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Old 06-14-18, 04:18 PM
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US production numbers 1995?

I know this sounds like a FAQ, but it isn't. How many cars were produced for the US market in 1995? (also all years, but I'm interested in 1995 mostly)

The FAQ here in this section claims to answer the question but did anyone proofread it?? It has conflicting information. The link it gives to bittwiddlers.com claims 500 for 1995, with a weak assertion of being official Mazda numbers. But the actual chart reproduced in #11 claims 1399. That chart is unattributed, but I found it at a number of other sites. I wasn't able to determine the origin of that information.

for example
Steve Mullin.com Rx-7 Home
3rd Generation RX7 FAQ

Both of those sites declare that they cribbed the info from elsewhere, without stating the source. Just like the FAQ here.

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the 1399 number is by calendar year, and the 500 number is model year.

we're just finishing up a look at every US delivered car by vin, and we came up with 499. since the 1995 cars were built up to 12/25/1995, there were many that got sold in 1996, and even one that didn't get sold until 2005.

i have not looked at 1994 yet, but the 1993 model year production is December of 1991 to August of 1992, so there were no 1993 model year Rx7's assembled in the calendar year of 1993.
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Originally Posted by j9fd3s View Post
the 1399 number is by calendar year, and the 500 number is model year.
So that means of the 1399 sold in the 1995 calendar year, >900 were leftover '94 MY? Or even '93?

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So that means of the 1399 sold in the 1995 calendar year, >900 were leftover '94 MY? Or even '93?
Most likely they where demo cars that dealerships used for test drives trying to get people to pre order a 95. When the dealerships found out no 96 would be available they probably just unloaded them to get them off the lots. You know lose a little off the top on price but make a sale, no need to place a order and make the customer wait while hopefully he/she doesn't change his/her mind, and no more demo car to take care of/take up space and hope you sale later when a new Corvette in 95 was around 42k and the 95 GT Mustang was around 24k compared to the 7's price of around 38k. Remember Americans love V8's and know them better so that extra money could have been a good power upgrade on the Mustang and mostly cover the Corvettes price.
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So that means of the 1399 sold in the 1995 calendar year, >900 were leftover '94 MY? Or even '93?
something like that, remember the FD came out and then the economy crashed, so it wasn't exactly a hot seller.

or if you want a more concrete example, about a third of the 1995's were built in December of 1995, so they didn't even get here until 1996
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how about someone update the FAQ with a brief mention of the calendar vs model year difference. it would be helpful.
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