Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > General > General Automotive Discussion
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


General Automotive Discussion

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 09-25-2004, 01:21 AM
ford390gashog's Avatar
ford390gashog ford390gashog is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Brentwood,CA
Posts: 14,762
ford390gashog is a name known to allford390gashog is a name known to allford390gashog is a name known to allford390gashog is a name known to allford390gashog is a name known to allford390gashog is a name known to all
what happens to cars that don't sell

i was at a very small ford dealership and i noticed they had a 03 ford explorer and a 03 ford f 150 why would these still be on the lot
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-25-2004, 01:35 AM
85e150six4mtod 85e150six4mtod is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 16,237
85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation
They are probably optioned wrong and are dogs....Usually the dealer's inventory is made available to other dealers and if there is a call for a certain model, away it goes. Sounds like these are just plain dogs that didn't clear out at the half year sale, the summer sale, the fall sale, the new model sale, the back to school sale, the Thanksgiving special sale, the Christmas sale, the inventory reduction year end sale, the New Years sale, and the January saving day sale.....


Either that or the dealer likes to look at them, or he doesn't have many sales...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-25-2004, 02:12 AM
mikemc's Avatar
mikemc mikemc is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 858
mikemc is starting off with a positive reputation.
Hmmm, that's a good question. I love Rangers and I like looking at on-line inventory at lots in the region. I notice there are still lots of new '04 models out there with '05's rolling in. I'd say if you are lucky enough to find the one you want still on the lot as the '05 models take over, you could make a killer deal. No idea what becomes of them if they still won't sell. Maybe they get sent to super high volume lots where they will eventually find a home?
__________________
My other truck is a Pierce pumper
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-25-2004, 02:41 AM
captcarstop's Avatar
captcarstop captcarstop is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: dundalk md
Posts: 200
captcarstop is starting off with a positive reputation.
Some are leased for a year, or traded in, and some dealers even take back fleet vehicles (like rental companies) with low miles towards trade in. Some are trade in vehicles from individuals too.

When I buy I try to find one that is previous model year. Last one I bought they gave 8500 off, 4000 rebate for being year old model, and 4500 because it had 6000 miles as a demo. I also went during a blizzard, and was one of 3 people there which helped as they gave me an extra 3000 over blue book for my trade to make the numbers work out better, essentially paying it off since I was a bit upside down on it. didn't hurt my friend had just dropped 45k on a special order explorer with the same salseman the last week either, and he went with me

Ron
__________________
SORRY BOYZZ!!! 8 Hours a day on the wrong side of the radar...AND 16 hours in the HAMMER LANE with my 1966 CREW CAB!!!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-25-2004, 05:09 AM
truckertaz's Avatar
truckertaz truckertaz is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Eastern Iowa Soon Texas
Posts: 1,944
truckertaz is starting off with a positive reputation.
They are melted down into paper weights and coffee stirers
__________________
Bill

Teamster local 421
Do not disturb.....Already disturbed
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-25-2004, 05:54 AM
Torque1st's Avatar
Torque1st Torque1st is offline
Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 30,260
Torque1st is a splendid one to beholdTorque1st is a splendid one to beholdTorque1st is a splendid one to beholdTorque1st is a splendid one to beholdTorque1st is a splendid one to beholdTorque1st is a splendid one to beholdTorque1st is a splendid one to beholdTorque1st is a splendid one to behold
There is not much of a discount on a "new" last years model because it is still a new vehicle. To someone that trades vehicles every few years the depreciation hit would be tremendous. To someone that keeps a vehicle for 10 years a leftover depreciation is not a problem. A vehicle that is sitting on a lot must still be driven occasionally tho or things go wrong.
__________________
"Beam me up Scotty. There's no intelligent life down here..."
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-25-2004, 10:45 AM
CowboyBilly9Mile's Avatar
CowboyBilly9Mile CowboyBilly9Mile is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Eastern WA
Posts: 6,940
CowboyBilly9Mile is a name known to allCowboyBilly9Mile is a name known to allCowboyBilly9Mile is a name known to allCowboyBilly9Mile is a name known to allCowboyBilly9Mile is a name known to allCowboyBilly9Mile is a name known to all
Everything can be sold...........when the price is correct.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-25-2004, 01:16 PM
85e150six4mtod 85e150six4mtod is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 16,237
85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation
I bought an '89 in August of '90. I can't say it was a Mercury Topaz, or I will be ridiculed and laughed off the site. Anyway, it had almost ever option, with bordello red interior, power locks and windows etc. It even had the higher output motor, 100 horse vs. the standard 98..... but it was a 5 speed.

Sticker: $12000+, my price, $8950.

I couldn't beat BMW 318's or 320's, but I could keep a fender on them so they couldn't cut me off.....

I really miss the little luggage rack on the trunk....
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-25-2004, 02:58 PM
1956MarkII 1956MarkII is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Rochester, NY USA
Posts: 7,686
1956MarkII has a very good reputation on FTE.1956MarkII has a very good reputation on FTE.1956MarkII has a very good reputation on FTE.1956MarkII has a very good reputation on FTE.
Some dealers (especially those real small ones) have an "unusual" attitude when it comes to their inventory. There's a certain price that that just HAVE to get, and they'll sit and wait till the right person comes along and pays it. Even if it takes 2-3 years. The truly sad part is this: there are NO rebates on any new '03 Fords. You can actually buy an '04 for less. And there's no getting around the fact that, although new as in never been used, a leftover '03 is still a 2-year-old car.
__________________
Empower The Public, Pay It Forward
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-25-2004, 04:34 PM
cbsaf cbsaf is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Alabama/Florida
Posts: 260
cbsaf is starting off with a positive reputation.
When a car gets 2 years old on the lot where i bought my last truck they go as low as they can and set the aside to "highlight" them. About 4 weeks ago they had a brand new 2003 reg cab 4x4 V6 flare side F150 for about 13,000. That is not bad for less than 25 miles on it. Still some sucker down the road probably paid $14,995 for the same thing used.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 09-26-2004, 06:43 PM
Jerry Gougeon Jerry Gougeon is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Ont. Can.
Posts: 553
Jerry Gougeon is starting off with a positive reputation.
Leftovers :

They shred them up and add some poop and build new Chebbys from them :

__________________
Grey Ghost :
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-26-2004, 07:07 PM
websthes's Avatar
websthes websthes is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Montreal Canada
Posts: 2,680
websthes has a great reputation on FTE.websthes has a great reputation on FTE.websthes has a great reputation on FTE.websthes has a great reputation on FTE.
maybe the dealers drive them... they could keep them as a courtesy car or a parts getter for the garage.

sometimes people buy a car, everything's fine, but then something happens to the financing and dealer has to take a car back with already a few hundred clicks on it

i think around here they go to auction. they can't afford to sit on a 20,000 car that won't sell.

i went to see some 2003's they claimed were 10,000 off. they nickel the price down but they won't give you the 0.0%. i guess it's a good buy if you can't qualify for the low interest anyway
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-26-2004, 10:08 PM
mymechanic'sanidiot's Avatar
mymechanic'sanidiot mymechanic'sanidiot is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 717
mymechanic'sanidiot has a good reputation on FTE.mymechanic'sanidiot has a good reputation on FTE.
My dad went truck shopping back in the 80's, a chebby unfortunately. It was end of the model year 86 and he found one he liked but they wouldn't budge on price at all. He went back a year later and the truck was still there. Sad thing is, even though they were willing to talk then I don't think he got a whole lot off.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 09-27-2004, 12:13 AM
MW95F250's Avatar
MW95F250 MW95F250 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 2,498
MW95F250 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Around here, they just put them to the back of the lot until auction day. Or they use them as loaners--which I now know they do from first hand experience.
__________________
2004 F-250 XL Regular Cab Longbed 4x2 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel/Torqshift Automatic, Straight Pipes, 3.73LS, Tekonsha Prodigy

John Deere Ag, CCE, and CF Certified Technician
Kohler Certified Expert Technician
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 09-27-2004, 10:57 AM
Jerry Gougeon Jerry Gougeon is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Ont. Can.
Posts: 553
Jerry Gougeon is starting off with a positive reputation.
Hot Deals :

A school chum from high school who has sold vehicles his whole life told me to by in July and do it at a big dealership with a full lot .

Check the frame rails and under carriage for signs of early rusting .

This vehicle has been sitting on the lot with interest and demerage being paid
all year and will bring the best deal .

All big dealers operate on consinment and only look at volume of sales at closing time . Any commission salesman working the lot will sell anything on the lot for $500 profit before closing time . 3.00 pm is the time of day and ask to see the shipping invoice which will be in the sales managers desk not on the side window of the truck .

When the salesman keeps telling you he has to clear any deals you can weasel out of him with the manager , this is what he is checking .

I purchased my 4X4 this way and paid less than everybody was putting out
for pick ups .

__________________
Grey Ghost :
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2004, 10:57 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wrenchin' Party! Flip4ford Kansas Chapter 9 10-29-2014 09:55 AM
New Wheel on an 03 F250 ALASKAF250 Super Duty & Heavy Duty 6 07-22-2008 08:51 AM
03 ford 03fordpower New Member Introductions 1 02-20-2008 04:39 PM
03 Water Fording daveplot Expedition & Navigator 5 09-18-2003 07:35 AM
'03 Explorer Chip/Tuner chamill Computer Chips & Tuners 1 05-22-2003 09:28 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > General > General Automotive Discussion

Tags
1944, 2010, cars, dealer, dont, end, ford, inventory, model, sale, sell, truck, vehicles, what, year

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


Participate In The Forums

Create new posts and participate in discussions. It's free!

Sign Up »





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup