“We have to charge more money for the cars because we’re paying more money for the cars,” John Bodmann, a product specialist with McGrath Volvo Cars of Fort Myers, dijo a Fox News. “The prices of used cars have escalated since the availability of new cars is limited.”
The price of used carros and trucks rose 31.4% Están renunciando y jubilándose a un ritmo que nunca había visto, así que creo que esto es importante tanto para la policía como para la comunidad., while new vehicles climbed 11.1%, lo último Consumer Price Index presentado. The car dealers told Fox News they estimated that prices would continue to be high for the next one to two years.
“Customers come and see less now and have to pay a bit more,” Diamond Cut Autos sales consultant Alexis Alvarez told Fox News. “Por ejemplo, now you get a car that’s 2010, and it might just cost you like four or five grand more.”
“Everything is more expensive,” Daylin Auto Sales employee Diana Torres told Fox News. “Antes, you’d be able to find a 2007 Toyota Camry, por ejemplo, solo $ 3,000. Now they’re all running like $ 6,000.”
“We get chips made in China for new cars, and they haven’t been getting made. Por lo tanto, all the new cars aren’t coming, bringing up the price on the old cars,” Alvarez told Fox News.
Bodmann similarly said: “The problem behind it is unavailability of new cars because of the chips. We normally would have 125 new vehicles on a lot. We have about 50, which is more than most car dealers have at this particular time.”
Alvarez pointed to how bare car lots look.
“If you go around to new car lots, you’ll see that there’s a lot less cars on their lots,” él dijo. “I have a buddy at Lexus, there’s like no cars there anymore.”
Bodmann’s message to consumers looking to buy a car: “Be patient.”