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Dealers facing tight supply of SUVs, trucks
Dallas Morn. News ^ | 6/17/09 | Terry Box

Posted on 06/17/2009 4:27:24 PM PDT by pissant

If you've got your eye on a new SUV, don't blink.

It might be gone. Even with the auto industry mired in depression – sales are down nationally 36.5 percent – big vehicles such as the Ford Expedition and Chevy Tahoe are in tight supply because of drastic production cuts that automakers imposed last year as sales began to plummet.

Now, a year after $4-a-gallon gas nearly killed SUVs, some dealers in this market are selling them for window-sticker prices. Moreover, most late-model used pickups and SUVs have regained all of the thousands of dollars in trade-in value they lost last summer, dealers say.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: automakers; cars; suv; trucks
The only useful vehicles on the road.
1 posted on 06/17/2009 4:27:24 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Gas prices are back up and sales will be down again, I guess.


2 posted on 06/17/2009 4:28:58 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <----go there now,----> tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: pissant

Hubbys looking for a dodge with a hemi,they are rare as hens teeth.


3 posted on 06/17/2009 4:30:32 PM PDT by linn37 (cue the circus music the democrats are back in charge)
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To: pissant

Just buying them up before ObamaMotors bans them altogether.


4 posted on 06/17/2009 4:31:45 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: pissant

We have two SUVs.

After getting over the sports car days of my youth and having a few kids, I wouldn’t own another kind of vehicle. I’m glad we bought both brand new over the past year. It may be difficult to get a good one after the envirwhakos get their way.


5 posted on 06/17/2009 4:32:30 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: GeronL
Gas prices are back up and sales will be down again, I guess.

I heard on Rush's show today people are buying them for fear the will no longer be available in the near future....kind of like guns and ammo

6 posted on 06/17/2009 4:33:16 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (zer0 is doing to capitalism what Kennedy did to health care)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Thats cool.


7 posted on 06/17/2009 4:35:11 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <----go there now,----> tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: pissant

8 posted on 06/17/2009 4:55:41 PM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: pissant

Regular is $3.20 in Eureka Ca today...


9 posted on 06/17/2009 5:11:45 PM PDT by tubebender (Whom stole my tag line. Why! I ask, Why?)
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To: JohnLongIsland

“...the all-new, 2010 Death Trap. See your local dealer for details.”


10 posted on 06/17/2009 5:12:37 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: tubebender; Pete-R-Bilt
Octane 85 is 2.46 at Costco in Salt Lake County. My 300hp 32 valve V8 UAV* gets 22 mpg on average.

* Urban Assault Vehicle aka SUV

11 posted on 06/17/2009 5:36:24 PM PDT by glock rocks (Being an optimist is getting to be quite a job these days...)
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To: glock rocks

There seems to be something wrong with my audio receiver because I can’t hear you >>:(((


12 posted on 06/17/2009 5:43:41 PM PDT by tubebender (Whom stole my tag line. Why! I ask, Why?)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

For a cheap funeral buy the all in one car and casket from obama motors!


13 posted on 06/17/2009 5:48:16 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: tubebender

... lost over the roar of the flowmasters?


14 posted on 06/17/2009 5:57:30 PM PDT by glock rocks (Being an optimist is getting to be quite a job these days...)
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To: glock rocks
Even with Flowmasters my 90 CPU with the SS454 package gets almost 10 MPG on a good day...
15 posted on 06/17/2009 6:07:23 PM PDT by tubebender (Whom stole my tag line. Why! I ask, Why?)
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To: tubebender
At least mine sounds like a big block :o)

And hell, 0-60 in well, a bit... turn up the iPod!

16 posted on 06/17/2009 6:12:30 PM PDT by glock rocks (Being an optimist is getting to be quite a job these days...)
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To: JohnLongIsland

Little O-hole logo on the hood and side doors and that’s what he wants us all driving, if we’re still able to afford it.


17 posted on 06/17/2009 6:17:09 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: pissant
big vehicles such as the Ford Expedition and Chevy Tahoe are in tight supply because of drastic production cuts that automakers imposed last year as sales began to plummet.

Now that is a Joseph Goebbels type lie!!!

18 posted on 06/17/2009 6:17:25 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: linn37

How many do you want, !http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2009-Dodge-Charger-SRT8-Hemi-Orange-Super-Bee_W0QQitemZ120433964929QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_Cars_Trucks?hash=item1c0a6c7781&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245&_trkparms=65%3A3%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318


19 posted on 06/17/2009 6:25:12 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: linn37

So much for the hens teeth, I expect a commission.


20 posted on 06/17/2009 6:26:36 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Are fools!!!


21 posted on 06/17/2009 6:27:56 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: pissant

I had read somewhere that for the last 10-15 years, the big money makers for the US Auto groups have not been the cars.
You’re liable to get a Kia these days in a Cracker Jacks box.

The big money makers have been the trucks.


22 posted on 06/17/2009 6:29:22 PM PDT by djf (Man up!! Don't be a FReeloader!! Make a donation today!)
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To: djf
The big money makers were the SUV’s, you have a basic truck pan and body, you add 2500.00 of interior, sheet metal/plastic, and doors, and you sell it for 20,000 more.
23 posted on 06/17/2009 6:46:56 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat

I should have specified truck and he is buying it used not brand new.


24 posted on 06/18/2009 9:40:28 AM PDT by linn37 (cue the circus music the democrats are back in charge)
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To: linn37

Does the hemi really improve performance that much? Just curious :)


25 posted on 06/18/2009 9:42:17 AM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: linn37

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2006-DODGE-RAM-1500-SLT-MEGA-CAB-4X4-HEMI-6-PASS-25K-MI_W0QQitemZ350211585499QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_Cars_Trucks?hash=item518a3cb5db&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245&_trkparms=65%3A1%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1308


26 posted on 06/18/2009 9:43:01 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: mewzilla; linn37

I should’ve added in a car used for just driving and hauling, not racing :)


27 posted on 06/18/2009 9:45:08 AM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla

He test drove one with a hemi and he hasn’t been the same since. I think its because my Durango outruns his truck and he’s just looking to one up me...;^)


28 posted on 06/18/2009 9:48:50 AM PDT by linn37 (cue the circus music the democrats are back in charge)
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To: linn37

Can get anyone an X-plan with Ford. Just need name, address and last 4 digits of SS security number. It just takes a couple of minutes, and saves $$$.


29 posted on 06/18/2009 10:07:55 AM PDT by KYGrandma
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To: glock rocks; tubebender
V8 UAV*

un-American-asian-vehicle?

30 posted on 06/18/2009 1:28:35 PM PDT by Pete-R-Bilt (Bacon, the perfect word. no other means food, money and sex!)
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To: glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt
He said this about your scrap refrigerators...

un-American-asian-vehicle?

31 posted on 06/18/2009 2:10:52 PM PDT by tubebender (Whom stole my tag line. Why! I ask, Why?)
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