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Construction features and handling abilities place Gamma all by itself. It scores higher than any other car in every category. Alpha and Delta are tied for second place. Again Beta is last, having poor steering and handling qualities. vi Executive Summary
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12-15 Report Text (1 or 4) RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 2005 REPLACEMENTS IN ALLIED DISTRIBUTORS, INC., SALES FLEET BASED ON A COMPARISON OF FOUR SUBCOMPACT AUTOMOBILES I. PRELIMINARIES TO THE FLEET REPLACEMENT PROBLEM A. Authorization by Vice President Bigbee This comparison of the qualities of four brands of subcompact automobiles is submitted April 13, 2005, to W. Norman W. Bigbee, Vice President, Allied Distributors, Inc. At a meeting in his office January 3, 2005, Mr. Bigbee orally authorized Midwestern Research, Inc., to conduct this investigation. W. George W. Franklin, Associate Director for Midwestern Research, served as director of the project. B. Problem of Selecting Fleet Replacements The objective of this study is to determine which model of subcompact automobile Allied Distributors, Inc., should select for replacement in its sales fleet. The firm's policy is to replace all two-year old models. It replaces approximately 50 automobiles each year. The replacements involve a major capital outlay, and the sales fleet expense constitutes a major sales cost. Thus, the proper selection of a new model presents an important problem. The model selected must be economical, dependable, and safe. Allied is considering four subcompact automobiles as replacement possibilities. As instructed by Mr. Bigbee, for reasons of information security, the cars are identified in this report only as Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta. 1 2 C. Reports and Records as Sources of Data The selection of the replacement brand is based on a comparative analysis of merits of the four makes. Data for the comparisons were obtained from both company records and statistical reports. Operating records of 10 representative cars of each make provide information on operating costs. These reports are summaries compiled by salesperson-drivers and represent actual performance of company cars under daily selling conditions. Additional material enumerating safety features, overall driving quality, and dependability comes from the reports of the Consumers Union of the United States, Inc., Automotive Industries , and Bond Publishing Company's periodical, Road and Track . Mr. Bigbee furnished the trade-in allowance granted on the old models. From this material extensive comparisons of the four makes are presented. D. A Preview of the Presentation In the following pages of the report, the four cars are compared on the basis of three factors: operating costs, safety, and total performance. Operating costs receive primary attention. In this part, the individual cost items for each car are analyzed.
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  • Fall '18
  • Automobile, GAMMA

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