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PedalingFool 06-22-13 09:46 AM

Noticing A Lot Of Cars For Sale Lately?
 
Maybe because it's that I recently went car free again that I'm noticing this...
But everywhere I look I seem to see a vehicle with a For Sale sign on it.

Walked to my bank yesterday and over a 2 mile stretch I seen 6 cars parked on the side of the road that were for sale.
That's just on the side I was walking on... didn't pay attention to the other side.

gitarzan 06-22-13 09:50 AM

Yeah, the 2014 models are about to come out.

PedalingFool 06-22-13 09:54 AM


Originally Posted by gitarzan (Post 15770974)
Yeah, the 2014 models are about to come out.

Didn't think about that...

rebel1916 06-22-13 10:00 AM

The economy is starting to come back. People are getting rid of their clunkers and getting new whips.

dynodonn 06-22-13 10:05 AM

Locally,I seldom see any cars with For Sale signs in them, but I've seen an uptick in the number of new vehicles with dealer logo plates driving around. I suspect that many older cars end up on a used car lot as a trade in, or went to our local auto dismantler, which has been paying some premium prices for older cars, since many locals were holding onto their vehicles for a much longer time.

wahoonc 06-23-13 10:18 AM

Haven't noticed one way or the other, but then again the towns around here have a bunch of car lots new and used, but only two bicycle shops to serve over 500,000 people. Small wonder car is king. :P

Aaron :)

PedalingFool 06-23-13 10:21 AM

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Yesterday, I walked a 4 mile stretch to go to Kmart and was going to take pics of all the cars I seen for sale on the side of the road... but they were all gone...lol

I guess they all must be cars of people driving them to work and had the Saturday off.

But I did run into this poor guy that ran out of gas right at a busy intersection.

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dynodonn 06-23-13 10:30 AM


Originally Posted by wahoonc (Post 15773817)
but only two bicycle shops to serve over 500,000 people. Small wonder car is king.

.....and to think that my locale was a motorist's mecca. I have 5 bike shops within 4 miles of my home.

I-Like-To-Bike 06-23-13 11:25 AM


Originally Posted by PedalingFool (Post 15773825)
Yesterday, I walked a 4 mile stretch to go to Kmart and was going to take pics of all the cars I seen for sale on the side of the road... but they were all gone...lol

I guess they all must be cars of people driving them to work and had the Saturday off.

Or they were sold.

gerv 06-23-13 05:28 PM

I really don't think there's a run on car sales.

But then, I rarely pay much attention to cars. I can't even distinguish between models any more, except that I do really like the look of those Fiat 500s.

However, if you put a "for sale" sign on a bicycle, I'd certainly pay attention to that :)

JeanSeb 06-29-13 08:41 PM


Originally Posted by wahoonc (Post 15773817)
Haven't noticed one way or the other, but then again the towns around here have a bunch of car lots new and used, but only two bicycle shops to serve over 500,000 people. Small wonder car is king. :P

Aaron :)

You should open a third one... ;)

But then again, who would want the surge of stress related to running a business. :twitchy:

Mobile 155 06-29-13 09:46 PM

The point about the 2014 car sales might be a good one. Slowly but surely car sales have increased every year since the crash. This year GM was UP 8.3 percent YTD, Ford was up 13 percent YTD. Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Volkswagen were all up between 3 and 5 percent YTD. Even BMW was up 6.3 percent, only the Mini was down. Daimler was up 9.8 percent YTD only losing on the smart car.

wahoonc 06-30-13 04:56 AM


Originally Posted by JeanSeb (Post 15797745)
You should open a third one... ;)

But then again, who would want the surge of stress related to running a business. :twitchy:

Believe me I have toyed with the idea, but really don't want to be in the retail business again...

Aaron :)

Nightshade 06-30-13 01:12 PM


Originally Posted by PedalingFool (Post 15770964)
Maybe because it's that I recently went car free again that I'm noticing this...
But everywhere I look I seem to see a vehicle with a For Sale sign on it.

Walked to my bank yesterday and over a 2 mile stretch I seen 6 cars parked on the side of the road that were for sale.
That's just on the side I was walking on... didn't pay attention to the other side.

It's the economy. The signs of hard times and/or foolish spending.

kmv2 07-02-13 07:05 AM

Actually, no. I'm having trouble finding a decent used car to be honest..

MOUNTAINBIKER22 07-19-13 02:15 AM

If I'm spending money on any vehicle it's going to be a small class B RV. other than that I love money in my pocket not going for car repairs or gas.


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