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Old 04-18-2005, 05:01   #1 (permalink)
NoOption5L@aol.com
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OT: Post Your Final Predictions On New Charger Sales

Yea, the new Charger is OT in the NG, but I think its future sales
could have a big impact on the types of muscle cars we'll see in the
future. I think if the Charger sells well we could see more
inexpensive V8-powered RWD sedans. In other words, buying a mid-size
sedan wouldn't have to mean an Accord, Altima, Camry, Intrepid, Taurus,
Impala FWD-type car.

What are your thoughts?

And what are your final prediction for the future sales of this new
Charger?

a) It'll quickly join the scrap yard with Ford's latest T-bird.
b) It'll do okay. Nothing great, but good enough to stick around for a
while.
c) It'll sell good/great. I think Chrylser is onto something here.

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By Brett Clanton

Chrysler may soon have another hit on its hands.

The Auburn Hills unit of DaimlerChrysler AG says it has taken
20,000 orders and identified 85,000 potential buyers for the 2006 Dodge
Charger sedan, which goes into production this week.

Not even the Chrysler 300 sedan, the automaker's biggest hit in
years, posted such strong early numbers.

"To us, it's a good indication of the interest level in this
vehicle," said Chrysler spokesman Rick Deneau.

But the four-door revival of the classic muscle car will face stiff
competition in the midsize sedan category now ruled by the Honda Accord
and Toyota Camry.

Industry forecaster Global Insight predicts annual sales at 70,000
for the Charger, which would make it a hit but not a home run. The
Accord sold more than that in the first three months of this year.

But Andre Tadros, general sales manager at Northwestern Dodge in
Detroit, says early customer response tells him the Charger will be a
strong seller.

"I haven't seen this much excitement for a Dodge in a long time,"
he said.

Chrysler will build the Charger at its plant in Brampton, Ontario,
and expects to have the first models in dealerships by early next
month.
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Patrick
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Old 04-18-2005, 07:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: OT: Post Your Final Predictions On New Charger Sales

I say somewhere between "B" and "C" if it is priced starting in the very
low $30k range. If they made it a two door and kept the price under
$35k loaded it would sell incredibly well.

NoOption5L@aol.com wrote:
> Yea, the new Charger is OT in the NG, but I think its future sales
> could have a big impact on the types of muscle cars we'll see in the
> future. I think if the Charger sells well we could see more
> inexpensive V8-powered RWD sedans. In other words, buying a mid-size
> sedan wouldn't have to mean an Accord, Altima, Camry, Intrepid, Taurus,
> Impala FWD-type car.
>
> What are your thoughts?
>
> And what are your final prediction for the future sales of this new
> Charger?
>
> a) It'll quickly join the scrap yard with Ford's latest T-bird.
> b) It'll do okay. Nothing great, but good enough to stick around for a
> while.
> c) It'll sell good/great. I think Chrylser is onto something here.
>
> ---
> By Brett Clanton
>
> Chrysler may soon have another hit on its hands.
>
> The Auburn Hills unit of DaimlerChrysler AG says it has taken
> 20,000 orders and identified 85,000 potential buyers for the 2006 Dodge
> Charger sedan, which goes into production this week.
>
> Not even the Chrysler 300 sedan, the automaker's biggest hit in
> years, posted such strong early numbers.
>
> "To us, it's a good indication of the interest level in this
> vehicle," said Chrysler spokesman Rick Deneau.
>
> But the four-door revival of the classic muscle car will face stiff
> competition in the midsize sedan category now ruled by the Honda Accord
> and Toyota Camry.
>
> Industry forecaster Global Insight predicts annual sales at 70,000
> for the Charger, which would make it a hit but not a home run. The
> Accord sold more than that in the first three months of this year.
>
> But Andre Tadros, general sales manager at Northwestern Dodge in
> Detroit, says early customer response tells him the Charger will be a
> strong seller.
>
> "I haven't seen this much excitement for a Dodge in a long time,"
> he said.
>
> Chrysler will build the Charger at its plant in Brampton, Ontario,
> and expects to have the first models in dealerships by early next
> month.
> ---
>
> Patrick
> '93 Cobra
>

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Old 04-18-2005, 13:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: OT: Post Your Final Predictions On New Charger Sales

Till the price of a gallon of gas hits $3.00. Didn't Chrysler learn
from when they introduced the Cordova (With the fine Corinthian
leather) in the mid 70's??

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Old 04-18-2005, 13:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: OT: Post Your Final Predictions On New Charger Sales

NoOp wrote:

> Industry forecaster Global Insight predicts
> annual sales at 70,000 for the Charger,
> which would make it a hit but not a home run.


70,000 x $30,000 = $2,100,000,000. Not too shabby. In this day and
age anything that sells a steady 70,000 units per year is more than
earning its keep.

> The Accord sold more than that in the first three
> months of this year.


The Accord sold 18,643 in its first year (1976).
http://www.edmunds.com/reviews/gener...9/article.html
..

Sales of a mass-market rwd with massive torque is unpredictable. I
thought the snowbelt folks were petrified of rwd, even with a wimpy
2-liter. If the Charger does not remind them of the reasons for that
phobia, it should do pretty well. So I choose "C" -- "It'll sell
good/great. I think Chrylser is onto something here." I see those
ugly 300's all over here on the Coast, and I would never have predicted
that.

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Old 04-18-2005, 15:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Post Your Final Predictions On New Charger Sales

My prediction on future Charger sales:
I predict that next week, month, year, century,
I STILL will not give a shit how many they sell,
what their options are,
what their market is,
or how much they cost.

How's that?

Kate

<NoOption5L@aol.com> wrote in message
news:1113824432.136329.272530@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
| Yea, the new Charger is OT in the NG, but I think its future sales
| could have a big impact on the types of muscle cars we'll see in the
| future. I think if the Charger sells well we could see more
| inexpensive V8-powered RWD sedans. In other words, buying a mid-size
| sedan wouldn't have to mean an Accord, Altima, Camry, Intrepid, Taurus,
| Impala FWD-type car.
|
| What are your thoughts?
|
| And what are your final prediction for the future sales of this new
| Charger?
|
| a) It'll quickly join the scrap yard with Ford's latest T-bird.
| b) It'll do okay. Nothing great, but good enough to stick around for a
| while.
| c) It'll sell good/great. I think Chrylser is onto something here.
|
| ---
| By Brett Clanton
|
| Chrysler may soon have another hit on its hands.
|
| The Auburn Hills unit of DaimlerChrysler AG says it has taken
| 20,000 orders and identified 85,000 potential buyers for the 2006 Dodge
| Charger sedan, which goes into production this week.
|
| Not even the Chrysler 300 sedan, the automaker's biggest hit in
| years, posted such strong early numbers.
|
| "To us, it's a good indication of the interest level in this
| vehicle," said Chrysler spokesman Rick Deneau.
|
| But the four-door revival of the classic muscle car will face stiff
| competition in the midsize sedan category now ruled by the Honda Accord
| and Toyota Camry.
|
| Industry forecaster Global Insight predicts annual sales at 70,000
| for the Charger, which would make it a hit but not a home run. The
| Accord sold more than that in the first three months of this year.
|
| But Andre Tadros, general sales manager at Northwestern Dodge in
| Detroit, says early customer response tells him the Charger will be a
| strong seller.
|
| "I haven't seen this much excitement for a Dodge in a long time,"
| he said.
|
| Chrysler will build the Charger at its plant in Brampton, Ontario,
| and expects to have the first models in dealerships by early next
| month.
| ---
|
| Patrick
| '93 Cobra
|


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Old 04-18-2005, 16:01   #6 (permalink)
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mustangjoe wrote:

> Till the price of a gallon of gas hits $3.00. Didn't Chrysler learn
> from when they introduced the Cordova (With the fine Corinthian
> leather) in the mid 70's??
>


"Cordoba"... & Charger/Magnum.

And, they were just a re-skinned 1971 Charger/Satellite. Shared
complete driveline components & geometry, A-pillars, windshields &
cowls. Then added the dreaded "Lean-Burn"...

Chrysler was just very slow to adapt at the time... in some areas... as
was Ford (1972 Torino became LTD II / Thunderbird / Montego / Cougar
through 1979 when re-skinned).

Rob
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Old 04-18-2005, 16:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: OT: Post Your Final Predictions On New Charger Sales

trainfan1 wrote:

> mustangjoe wrote:
>
>> Till the price of a gallon of gas hits $3.00. Didn't Chrysler learn
>> from when they introduced the Cordova (With the fine Corinthian
>> leather) in the mid 70's??
>>

>
> "Cordoba"... & Charger/Magnum.


Oh yes... and the Sport Fury 2 dr, w/ a Road Runner variant...

Rob
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Old 04-18-2005, 19:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: OT: Post Your Final Predictions On New Charger Sales

If the price of gas hits $3.00 then people will be trading in their
SUV's for FOR a Charger. ;)

mustangjoe wrote:
> Till the price of a gallon of gas hits $3.00. Didn't Chrysler learn
> from when they introduced the Cordova (With the fine Corinthian
> leather) in the mid 70's??
>

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Old 04-18-2005, 19:01   #9 (permalink)
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<one80out@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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NoOp wrote:

> > Industry forecaster Global Insight predicts
> > annual sales at 70,000 for the Charger,
> > which would make it a hit but not a home run.

>
> 70,000 x $30,000 = $2,100,000,000. Not too shabby. In this
> day and age anything that sells a steady 70,000 units per year is
> more than earning its keep.


Are you calculating retail? Chrysler gets a small percentage of that. The
dealer gets probably a better percentage. Then there are all of the vendors
who supplied the parts that made up those 70,000 cars and the employees who
were paid to assemble them. Yes, that adds $2billion to the general economy,
but it wouldn't make Chrysler's year.

The line that makes me gag is: "But the four-door revival of the classic
muscle car will face stiff competition in the midsize sedan category now
ruled by the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry." That's like when Consumer
Reports judges a Mustang against the Dodge Stratus, because the Stratus is
its closest "competition".

dwight


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Old 04-18-2005, 19:01   #10 (permalink)
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"SVTKate" <whoever@whatever.complaint.dept> wrote in message
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> My prediction on future Charger sales:
> I predict that next week, month, year, century,
> I STILL will not give a shit how many they sell,
> what their options are,
> what their market is,
> or how much they cost.
>
> How's that?


All I know is it's one ugly MoFo car.
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