WA car sales slump 21% in November

New motor vehicles sales in Western Australia have plummeted 21 per cent in November compared to the previous corresponding period, according to latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.


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What do they expect. The world is changing and here they are doing the same old tired sales and marketing techniques. The fact that the US Government is bailing out the manufacturers is an accurate reflection on how this industry operates as a whole, from the top down. They keep releasing cars that go from 0 to 100 in 4 seconds but have worse fuel economy then a FJ Holden. I am still waiting for a car that offers economical motoring without compromosing style. Just a thought.

What does who expect Chad?

Car manufacturers were the "they" I was referring to. Not targetted so much at local companies, although I do think they have been guilty of expecting the boom to remain here forever, much like every other business in WA for that matter. I deal daily with SMEs that are trying to keep ahead of the "game" but every month I see Holden, Ford etc offering November Special, then surprise a December Special, then A New Year Deal etc etc. I am not sure who "they" think is buying this rubbish, but clearly from these new figures, not many people are. If I was a DP or a manufacturer I would be adding value to the sale without affecting cashflow to win the game instead of what they normally do eg discounting or special offers. Again... just a thought.

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