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811 units in 27 sales days compared to a 2004 figure of 966 in 26 sales days, so down 19% on a per sales day basis.

Jan - April combined is down 13% from last year...
2005 - 3,514
2004 - 4,035
 

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April 2005 SSR Production Figures

The Lansing Craft Centre had a slow month.

38 SSR's were built. :flag

That makes 846 total built this year - for a total of 6,625 ~ 2005's so far...

2004 production was 10,676

2003 = 3,416*

* OK OK - this figure can be kind of a mystery - but this total is from the GM Historical Production spreadsheet...

Grand = 20,717

I like seeing the total stay kinda low! :cool
 

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More Than the Number of Prowlers

kwhopper89 said:
The Lansing Craft Centre had a slow month.

38 SSR's were built. :flag

That makes 846 total built this year - for a total of 6,625 ~ 2005's so far...

2004 production was 10,676

2003 = 3,416*

* OK OK - this figure can be kind of a mystery - but this total is from the GM Historical Production spreadsheet...

Grand = 20,717

I like seeing the total stay kinda low! :cool

Wow,

That is more than the number of Prowlers made from 1997-2002 (5 years).
There were approximately 11702 Prowlers made.

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kwhopper89 said:
for a total of 6,625 ~ 2005's so far...

2004 production was 10,676

2003 = 3,416*

* OK OK - this figure can be kind of a mystery - but this total is from the GM Historical Production spreadsheet...

Grand = 20,717
Based on on GM-provided delivery figures which total about 14,700, that leaves about 6,000 in the pipeline.
 

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15K per year

In their zeal to build this truck, top management at Chevy forecasted a business plan that called for 14,000 to 15,000 units per year for five years. While I love the truck and am glad they took the risks to build it, this forecast was clearly ill advised. This is a niche market truck and the price point brings many other choices into play for the buyer. I wonder how long they will keep it alive as grim as things are for them in the market place now :confused
 

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How many dealers?

Ok, I'll make some guesses. If there is one dealer for every 50,000 americans, then 300 million devided by 50,000 equals 6000.

That would seem to be about 1 SSR/dealer, given the earlier posted note on unsold inventory.

It seems to me that the whole concept of having X days of unsold inventory gets a little wooley when dealing with numbers like this.
 

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I have heard, can't remember where, there are about 3300 Chevy dealers in the US. Hence the 1 per dealer for the 2003 MY. Am I wrong??

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Don't know, Google hasn't been my friend today. Hence the Wag's.

Still a dealer can't sell a vehicle they don't have on the lot. No matter what the sales rate. Still if 3300 is correct, the dealers would only have to sell 5/yr, on average to make sales of 15000. I can see that being an easy expectation. Many much less appealing vehicles sell in larger numbers.
 

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Purple Penelope said:
I have heard, can't remember where, there are about 3300 Chevy dealers in the US. Hence the 1 per dealer for the 2003 MY. Am I wrong??

P/P

Peace :flag
I think I've heard that there are closer to 5,000 dealerships - not every dealership got a 2003 allocation...
 

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Better looking than the Prowler and more power. :cool :ssr

It is a matter of personal preference but the Prowler turns more heads than my SSR in my experience and the zero to sixty time for a stock Prowler is faster then the Stock SSR. However, The SSR does have more space and a retractable hardtop!

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Nice looking... but

ECurtis said:
It is a matter of personal preference but the Prowler turns more heads than my SSR in my experience and the zero to sixty time for a stock Prowler is faster then the Stock SSR. However, The SSR does have more space and a retractable hardtop!
The Prowler is a very sharp looking vehicle... :thumbs but what are those strange looking gray things out in front? Bumpers? :jester
 

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Ok, I'll make some guesses. If there is one dealer for every 50,000 americans, then 300 million devided by 50,000 equals 6000.

That would seem to be about 1 SSR/dealer, given the earlier posted note on unsold inventory.

It seems to me that the whole concept of having X days of unsold inventory gets a little wooley when dealing with numbers like this.
And, of courses, it's unlikely that one vehicle per lot is going to be exactly what someone wants.

It's very strange. GM is having a hard time selling them, and I had a very hard time buying one. I signed up here in February, and just got my SSR yesterday. And it wasn't because I was looking for a good deal moneywise.
 

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Glenn/beer100, Dealers CAN sell vehicles they do not have on their lot. I have ordered and then purchased over 40, so far, and none were seen on the lot because they had not yet been built to my exact specifications. Ordering is perfect for me and allows exactly what I want. example; I have a new truck being built next week that I ordered over a month ago. It will have 362 h.p., 457 ft/lbs., 6 speed, 4.30 posi, 17" polished alum wheels, best available radio and other options and thnx to a bro-in-law and employee discount, I am going "out the door" including 6% sales tax and factory rebate for $23K. I still want an SSR and hope I can get a deal on a non-ordered 2005 next winter but know there will not be as many sitting around with low prices as there were 2004's (could not accept 300 h.p. or a four-speed auto) this last winter. My GM Card rebate is burning a hole.......
 

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Marc NY said:
The Prowler is a very sharp looking vehicle... :thumbs but what are those strange looking gray things out in front? Bumpers? :jester
Mark,

I agree with you on the gray bumpers! I think they looked weird. When the Prowler was first produced in 1997 the only color available was purple and Chrysler used the gray bumpers to "blend in" with the purple. However by 1999 the bumpers had switched to black (like my SSR) which I think looks much better than the gray and accents the other colors.

So if you see a Prowler with gray bumpers you know it is one of the very early models.

Now Prowler trivia aside, why did the plant start up again. It still seems like their are a lot of SSR's in the pipeline? Does anyone know how many 06's they will produce? What is their new production number?

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Glenn/beer100, Dealers CAN sell vehicles they do not have on their lot.
I think the point I was getting at was, just stocking all the dealers with one SSR each makes for a large supply in the pipe. Sales of 3/dlr/yr means long stock times compared to higher volume vehicles. So I kind of take the measure "Days of Supply" where the SSR is concerned, with a big grain of salt.
 

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ECurtis said:
It is a matter of personal preference but the Prowler turns more heads than my SSR in my experience and the zero to sixty time for a stock Prowler is faster then the Stock SSR. However, The SSR does have more space and a retractable hardtop!

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A stock 99 prowler 0-60 is 5.8

A Manual 05 SSR 0-60 is 5.3 :thumbs
 
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