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15 Apr, 2015 07:00 AM
When the recession hit back in 2008, few were harder hit that the American auto industry. Since then, car sales have begun to improve gradually. Car sales for March of this year were up slightly compared to last year with 1.5 cars and light trucks being sold in all. Though Americans are beginning to buy new cars again, there are still some cars that Americans seem to have no interest in. A good indicator is how long, on average, a given car sits on a car lot before being sold. According to Kelley Blue Book, the average car will sit in a car lot for 71 days before being sold. Here’s a look at ten cars than American’s aren’t too keen about.
10. Cadillac ATS. At 138.1 days on average spent on the lot, Cadillac ATS sales are just bad enough for number 10 on this list.
9. Kia Cadenza. The Kia Cadenza is a highly rated large sedan, but that doesn’t seem to make it a popular choice. The Cadenza spends an average of 138.8 days on the lot before being sold.
8. Volvo XC90. Volvo’s take on the midsize luxury SUV, the XC90 is highly reviewed and is competitively priced with other midsize luxury SUVs. Even still, it sits on the dealer’s lot for an average of 139.5 days.
7. Fiat 500L. Despite being one of the top selling cars in Europe, the Fiat 500L is struggling here in American taking an average of 140.1 days to sell.
6. Cadillac XTS. The XTS is set to be discontinued in 2019 and Cadillac has already announced it’s replacement, the CT6. Perhaps consumers are waiting for the CT6 because the XTS spends 144.6 days on average on the dealer’s lot.
5. Buick Verano. Like most other cars that spend longer on the lot, the Verano is a more expensive vehicle. It spends 144.7 days on average on a dealer’s lot.
4. Infiniti Q60. The competition has proved to be too much for the Infiniti Q60. It spends 158.3 days on average on the lot.
3. Cadillac ELR. Cadillac’s first attempt at the electric car market is falling short probably because of the competition: Tesla. It spends 158.6 days on the dealer’s lot on average.
2. Nissan GT-R. At 169.9 days, the GT-R is a slow selling car. But Nissan isn’t too worried because the price tag on one is 100,000 and they still managed to sell almost 1,500 of them last year.
1. Honda Insight. The Insight spends 170.7 days in a dealer’s lot on average. That’s probably because it’s marketed as a fuel efficient car and gas prices are lower than they’ve been in years.
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