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04-21-2008 08:28 PM
MCW Sky
typo?

could there be some translation errors or typos?

maybe it is supposed to be 400 a month - or 4000 a year.
03-27-2008 01:00 PM
OPEL-GT more advertising for G2X

Sanders - a member of the GT forum in Germany recently posted the following G2X commercials.

YouTube - g2x car animation

YouTube - car animation

though I would share with you guys.

10-30-2007 02:08 PM
SkyBaby WOW...... great looking car.... SkyBaby



10-30-2007 01:41 PM
Mickey the thing about koreans, they will buy it and treat those cars so well like us here in the states. In my opinion they will sell there especially to the teenagers and 20-30 year olds there.
10-30-2007 12:55 PM
Sunny Ragtop The youtube.com video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiWPN...related&search=
makes me want to buy one...Oh yeah..I ALREADY DID!!
10-30-2007 12:19 PM
OlSkyDriver
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Originally Posted by mbeardsley View Post
If they are only selling 400 a year, it seems like a waste of time and money to me.

When you add in all the "setup" costs (dealer training, advertising, etc), I don't see how they can make much profit off of 400 cars.

I guess they see this as sort of establishing a "beachhead" for future models.
Anything in South Korea that cost 43.9 million won, is not going to fly out the door. So if they do sell all 400, they will be doing real good.
10-25-2007 05:44 PM
whitefang
Thanks!

Great video!
10-22-2007 12:27 PM
OPEL-GT found a few g2x links on you tube

and though you might like to watch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiHUz...elated&search=

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiWPN...related&search=

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4gs0...related&search=

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcAQU...related&search=


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mQTz...related&search=



Enjoy
08-24-2007 07:57 AM
Kustomkaps
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Originally Posted by 07Redlinedriver View Post
it sells for $46,600 in South Korea, almost double the price of $26,000-$29,000 in the United States.

How is that almost double the price?
Usually it's the taxes. While the USA generally puts a fair tax on the import cars coming here, Asian countries will put a hefty tax on our cars going there. Also, there can be fees concerning "craftmanship" and "safety" issues where the our cars are taken apart for inspection in the other country prior to allowing it to be sold. They then tack on the costs involved in 'inspecting' to the car prices for the public.
We don't live in an even world of markets.
08-23-2007 12:52 PM
plausibledenial
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Originally Posted by mbeardsley View Post
If they are only selling 400 a year, it seems like a waste of time and money to me.

When you add in all the "setup" costs (dealer training, advertising, etc), I don't see how they can make much profit off of 400 cars.

I guess they see this as sort of establishing a "beachhead" for future models.
I think you're right in that it's even more of a halo product for Daewoo than it is for Saturn. Even if all the cars do is get people paying attention to Daewoo, then they've done their job. It's an image thing, and I'm guessing that they'd even be prepared to take a financial loss on the cars if there is an perceptual gain in the brand's visibility and placement in people's minds.

Saturn splashes the Sky on alot of their marketing, but they only sell 10K of them a year. With all the setup costs you mentioned, it doesn't make sense to do all that just to sell a few cars. But someone posted an article this morning from the NYT saying that Saturn's sales have been up the most of all the GM brands. The Sky's purpose is to make the consumer say 'hmm, that's a Saturn?' or something similar, and get them into a Saturn showroom. From there, they see the Vue, or the Aura, or something that better fits their needs, and off they go in that. Really, we just advertise for Saturn - good thing that it's a damn fun job.

With that said, does Daewoo have a no-haggle policy? Because if not, I'm guessing the markups on those 400+ cars are going to be steep.
08-23-2007 12:46 PM
Blue Sky At the Mecca Tour in May we saw daewoos being run down the line.

Blue
08-23-2007 12:34 PM
07Redlinedriver Maybe for that price, the girls come with the car...
08-23-2007 12:33 PM
07Redlinedriver it sells for $46,600 in South Korea, almost double the price of $26,000-$29,000 in the United States.

How is that almost double the price?
08-23-2007 11:53 AM
SkyMan 08 Is that an official press release, if so they don't know squat ...

Quote:
The G2X features a 2-liter, V4 264 hp engine ,with turbocharger. Gasoline direct injection accelerates the roadster to 100 km per hour from a standing start in just 5.5 seconds. Only a five-speed automatic transmission is available, for now.
08-23-2007 11:40 AM
mbeardsley If they are only selling 400 a year, it seems like a waste of time and money to me.

When you add in all the "setup" costs (dealer training, advertising, etc), I don't see how they can make much profit off of 400 cars.

I guess they see this as sort of establishing a "beachhead" for future models.
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