May’s Slowest Sellers: 10 Cars That Struggled to Find New Homes
According to Kicking Tires, the blog of Cars.com, the average time it took to sell a new car in May was 61 days, compared to 56 in April. That’s flat with the same month last year, when it also took 56 days to move a new car; it’s also more than the 51-day average for the month of March. There were some changes to the lineup month over month, but it was largely similar models that crept along at a slow pace through the hot sales month of May.
Generally, with cars that sell at a slower rate, dealers are more likely to negotiate and bargain down for the sake of clearing out the inventory. With most of the cars on this list, though, that may not mean too much to the average consumer.
“For the fastest sellers, we only list vehicles that pass a certain threshold of sales in order to weed out limited editions, ultra-high-performance cars and others that might skew the numbers or otherwise inaccurately portray popularity,” Kicking Tires reports. “To highlight all slow sellers, slowest sellers have no such threshold.”
Here are the 10 vehicles that took the longest to sell in the month of May.