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Forum topic by AlaskaGuy posted 03-19-2015 08:32 PM 1080 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-19-2015 08:32 PM

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#1 posted 03-19-2015 08:45 PM

This is misleading. There are many huge lots holding cars waiting to go to dealerships. Often they are cars made in advance of the usual six week shutdown period most auto factories go through for model changes. They also can be large lots in preparation for huge end of year deals, or zero interest deals where a typical medium sized dealer, (just one), can sell up to 200-300 cars in a month.

No car manufacturer would be able to support thousands of cars just sitting in empty lots for no reason. They are on the books, and they will be sold.

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#2 posted 03-19-2015 10:27 PM

When I was in the service and sta up N I heard stories of massive parking lots where ships loaded with cars from Korea and or Japan were off loaded in Alaska and sat in the lots till they could be loaded onto tractor trailers and or trains to be brought S to the lower 48.

-- I meant to do that!

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#3 posted 03-20-2015 01:08 AM

There’s a small one of these in Santa Rosa, NM, right next to a railroad track, that you can see from I-40. I go by there just often enough to be able to say it’s sometimes full, and sometimes empty, so I don’t doubt the cars are just being temporarily staged. Here it is about half full:

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