AD #2071 – Glut of New & Used Cars, Toyota’s Big Apple Debuts, Custom Citroen DS’s

March 22nd, 2017 at 11:42am

Runtime: 6:42

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- Glut of New & Used Cars
- Small Is Not So Beautiful
- Toyota’s Big Apple Debuts
- Custom Citroen DS’s
- Bolt Sells Out In Hours in South Korea
- Peugeot Creates Food Truck

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16 Comments to “AD #2071 – Glut of New & Used Cars, Toyota’s Big Apple Debuts, Custom Citroen DS’s”

  1. WineGeek Says:

    John, that DS you mention looks like a police car reminds me of a Packard that my uncle owned many years ago.

  2. Kit Gerhart Says:

    If my MINI becomes an orphan, will that make it more valuable?

  3. gary susie Says:

    Where is the Bolt made?

  4. Brett Says:

    That black one is either a heavily modified 1959 Chevrolet Impala or an homage to one made from a DS.

  5. Kit Gerhart Says:

    3 Orion, Michigan

  6. GM Veteran Says:

    All of the dealers that built exclusive and very distinctive dealerships for Mini are not going to be happy with this news!

  7. Dave Thompson Says:

    Glut of cars coming off lease, car lots full of new cars for sale, class 8 truck sales down significantly, fed raising interest rates, is it time to be looking at doom and gloom?

  8. Kit Gerhart Says:

    For now, it looks like MINI is going to continue, but with fewer models. The Paceman, the funny looking “coupe,” and the two-seat “roadster” are gone, leaving only 5 models. Still, sales are off, at least in the US, so the dealers probably aren’t too happy.

  9. Kit Gerhart Says:

    7 I’m going to be out of the market for a few years, having bought two cars in the last year and a half.

  10. Albemarle Says:

    I think French people that like white wine and fresh raw oysters like their vehicles black, shiny and perfect. You American…

  11. Albemarle Says:

    Lost a smiley emoticon when submitted.

  12. Eric Brunner Says:

    Maybe the Mini is suffering from perceived bad quality and indifferent customer response. At least here in Canada, we’ve heard of stories such as a automatic transmission failing prematurely (probably just outside the warranty) and BMW/Mini not caring about the multi-$1000 replacement bill. I could never understand how a car company would let customer experiences like that get out in the media. These catch up to you and sales drop off as you are handing that customer over to a competitor.

  13. Brett Says:

    Unless something bad happens economically over the next six months, I’m either buying a new 2017 Mazda3 Touring hatchback or a three year old Nissan Leaf SL.

  14. Kit Gerhart Says:

    I have a 2010 base MINI, with a manual gearbox. It is in Indiana, where I spend 4-5 months of the year. It has been reliable, but it has only about 30K miles.

    I like the car; it is fun to drive, and gets good mpg, but it is unlikely that I will buy another MINI.

    I know one, but only one person who has become a MINI enthusiast to the point of having three of them (sequentially, not at once), mainly to have the “latest and greatest.” Other MINI owners I’ve known have either kept the first one, as I have, or moved on to something else. Repeat sales seem low.

  15. Barry Rector Says:

    John,

    With all those Bolt Ev’s going to S. Korea, maybe Trump might be happy to see a US made car being exported and give Mrs. Barra a little breathing room! Haha

  16. Don B. Says:

    I’d like to know where the custom car photos were taken, America or France?