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Old 08-05-2012, 12:36 PM   #41
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Corolla 23,640
Civic 20,554
Elantra 18,512
Focus 16,454
Cruze 14,954
Jetta 13,629
Dart 772
At least the Focus beats the Chevy Snooze. Also, the Dart is brand new and we will see how that does. I am suprised that the Jetta is not doing too bad in sales. It must be the rental car companies buying it up.
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:40 PM   #42
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I cannot believe how the corolla sells... we rented one last month (that had 4000kms!) on a trip and it was the worst car I have ever driven. Horrible quality all around, gutless is actually an understatement, and a horrible car to drive. The power steering would never track straight on the highway, any uneven ground and the car pulled side to side. I seriously wonder if people test drive other cars before deciding on shoddy crap like the corolla.
I test drove a Corolla briefly at the 2011 South Florida International Auto Show and it was bad. The steering is horrible! I think people buy the Corolla based on the Toyota reputation and also, it is among the simpliest cars in the class.
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:43 PM   #43
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... I blame the dealers for refusing to order 'difficult' colors.
... Around here, the dealers all have ONLY ugly cars in stock.
"Ugly" is in the eye of the beholder. Some folks like yellow, some silver, gray, or white.

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... I had to travel 60 miles away from a 1.5 million metro area with a dozen Ford dealers just to find a Yellow stick SE last August.
Think of it as an accomplishment rather than a penalty. That's part of the cost of not being just another member of a herd. Years from now that 60 mile drive will probably still stand out in your memories.

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... Why i have no idea, but they relish ordering bland cars.. And just seem to hate ordering any bright color, unless it is for a customer order.
Put yourself in their place. Every day a car sits in their inventory it loses them money. Would you order a car that more people are likely to be interested in and will sell sooner, or one that fewer people want and would sit around waiting a long time for a buyer to appear? (The color you bought has not been a big seller.) The best the dealer can hope for is that when that happens, the demand/supply equation works out in their favor and they can make up some of what it cost them to have the car sitting in inventory longer than usual. Where else are you going to go for the car you want? Of course, if you play it right, you can reverse that with "Who else is going to buy this car?" Just don't let them know up front that its what you REALLY want. (I hope you had a good "poker face" and got a good deal on yours.)

When it comes time to sell that car, you'll have a similar situation. You might have to wait a long time to find someone who wants that combination, but when you do you'll know they're not likely to find another like it anywhere nearby. The situation reverses if you try to trade it in to a dealer, though. Until then, you can really enjoy not seeing dozens of other cars just like yours everywhere you drive or park. Of course, if your driving style ever attracts the attention of a law enforcement officer, the same will be true -- easier to get lost in a crowd of traffic in one of those "ugly" colors. (Not sayin' how I know that.)

I'm in a similar situation looking for an SE sedan with a manual transmission in the SF bay area. Nobody buys them that way (even in the "ugly" color I'd prefer), so I'll have to order it. I guess I can test-drive an SE hatchback with a manual and an SE sedan with the DCT and hope I get the full picture, but I really would rather drive the particular car I'd be buying before giving them any money.
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:09 PM   #44
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Dude, check the post date on this next time. You're pretty late to the party.
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Dude, check the post date on this next time. You're pretty late to the party.
Agreed, but does that make any of what I wrote any less true? The passage of time has not revoked the sales figures from last July, or the reasons for them. Maybe Elizabeth has already sold her yellow SE, but the same principles still apply to anyone else looking for a rare configuration. What's the problem, dude?
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