Why Suzuki is leaving the U.S. market

Suzuki is dead. Deader than all the leaves you see on your front lawn this fall. Deader than Romney’s bid for presidency (too soon?). Deader than that weird animal that washed up on the shore of some Long Island beach.

Suzuki Going out of business

On the day of the 2012 presidential election, Suzuki announced they would be filing for bankruptcy. Suzuki sold 2,023 cars in October. In October of 2011, they sold about 1,900. With this kind of wild growth, did Suzuki announce its U.S. departure too soon? Absolutely not because first of all, I was being facetious about wild growth and second of all, aside from the Sidekick AKA Escudo and the Samurai, Suzuki never quite got its footing here in the States. [keep reading]

Auto throwbacks from the 90’s

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The 90’s are coming back and the proof lives at TeenNick on Nickelodeon. From midnight until 2AM each night, the network airs reruns of Keenan and Kel, Clarissa Explains it All, All That and Hey Arnold!, to name just a few. Nostalgia is the hot “thing” right now and used car dealers have an opportunity to target their late model cars toward the nostalgic young adult. Consider the average viewer was about 10-18 years old back in 1998, that means they are about 23 to 31 years old today, give or take. They’re movers and shakers and they want to drive the cars from their youth, right? Of course they would want the Dodge Caravan with all those Cheetos stains on the back bench and fake exterior wood paneling. What about the luxurious Buick Roadmaster? Read on to find out some of the cars from the 90’s that could be making a comeback.

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