Where the World's Unsold Cars Go To Die

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  1. #1 V8stangman, May 20, 2014
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    In the past several years, one of the topics covered in detail on these pages has been the surge in such gimmicks designed to disguise lack of demand and end customer sales, used extensively by US automotive manufacturers, better known as "channel stuffing", of which General Motors is particularly guilty and whose inventory at dealer lots just hit a new record high. But did you know that when it comes to flat or declining sales and stagnant end demand, channel stuffing is merely the beginning?

    Presenting...

    Where the World's Unsold Cars Go To Die, click this link and see for yourself:

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-05-16/where-worlds-unsold-cars-go-die
     
  2. pathetic. absolutely pathetic. no money is better than a little money?
     
  3. #3 Veyronman, May 20, 2014
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  4. #4 add lightness, May 20, 2014
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  5. Crazy stuff.
    Why are they left to rust though rather than broken down and have their metal/components recycled? Would be orders of magnitude more efficient than digging the stuff out of the ground again.
     
  6. #6 webber f1 racer, May 20, 2014
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  7. If this were true, they'd ship them to a third world country and sell them for a pittance. The idea that they'd rather let them rust than bottom out an underperforming market overseas is silly.
     
  8. Written by somebody who doesn't know how auto manufacturing works. Of those pics that aren't of massive scrappage schemes, a lot of them are flood inventory ahead of launches. They aren't going unsold, they're building up a big supply for the roll-out of the new model year. It's as though the author thinks automakers normal rolled cars out and shipped them one at a time...
     
  9. its fake / not even true
    cmon guys
     
  10. Typical zerohedge BS.
     
  11. When I see those pics all I can think of is durandals...
     
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