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Old 01-27-2017, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by highlanderfil View Post
At $5K off, those cars likely make their manufacturers little to no money, given how unprofitable the non-SUV segments are. If more people bought more non-SUVs, economies of scale would dictate that prices be pushed down; however, unfortunately, the U.S. market is not friendly to cars of any kind.

The only reason the manufacturers charge these prices, are because they know people will take out a 72-84 month loan to pay for the car. The fact that a Fusion can start at 22K and go up to $40K shows the money they make are off them are on options.

Take 1 car that is a S or SE model and start adding options and it will cost more than the next model SE or SEL with the same exact options. Want a Malibu 2.0T, that will be $30K, there is no way the 2.0T cost $5K more to make than a 1.5T.

These same exact cars with almost the same type of equipment were atleast $5K less in the past.

I dont even want to get started on the insanely overpriced CUV and SUV's that GM and Ford are selling for $40-50K, and in some instances $70K+ for a Fully loaded Tahoe.
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