Saturn is low on used cars?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Kelly, Oct 31, 2003.

  1. Kelly

    Kelly Guest

    I had a Saturn sales guy call me at work today, I guess he got my number
    from Service, asking if I would like to take a look at the new Saturn's, as
    they are low on used Saturns, and could offer a good trade for my 95. I told
    him that I am not in the market right now. Can this be for real? They need
    used cars? I can see them pushing the sales of new cars, and I don't mind
    them inquiring with me about it, but I can't see them wanting my old car
    Kelly, Oct 31, 2003
  2. Kelly

    James Guest

    They want your used car because they want you to buy a new ones, its just a
    usual sales talk.
    James, Oct 31, 2003
  3. It's a typical sales tactic. There is one thing that there is no shortage of
    now, and its used cars. The intense competition, rebates and incentives,
    created a huge glut of used cars.
    Steven M. Scharf, Oct 31, 2003
  4. Kelly

    NewsGroupie Guest

    Sounds like a Female Sales Pitch, or FSP for short. Yeah, it's real common.

    It means that you get a free, new car because they need your used piece to
    spruce up their lot. I mean, why bother trying to get $14,000 when you can
    get $1,500?

    Don't be naive.
    NewsGroupie, Oct 31, 2003
  5. This is B.S. Look at every "buy here, pay here" or "easy credit" type
    lot... tons of saturns. They seem near the bottom of the auction/resale
    pecking order. Good or bad, depending on your point of view.
    Jeff McDonald, Nov 6, 2003
  6. Kelly

    mjh404 Guest

    Interesting, on the PBS Nightly Business Report report the other night they
    were saying that GM sales are hurting by 7.5% due to declining sales in
    Saturn division. SO I guess they are getting desperate enough to start
    acting like the rest of them. In this case though, this particular
    dealership seems to be crossing the BS line.
    mjh404, Nov 6, 2003
  7. From what I understand, the ION does not attract the S-series crowd.
    (It doesn't appeal to me, at least.) So they're throwing out one bunch
    of fans that took 12 years to get and starting anew. Idiots.

    Low-mileage 02 Ss will probably hold their resale value somewhat
    better as the "last of the breed."

    They should have done like VW and kept the same body style forever
    so it never goes out of fashion. If they sold Ss parallel to IONs though
    the ION would sell even worse and the execs would have egg on their
    faces. I'd bet you'd find many present S-series owners who drove
    beetles back in the day.

    I'll take the low resale value of used saturns, as that's how I buy 'em.
    So of course my opinion is off the radar screen of new car designers.
    Jeff McDonald, Nov 6, 2003
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    Ken Knapp Guest

    Yeah, IMHO resale value is a bunch of bunk anyhow. A car is a losing
    investment no matter what you get. Myself I buy 'em to drive, not to trade
    back in. The only way to get your money out of a car is to drive it.

    Ken Knapp, Nov 7, 2003
  9. Kelly

    clutch Guest

    A car is an asset that you use to procure income. Yup, getting to work
    each day at lowest cost with considerations for safety made in the

    clutch, Nov 9, 2003
  10. Kelly

    Matt O'Toole Guest

    It's not BS at all. There may be a lot of Saturns at the bottom-feeder lots,
    but that's only because people tend to keep them a long time, until they're
    almost ready for the junkyard. Because of this, Saturn dealers *do* have
    trouble getting enough quality used Saturns -- less than 5 years old, with less
    than 50k miles or so.

    Matt O.
    Matt O'Toole, Nov 12, 2003
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