Where the World's Unsold Cars Go To Die

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    Houston...We have a problem!...Nobody is buying brand new cars anymore! Well they are, but not on the scale they once were. Millions of brand new unsold cars are just sitting redundant on runways and car parks around the world. There, they stay, slowly deteriorating without being maintained.
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    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-05-16/where-worlds-unsold-cars-go-die

    The images on this webpage showing all of these unsold cars are just a very small portion of those around the world. There are literally thousands of these "car parks" rammed full of unsold cars in practically every country on the planet. Just in case you were wondering, these images have not been Photoshopped, they are the real deal!

    Its hard to believe that there are so many unsold cars in the world but its true. The worse part is that the amount of unsold cars keeps on getting bigger every day.

    https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Shee...=h&hnear=Sheerness, Kent, United Kingdom&z=15



    This is just crazy.
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    Reckon there's a 911 GT3 in there I could get?
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    Thanks for the post. I recognize that there is a lot of denial that the economy has changed and it isn't going to go back to the way it was. I didn't think the private sector was pulling that big of a stunt. Since it is cars, I wonder if there isn't a federal slush fund paying the freight. Perhaps another perk for the unions for supporting Obama and friends.
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    Those pictures are from the U.K. - Damn you Obama!
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    And all of those cars are Asian or European? None of them are from the Big 3 (or the Little 3)? How does where they are located have to do with the manufacture and "purchase" of them?
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    There probably are, but that doesn't change the fact that you were so eager to blame Obama and the American automotive unions, that you didn't spend even 30 seconds finding out where those cars are, or where they came from, you just had a knee jerk "THANKS OBAMA!" reaction.
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    https://maps.google.com/maps?q= Bal...3,0.676346&t=h&hnear=Baltimore, Maryland&z=14

    this is the lot Maryland.. the article says ther are 57000 carsin this one lot


    this is a worldwide problem without a solution. If they stop building cars, millions would be out of work.

    The car industry cannot stop making new cars because they would have to close their factories and lay off tens of thousands of employees. This would further add to the recession. Also the domino effect would be catastrophic as steel manufactures would not sell their steel. All the tens of thousands of places where car components are made would also be effected, indeed the world could come to a grinding halt.
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    if they didnot over make vehicles the prices might be lower and maybe they would sell more
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    Yeah, we sell most of our new cars! ... right?
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    Sounds like they're making too many cars.
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    Yeppers
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    It's sad to think of all the better uses this space could be put to than an overflow for human corruption. We really are an invasive species.
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    Is this just a UK/Spain problem? Or are we headed for the same type of problem?

    I wonder if the auto unions have anything to do with this pile-up. Supply and demand in any business only works if the executives in change of these automakers can cut the hours and workers in their own company, unless the unions are not allowing for this to occur.

    I wonder what's really happening here?
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    Maybe they need to have a buy one get one get one free sale.
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    Obviously there are disagreements here on how much the economy has improved. And obviously we'd all like it to have improved more. But a serious question: Is buying new cars more often kind of great goal? In a perfect economy, we'd all buy new cars every four years?
    why?
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    thats kind of deceptive. This is the lot for cars that come off of the boats. Most of the cars coming over havent actually been sold yet since it takes time to build and ship the cars. If I were to go to my local dealer and purchase a car with specific options that they didn't happen to have on the lot, there's a good chance they would get that car from the "stock room" aka this parking lot.
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    from what i could find these are not cars shipped into the US. This is the Dodge Durango overstock. I posted that Google pic from information from the article. They show are closer shot in the article. If you look at that pic it shows the older body style of Durango, they changed in 2012 I believe. So that would show parked unsold cars.

    Zooming in on the google map, there are all types of vehicles parked there. Trucks, cars tractors and commercial equipment etc. So this looks to be a depot for shipping as well.

    There are many articles that are saying there is a 3-6 month inventory of cars not being sold and it keeps growing. The question that needs to be asked is when will the slow down or even stop production to allow for these inventories to sell down?

    How would this hurt the economy? profits? etc.

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