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Lacrosse outsells Chrysler 300

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I wonder if those #s included fleet sales for each or real sales only..
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I wouldn't be surprised to discover a larger proportion of sales are to fleets compared to LaCrosse.
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That is just ODD. At any given time, I can point out a 300 on any road I'm on. The LaCrosse, well, I'm still counting with 1 hand how many I've seen in the past year! 4, people. I've seen 4. The last one being beige, which I hate. The one before that being the Cardinal Red Metallic, which looked nice, the light blue which was for the one person who owned a LaCrosse where I worked, and a Black CX which was the first one I've ever seen, and it looked so bland without the chrome package and nice rims.
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Well... So much for RWD and bold styling. I can't believe the bland and FWD LaCrosse outsold it. I do wonder about fleet sales, though... Still, it's amazing. :o
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Well... So much for RWD and bold styling. I can't believe the bland and FWD LaCrosse outsold it. I do wonder about fleet sales, though... Still, it's amazing. :o



The LaCrosse is probably getting a lot of the old-line Buick buyers (i.e. people trading in their Regals, Centurys, LeSabres). Vanilla sells....
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I wonder about the fleet sales, too. I think they help inflate Chrysler sales figures. I always see plenty of 300s in the rental lots!
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This is one month he is referring to. Lot's of cars outsell the 300. It does not excuse Buick for the LaCrosse's shortcomings.
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There was an article a while back that I posted that said about 1/4 of 300 sales were to fleets, so it is possible that the 300 has more fleet sales. This is a good sign for the LaCrosse, though it still isn't too inspiring to me. I'm guessing the 300 has made Chrysler gobs of money though, whereas the LaCrosse has done about nothing for GM I'm guessing.
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I'm guessing the 300 has made Chrysler gobs of money though, whereas the LaCrosse has done about nothing for GM I'm guessing.

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Wonder why... I believe the new RWD DCX cars don't sell any better than the old Intrepids, 300s, and Concordes.
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Wonder why... I believe the new RWD DCX cars don't sell any better than the old Intrepids, 300s, and Concordes.

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They probably sell with less discounts...at least the Hemis. I don't see the base 300 being desireable for anyone but poseurs. But that's a valid point given the initial cost of engineering a whole new platform.

Image is where the 300 has paid off big time, though.
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Its also helpful for Buick to be selling the Lacrosse with an employee discount whereas the 300 does not have any rebates. That's probably a big reason why more Lacrosses are sold.
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I just LaCrossed all over my self.

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lmao...

This is strange, indeed..
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Its also helpful for Buick to be selling the Lacrosse with an employee discount whereas the 300 does not have any rebates.  That's probably a big reason why more Lacrosses are sold.

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It doesn't mean dealerships aren't offering the discount on 300s...

For example:

http://www.nalleychryslerjeep.com/Specials-New.aspx
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Per AutoNews: July: Grand Prix - 15770 500 - 13555 LaX - 13327 Taurus - 12353 300 - 10596 Avalon - 9432 Maxima - 6680 Charger - 5495 Montego - 4014
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Around here the standard is at least 4K off anything but the Hemi. Usually that is 1-2K off.
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In all fairness to the 300 its been out a couple years already. People are getting over the 300 now that everyone owns one. However this is still great news to hear because the LaCrosse is selling quite well- I'm sorry Paulie you've only seen 4 LaCrosses, live in Western New York. I drove to Buffalo for some school books and back and saw 3 just today driving for about an hour. They're selling pretty well because they ARE nice vehicles- the only thing that stops me from wanting one is only 240 NA HP. I want a Buick where the engine and power surprises people because I'm in a Buick- even if its limited production (sometimes even better if its limited production like the GNX). The LaCrosse is a finely put together, classy vehicle that really does rival Lexus in the area of the market that matters for most people. Compare the 300 to the LaCrosse and the LaCrosse has way more class while the 300 has way more style (whether you like the style or not it's far less conservative and far more sporty). The LaCrosse is silent and solid and for under 30 grand. I am not surprised with its bout of good sales. Congratulations Buick- you need the money to get some more product out there.
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Just to mention, I see LaCrosses all the time in the Seattle & on the Eastside... So they appear to be selling quite well up here.
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There was an article a while back that I posted that said about 1/4 of 300 sales were to fleets, so it is possible that the 300 has more fleet sales. This is a good sign for the LaCrosse, though it still isn't too inspiring to me.

I'm guessing the 300 has made Chrysler gobs of money though, whereas the LaCrosse has done about nothing for GM I'm guessing.

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I gotta tell you....I don't know how often ANY of you travel, but I'm on the road about every week....

AND I haven't seen a SINGLE 300 on a rental lot since the car first came out and Chrysler put them in the fleets to gain launch exposure.

I see TONS and TONS of LaCrosses at the rental fleets in every city I go to....almost as numerous as Taurus'. Also, just about every LaCrosse I see around L.A. has a rental I.D. tag in the rear window...

I would almost lay money on the fact that Chrysler sells far more retail 300s than Buick does retail LaCrosses. AND, you can bet that DCX makes more and the DCX dealers make more on 300s than GM and their dealers are making on LaCrosse.
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Sorry that I'm repeating myself, I just posted this today under another thread, but I tried to rent a LaX recently and no one had one in their fleet in the Hartford (CT) area. Perhaps this is a regional thing where GM put them in fleets in major metro areas to get them exposure, but you can't take that as representative of the whole country. Based on the vehicles I see daily, I see a ton of Maximas. A ton. But based on the sales figures, across the whole country they are selling just OK. Same with SAAB's here. Back in the 70's and early 80's, right when the SAAB Turbo was THE thing (per Car & Driver anyway), SAABs were everywhere here. But SAAB only sold 200K cars worldwide. New England was a strong market for them. Subaru too. Tons of them around here. I agree with Cananopie that the LaX is truly a nice vehicle. I believe that sales will increase and will be sustained over the life of the vehicle . . . especially if the reliability is high.
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Maybe its a coastal thing. I see plenty of 300s at the rental places near LaGuardia Airport in NYC, no LaCrosses. Ditto in Tampa, Detroit, and DC. In the past month I've seen more Lacrosses on the highways and tons of Buick ads on NY tv.
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The O.C., its got to be a regional thing. Here, LX rentals far outnumber LaCrosses. The first four Chargers I saw were all rentals. The Dollar office across from TPA has a Magnum and 300 outside with "RENT ME" signs plastered on the windshield. Those are very obviously marketed towards poseurs since its a base Dodge and base 300.
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