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Old 10-17-2008, 05:18 AM   #1
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Back in the early days, Saturn was a bit of a phenomenon. As a new brand on the automotive landscape with a new way of doing business, folks came from miles around to check out their relatively unknown lineup of Tennessee-built plastic-bodied small cars. The trouble was that after kicking the tires and taking one for a spin around the block, customers usually wanted to buy one.

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Old 10-17-2008, 03:04 PM   #2
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Wow. I actually think that is pretty cool. You don't see that happening now!

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Old 10-17-2008, 04:56 PM   #3
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i remember at that time at our dealership we had 5 cars on the floor and 4 or 5 demos. none were for sale. we had 327 orders for customers in the system so if you wanted to buy a car you were 328 in line. we actually had a meeting about how to sell less cars and keep people happy.

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Old 10-17-2008, 05:42 PM   #4
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Wow.. Sell less cars? Who would have thought!?

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i remember at that time at our dealership we had 5 cars on the floor and 4 or 5 demos. none were for sale. we had 327 orders for customers in the system so if you wanted to buy a car you were 328 in line. we actually had a meeting about how to sell less cars and keep people happy.
Interesting... In 1992 when I bought my SC I couldn't get a blue-green one with leather interior. I had to but a Bright Aquamarine Metallic SC with black leather. Turned out the Aquamarine worked out really well, probably better than the blue-green.

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