I feel like one of the reasons why this news took place is because of the ongoing pandemic. This affects every business, including the auto industry. Last year I bought a couple of car accessories from 4WheelOnline and other shops and it took some time to get them shipped. The waiting game is on for those who really wants a specific product that is currently unavailable.cwerdna wrote: ↑Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:39 am GM temporarily shuts down North American factories because of chip shortage
https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/2/22654 ... -truck-suv
How one COVID case upended Toyota’s just-in-time supply chain
https://www.autonews.com/automakers-sup ... pply-chain
Major automakers fear the global chip shortage could persist for some time
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/06/vw-ford ... -time.html
The last part was cited, not the rest. A big reason they mentioned was the rising cost of cars, new and used and that cars last a lot longer than they used to.LeftieBiker wrote: ↑Sun Sep 26, 2021 10:47 pm Let's see... Cash For Clunkers weeded out the worst old cars, leaving more reliable, long-lived vehicles. The slow recovery from the Great Recession slowed replacement of older non-clunkers, and now pandemic-related job insecurity, along with Millennial ambivalence about buying a new car, plus a shortage of new cars, is further slowing replacement of the aging national fleet. How close am I?