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Old 11-25-2012, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by dtc100 View Post
I never thought to kid you, you don't appear someone who I should kid with

GM sold 1,260 ATSs in the first full month of sales last month, according to their own data, over 70% of those were first time Caddy buyers, that leaves less than 378 repeat Caddy buyers. Even if we assume 378 of them were ex-CTS drivers, that number would still not have caused the CTS sales to "nosedive" from its usual 5,000+ sales down to 2,000+ sales.

The ATS sales will have to be in the 5,000+ (and assume 70% continues to be first time Caddy buyers), and the CTS sales continues to drop by 2,000+, for me to agree ATS is eating into CTS's sales. Now future sales numbers might point to that direction, but I am doubtful.

Let's first see how many ATSs they can really sell in the future months, before we draw any correlation.
I won't disagree, but it just as unlikely that 3,000 would-be CTS buyers didn't buy a CTS because they are waiting on the new CTS. I doubt 10% of the population considering a CTS over the coming year is aware there is a new model coming in 2014.

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