June 28th, 2010 at 10:23am
If you weren’t a part of Monday’s great “Open Line” discussion on anything and everything automotive, Michelle Naranjo of MissMotorMouth.com has a taste of what you missed! And, don’t forget to check out the next discussion right here at 8PM ET / 5PM PT on July 19, 2010. Phone: 1-218-936-6581 and PIN: 13694
It was another fun week and even more great automotive discussion on Open Line! Last Monday we had a busy episode starting with small car sales not meeting the OEMs’ expectations–and the astute Open Line crowd was not surprised!
The Chevy Spark was not considered to be a viable sale in the USA, and while we had one former mechanic declare that he has never owned anything over a 3.5L, the rest of the group was in agreement that Americans prefer bigger to smaller when it comes to buying cars.
Our dealer friend, Tom White, Jr. from Wichita, called in, and there was a hot discussion around the feasibility of corporate-owned dealerships and how sales margins would make that nearly impossible for the OEMs.
There was agreement that the new Saab 9-2 designs that are floating around on the internet are likeable and that the new Mercedes tagline, “The Best or Nothing” is only vaguely interesting.