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    Dodge Has Its Own Inventory Problems



    While the GM inventory woes have been a fixture of TTAC for months, excess inventory isnít the sole domain of GMís pickups. Chrysler is having its own issues, with the Dodge Dart suffering from a glut of inventory.

    Wardís Auto reports that there is a 112 day supply of Darts, roughly double the industryís preferred supply level. While Chryslerís Illinois plant is cited as a factor in the oversupply of these cars, the launch of the Dart didnít go as smoothly as planned. Initial sales were poor, hampered by an oversupply of manual transmission cars (yes, heresy, I know).

    http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/201...tory-problems/

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    1. Oversupply of manual transmissions.
    2. DDCT the only optional transmission with the 1.4T.
    3. Extra high price for the "optional" DDCT with the 1.4T.
    4. Extra high price for the 1.4T engine on the Limited. (2.0 "blah" engine standard w/manual trans).
    5. Exaust on the 1.4T is too loud for the non-sporty driver.
    6. Extra high price for the automatic transmission on the regular 2.0 engine.
    7. No 2.4 engines available "yet", although they say they are now building them.
    8. 2.4 engine will be the only one on the R/T.

    My local dealers have only the models that nobody wants. I will wait to look at an R/T with the 2.4 engine and automatic, or a Limited if offered with the 2.4 and automatic. People will not buy what they don't want.

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    Ford and Lincoln have just the opposite problem with their Fusion and MKZ. People want them, but dealers don't have them. Very Very few Fusions (I'd like a Fusion Titanium) and no MKZ's yet. What few Titaniums I've seen do not have the exact options I want. In addition, there has been a "hold" on them with cars sitting in the factory lot, waiting for some kind of quality problem to be fixed before they are shipped to dealers. Some guys have been waiting for over three months for ordered cars.
    Another thing is that people have been reading Consumer Reports where they say that MyFordTouch has many problems. (They also say that Chrysler's U-Connect has been problem free. Score one for Chrysler U-Connect). As one dealer once told me, we can't sell them if we ain't got them.

    Almost forgot to mention about the recall of all Ford's with the 1.6T engine, as they are causing fires. (No problems with their 2.0T engines).

    So you see, it is not only Dodge that has screwed up. Ford screws up also.
    Last edited by ctrcbob; 12-05-2012 at 08:17 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctrcbob View Post
    1. Oversupply of manual transmissions.
    2. DDCT the only optional transmission with the 1.4T.
    3. Extra high price for the "optional" DDCT with the 1.4T.
    4. Extra high price for the 1.4T engine on the Limited. (2.0 "blah" engine standard w/manual trans).
    5. Exaust on the 1.4T is too loud for the non-sporty driver.
    6. Extra high price for the automatic transmission on the regular 2.0 engine.
    7. No 2.4 engines available "yet", although they say they are now building them.
    8. 2.4 engine will be the only one on the R/T.

    My local dealers have only the models that nobody wants. I will wait to look at an R/T with the 2.4 engine and automatic, or a Limited if offered with the 2.4 and automatic. People will not buy what they don't want.

    ---------------------------------------------------
    Ford and Lincoln have just the opposite problem with their Fusion and MKZ. People want them, but dealers don't have them. Very Very few Fusions (I'd like a Fusion Titanium) and no MKZ's yet. What few Titaniums I've seen do not have the exact options I want. In addition, there has been a "hold" on them with cars sitting in the factory lot, waiting for some kind of quality problem to be fixed before they are shipped to dealers. Some guys have been waiting for over three months for ordered cars.
    Another thing is that people have been reading Consumer Reports where they say that MyFordTouch has many problems. (They also say that Chrysler's U-Connect has been problem free. Score one for Chrysler U-Connect). As one dealer once told me, we can't sell them if we ain't got them.

    Almost forgot to mention about the recall of all Ford's with the 1.6T engine, as they are causing fires. (No problems with their 2.0T engines).

    So you see, it is not only Dodge that has screwed up. Ford screws up also.
    Yea that does make sense. Thats a ton of issues they have going on. I bet if they actually supplied what people want to buy they won't have this problem although they would see some loss in sales because of the problems going on.

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