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knicks125
03-14-2005, 12:13 PM
From edmunds Inside line:<p>FYI - <p>SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Not all new car models<br>first introduced in the 2005 model year are faring as well in others in<br>today's competitive marketplace, according to the Edmunds Price Index released today by Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information.<p>Of the new introductions, Land Rover LR3, Chrysler 300 and Hyundai Tucson sold at the smallest discounts -- 0.1%, 2.8% and 3.6% below sticker price, respectively. Pontiac G6, Buick LaCrosse and Chevrolet Cobalt had the highest average discounts: 19.9%, 14.7% and 10.4%, respectively. Overall, new models averaged a 9.0% discount from MSRP in February 2005, compared with the industry average discount of 15.0%.<p>Article here: <A HREF="http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/03-14-2005/0003194034&EDATE=" TARGET="_blank">http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-...DATE=</A>

knicks125
03-14-2005, 12:15 PM
Personally I think it's sad that, GM in particular, have to offer such steep discounts to attract buyers; although I do think these three cars (g6, lacrosse, cobalt) are pretty good

CarMattZu777
03-14-2005, 05:57 PM
Cobalts are advertised here for $10,280. And thats with auto transmission, AC, and CD. Pretty good deal, but is there a reason for these massive discounts?

knicks125
03-15-2005, 10:46 AM
i can think of two reasons, in the case for GM:<p>to gain/sustain market share<p>to sell more cars b/c so far not a lot are buying GM (evident by their current losing streak)

mzoltarp
03-25-2005, 07:30 AM
The G6 is probably the best small car GM USA has and therefore they are in deep trouble that a good product does not sell. The Cobalt is well engineered but the styling is not exactly fluid. It's not ugly, but it could have had slightly better proportions. The Lacrosse is simply a Regal with new fenders, which was itself a GM10 with new fenders. The Buick is old tech.