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2 Year's Supply of EXCITEMENT!!!!!!!!

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In news that will doubtlessly result in a chorus of "We told you so" forehead-slaps from critics who noted the arrival of the Pontiac G3 with disdain, word is that General Motors has a bumper crop of the Korean-built subcompacts sitting on its lots.

How many? According to The Wall Street Journal, nearly a two-year supply at current sales rates. In the course of doing some research, writer Neal Boudette discovered that GM has 3,479 unsold G3 units clogging up its dealers and vacant lots. Combined with the knowledge that dealers sold just 141 units of the car in March (or one unit for every 19 of GM's 2,700 Pontiac stores), that means that GM has a supply of these Chevrolet Aveo5 twins that will last them 617 days, meaning that if the automaker stopped building new units, they would still have a supply that would last them until December 16, 2010.

In all fairness, the G3 just came to market in February, and it often takes some time for a new model to take hold. It could well be that GM is planning a big marketing push for the car, but we've seen no evidence of this thus far, and in these cash-strapped days, it would appear that the General probably has bigger-margin fish to fry.

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In news that will doubtlessly result in a chorus of "We told you so" forehead-slaps from critics who noted the arrival of the Pontiac G3 with disdain, word is that General Motors has a bumper crop of the Korean-built subcompacts sitting on its lots.

How many? According to The Wall Street Journal, nearly a two-year supply at current sales rates. In the course of doing some research, writer Neal Boudette discovered that GM has 3,479 unsold G3 units clogging up its dealers and vacant lots. Combined with the knowledge that dealers sold just 141 units of the car in March (or one unit for every 19 of GM's 2,700 Pontiac stores), that means that GM has a supply of these Chevrolet Aveo5 twins that will last them 617 days, meaning that if the automaker stopped building new units, they would still have a supply that would last them until December 16, 2010.

In all fairness, the G3 just came to market in February, and it often takes some time for a new model to take hold. It could well be that GM is planning a big marketing push for the car, but we've seen no evidence of this thus far, and in these cash-strapped days, it would appear that the General probably has bigger-margin fish to fry.

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:confused0071: Link seems to be broken, but from the pic above, that is sure an UGLY CAR and NOT EXCITEMENT that Pontiac needs.

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Fixed the link, so you can bare witness to the EXCITEMENT!!!!!!!!!!

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And the concept of the story is a bit deceiving. 3,479 units is not that many, especially for a low cost vehicle. They sell close to that many Aveos per month. GM just needs to make people aware of the G3 and offer incentives, and those will be gone in a couple months. I honestly had never heard of the G3 until I saw a post about it on here.

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Shocking that such a fine motor car isn't flying off the shelf....

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So GM is continuing to sell out on Pontiacs values for a measly 141 sales. Way to go GM.

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Put some GXP badges on them, paint them bright colors, and advertise them!

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Put some GXP badges on them, paint them bright colors, and advertise them!

And add some nostrils.

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did anyone stop to think that a lot of people (despite what the liberal granola asswipes say) don't want small cars?

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Put some GXP badges on them, paint them bright colors, and advertise them!

And add some nostrils.

If they brought back the old Sunfire hubcaps, and put them on the G3, there would be an EXCITEMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! overload!

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The world isn't ready for that much EXCITEMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The world isn't ready for that much EXCITEMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maybe a G3 GXP Extreme model would amp up the EXCITEMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! quotient to the EXTREME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Too bad this isn't a Toyota, then we could have laughed at the "Best Inventory Levels Ever" in their sales reports.

Sadly though that 3400 more G3's then will be sold to retail customers. Avis here they come!

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Now that I have seen the rest of the pics, I strongly stand by my statement. This was the WRONG EXCITEMENT for Pontiac. This is NOT the type of auto this brand needs.

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Now that I have seen the rest of the pics, I strongly stand by my statement. This was the WRONG EXCITEMENT for Pontiac. This is NOT the type of auto this brand needs.

True, not what the brand needs, but what the BPG dealers wanted..they wanted something cheap enough to compete with Chevy.

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True, not what the brand needs, but what the BPG dealers wanted..they wanted something cheap enough to compete with Chevy.

And with that statement, we have one of the big reasons why GM is such a clusterf@#k. Too busy competing with itself.

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It doesn't help the MSRP is so high... over $15K for the cheapest model.

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And with that statement, we have one of the big reasons why GM is such a clusterf@#k. Too busy competing with itself.

So true, they should be focused on the mid level market not competeing with their entry level cousins. Idiots need to wake up and GM needs to smack them with stupidity and call them that as they are not doing their job in the mid market.

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Hey GM...

We Told You So!

Nothing like this thing should have ever worn an arrowhead.

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The BPG dealer I work at just (unfortunately) received our first and second G3's about 10 days ago. They put it right out front next to the Solstice and G8. So sad. Maybe they just aren't out at dealers to sell yet, instead buried in some holding lot somewhere...

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Well, if they still have many left over at the end of MY 09, they can do a buy 1, get 1 free deal with Denalis...'buy a big expensive truck, get a commuter car'.

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Well, if they still have many left over at the end of MY 09, they can do a buy 1, get 1 free deal with Denalis...'buy a big expensive truck, get a commuter car'.

There's something to look forward to...

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But I was told these are amazing machines, faster than a Veyron, more luxurious than a Phantom and more fuel efficient than any motorcycle ever made. How are they not selling?

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