The Cozy Coupe – Best Selling car!

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Little Tikes Cozy Coupe, Justice at the wheel

A classic toy car is being inducted into an auto museum in Cleveland – and it outsold every other car in the U.S. in 2008.

The Cozy Coupe, a plastic cherry-red sports car, allows toddlers to sit on a bench-style seat and poke their legs through to the ground. When they start walking, the car begins to go.

On Saturday, it will take its place next to historically significant automobiles at the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum.

The Cozy Coupe sold 457,000 units in 2008, topping the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. In the ’90s, it outsold both the Accord and Ford Taurus.

It would land in the top-20 best-selling models of all time, if considered, having sold more than 10 million units in its 30-year history.

The museum will house one of the first Cozy Coupes to come off the production line in 1979.

Little Tikes Cozy Coupe 30th Anniversary Car

Little Tikes Cozy Coupe 30th Anniversary Car – from Amazon, or your neighbors freecycle pile!

The Cozy Coupe is made by The Little Tikes Co. in Hudson, Ohio. The proud owner of this model is Justice.

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What kind of margins can I make flipping cars on Craigslist?

By Alan Chenkin, Shade Tree Mechanic, Bicycles, Cars, Boats, and more…
Flipping cars, like any business, has risk and potential reward. Many dealers advertise on CL, and often do it clandestinely to have an additional outlet for their cars. Remember, to a dealer, cars = inventory. You have to move inventory, and know how to buy at a good price, and avoid unprofitable models of cars, and clunkers. A car that doesn’t sell quickly for a profit costs you 2% a month, because your cash is tied up. You may also be at the low end of the car market, $2500 and up cars, that go for cash to buyers. Remember, you can’t offer financing or warranties, and get the commissions that go with them. Cars are also a rough business, and a good looking car can need thousands in transmission, tires, or motor work. Try to learn the business selling cars for a dealer, and learn what is the successful way for you to do it. Here are some resources for you:
Many people flip cars to “work up” to their desired car, using profits to keep upgrading their ride. Many people do it as a “side hustle”. Some states have laws that if you flip more than 4 cars a year, you have to register as a dealer (and file taxes, get business insurance, etc. – NY does this).
Don’t limit yourself to CL – EBay can be a great source for buying and selling, and some of the specialty sites for specific makes of cars. I have a cousin who loves Volkswagen, and his friends all want to buy the cars he takes from lemons to “cherry” condition.
The margins you get are strictly a function of your car cost, repairs and detailing, and cost of advertising. Take a look at Flipping cars. Rules of thumb? Profit margin? • r/Flipping (Reddit), and How much profitability is there in flipping cars? – Here on Quora.
Don’t hesitate to get to know the owner of any small local car lot, and ask them about the business. You might get an education that you can’t buy, and maybe even a job offer. I used to buy auction cars with a friend who was a dealer, and we made money because I bought specific cars at good (wholesale) prices, and my partner did the repairs (if any) at low cost. Sometimes I would sell the cars off of his lot, and use his office for the transaction (he offered registration services, financing, and insurance – I was solely buying ans selling cars). He appreciated the assistance, and we did well with it. We also did not go to “private” auctions, we went to the ADESA [1] and Mannheim[2] car auctions, which are well known and are well managed. (Private auctions can be good, we had limited time and were registered with these two auction houses in specific).
Always bear in mind that selling cars, like selling anything else, IS A BUSINESS. Think like a businessman, learn all you can, and make shrewd decisions, and you can make money.
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