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11 c gamma is judged most durable 11 v recommendation

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…… ........ 11 C. Gamma Is Judged Most Durable ........................................ 11 V. RECOMMENDATION OF GAMMA ..................................... 12 LIST OF TABLES AND CHARTS TABLES I. ORIGINAL COST OF FOUR BRANDS OF SUBCOMPACT CARS IN 2005 ......................................... 3 II. COMPARISON OF REPAIRS AND RELATED LOST WORKING TIME FOR FOUR MAKES OF CARS FOR TWO YEARS .................................................................... ..... 5 III. COST-PER-MILE ESTIMATE OF OPERATION ................... 5 IV. LIST OF STANDARD SAFETY FEATURES .......................... 7 V. COMPARATIVE WEIGHT DISTRIBUTIONS, BRAKING DISTANCES, AND CORNERING ABILITIES ............................................................................. ….9 VI. COMPARATIVE COMFORT AND RIDE ......................... ….11 CHARTS TABLE OF CONTENTS Part Page Executive Summary .................................................................................. vi I. THE FLEET REPLACEMNT PROBLEM ...................................... 1 A. The Authorization by Vice President Bigbee ............................. 1 B. Problem of Selecting Fleet Replacements .................................. 1 C. Reports and Records as Sources of Data ................................... 2 D. A Preview to the Presentation ................................................... 2 II. THE MAJOR FACTOR OF COST ................................................. 2 A. Initial Costs Favor Beta ............................................................. 3 B. Trade-in Values Show Uniformity ............................................ 4 C. Operating Costs Are Lowest for Gamma .................................. 4 D. Cost Composite Favors Gamma ............................................... 6 III. EVALUATION OF SAFETY FEATURES .................................... 6 A. Delta Is Best Equipped with Safety Devices ............................. 7 B. Acceleration Adds Extra Safety to Delta ................................... 8 C. Weight Distribution Is Best in Alpha and Gamma ................... 9 D. Gamma Has Best Braking Quality .......................................... 10 IV. RIDING COMFORT AND OVERALL CONSTRUCTION ........ 10 A. Gamma Ranks First in Handling ............................................. 10
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12-13 III Diagram of the Executive Summary in Indirect and Direct Order V I II III III IV IV I II V IV II I V Executive summary (in indirect order) Executive summary (in direct order)
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12-14 Executive Summary The recommendation of this study is that Gamma is the best buy for Allied Distributors, Inc. Authorized by Mr. Norman W. Bigbee, Vice President, on January 3. 2005, this report is submitted on April 13, 2005. This study gives Allied Distributors an insight into the problem of replacing the approximately 50 two-year-old subcompact cars in its present sales fleet. The basis for this recommendation is an analysis of cost, safety, and construction factors of four models of subcompact cars (Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta). The four cars do not show much difference in ownership cost (initial cost less trade-in allowance after two years). On a per-car basis, Beta costs least for a two-year period--$3,216. Compared with costs for the other cars, Beta is $370 under Gamma, $588 under Alpha, and $634 under Delta. For the entire sales fleet, these differences become more significant. A purchase of 50 Betas would save $18,500 over Gamma, $29,400 over Alpha, and $31,700 over Delta. Operation costs would favor Gamma. Cost per mile for this car is $0.13970, as compared with $0.14558 for Alpha, $0.14785 for Delta, and $0.15184 for Beta. The totals of all costs for the 50-car fleet over the two-year period show Gamma to be least costly at $385,094. In second place is Alpha, with a cost of $400,208. Third is Delta with $406,560, and fourth is Beta with a cost of $417,532. On the qualities that pertain to driving safety, Gamma is again superior to the other cars. It has the best brakes and is tied with Alpha for the best weight distribution. It is second in acceleration and is again tied with Alpha for the number of standard safety devices. Alpha is second overall in this category, having the second best brakes of the group. Beta is last because of its poor acceleration and poor brakes.
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