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Do you remember these comments a little while ago ... "There will be extended downtime at the SSR plant during the 05 MY"? Well GM seems to be keeping its goal of not over producing 05s like they did with the 04s. Sorry to see them go to 40 a day vs. 72 a day. It means that the markets continue to be weak.Lansing State Journal said:... Continued slow sales of the sporty truck led Lansing's largest private employer to decide to close the factory for a month starting Jan. 31.
When it reopens Feb. 28, its rate of production will be slashed almost 43 percent, from 70 SSRs to 40 a day.
It almost seems like the plant has been shut down more than it has been operating this year. Not a good sign. Maybe GM will take notice and do more to sell SSR's than thet have been already.blackbird said:The Lansing Craft Centre (LCC) went back to work on March 14th and they haven't built 40 in any day. They are shutting down again for 2 weeks starting April 4th and are returning back to work on April 18th.
i agree ... gm needs to step up to make this halo symbol for GM a hugh winnerISLANDDREAMS said:MY biggest complaint as a dealer there are continually rebates on all gm lines except the SSR along with rates even with a 5.9 rate the SSR sales would increase the biggest draw back was all 2004 model year it was no rebate on SSR then . ..the people who took advantage of year end savings .....got the shaft by gm and the dealer got the shaft also by taking losses to get the vehicles off the books and then gm comes out with a $7500 lump sum payment . ..alittle much a little late if they would have put rates and smaller rebates throughout the year the surplus at year end would not have been necessary . ...THIS IS TO GENERAL MOTORS ....HELP US OUT A BIT ....HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX? ??
When production resumes - the 2006 SSR's will roll off the line.potvin48 said:Lansing Craft Centre is down starting Monday May 23rd through the GM shutdown of July 18th.
6 production weeks in a row.
We all are certainly not happy about the continued sluggish sales of the SSRs. However, at least GM learned their lesson and are not over producing them like they did in 04. Over production had a major impact in the glut of the SSRs and as a result "tanked" the prices and profits went out the window for the dealers and then they ended having to give them away. :nonoISLANDDREAMS said:...THIS IS TO GENERAL MOTORS ....HELP US OUT A BIT ....HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX? ?? william mork