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  • Midsize Sedans 2.0

    @m6user said: My wife made the final decision on our Mazda and I can assure you it was not because she wanted to be in any kind of group. She didn't have a clue about Mazda and just liked the way it drove in the test drive.

    I didn't say everyone bought a Mazda for that reason. But subconsciously, many do buy Mazdas, Subarus or other non-mainstream brands because they consider themselves better than the sheeple that buy Hondas or Toyotas.

  • Buying and Selling Cars: Post Your Experiences

    @oldfarmer50 said: Boy this targeted advertising is getting good.

    A few hours ago I googled some research about Muni bonds and now what do I find in the sidebar of this page? Yep, an ad for Muni bonds. No wonder Google is so profitable, your info gets sold the minute you click.

    I just requested an online quote for tires. I wonder when the tire ads will flood my in box?

    Google the band Bare Naked Ladies and see what kind of targeting advertising Edmunds puts on the sidebar.....

  • Buying and Selling Cars: Post Your Experiences

    There are thousands of variations to the story but this sums it up:

    There was an engineer who had an exceptional gift for fixing all things mechanical. After serving his company loyally for over 30 years, he happily retired. Several years later his company contacted him regarding a seemingly impossible problem they were having with one of their multi-million dollar machines. They had tried everything and everyone else to get the machine fixed, but to no avail. In desperation, they called on the retired engineer who had solved so many of their problems in the past. The engineer reluctantly took the challenge. He spent a day studying the huge machine. At the end of the day he marked a small "x" in chalk on a particular component of the machine and proudly stated, "This is where your problem is." The part was replaced and the machine worked perfectly again. The company received a bill for $10,000 from the engineer for his service. They demanded an itemized accounting of his charges. The engineer responded briefly: One chalk mark......................$1 Knowing where to put it........$9,999 It was paid in full and the engineer retired in peace

  • Stories from the Sales Frontlines

    @graphicguy said: How many shades of silver can a car company possibly come up with?

    Audi has a few shades of silver:

  • Stories from the Sales Frontlines

    @abacomike said: oldfarmer50‌ said:
    "Maybe it has something to do with that Southeast Regional monopoly distribution system where cars come loaded up with expensive add-ons. I understand that if you're looking for a cheap car down south you shop elsewhere"
    Southeast Toyota is owned by the JM FAMILY ENTERPRISES (Jim Moran who started with a huge Ford Dealership in Chicago). They are located in Deerfield Beach Florida. They also own JM Lexus, highest volume Lexus dealership in the world.
    They have 10 acres of new cars on their lots. But I have never heard that they over-equip their cars for higher profit margins. Where did you hear that, Oldfarmer?

    I recall in other threads here at Edmunds' complaints of SET adding required accessories and mop and glow to all their cars which raised the prices when compared to other parts of the country.