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Old 01-23-2013, 04:03 PM   #1
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GM (Ackerson) has set the bar at 30,000 units for the C7. What does that mean?

In 2012 Porsche set sales records. Porsche sold 25,475 911s. They sold 9,253 Boxsters.

At this point the Boxster is comparable to the C7. Porsche is just going crazy with 911 prices so we can't compare the 911 to the C7. At least we hope not.

I just don't see how GM can reach 30,000 Corvettes a year. Right now they're around 12,000 which is much better than what the Boxster is doing. Keep in mind though that the Boxster had some bad months prior to the new model arriving.

Just be glad you're not in charge of marketing the Corvette. Or, maybe Ackerson will retire prior to the end of the year.

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Old 01-23-2013, 04:08 PM   #2
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I love the new C7 but i dunno about 30k/yr.
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If the economy makes any kind of decent recovery, 30,000 units is reasonable.
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:12 PM   #4
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I don't see that quote from Ackerson anywhere.
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:13 PM   #5
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I seriously doubt Porsche moved that many 911's in the US alone.
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I love the new C7 but i dunno about 30k/yr.
I think it depends on pricing.
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:36 PM   #7
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There were only 8,528 911's sold in the US in 2012 and 2,894 Boxsters.

30K vettes would be a little over double of how many sold last year in the US, that being: 14,132
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:39 PM   #8
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I seriously doubt Porsche moved that many 911's in the US alone.
I don't see were it is mentioned that was US sales. I think that most likely was world wide.

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I think it depends on pricing.
I don't think pricing has anything to do with it, 30,000 Corvettes in the first year of production with only the base coupe with the available options is a lot of cars to sell. Wishful thinking if true.
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GM was also very accurate on the Volt sales. LOL
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Didn't they sell around 37k C6's in 2005? I think 30k first model year sales isn't unreasonable.
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Didn't they sell around 37k C6's in 2005? I think 30k first model year sales isn't unreasonable.
Yes but that included the convertible model. I don't think there will be a convertible in 2014.
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It should be able to do 30K.
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I think they could, but it would take something like the old
GMAC "smart lease" (balloon payment plan) to return to help sales.
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Yes but that included the convertible model. I don't think there will be a convertible in 2014.
The convertible was introduced late in 2005. I would be surprised if they didn't do the same with the C7.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:06 PM   #15
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well I will help, put me down for 1 now only 29999 to go
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Everything in Detroit functions by contract. Parts, number of workers, shifts etc. It's all about keeping the production line moving and people getting their money. I'm not sure that it is 30,000, but there is definitely a number Corvette team had to make a case for with the bean counters and the factory is set up to deliver that volume. That volume hurdle is high for any vehicle line at GM.

Good news for the customer because it assures that prices will come down a good bit after the 1st year. Always happens. Another reason not to buy 1st year.
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If the economy makes any kind of decent recovery, 30,000 units is reasonable.
It will depend on the economy
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Everything in Detroit functions by contract. Parts, number of workers, shifts etc. It's all about keeping the production line moving and people getting their money. I'm not sure that it is 30,000, but there is definitely a number Corvette team had to make a case for with the bean counters and the factory is set up to deliver that volume. That volume hurdle is high for any vehicle line at GM.

Good news for the customer because it assures that prices will come down a good bit after the 1st year. Always happens. Another reason not to buy 1st year.
For the C5 GM spent 250 million(early 1990's money) and the ROI was based on selling 25,000 units annually for five years. GM only spent half that money (only a fourth in 1990 dollars) for the C7.
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It will depend on the economy
perhaps, gm being government motors, obama is going to give them away to some of his less fortunate admirers.
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30+K units the first year is a very realistic and acheivable goal for C7 sales.





Geez, I can't believe it. A Pig just flew past my window.
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