked up his F150 from service department. it's a 2014
that he bought a year ago. the dealer offered to buy
it back for original price + $3k.
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Same way they always have.

People bringing their cars into the stealership for maintenance.
 Quoting: LightShines


Indeed dealerships are always a ripoff.

Once got a quote for a new intake manifold nearly $4000 dollars including $150 for 8 new bolts. Purchased the manifold for a parts store which included the bolts for less then $400 and spent an hour installing it.
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They aren’t.

They are all getting reset
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I travel for my job, it’s been that way in the 10 or more states have been in the last couple months. Some will have 12 new vehicles some 30. The majority of the lots have been empty or they try to fill them up with used vehicles. If China makes a successful move on Taiwan you better get used to it and by something old that you can work on. I’ve got a company in Arizona that’s building me a crate motor that’s taking 24 weeks so far, I may get it after 28 or 30. Many of their suppliers don’t have raw materials to manufacture parts with. The boss at the shop informed me the biggest Copper mine in Arizona or maybe the country was scheduled to close but now they are staying open after signing a huge contract. The kicker is the copper will be sent to China for use in manufacturing electric vehicles etc.. to sell back to the United States…
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I just had to replace my 2005 Civic. Went to the dealership and they had 12 new cars in stock, and about 20 used cars. I went with a used car, a 2016 civic, one I had seen online in their inventory. Online it said that something like 12-13 people were interested in it, and I thought that was probably just fake and a way for the dealer to pull more people in to shop around. Well, it wasn't fake and the only reason I got the car was that I was the first one on the lot as soon as the place opened up the next morning. And ge this--I paid 18 grand for it. 18K for a 5-year old car with 46,000 miles on it, which the salesman told me I could have had for about 12K if I had been car shopping in May.

Yeah, the salesman said none of them are making much commission right now. Not enough cars to sell.
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The local Ford dealer has nothing but white F-150s. Maybe a dozen. Crew cab short beds. Popular around here, but practically useless as a truck.

Nothing else for sale.
 Quoting: Crunch62


I noticed that too, and almost everything else for sale was a white vehicle, which I personally don't want.
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