Hard to move (Part II of II)
- March 20, 2019
- Auto Extended Warranty, Extended Auto Warranty
- Posted by Peter F
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We’re continuing our report on some of the worst movers off a lot, it’s a celebrated bunch!
The Chrysler 200 met its demise in 2018 which needed to move the final 1,043 left on this great green earth. Known for its generous terms (84 month deals at a whopping 0% APR), the 200s still spent close to 5 months on the lot before someone came around to snatch them up. Poor performance, no doubt.
A handsome ride, for sure, but the handsome face doesn’t always get the girl. And girls avoided this supermodel like the plague, with the E-Class spending an inconceivable 156 average days on the lot. At a rather hefty $53,500, this sedan has been in production since 1993 but competes with the Lexus GS, Infiniti Q70 and Adi A6. Frankly, it never competed.
This one pains us to report on. The classic Impala, good grief, what have we come to. What we’ve come to is sub-par performance from a classic that has been around since 1958 but is really struggling to find relevancy. Still in its 10thgeneration (inaugurated in 2014), the Impala has kept up with the times, but it needs 147 average days on a lot to do so.
In its fourth generation since 2011, the XJ is a luxury sedan that has become a tough sell these days. A price tag in the $75,000 arena makes this a certain investment and lagging technology coupled with a reputation for unreliability is not luring many suitors.
It’s an Audi, yes, but it’s a hatchback, and those aren’t in high demand. New features were added in 2018 (a larger engine being the most notable), but these add-on’s have not grabbed consumers in the manner expected. When a buyer is presented with a hatchback or SUV, the SUV takes the cake. The A7 sold an embarrassing 3,852 vehicles in 2018.
Not exactly a head-turner, we’d be surprised if the LaCrosse makes it to 2020. It’s been a well-reviewed sedan, but sales have plummeted 23% from 2017 to 2018. That’s a significant drop and despite being a relatively cheap car, it appears very few really want it.
There you have it ladies and gentlemen. Not necessarily bad cars by any stretch of the imagination, but rather, they take some time to sell. A lot of time …