Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by bluenosersx, Aug 10, 2004.
Steele is opening a Porsche dealership in later September on Kempt Road.
I don't think its worth bringing it back to Halifax... yet at least.
Word, not till me and lucaz beocme cash money billionaire bling bling types.
Time will tell.
my fav dealer is gonna be in town
did somebody say porsche? ops:
less posts, more vids
need more film for more vids. i'll post some after my next event, which is august 21st weekend
get some external vid too
Far as I know rob is not planning on opening the dealership till spring as he has no facility yet. Besides, it will probably be Canada’s smallest Porsche dealership. Good for Rob; I know he has wanted this one for a while. I wish people would realize that eventually you will have to buy a car from this group and won’t be able to deal as much on the price.
Yeah, you don't deal on Porsches.
And 'finally' isn't accurate. Dexters used to be a full blown Porsche dealership for a long time but they got out of it because there was no money in it around here.
i agree, if u can afford a porsche to begin with you dont need to deal
That isn't at all what I was getting at, but Porsche doesn't want to cheapen the brand-image so... buy it at sticker or move along.
Just because you can afford something doesn't mean you won't try to get the best deal on it, nobody ever got rich by giving away thier money.
Not if you buy honda I can't see Steele buying PSH.
I believe Dexter’s never had the official rights to Porsche; it was because they were an Audi store and made a deal to merchandise the product.
Similar to Halifax Motor sports (Halifax Bmw) selling Porsche and related items ie service.
As for Steele buying PSH Honda, ah guess what, if he could he would. Honda stores are probably one of the best franchises to have. Pour old Gill over at Portland Street really screwed himself with the 7 million dollar palace. Thank god Honda bailed him out for the month of Feb. where he sold less then 10 new units.....
I suppose, they had the big logo on their sign for a lot of years. Seemed pretty official to me and they used to have brand new Porsches in the showroom. But then again it could have been shady misleading use of the logo/cars just to draw people in. I'm not particularly fond of them.
I wouldn't call it shady, but if they were a true porsche dealership they would have had the required tools for the cars, which again to my understanding they did not.
That is a nice way to put it Stu, he is lucky that he got some backing from Honda, but at least their sales seem to be looking up a lil better
Yeah well I know his numbers are not where they need to be to break even, he's falling short of the mark. Then again most people in the city are having a tough year. I can't wait to see how badly the Halifax Chrysler store in bayers lake does....... possibly the worse move ever.....
I believe Dexters was a full-blown Porsche dealership at one point. They had factory-trained Porsche techs working there and still, to this day, have all the special tools to do most jobs.
I'm a member of the Acadian chapter of the PCA (Porsche Club of America) and they asked us to give a list of those who would be interested in getting our cars serviced, etc. I think a Porsche dealership is a pretty good idea today, what with the SUV, the up-coming 4-door Porsche and of course, the cheap Boxster being cars that will sell well.
I destroyed this Boxster on the Bi-Hi the other night. Dude had this look on his face like, "how is this old-ass Porsche kicking my ass??". After he caught up to me in the Mall parking lot, he asked, "What is in that thing anyway???". I simply replied...."Ahhhh - a 928 engine, what did you think was in it??". Boxsters are the 944's of the 2000's. They will be pretty cheap to buy in a few years...heck, they are cheap to buy now!
Sweet, now I can buy a GT3 locally.
Yeah, park it next to your 330
actually, since they have moved thier buissiness has improved and they are twice as busy as they used to be at the old location!
Considering I have sales data on such am pretty sure they are not meeting there targets. Might be doing better from their old location, but the new location cost a huge amount of money, therefore less more overhead and expenses.
Last I told there was a chance that Porsche won't be coming due to the franchise price, combined with cost of constructing a new dealership etc. So far from my calculations they would need to sell 50 new Porsches a year with a 10,000 margin to make it work (unlikely)
Time will tell.