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07-16-2007 08:43 PM
Tom H
Re: Acadia vs Outlook Sales

I guess the price of gas could be a factor. The slow sales in my area have me concerned since this is in general a very high volume region for auto sales. The Outlook is IMO a very well designed and stylish SUV. The fact that the prices are fixed and interest rates high are enough of a deterrent to keep me in neutral rite now. My other fear is that Saturn won't keep the Outlook around if they don't sell more than they are now. That would be a shame because I think people are missing out on a very good vehicle. Maybe its just the Saturn stigma. They aren't exactly known for their SUV experience. Maybe GMC played it smart by keeping the Acadia a bit more truck like, which is exactly what I don't like about it. The Acadia has taken off like a rocket, but the Outlook seems to be stagnant.

Just my .02
07-16-2007 07:23 PM
antique
Re: Acadia vs Outlook Sales

Maybe sales of both are low because of gas prices. I know there are those buyers who need a larger vehicle to accomodate a large family or have the money so the price of gas is not a concern. These vehicles plus the Enclave are not exactly gas misers but branded as gas guzzlers. What would the re- sale value be 4 or 5 years down the road? what will the price of gas be? If twice as much as it is today the majority of buyers might not buy these vehicles leaving owners holding onto them. Dealers might not even take them as trade ins. So maybe buyers are shying away and thinking of the future. A lot can happen in a very short time. JMO
07-15-2007 10:48 PM
Tom H
Re: Acadia vs Outlook Sales

I took a drive out to my Saturn dealer today and counted 25 Outlooks on the lot (This is rapidly becoming my Sunday morning ritual). The ones up front were very loaded with options but I couldn't see the options on the ones in the back lot. Two of them were obviously very basic as they didn't have roof rails. These things just don't seem to be selling here. As usual, I drove down the road to the GMC dealer and found 7 Acadias on the front lot. Curious to see how they were optioned I took a close look and discovered that 5 of them were 2008 models that have just arrived. Does this mean the 2008 Outlooks are on the way? I imagine that my local Saturn guy will have a relatively small allotment of Outlooks since the 07s are still collecting dust.

Anyone receive a custom order 08 yet?
07-05-2007 03:09 PM
reverse
Re: Acadia vs Outlook Sales

There is no doubt in my mind that the Lambdas will outpace the Tahoes, 'Burbans, and others soon enough. However, in my area the fact that soo many have already bought those makes me conclude that is the reason I haven't seen many of the Lambdas. Had they come out before the redesigned Tahoes and what not, Lambdas would be more abundant than they are now.

I'm just hoping enough people buy the Outlook so that there is a decent supply of used ones available in the next two years so I can pick one up at a decent price.
07-05-2007 12:26 PM
admin
Re: Acadia vs Outlook Sales

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Originally Posted by reverse
Not sure if this factored into slow sales or not but here in Austin, when the new Tahoes/Suburbans came out people were buying them up like crazy. You can't go anywhere without seeing one on the road even during a short trip.
The Acadia outsold the Suburban and Yukon XL combined. It also outsells the standard Yukon and Envoy and it's catching up with Tahoe sales. In fact, the Lambda Platform (Acadia, Enclave and Outlook) has pretty much matched the sales numbers of the Tahoe and Yukon combined. In another month or two, they will surpass those vehicle sales and never look back (since their numbers are climbing and Tahoe/Yukon sales are in decline). This month was a bit slower for the Acadia and Outlook mainly because of the ramp up of the Enclave production and the fact that a lot of buyers are in a holding pattern waiting for the 08s to be released this month.
07-04-2007 09:17 PM
Tom H
Re: Acadia vs Outlook Sales

gbshuler,

I think your rite. Two of them were without roof rails which means they are as basic as it can get. I looked on their website and it list 6 XR FWD and 10 AWD models in both XE and XR versions. The last time I visited the dealer I recall that many of the XE versions had quite a few options. They also have 2 demos in front that are fully loaded. One is a Red Jewell/Black leather and the other is Liquid Silver/Grey leather. Both of the demos have been there for the past 3 weeks.
07-04-2007 08:42 PM
gbshuler
Re: Acadia vs Outlook Sales

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Originally Posted by Tom H
Took a run by the Saturn dealer again this morning. I now count 23 Outlooks on the lot that I could see in plain view. Part of the lot behind the store is out of view so there may be more. Conversely, the GMC dealer now has only 4 Acadias on the lot. I'm starting to smell additional Outlook incentives in the near future. They are going to have to do something to start moving them. Maybe it will just be a dealership incentive as opposed to GM. I can't really say this one particular dealer is representative of all Outlook sales.
I saw about 10 on a lot near me. All but one had cloth interior, no DVD, no NAV, etc. Priced 28k to 31k. No one seems to be buying the cheaper ones. I'll betmost of the 23 you saw were the "under 35k" sticker models?
07-04-2007 05:09 PM
Tom H
Re: Acadia vs Outlook Sales

Took a run by the Saturn dealer again this morning. I now count 23 Outlooks on the lot that I could see in plain view. Part of the lot behind the store is out of view so there may be more. Conversely, the GMC dealer now has only 4 Acadias on the lot. I'm starting to smell additional Outlook incentives in the near future. They are going to have to do something to start moving them. Maybe it will just be a dealership incentive as opposed to GM. I can't really say this one particular dealer is representative of all Outlook sales.
07-01-2007 03:46 PM
reverse
Re: Acadia vs Outlook Sales

I stopped by to see the Outlook in person at our local Saturn dealer, the lot had roughly 6-8 in the front (actually had a white diamond - looks great). Can't say for sure how stagnat sales have been for them but the red jewel they have on display has been there for weeks.

Not sure if this factored into slow sales or not but here in Austin, when the new Tahoes/Suburbans came out people were buying them up like crazy. You can't go anywhere without seeing one on the road even during a short trip.
06-30-2007 07:57 PM
Tom H
Re: Acadia vs Outlook Sales

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Originally Posted by Tom H
So far my local Saturn dealer won't bend on price, yet the lot is full of 07's with almost every option and color available. He still says he can get almost anything I want because they own 5 dealerships with plenty of inventory at each of them (I'm in NW Indiana). About the only thing they don't have left is any model in White Diamond Tri-coat. The GMC dealer nearby had quite a few Acadia's although I honestly haven't looked in about a week. The Acadias remaining were definitely the odd ball option pkgs that didn't sell well initially. None-the-less GM obviously doesn't share my perception or there would be incentives offered. It's too bad GM doesn't give Saturn the same latitude on incentives to level the playing field. The Acadia seems to be outselling the Outlook at a roughly a 2:1 ratio.
Interesting...Today I took a run by both the Saturn and GMC stores and both the Outlook and Acadia seem to be stagnant. The Saturn dealer had pretty much the same stock on hand plus a few new ones and the GMC dealer has 9 Acadias setting out front with a few in their back lot. Anyone care to speculate? Is it just that the 08 release is so close? They don't seem to be flying out the door like they were.

Any thoughts Nimbu
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