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Jesse Toprak Quotes

The debate on gas prices has accelerated the end of the life cycle for many old-style SUVs. But the SUV segment was already undergoing changes well before gas prices became an issue.
Jesse Toprak
#Debate

The only thing that's perhaps different is that Ford and GM did not go through the route of increased pricing and incentives whereas with Jeep, it's continued business as usual.
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#Ford

If people go in with the idea they are saving money, they are mistaken,
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#Money

Just three years ago, people ignored the fuel economy numbers on the sticker. Now it's one of the first things people ask about, especially the middle-income families.
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#Economy

Their estimate may actually be a bit conservative. A more realistic number may be 9.2 million. We've got GM at right under 9 million.
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#Conservative

It's not a surprise at all, and I think it will continue in the near future — the next three to five years.
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#Future

As far as impact on sales of Chevy trucks, there was very little. A 10 percent increase in fuel efficiency isn't going to make people rush into these vehicles.
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#Efficiency

Mercedes-Benz and BMW are associated with quality engines, so it was a smart thing to do.
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#Quality

If people are comparing sticker prices, lower prices will certainly make their cars more attractive. What really brings success to brands is good product. Playing with pricing alone isn't going to enable them to recover their market share. But I do believe a lot of their cars are overpriced and they needed an adjustment.
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#People

GM's success earlier this summer has really taken its toll on inventory levels for several models, limiting their ability to have another terrific month, ... And there appears to be relatively little momentum left in GM's employee discount incentive program now that it is in its third month.
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#Ability

GM's success earlier this summer has really taken its toll on inventory levels for several models, limiting their ability to have another terrific month. And there appears to be relatively little momentum left in GM's employee discount incentive program now that it is in its third month.
Jesse Toprak
#Ability

The compact car segment is on fire.
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#Fire

February sales are typically much more robust than January's, but some may be surprised that this month even exceeded last February's sales. We attribute this in part to dramatically renewed consumer interest in compact vehicles.
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#Sales

It's a tough time when you have a new model that people are waiting to purchase in the coming months.
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#People

The new sub-compacts are a lot more easy on the eyes than the Toyota Echo and the Ford Fiesta.
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#Eyes

The market is healthy. The year-over-year decline is mainly because of the exceptional sales volume we experienced last March.
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#Sales

From a practical aspect, when you do the math the hybrid alternative is not always best financial choice because they cost more, and so a smaller car with a fuel economy of 30 miles per gallon is an attractive alternative, especially in urban areas.
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#Choice

Compact car sales are very strong.
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#Sales

Incentives do work, up to a certain point, to give sort of a stimuli to sales and bring showroom traffic. It's just that you can't rely on incentives to bring people into the showroom day after day. It gives people a sense of urgency. You need to get this deal now because tomorrow, it's not going to be here.
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#Sales

They spent a lot of money on incentives, most of which are not quite visible to consumers except for some lease deals.
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#Money

This is a total shift. Five years ago they wouldn't have even asked. It's not crisis mode ... but I think if people are ready to buy a new vehicle, they will seriously consider something that is gas efficient.
Jesse Toprak
#Crisis

As we are seeing higher interest rates, it's more beneficial for consumers to go with the zero percent than the cash rebate.
Jesse Toprak
#Interest

There has been a permanent shift in consumers' minds as far as gas prices goes. The sustained nature of gas prices has changed how people buy.
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#Nature

Now, for vehicles priced under $40,000, it is one of the first questions people ask.
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#People

It's not a surprise at all, and I think it will continue in the near future the next three to five years.
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#Surprise