The MDX isn't a rebadged Pilot. It shares no body panels or interior components. The underpinnings are the same (execpt for the AWD system). That isn't rebadging. Rebadging is a Chevy Trailblazer and Buick Rainer.Kris said:I think Murano sells very well. .70k+ is not a bad number. Actually, I would prefer 20 – 30k/year. It would make it unique. Now, at least where I live, Muranos are becoming quite common.
Anybody noticed low numbers for Acura MDX? Low numbers for FX? I can understand the FX, but Acura? But than again it is just re-bagged Honda Pilot, which sells quite well.
I agree with the statement that Murano stylish shape can be a turn-off for some people. Majority just want a plain, reliable box. Oh, and there are some who go for image (Lexus).
So let’s be happy and hope Murano will not sell more cars next year.
Ye, it surrprised me too. But then again as Eric said HUGE discounts, cash back offers etc. did make a difference. And there is plenty of people who's knowledge of cars is not as good as ours.ekaxel said:
I bet a percetage of those sales are to rental car agencies.... Hertz (was owned by Ford), Avis (rents a lot of GM & Chrysler), etc. Even though the rental fleets don't carry a high number of SUVs, they do have them.ekaxel said:
The one thing the Aztec had going for it was a cheap price. With GM's rebates, you couldn't get a roomy, AWD, V6-equipped crossover for less. From what I've read, its pretty reliable as well (since the powertrain is older than dirt).bob1 said:I can't believe the Aztec didn't outsell them all!
HA! I mean seriously, what goes through ones mind when they see the Aztec? "Wow, this looks like a train wreck, I think I'll buy one."
It used to be just me and one other MO in town. I bought in late Dec 2003. Now a day does not pass where I don't see at least 3 or 4.
I drove the Highlander. I have nothing bad to say about except....Yawn. I'm sure it is a good ride and reliable. It is just as boring as white paint on a wall.
I guess I distinguish between "cheap and ugly" (aka Aztec, Rendezvous) or "quality and ugly" (Tribeca). There are a lot of cars out there that are "quality and ugly" out there - i.e. most of the new "bangled" BMWs which are perceived as "acceptable" because they are inherently quality cars with good brand perception.Kris said:Interesting observation about Tribeca, Eric. Last weekend one parked next to my Murano - we, me and my wife, could not believe how ugly it was! I guess everybody is entitled to his own opinion....