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Good News for Labor Day Car Buyers: San Francisco Dealerships Have Most Crowded Vehicle Lots of the Year Chug reveals Top 25 most over-supplied vehicles, which could mean great deals for car shoppers over the holiday weekend

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chug (www.chug.net), the search engine for cars, today released its list of the top 25 vehicles crowding San Francisco dealer lots over the upcoming Labor Day weekend – meaning some potentially great deals for holiday weekend car buyers. According to Chug, which is able to map the entire vehicle marketplace, San Francisco auto dealers are entering the Labor Day weekend with the highest inventory supply of the year, and, as dealers look to clear their overcrowded lots for incoming 2012 models, San Francisco car buyers are well positioned to get some excellent deals.

"If you are in the market for a new vehicle in San Francisco, there is no better time to buy than this Labor Day weekend," said Chug CEO Len Short.  "Chug data reveals that the tsunami has had less of an impact on inventory supply than anticipated and this, combined with an economic climate that has tightened consumer wallets, has left San Francisco dealerships substantially overstocked.  Car-buyers will find some of the most popular models on the oversupply list, including the Toyota Prius, the Subaru Forester, and San Francisco's most popular sport sedan, the BMW 3 series."

Chug's Top 25 Vehicles in Over-Supply in San Francisco*

Rank

Make

Model

Auto

On-Lot
Inventory

Average
On-Lot
Inventory

Over-
Supply
Units

Percentage
Over-
Supply

1

Toyota

Prius

605

284

321

213.03%

2

Subaru

Forester

311

184.8

126

168.29%

3

Ford

F-150

478

325.6

152

168.29%

4

Ford

Focus

300

216.4

84

146.81%

5

Volkswagen

GTI

166

119.8

46

138.63%

6

Chrysler

300

202

146.2

56

138.56%

7

Dodge

Challenger

196

143

53

138.17%

8

BMW

X5

107

78.2

29

137.06%

9

Chrysler

200

166

122

44

136.83%

10

Ford

Edge

270

198.6

71

136.07%

11

Ford

Explorer

150

110.4

40

135.95%

12

Kia

Optima

119

88.8

30

134.01%

13

BMW

7 Series

106

80

26

132.50%

14

Volkswagen

Jetta Sedan

421

317.8

103

132.47%

15

Nissan

Rogue

216

163.4

53

132.19%

16

Chevrolet

Tahoe

215

168.4

47

127.67%

17

Infiniti

G7 Sedan

161

127.6

33

126.18%

18

Ford

Econoline Cargo

160

127

33

125.98%

19

BMW

3 Series

1007

818.4

189

123.04%

20

Ford

Fusion

335

272.6

62

122.89%

21

Honda

CR-V

372

304

68

122.37%

22

Ford

Escape

398

325.6

72

122.24%

23

Nissan

Altima

538

441.6

96

121.83%

24

BMW

5 Series

204

170.2

34

119.86%

25

Volvo

S60

119

99.4

20

119.72%



"We invite car shoppers to go to Chug.net, where they can search the entire dealer inventory of new and used cars, across all dealerships, to find exactly what they are looking for.  Then use our exclusive pricing tools to get the lowest available price with just one click," concluded Short.  "But, however you do it, if you are in market for a new vehicle, do it this weekend.  It is a great time to buy!"

About Chug
Chug (www.chug.net) is the first true search engine for cars, with over 3.5 million vehicle listings. By crawling and indexing over 40,000 US auto dealers, Chug provides car shoppers with access to the industry's most comprehensive and accurate view of vehicles currently for sale, and listings sorted to precisely match consumer preference.  Created by a veteran team of technology, Internet and media innovators to remove the barriers that frustrate both online car-buyers and sellers, Chug accelerates the connection between consumer and dealer.  Buyers benefit because they can easily search for any make, model, year, and/or color, then click directly to the dealer website to learn more -- or opt to interact without surrendering personal information.  Dealers benefit from broad exposure of their active vehicles to in-market car shoppers, and immediate connection to interested car buyers.

*Methodology
Chug tracks all cars on dealer websites and records final values at the end of every month. For this study, Chug looked at monthly inventory volume for all makes and models for April 2011August 2011. Over and under supply was calculated by comparing August levels of inventory to the average of April – July. A make and model is considered over supply if there are 20% more vehicles in August versus average April-July. 

Media Relations Contact
Melanie Webber, mWEBB Communications, (424) 603-4340, melanie@mwebbcom.com
Angela Jacobson, mWEBB Communications, (714) 454-8776, angela@mwebbcom.com

SOURCE Chug



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