From the monthly archives: September, 2011

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Incentives: More likely a battle than a war

I have read a few articles about the imminent incentive war coming in the next few months. The argument is simple; Toyota and Honda will get inventory back from the return of full production and attempt to recoup some of the market share they lost during the past few months.  Domestic manufacturers, reluctant to give up share, will counter with their own round of incentives until our market reaches a crescendo and an all out price war ensues. I am of the opinion that we won’t get to that point. There are a few factors that need to be considered by manufacturers before they intend ...

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New Vehicle Sales – An Optimistic View

Uncertainty in the economy has certainly created some challenges for the automotive market.  The Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) for new car sales barely topped 12M for August and used sales declined by about 3% according to CNW.  Considering the tumultuousness of stock market and the increased dissatisfaction with economic policy, new car sales should be considered a bright spot in our economy. Economic headwinds aside, there are reasons to believe that momentum will continue to build for new vehicle sales. For starters, replacement demand for vehicles should keep the new ...

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