Why would it affect resale? Actually, the Outlooks will be MORE valuable, since not as many will have been built as the other Lambdas. Something to think about, look at how classic cars that are low production numbers have HUGE dollars speant on them at the auctions. I really don't think it will make much difference on resale value, anyone buying a used car won't care if there are new versions of that car running around, all they care about is the vehicle they are buying, and these should hold their value the same as any Acadia.jsachs1 said:Well that kinda sucks. :angryfire:
Resale will be in the shi**er. :'(
The average person looking for a used crossover,IMO/IME, will be nervous about getting parts and service.I had 25 years in the auto business,know buyer habits,and I stand by my message.It is what it is. :09Enclave said:Why would it affect resale? Actually, the Outlooks will be MORE valuable, since not as many will have been built as the other Lambdas. Something to think about, look at how classic cars that are low production numbers have HUGE dollars speant on them at the auctions. I really don't think it will make much difference on resale value, anyone buying a used car won't care if there are new versions of that car running around, all they care about is the vehicle they are buying, and these should hold their value the same as any Acadia.
I guess I misunderstood some, thought we were talking about used Outlooks (resale value), not warranties on new ones, although I undertand there will be some few out there sold used that will have some factory warranty left, but every GM dealer is supposed to service all other GM for warranty repairs, I think this has been the case for some time, but there may be a few bad apple dealers out there who will turn their nose up at someone who didn't buy the vehicle there, OH WELL, they'll have to deal with it. Anyway, so very sorry that any of you on here think your Outlooks will be worth less because Saturn will be no more, it shouldn't make any difference, but I get your point....not everyone will think logically.jsachs1 said:Enclave,
I agree with a lot of your points,buttttttttttt human nature is strange when it comes to spending the bucks.Consumers want NO HASSEL deals.The thread on warranty,on this boared,already has people in a worry. :sosad:
Trust me,dealers will service their own first. :'(
In a perfect world that would work, but they can't just do that. So many people are brand loyal, within GM, and won't buy another GM brand. (sounds silly, but it's true) Do you realize that 80% of Oldsmobile buyers went elsewhere after that brand was cancelled? I read that somewhere recently. Only 20% were returning to GM because they liked GM, but most feel that Oldsmobile was their brand, then didn't think about another GM. Now that Pontiac and Saturn are going away, they might have the same drop off, because people buying Pontiacs/Saturns want those, NOT Chevys, Buicks, GMC's, or Cadillacs. Will all of you automatically go buy a GMC Acadia to replace your Outlook (or Enclave/Traverse)? I bet there's a large percentage that won't.6Sixathome said:GM basically screwed themselves, four of the same crossovers but with different brands. Some brands favored by GM more than others got the better advertising. I've said it before and I'll say it again all GM needs is a high end and a low end crossover, Buick and Chevy. JMHO!
All GM dealers were sent a letter in January allowing them to do warranty work on Saturns. Most wont because they think they wont get paid from Saturn, when in fact it all comes from GM now. I contacted a local GMC dealer form my Outlook and they refused. Went to another and they did the work and won my patronage. When first dealer called a couple of months ago offering to work on my car (not knowing who they were talking to) I told them they lost me to another GMC dealer and they reaped the benefits of an Acadia sale on the trade in of my Outlook. When asked why I went to the other dealer, the response I got back was - oh :-[. I hate it when the reps don't think the people they are talking to are well informed.BigTallV said:So not sure if there's a lack of willingness on part of the dealerships to service/warranty vehicles or if GM (Canada) is only designating specific dealers to handle a given region. But the fact is not all dealers are eagerly accepting Saturn owners for warranty business. You think they would.