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13 Pictures of growing stocks of unsold cars around the world

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    Nissan has announced plans to cut its Sunderland workforce by 1,200. Thousands of unsold cars are stored around the factory's test track

    Honda is halting production at its Swindon plant in April and May, extending the two-month closure announced before Christmas to four months. Honda and Japanese rival Toyota are both cutting production in Japan and elsewhere. Pictured, Hondas await export at a pier in Tokyo

    Land Rover Freelander cars await distribution outside the Halewood operations site in Liverpool

    Earlier this week Jaguar Land Rover said 450 British jobs would go

    The open car storage areas in Corby, Northamptonshire, are reaching full capacity

    Imported cars stored at Sheerness open storage area awaiting delivery to dealers

    Newly imported cars fill the 150-acre site at the Toyota distribution centre in Long Beach, California

    The build-up of imported cars at the port of Newark, New Jersey

    Stocks of Ford trucks in Detroit, Michigan

    New cars jam the dockside in the port of Valencia in Spain

    Peugeot cars await shipment to Italian dealers at the port of Civitavecchia

    Unsold cars at Avonmouth Docks near Bristol

    With many manufacturers on extended Christmas shutdown, the number of cars rolling off production lines in December fell 47.5% to just 53,823
    Last edited by FRED; 02-08-09, 10:49 AM.

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    Re: 13 Pictures of growing stocks of unsold cars around the world

    I can remember dealing with auto salesmen who scorned a cash sale. The oversupply of vehicles may now present opportunity for many with cash. I suppose bankrupt dealerships might be a good place to start.

    First, auto companies may have to clear inventory of certain vehicles which will never again be seen at that price. So, there could be a once in a lifetime price on some vehicles. Once the inventories are cleared, the vehicle may be never be made again or only in limited supply.

    Secondly, if one were to know which vehicles were overstocked and MUST be cleared, it would be a huge advantage. If such data were available and could be centralized on a web site, it could be an interesting opportunity. I hope someone starts such a website.

    I bought my first new car in years a while ago but before doing it I did a lot of research including reading
    Confessions of a Car Salesman by a guy who went undercover at a car dealership:

    There are some other good articles at that site. I have no interest in Edmunds. The autoligopoly must go nuts when they see this stuff on the Internet.