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Old 05-22-2003, 03:07   #1 (permalink)
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Question Unsold New Cars

What happens to all the AU's that are still brand new but never get sold?
Are they sent back to the factory to be stripped for parts or do they just sit on the lot until somebody buys them, or is it something totally different?

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At my local dealer, they sit on the lot and get flogged off for whatever price. One example I saw was a white AUIII XR8 Rebel fully kitted and optioned (except sunroof) that's just got "FOR SALE" across the windscreen, no marked price.
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Sits on the lot, or transferred to another dealer.
I thought they also did run out deals to help move them.

It wouldn't be cost effective to strip them for parts.
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yeah my dealer has a few left, a nice red Fairmont Ghia, but they are still quoting 50's for it. I cant believe that, as if anyones going to pay that for an Fairmont Ghia that is nearly a year old and is the old model.

One dealer is selling new AUIII Fairmonts with leather(AUIII option in Fairmont) for $33 000.
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mmm, wish i could get an AU III XR8 sedan somewhere.
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Originally posted by AUIIIXR6VCT
mmm, wish i could get an AU III XR8 sedan somewhere.
As of a week ago Knox Ford had a silver one with leather and some other options. About $50K driveaway.

A bit exxy considering the BA's pricing.
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Old 05-22-2003, 08:14   #8 (permalink)
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Have you seen a run-out sale of AUs at all? NO - that's because one of the largest fleet buyers in Oz bought most of the existing AU3 stock at ridiculous prices! Still, this will slow the slide of AU prices until they hit the 2nd hand market in 12-24 months.

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They had a new AU3 XR8 at Gregorys until a couple of weeks ago just under $44000 drive away.
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I saw a brand new AUII Falcon for sale, at a bargin price of $24k.

Thats pretty cheap.
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