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    Re: Where do never-sold new cars go?

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    In the next few months expect great deals on

    Jeep Wrangler JK models, as the JL rolls out

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    Chevy and GMC 1500's as the new redesigned 2019 models roll out
    I’ll have to do that my fiancée is looking for a Jeep wrangler JK

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    Re: Where do never-sold new cars go?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nilly View Post
    I never understood anyone would want to buy a new car that loses 10%+ of it's value as soon as you drive off the lot.
    If you get it for 25% to 30% off you still have a 0 mile car with full manufacturers warranty.
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    Re: Where do never-sold new cars go?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    I’ll have to do that my fiancée is looking for a Jeep wrangler JK
    Jeep is building both for a period of time this year (June?) at which point Jeep will likely offer discounts to get rid of the old model

    Given the high resale value and the increased price for the JL, dont expect to high of a discount
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    Re: Where do never-sold new cars go?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I'm beginning to think about replacing my beloved "Sir" at some point but don't want to pay 2018 prices. My car is a 2010, and I would be very happy with a brand-new 2016, but I can't find any new ones (despite Googling and being lured to various sites on the premise that they have a 2016).

    So where do new cars that never sold go? Are they sold overseas or something? Is there some trick to searching online? I've been to Car Gurus and etc.

    Thanks in advance to anybody who knows the answers to my (probably dumb) questions.
    In general, used cars that don't get sold in 3 months or so go to auction. It might be similar for new cars.

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    Re: Where do never-sold new cars go?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rexedgar View Post
    Unsold stock ends up in wholesale auctions or rental fleets. Large NE auction outfit is Mannheim Auctions.


    Edit: worlds largest auction (vehicle)
    Of course. I don't know why I didn't think of Enterprise and etc.

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    Re: Where do never-sold new cars go?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    Dealers mark them down until they are sold you aren’t going to find any 2016 new cars but the 2017s are and the end of being new with the 2019s coming out so you can get a steal there.
    I've pulled up some really good deals on 2017s, which is why I thought, well, if these are this good, how much better would a 2016 be?

    I think you're right; I've found exactly one 2016, and I guess it's new if 7K+ miles is "new."

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    Re: Where do never-sold new cars go?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I've pulled up some really good deals on 2017s, which is why I thought, well, if these are this good, how much better would a 2016 be?

    I think you're right; I've found exactly one 2016, and I guess it's new if 7K+ miles is "new."
    Depends on the model... A FIAT 7000 miles is halfway to major repair. A Volkswagen 7000 miles isn't even the first oil change.

    It probably was a finance job that didn't go through.
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    Re: Where do never-sold new cars go?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I'm beginning to think about replacing my beloved "Sir" at some point but don't want to pay 2018 prices. My car is a 2010, and I would be very happy with a brand-new 2016, but I can't find any new ones (despite Googling and being lured to various sites on the premise that they have a 2016).

    So where do new cars that never sold go? Are they sold overseas or something? Is there some trick to searching online? I've been to Car Gurus and etc.

    Thanks in advance to anybody who knows the answers to my (probably dumb) questions.
    Contrary to ZeroHedge's misleading article from a few years ago
    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/unsold-cars/

    very few cars remain unsold at year's end. And, those that do are heavily discounted early in the following production year. For example, I bought a brand new 2015 Toyota Avalon in early 2016. It was heavily discounted because it lacked the "upgrades" present in the '16 model. But it worked for me, especially since I got it for about the same price as a Camry.

    My guess is that the last of the 2016 cars that went unsold by mid-year 2017 were dumped to rental car companies or other fleet users at 30 cents on the dollar. But, I'm guessing. What I do know is that they never build too many cars. It's basically a just in time market, but with maybe 2-months of excess stock instead of a month of backlog. It's better to have 100 cars too many than to fall even 10 cars short of demand.

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    Re: Where do never-sold new cars go?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I've pulled up some really good deals on 2017s, which is why I thought, well, if these are this good, how much better would a 2016 be?

    I think you're right; I've found exactly one 2016, and I guess it's new if 7K+ miles is "new."
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    Re: Where do never-sold new cars go?

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    In general, used cars that don't get sold in 3 months or so go to auction. It might be similar for new cars.
    A Ford dealership I went to looking for a truck had a few on the lot for 8 months or so (was providing 20% discounts to move that selected inventory. Took that offer to another dealer and they matched the price and added 3M coating and running boards at the same price
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