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Old 07-02-2010, 11:10 PM   #341
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I'm not sure that a dealer who expects you to work through the sales force is a 'bad' one though. Although not keeping an appointment is rude. Maybe he was just yanking your chain - sensing that you were yanking his?

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It's not a "sales force". They have no authority to sell cars. That's what the whole discussion is about. They are commercial Eunuchs, all talk, no action.
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Old 07-02-2010, 11:19 PM   #342
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It's not a "sales force". They have no authority to sell cars. That's what the whole discussion is about. They are commercial Eunuchs, all talk, no action.
Whatever....

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I'm not sure that a dealer who expects you to work through the sales force is a 'bad' one though. Although not keeping an appointment is rude. Maybe he was just yanking your chain - sensing that you were yanking his?

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ORRRR, the guy is a busy person and really had another customer come to him... and he WAS busy.... heck it happens... you know... something like: sorry, I can not talk to you right now even though you are here ready to buy a car because I have this guy that is supposed to be here... yes, I know I will lose YOUR deal if I do not talk to you... but I have an appointment.... can't you understand that... with an important guy who wants to negotiate buying a car at so low a price that it is a waste of my time... yes, sorry to see you go.... I am sure I will make a deal with him... if he does not report me to the authorities...

but if you go around thinking everybody is out to screw you.... everything starts to look like a screw....
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Did you know the hybrid technology used in the Ford Fusion is Toyota's design?
This is not true. It is like saying that a conventional Toyota is Henry Ford's design because they use a similar design and strategy.
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This is not true. It is like saying that a conventional Toyota is Henry Ford's design because they use a similar design and strategy.
I read the article a while back, but from what I remember Ford was more concerned with developing hydrogen technology so they fell behind on the hybrid stuff. As a result, they contacted Toyota and licensed their hybrid technology to use in their vehicles. If they hadn't it would have been several more years before Ford could put out anything in the hybrid area.
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Now that we know that the dealer honored the deal and Mrs. DM is supremely happy with the new car and is busy running up the odometer (at 40 mpg! awesome!), "th-th-th-th-that's all, folks!"

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