AD #2225 – October Sales Stronger Than Expected, More Corruption at the UAW? First Look: 2018 Hyundai Accent

November 2nd, 2017 at 11:42am

Runtime: 8:20

0:28 October Sales Stronger Than Expected
0:57 Biggest, Full-Line OEM Sales
1:38 Best and Worst in October
2:07 Why Strong Sales May Not Last
2:58 More Corruption in the UAW?
3:54 Trump Admin Kills V2V Mandate
5:15 First Look: 2018 Hyundai Accent

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15 Comments to “AD #2225 – October Sales Stronger Than Expected, More Corruption at the UAW? First Look: 2018 Hyundai Accent”

  1. G.A.Branigan Says:

    Corruption in a union? I’m shocked,I’m over it now…

  2. Chuck Grenci Says:

    Ditto, G.A. (on Union activity)

    And the new Accent has moved up; it shouldn’t be compared to the vehicles you mentioned John, (IMO). Unless their pricing reflects those sub-compacts then the Accent should be more closely compared to the Cruz, Focus, Civic, etc.

  3. Bradley Says:

    Other websites are stating the NHTSA is being very clear that the final decision has not been reached yet in regards to V2V.

  4. Lambo2015 Says:

    Just read a great article on they buying habits of millinuals. Those that were born after 1980 and stayed home longer got married later and were not particularly concerned about owning a car. No doubt the love affair that baby boomers have with the automobile will probably never be exceeded but they found that the interest is growing among millinuals now. Many of them were just starting out as the 2008 recession hit and according to JD powers this year was the first time millinuals bought more new cars than baby boomers. However they also stated that the beginning of 2017 saw the avg price of a new car hit $31,400. So although the sales have been increasing and difficult to predict I think the recession and late blooming millenials are the reason the numbers have been hard to predict. The younger generation does not look at the automobile the same way boomers did but there is an interest growing and I think the automaker that appeals best to that generation will see huge sales gains.

  5. Buzzerd Says:

    question – why did you separate Hyundai Kia sales? You didn’t separate GM sales.
    UAW- I don’t think there is any business or organization that is immune to corruption, there are greedy people every where.

  6. gary susie Says:

    John wouldn’t v2v reduce insurance costs thus saving you money in the life of the car?

  7. Lambo2015 Says:

    #6 Should states still mandate collision insurance if you own a V2V vehicle. Oh what an impact to the insurance industry that would be. Guess you’ll still need Comp for the shopping carts and deer.

  8. Lex Says:

    I must say I hate the larger and extending lower grill design on the newer Hyundai vehicles. They are just modified Audi grills IMHO.

    I like to see some more black plastic in those areas of the front and rear bumpers that might potentially meet one another when vehicles are parallel parking or butted up against one another in parking garages. The black additions or inserts should be easily removable so that they can be replaced once too many impacts or marks are showing on them. This would reduce maintenance, paint and bodywork costs for those who park their vehicles in major cities on local streets. This would be more profitable to OEMs and look better than those “Bumper Panels” hanging off the rear of some vehicles.

  9. Buzzerd Says:

    @lex – in Ontario insurance rates are partly based on repair costs for each vehicle so your idea of putting bumpers in what used to be a bumper could save you money on insurance here.
    There are a couple of motorcycles out there that have similar ” bumpers”, I always thought they made a lot of sense and wonder why there aren’t more.

  10. Kit Gerhart Says:

    7 When fully autonomous cars are sold, the “insurance” will be part of the price of the car, because the manufacturer will be liable when they crash.

  11. Chas Orvis Says:

    Hi John, How Are You? I enjoyed you AD show today, as I usually do!!! Well, since you asked, I am still very interested in the sad case of Oliver Schmidt, and I’m really worried that he is going to get a severe sentence, just like that other VW guy got a few months ago; and I really feel that poor old Olli has become a “scapegoat” for VW. And I also feel that VW has already been excoriated with monumental fines for what they did, which yes, they DID CHEAT, but in light of what GM had to pay in fines and the Feinberg settlements for actually causing 113 or more deaths in the ignition scandal, and the fact that NOT ONE GM EMPLOYEE GOT JAIL TIME OR EVEN WAS CRIMINALLY CHARGED(hey, what ever happened to Frank Digorgio? and did you ever ask “Car Guy” Bob Lutz what he knew and when???) It seems to me the Government is at least guilty of a double standard of punishing auto companys(how many votes for politicians in Washington are “influenced” by ONE VW PLANT’S WORTH OF NON-UNION VOTES VERSES ALL OF GM’ S UAW WORKERS???). Thanks John, looking forward to seeing you and Gary on “After Hours today!!! Chas Orvis

  12. Ziggy Says:

    @10 Kit, which manufacturer will be liable when two or more autonomous vehicles collide? Or will it be a no-fault insurance similar to what we have in Michigan where they don’t even bother determining who was at fault, everybody gets paid by their own insurance company regardless of who fault it was.

  13. Kit Gerhart Says:

    12 Ziggy, there is a lot “to be determined,” I suspect.

  14. stephen Says:

    Citroen offers airbump – akin to air bubbles attached to the doors to avoid scratches. In the UK- expected repair costs for a new car feed into the catagory that feeds the insurance cost. Anyone know why FCAs promaster saw such a drop in sales. No obvious reason unless a new model is due out. Haven’t heard of Fords transit van dropping in sales unless incentives were cut back.
    All these sales are driven by massive incentives that in the end will cut car makers profits and make car buyers confused and thinking they were conned out of a further discount. The Japanese used to avoid these incentives and concentrate on offering more of car for the same price and it worked.

  15. veh Says:

    The union wasn’t corrupt in a vaccum. It takes two to tango