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    Re: Where do never-sold new cars go?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I'd happily buy a brand-new 2016 or 2017.

    When I say "replace," I don't mean "get rid of." I'm still unhappy that somebody put 3K miles on "Sir" two summers ago because now he's about to turn over 69K. IF I ever sold him, it would be to somebody who's really looking for him because the "R" in "SE-R" stands for "Racing," somebody who's a fan. I've never loved a car the way I love this one.

    Operative phrase in your post for me is " I can fix." I can't. And I'm a woman alone out in the country. I decided long ago that I would never put myself in the position of worrying about breaking down anywhere, and what that means is that I've traded in/bought new at 60K. That's the only reason I'm entertaining (slightly) buying a new car in the next year or so. (I've just had $2000 of work done on "Sir" and want to keep him happy and healthy although he's a bit older,) now. My perspective as a woman is very different from yours!
    If it is not at the 100k mile mark I consider it not getting you miles out of what you paid. If you feel like moving on to newer, that is your choice, it is a choice I will never make, but it is a choice some do. But I also have the luxury of working in automotive, and knowing which cars are reliable, and which ones are not, and to me the biggest factor cost of repair to frequency of repair ratio. Like for example my ranger is not the cheapest to repair, however they are fairly reliable, many I have seen at over 400k miles with original drive and powertrains, and when they do break parts are obtainable and the work is doable.

    However if you want to bring up the woman factor, my advice is to learn about cars, you do not need to be a mechanic, but just understand basics, as both mechanics and car dealers around the country like to ripoff people who they think know nothing about the subject, and by default women are assumed to know nothing about the subject therefore make the common targets. I have seen numerous times women get sold cars at 5k above msrp because salesmen were able to bs them and many mechanics add on numerous things that were not bad just because they had no idea what was even under the hood.
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    Re: Where do never-sold new cars go?

    Quote Originally Posted by beerftw View Post
    If it is not at the 100k mile mark I consider it not getting you miles out of what you paid. If you feel like moving on to newer, that is your choice, it is a choice I will never make, but it is a choice some do. But I also have the luxury of working in automotive, and knowing which cars are reliable, and which ones are not, and to me the biggest factor cost of repair to frequency of repair ratio. Like for example my ranger is not the cheapest to repair, however they are fairly reliable, many I have seen at over 400k miles with original drive and powertrains, and when they do break parts are obtainable and the work is doable.

    However if you want to bring up the woman factor, my advice is to learn about cars, you do not need to be a mechanic, but just understand basics, as both mechanics and car dealers around the country like to ripoff people who they think know nothing about the subject, and by default women are assumed to know nothing about the subject therefore make the common targets. I have seen numerous times women get sold cars at 5k above msrp because salesmen were able to bs them and many mechanics add on numerous things that were not bad just because they had no idea what was even under the hood.


    What is a 'ranger?' Compact Ford pick-up, Range Rover or what? I have run into very knowledgable women working as service advisors in dealerships and even as technicians. Mislead females in any field at your own risk in 2018!
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    Re: Where do never-sold new cars go?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rexedgar View Post
    What is a 'ranger?' Compact Ford pick-up, Range Rover or what? I have run into very knowledgable women working as service advisors in dealerships and even as technicians. Mislead females in any field at your own risk in 2018!
    I watch women mislead daily in my profession, I also see it happen to men too, they mislead those they think they can trick and have no knowledge and women by far seem to be the larger targets.

    Many days I deal with female customers who want their cars fixed, have no idea what I am explaining to them and refuse to see old parts showing them why they paid what they paid, with many of them I could have told them the engine ran out of unicorn farts and it would cost 3k to fix and they would have paid it, even if it was something like a loose plug wire. I will not do anything like that though but there are many who will, which is why I suggest when people find a honest reliable mechanic they stick with them, demand old parts be shown and explanations on why they failed, and it is necessary to demand old parts as even honest shops will not save parts unless requested, space is money and old parts tying up space is only done on a request basis.


    As far as dealership women atleast where I live the female service writers can barely understand sections of the car, and the females in the parts departments can not tell the difference between a hood and an engine, but to be fair on parts department neither can most the men working around here. The highly knowlegdable females at dealerships here seem to be in delivery, now why a dealership would hire a woman for more money who can not figure out where an engine is in a car to run parts but hire one who fully understands parts at much less money to be a delivery driver, maybe the the size of their tits or their appearance played a part or something, I do not know.

    The real issue with women in automotive is not so much they do not know but very much many do not want to know, have no care to learn, and assume everyone working on their car is honest or everyone selling you a car is not going to claim you have a 900 hp twin turbo super charged chrome package or some bs like that. All crooks go for easy victims, and the easiest way to avoid the crooks is to atleast have basic knowledge.
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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.
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    Re: Where do never-sold new cars go?

    Quoting bearpoker...

    " If they don't sell them all, they might simply scrap them. Wasteful as that is. "

    This is what they do.

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