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Old 03-01-2013, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by justinnum1 View Post
Stats please.
I've been monitoring the nationwide ATS inventory on cars.com. It's far from an exact method, but it's enough for me to know that your 90% estimate is off by miles.

At the moment, the nationwide ATS inventory on cars.com breaks down like this:

42% 2.5
38% 2.0T
20% 3.6 V6

A few weeks ago, the inventory was approximately:

38% 2.5
44% 2.0T
18% 3.6 V6


First of all, consider the raw numbers of the various configurations on dealer lots. Approximately 60% of ATSs in dealer inventory are something other than the 2.5. That alone would call into question the idea that anything close to 90% of sales are coming from the 2.5.

Of course, one might hypothesize that, sure, GM can build all the higher-trim ATSs that it wants but maybe all those 2.0Ts and V6s are just gathering dust on the dealer lots while the lowly 2.5 making up just 40% of ATSs built is responsible for 90% of ATSs sold. Anyone can see how far-fetched that is.

The V6 may not be selling very well but clearly the turbo is. Over the past few weeks, the 2.0T has dropped as a percentage of vehicles in inventory. This is consistent with the cheap $299 lease on the 2.0T.
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