Damn and i jsut got a SUV GRRRadaptabl said:How true. Sales are shifting from the big V8 gas gussler high profit cars and trucks to the low profit Caliber. Time for a DC fire sale on the big pigs. The 300 looks dated even more now. SUV's are no longer a status symbols. Tough time for Chrysler in the next few years. Those ad's about the Hemi using gas and rubber will haunt them.
The problem is not the marketing people it's the poor product mix for today and tommorows customer. Who will be the first of the big three to die?
TBrenan said:This is an interesting thread we have owned 2 Dakota R/T's sold one and got an 02 Concode Lxi
I bought thru a wholesaler last year 80,000K for $`13,000.00 CDN Last week looked at an 03 Lx at a dealer for $19,000.00 CDN
This is what I see as wrong with Chrysler there is a major problem in pricing their vehicles, used prices (retail) are to hi.
My son is looking at a current Sebring, because he says they are the fastest depreciating car around
The new 300's are listed for around $30,000+ CDN in my area yet in checking with the wholesaler one year old V6's are running less than $18,000.-- the Hemi around $22,000
I feel if Chrysler wants to move vehicles they need to do something about used prices, wholesale seems O.K. retail off the wall.
Just my 2 cents
Terry in BC
Just think......the US carmakers were tacking about a 30% exchange rate on their cars, and the Japanese carmakers were tacking about 50% onto their cars. Now the exchange rates have changed, but the MSRP's haven't.boltuprite said:The other issue in Canada is the price disparity between it's same U.S counterpart.
This was understandable when the CDN $ was only worth 60 cents U.S. But with the CDN $ now being at 90 cents U.S, there is absolutely no justification for automakers to be gouging Canadain car buyers like this.
boltuprite said:Yep, there was an article in the paper this weekend about this very issue. If you have cash it's better to cross border shop. Just pay the GST and the AC tax when you bring it into Canada (no PST).