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    Impala missing sales, wake up

    The new Impala missed plenty of sales in January and February. Nice colors, Red, Silver Topaz with V-6, and premium package seem to be sold out in Florida, there is no excuse for this. How about where you live? Pull it up on the car buying websites, you can hardly find a Silver Topaz or Red Impala or one with the V-6.

    The Impala outsells its competitors like the Avalon and Azera. But the Avalon and Azera had sales gains in January and February, probably because the Impala ran low low on stock in the popular packages. Try to find the Impalas at your local Chevrolet dealer. Its a challenge. One Chevrolet dealer parked them in the back and seems to lack space for the Impala in the front of the dealership. Walk on the black top around the back of the dealer to find the ONE silver topaz Impala and its only in the entry level interior/exterior package with 4 cylinders.

    Chevrolet is missing plenty of car business again. Some dealers have buried the cars by blocking the view with trucks and SUVs, so who can find the cars?

    Meanwhile the competition opened new dealerships with more open frontal space to take Chevrolet's business. Too many Chevrolet dealers have backyard storage for their inventory, some are older, while the competition has it displayed front and center. Its difficult to drive through some older Chevrolet dealers in central Florida, and there's not much space for customers to enter. The customers have to circle the building in some cases on foot to find inventory. How can anyone buy a vehicle and shop like that when the competition is making it easy to enter their dealerships?

    Chevrolet is missing business, and should clear out slow selling packages and colors, and refresh their inventory.
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    Re: Impala missing sales, wake up

    Agreed

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    Re: Impala missing sales, wake up

    You realize the dealers order what colors/trims they get?

    Let's be honest, the Chevrolet dealers around Central Florida are just downright stupid when it comes to ordering inventory.
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    Re: Impala missing sales, wake up

    The reason "they" as in Chevy is missing sales is because of price, horrid resale value and no AWD.
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    Re: Impala missing sales, wake up

    might higher price points be one of the reason people are opting for lower priced Cruzes?

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    Re: Impala missing sales, wake up

    Quote Originally Posted by donmateo View Post
    The reason "they" as in Chevy is missing sales is because of price, horrid resale value and no AWD.
    Pricing is in line with comparably equipped competitors:
    • 2014 Chevy Impala 2LT: $32,885
    • 2014 Toyota Avalon XLE: $32,150
    • 2014 Hyundai Azera: $32,532
    • 2014 Chrysler 300 (RWD): $31,890
    • 2014 Ford Taurus SEL (FWD): $31,055


    Residual value is low but not horrid for Impala, in the same vicinity as Chrysler 300 and higher than Ford Taurus. Residual values, expressed as the percentage of original price retained after 36 months (according to ALG), are:
    • 2014 Chevy Impala 2LT: 48%
    • 2014 Toyota Avalon XLE: 56%
    • 2014 Hyundai Azera: 55%
    • 2014 Chrysler 300 (RWD): 47%
    • 2014 Ford Taurus SEL (FWD): 42%


    AWD is not an often sought feature in this segment. Among the competitors mentioned above, only Taurus and 300 offer it. Take rate of the AWD option is below 30% for both models.
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    Re: Impala missing sales, wake up

    I have a silver topaz '15 2LTZ that was built in 08/14 at the Detroit plant. By that time Chevy had put an order constraint on that color for some strange reason. It's by far the best looking new Impala on the road in my non-humble opinion. You are right about them being hard to find. If I didn't have a 4x4 truck, AWD would have been more needed in a new car. But, if I wanted AWD, then a CUV would've been the way to go.

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    Re: Impala missing sales, wake up

    Quote Originally Posted by 1954 Chevy View Post
    I have a silver topaz '15 2LTZ that was built in 08/14 at the Detroit plant. By that time Chevy had put an order constraint on that color for some strange reason. It's by far the best looking new Impala on the road in my non-humble opinion. You are right about them being hard to find. .....
    When they have to run a sale to clear out inventory, the main colors left to choose the plain, dull, gray ones. How is that profitable?

    Another problem is access to the dealerships. Some are keeping the Impalas in the back yard behind the fences. You have to walk around the back of the building of one older dealership. Then go around behind the weeds to see if the particular Impala has tail pipe trim. The new showroom buildings should be back off the road so customers can see the vehicles rather than remodeling existing buildings that are too close to the road.
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    Re: Impala missing sales, wake up

    Just go to Stingray Chevrolet in Plant City. That dealer's so massive they must have every build combination on the lot.
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    Re: Impala missing sales, wake up

    Quote Originally Posted by roy219 View Post
    Pricing is in line with comparably equipped competitors:
    • 2014 Chevy Impala 2LT: $32,885
    • 2014 Toyota Avalon XLE: $32,150
    • 2014 Hyundai Azera: $32,532
    • 2014 Chrysler 300 (RWD): $31,890
    • 2014 Ford Taurus SEL (FWD): $31,055


    Residual value is low but not horrid for Impala, in the same vicinity as Chrysler 300 and higher than Ford Taurus. Residual values, expressed as the percentage of original price retained after 36 months (according to ALG), are:
    • 2014 Chevy Impala 2LT: 48%
    • 2014 Toyota Avalon XLE: 56%
    • 2014 Hyundai Azera: 55%
    • 2014 Chrysler 300 (RWD): 47%
    • 2014 Ford Taurus SEL (FWD): 42%


    AWD is not an often sought feature in this segment. Among the competitors mentioned above, only Taurus and 300 offer it. Take rate of the AWD option is below 30% for both models.
    The Impala is still a top seller in the category, so there is no excuse for hiding them in the back of the building, and missing sales because of lack of selection. Yet the Impala selection seems slim.

    Avalon and Azera had double digit sales gains, probably because people couldn't find an Impala in the nice colors with luxury packages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FenwickHockey65 View Post
    Just go to Stingray Chevrolet in Plant City. That dealer's so massive they must have every build combination on the lot.
    The Chevrolet dealers in Leesburg and Clermont seem difficult to enter and shop. The newly widened Highway 50 through Clermont, FL now has new recently built Honda, Toyota, and Nissan dealerships that have evidently made the fast growing area a top sales priority with large lighted lots, easy access, and easy to view inventory.
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    Re: Impala missing sales, wake up

    My car has the 20's, which I didn't think I wanted. After testing them back-to-back, I changed my mind. The 20's looked way better than the 19's, and the car handled much better with them. A lot of the handling difference is probably the Goodyear RSA 19" vs the Bridgestone Potenza RE97 20" tires. The 20" ride is surprisingly smooth, and the wheels transform the look of the car from the side view.

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    Re: Impala missing sales, wake up

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    The new Impala missed plenty of sales in January and February. Nice colors, Red, Silver Topaz with V-6, and premium package seem to be sold out in Florida, there is no excuse for this. How about where you live? Pull it up on the car buying websites, you can hardly find a Silver Topaz or Red Impala or one with the V-6.

    The Impala outsells its competitors like the Avalon and Azera. But the Avalon and Azera had sales gains in January and February, probably because the Impala ran low low on stock in the popular packages. Try to find the Impalas at your local Chevrolet dealer. Its a challenge. One Chevrolet dealer parked them in the back and seems to lack space for the Impala in the front of the dealership. Walk on the black top around the back of the dealer to find the ONE silver topaz Impala and its only in the entry level interior/exterior package with 4 cylinders.

    Chevrolet is missing plenty of car business again. Some dealers have buried the cars by blocking the view with trucks and SUVs, so who can find the cars?

    Meanwhile the competition opened new dealerships with more open frontal space to take Chevrolet's business. Too many Chevrolet dealers have backyard storage for their inventory, some are older, while the competition has it displayed front and center. Its difficult to drive through some older Chevrolet dealers in central Florida, and there's not much space for customers to enter. The customers have to circle the building in some cases on foot to find inventory. How can anyone buy a vehicle and shop like that when the competition is making it easy to enter their dealerships?

    Chevrolet is missing business, and should clear out slow selling packages and colors, and refresh their inventory.
    You are searching via the internet, yet complain cars are parked out back, sounds foolish...............

    I don't know where in Florida you live, but I just went on Cars.com took a random Orlando, FL zip code and searched 150 range for Red or Silver 2LT's, I got over a 100 to choose from:

    http://www.cars.com/for-sale/searchr...ion&sf2Dir=ASC

    The Impala is currently selling about 4,000 units retail over the entire country! How many Chevrolet Dealers are in the US? Do the math, plenty of inventory out there.

    The car has been out long enough for dealers to know what does and doesn't sell.
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    Re: Impala missing sales, wake up

    I just checked cars.com and found a '15 2LTZ silver topaz Impala w/dark titanium interior in Ft Meade, FL. It says it's 80 miles from Ft. Myers zip code 33900. Go get it while you can.

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    Re: Impala missing sales, wake up

    The Impala outsells its competitors like the Avalon and Azera. But the Avalon and Azera had sales gains in January and February, probably because the Impala ran low low on stock in the popular packages.
    I never understood this. If I wanted an Impala and the one I wanted wasn't available I wouldn't go and buy an Avalon or Azera, I will wait. But I keep hearing stories like that, I guess to some people cars are very generic.

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