Snake oil...vehicular division.

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  1. PeterUK

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    I'm sure I heard this on our 5 o'clock briefing! :lol:
     
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    It's a piece of crap! It doesn't work!

     
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    The market - supply AD demand - have been huge in the history of the automobile.

    It's a fresh reminder here because my wife and I bought a car yesterday. The fresh reminders:

    1. Trying to say the manufacturer's promotions that are rebate and finance incentives are not. I solved that fast saying I'm happy to take a few more hours to save $ hundreds or thousands going to another market area where there's more than one franchise owner.
    2. Trying to sell extra warranty, 2 oil changes and paint protection on a car for $2000.
    For #2 of course aiming it at my wife because I already caught them on the finance stuff.

    When I was a kid I loved my Popular Science subscription and any car magazines I could get. I would read the ads and remember seeing some cans of snake oil and stuff locally. I confess hoping my mom would put STP in her 1966 Mercury so I could have a sticker and maybe make her wagon more of a hot rod - not.

    :)
     
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    STP sticker? I had a STP patch!
     
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    LOL, Dad got rid of our 1963 Buick wagon by filling the trans with STP. It would shift beautifully for about a week...
     
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