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Community Lounge, Introductions and General Discussion Discussion, What is the manufacturer's profit margin on a new car? in General Discussion; Originally Posted by RippyPartsDept yeah ... the painting process would be part of the assembly line though, right? I dunno, ...
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    Re: What is the manufacturer's profit margin on a new car?

    Quote Originally Posted by RippyPartsDept View Post
    yeah ... the painting process would be part of the assembly line though, right?
    I dunno, I wouldnt really consider it part of the assembly line. Id consider the assmembly line where workers put parts on vehicles are bolt/glue them in. Most painting booths are separate from where workers are putting parts on, sometimes in separate buildings. I suppose its just pedantics, tho...

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    Re: What is the manufacturer's profit margin on a new car?

    i see what you're saying...
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    Re: What is the manufacturer's profit margin on a new car?

    Quote Originally Posted by Playdrv4me View Post
    The W140 Mercedes Benz S Class surely stuck around the 8 years it did for the same reason (recoup costs). The story is that supposedly the project absolutely RAN away from them and became the most expensive in the company's entire history.
    I can believe it, those things are some of the most over-engineered tanks to ever hit the road. For its time it was the most complex vehicle ever built.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aron9000 View Post
    I can believe it, those things are some of the most over-engineered tanks to ever hit the road. For its time it was the most complex vehicle ever built.
    The funny thing is, when you plop down in a W220 S Class (the 2000-'06 model) it is almost IMMEDIATELY apparent the insane amount of cost-cutting they did on it to ensure it wasn't a repeat of the W140.

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    Re: What is the manufacturer's profit margin on a new car?

    The Chevy volt cost $41,000 to build & $42,000 to buy.

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    Re: What is the manufacturer's profit margin on a new car?

    Quote Originally Posted by Playdrv4me View Post
    The funny thing is, when you plop down in a W220 S Class (the 2000-'06 model) it is almost IMMEDIATELY apparent the insane amount of cost-cutting they did on it to ensure it wasn't a repeat of the W140.
    So funny but true!!!! The W220 has to be the worst Mercedes Benz ever made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aron9000 View Post
    So funny but true!!!! The W220 has to be the worst Mercedes Benz ever made.
    Don't forget the W210 E Class too. 10 years of fail between those two cars.

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