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GM to Limit Buick Lacrosse Output to Strengthen Image

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General Motors Co. plans tighter output limits for the new Buick LaCrosse sedan than previous models as the automaker attempts to end its habit of overproducing after leaving bankruptcy.

GM aims to keep a “75-day to 90-day” supply on dealer lots, consistent with similar premium models such as Honda Motor Co.’s Acura TL, said Susan Docherty, vice president of the GMC, Buick and Pontiac brands.

“This is a new day, we’re going to make sure supply meets demand,” Docherty said at a press briefing yesterday for the LaCrosse in Plymouth, Michigan. The tighter supply reflects GM’s resolve “to make sure we’re not overproducing.”

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Beautiful car... and on a short list (but growing with every new release of GM) of rides that my wife is interested in for replacing her Saab 9-3Aero. This along with the Traverse, SRX, G8 GT, and Enclave make the grade for a full line test drive to make her decision. So far we have taken out the G8 GT, Enclave, and the Traverse.

GM is wise to limit this stellar Lexus beater to numbers that will insure resale value is never a weapon of the Domestic haters to use in their diminishing bag of complaints :smilewide:

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The fact that Lake Orion Assembly will go offline, leaving Fairfax to produce the LaX, all the Malibus, and AURAs for Penske may have a little to do with it as well.

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The fact that Lake Orion Assembly will go offline, leaving Fairfax to produce the LaX, all the Malibus, and AURAs for Penske may have a little to do with it as well.

Good point.

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GM to Limit Buick Lacrosse Output because its not gonna sell like hotcakes or anything.

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The fact that Lake Orion Assembly will go offline, leaving Fairfax to produce the LaX, all the Malibus, and AURAs for Penske may have a little to do with it as well.

I see that as an off-hand benefit towards profitability and better resale value for the car. I've always had issue with overproduction of the various nameplates

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GM to Limit Buick Lacrosse Output because its not gonna sell like hotcakes or anything.

Hey thanks for the cup of pessimism... I will never kno why GM Enthusiast sites like this and GMI have so many GM Haters on them.

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GM to Limit Buick Lacrosse Output because its not gonna sell like hotcakes or anything.

Probably, even if it sells as well as the CTS, that is only 40,000 units a year. No need to produce 70,000 like they originally thought.

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Probably, even if it sells as well as the CTS, that is only 40,000 units a year. No need to produce 70,000 like they originally thought.

Priced as it is.. I could see it easily outselling the CTS. It's almost $10K less expensive. Producing less and then HAVING to build more on demand has always been the approach I think they should have followed. Before they had the UAW essentially making it a necessity to continue building just to use up labor... not the case anymore thank GOD

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Hey thanks for the cup of pessimism... I will never kno why GM Enthusiast sites like this and GMI have so many GM Haters on them.

peruse the site, i am def not a hater of GM.

the lacrosse is a nice car, i just think they will have a tough time selling them in the price range they are intending to, which is prb why they added the four popper / loss leader version with hubcaps.

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Don't limit output... limit price incentives. Sell as many as you can for at or near sticker.

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peruse the site, i am def not a hater of GM.

the lacrosse is a nice car, i just think they will have a tough time selling them in the price range they are intending to, which is prb why they added the four popper / loss leader version with hubcaps.

Every vehicle I know of has an "ugly entry model" even the Lexuses of the world. Hell the ES350 can be had with CLOTH SEATS... and it starts higher than the Lacrosse. The 4banger is not for pricing reason.. it is for FUEL Economy ones.

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peruse the site, i am def not a hater of GM.

the lacrosse is a nice car, i just think they will have a tough time selling them in the price range they are intending to, which is prb why they added the four popper / loss leader version with hubcaps.

Eh, I think if it gets enough "This not your father's Buick/Time to dump your ES330" reviews, it'll do well enough.

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Don't limit output... limit price incentives. Sell as many as you can for at or near sticker.

Part of the reason for INCENTIVES was because they usually built so many that inventory would have to be sold at a discount to get them off the lots

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Eh, I think if it gets enough "This not your father's Buick/Time to dump your ES330" reviews, it'll do well enough.

i am betting the interior is still not up to snuff. but i will wait until i sit in one.

i am gonna be one pissed off puppy if new or old gm or penske motors, if none of them sells the next gen ASTRA here in the US. Just like the g8, or chinese park avenue and SLS......GM north america's main mission is to create vehicles they subsequently don't want to allow the US public to buy.

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i am betting the interior is still not up to snuff. but i will wait until i sit in one.

i am gonna be one pissed off puppy if new or old gm or penske motors, if none of them sells the next gen ASTRA here in the US. Just like the g8, or chinese park avenue and SLS......GM north america's main mission is to create vehicles they subsequently don't want to allow the US public to buy.

Well the next gen Astra is to be Delta II based along with the Cruze is it not?

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i am betting the interior is still not up to snuff. but i will wait until i sit in one.

In design alone, the ES isn't a hard one to beat. Edit: I've never noticed this before. I like how the wood in the ES just... ends.. 7/8ths of the way through the cup holder lid.

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In design alone, the ES isn't a hard one to beat. Edit: I've never noticed this before. I like how the wood in the ES just... ends.. 7/8ths of the way through the cup holder lid.

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My eyes HURT after looking at that POS TOYOTA excuse for an interior. Where's the PUKE smilie??? Oh there it is.

:puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:

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My eyes HURT after looking at that POS TOYOTA excuse for an interior. Where's the PUKE smilie??? Oh there it is.

:puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:

Yep hardly better than a base Colbalt huh

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Yep hardly better than a base Colbalt huh

That ES is sooo upmarket... look how much nicer it is than the Corolla!

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Part of the reason for INCENTIVES was because they usually built so many that inventory would have to be sold at a discount to get them off the lots

Right, which is why they need to move the whole inventory system closer to being a true pull system.

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Well the next gen Astra is to be Delta II based along with the Cruze is it not?

if you had read up on the next gen astra, you would know that they share basic suspension components but its modular in the way it allows the astra to have enhanced design, componentry, capabilities and refinement.

plus, the astra is better looking than the cruze. inside and out.

third, the astra was tuned by german engineers. not the korean contingent.

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That ES is sooo upmarket... look how much nicer it is than the Corolla!

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That's because both interiors look nice and upscale. Remember folks, the current ES went on sale while the old LaCrose was around. hell the last ES had a nicer interior. Plus the the Cobalt's interior is about as cheap as they come.

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Smart move on GM's part.

Better resale and no incentives needed to unload over inventory. Any good company needs inventory control and GM in the past could not cust production due to the cost of ideling plants. That is no longer an issue and should help them all the way around.

If the sales warranty it they can add a shift for as long as they need to meet demad.

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