Cars are considered as needs more than luxuries because of such fast pacing activities seen in everyday life. However, due to the crisis that the world is experiencing, even automobile industries experience the hardship of getting back their financial prowess. They needed to sell some vehicles at a higher price to make ends meet for them, despite of making car purchase quite burdensome to a few customers.
10. Lexus ES350
Luxury cars, even with a little shift of prices, create opportunities for competitors to make it even in the selling of their vehicles. Due to the increase of price to meet some demands, the sales have dropped down about half beginning at the end of the first quarter of 2011. Lexus is already as expensive as it is… Why make things worse?
Base MSRP: $36,725
Average market price: $37,599 (3.8%)
9. Lexus IS250
With manufacturing and expectation of sale going wrong, the Lexus IS250 was one of the beginning downfalls of the company when it comes to sales. As the cost went up to more than 4% of its standard price, the challenge of selling this vehicle got more difficult with a decline of 43%, even pulling the company down for over 21% in May.
Base MSRP: $33,295
Average Market Price: $34,675 (4.1%)
8. Scion xB
Having a cool car is worth spending especially if it comes with a good name, a trusted brand, performance that is over standard and reputation that is without question. However, having to overprice a vehicle just to cope up with damages to manufacturing plants is not a cool way of passing down the expenses to the needy customers who seek something beyond the ordinary and stereotypical.
Base MSRP: $16,950
Average market price: $17,670 (4.2%)
7. Honda Accord
Known for getting head to head with Toyota Camry based on body size, performance, and looks, the Honda Accord could have made itself more appealing to the masses. However, with such a huge price jump from the starting price, there have been a few who have been disappointed with such a feat of trying to get things going with their customers.
Base MSRP: $21,380
Average market price: $22,412 (4.8%)
6. Scion xD
Making new concepts are very attractive for customers who want to experience something fresh and exciting. After all, when people mention that a luxury car is worth having, then others will spread the news, and have that set of wheels popular. It should be considered that competitors are not offering the same thing. Otherwise, the price may not be worth the waste.
Base MSRP: $15,845
Average market price: $16,605 (4.8%)
5. Toyota Prius
When it comes to small and frugal, nothing comes close to what Toyota Prius has done for so many years. Everything could have been alright with buyers, but as much as they feel Japan for the earthquake and tsunami that happened in Sendai, affecting manufacturing, they may have to pass with the purchase.
Base MSRP: $21,650
Average market price: $22,901 (5.8%)
4. Nissan Versa
The price may be one of the lowest quotations available, but it does not mean that it will not hurt clients if they see that the price of the Nissan Versa is being sold more than $500 higher than it should be.
Base MSRP: $11,240
Average market price: $11,924 (6.1%)
3. Acura TL
There is something obviously wrong going on if you see a car that would sell as much as $2,000 higher than it should be. The difference of the starting and selling price can do so much, and can purchase other things. Would anyone in his right mind take on such a beating just because Japan had experienced an earthquake, which gave manufacturing sites a kind of worry with their delivery?
Base MSRP: $35,605
Average market price: $37,952 (6.6%)
2. Kia Optima
This is a few of the cars that Kia created, which goes away from its usual lineup. Even though the revolution was more than obvious, other people are not buying the new development, with almost 8% of a difference from the value it is supposed to have.
Base MSRP: $18,995
Average market price: $20,473 (7.7%)
1. Honda Civic
It may be understandable that most Japan cars will increase in price sales due to the calamity that hit their hometown, affecting factories and manpower. However, the price is already over the top, even before disaster had stricken the Land of the Rising Sun.
Base MSRP: $15,805
Average market price: $17,301 (9.5%)