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Fiat to exit European mini car market

Discussion in 'Rumors and General Chrysler Discussion' started by Fast Eddie, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave
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    As I've said, over 300,000 sales of both Camry and Corolla. RAV4 did 400,000, and the Camry and Corolla are, I suspect, being sold near cost (Corolla possibly at or below cost, Camry with, I'd guess, a small profit). Look at their freebies and tell me there's big profits there.
     
  2. danbek

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    Serious question, when you sell at or below cost, isn't that considered dumping, just like steel years ago?
     
  3. gforce2002

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    Not necessarily. Only if the price undercuts the competition AND the product is more expensive in its home market.
     
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  4. Dave Z

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    I think part of it is also whether the strategy is clearly one of trying to dominate a market and drive competitors out, or whether to just survive as a temporary measure, which is why dumping Toyotas in 1980s would have been bad but dumping Chevys and Plymouths was not seen as a problem.
     
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    A strategy of automakers in the 1980s to meet CAFE targets was to pump out cheap econoboxes and sell them with rock bottom pricing.
     
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