General Motors got far and away the best reviews of any of the domestic automakers, perhaps any automaker period, at the Detroit Auto Show. The new Caddy CTS, Chevy Malibu, the Volt and Camaro concepts were all very highly regarded. Unfortunately, having great new cars coming out this year and in the months and years to come doesn't help the cars that have been sitting on dealer lots for two years.

GM dealers still have some 2005 and 2006 model vehicles that have never been sold. The automaker has apparently sent out a memo to dealers offering an extra $750 on previous year cars until Valentines Day. Sales people are also eligible for a $200 bonus each time one of these cars is sold, and even managers will get an extra $50. So that means that GM is technically paying no less than three parties to buy one of these 2005 and 2006 model year vehicles: the buyer gets $750, the salesperson gets $200 and the manager gets $50. We'll take a couple greenbacks for writing this post, thank you very much.

[Source: Automotive News - subscription required]

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