|22nd March 2006, 04:51||#1|
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One Car Buyer's Perspective
Published: March 19, 2006
By Rich Heintz
So you want to sell cars for a living? Recently I was reminded that there are almost as many different kinds of salespeople as there are cars on the lot. Here’s what I learned about the profession from a car buyer’s perspective.
Several months ago, my wife of 33 years uttered those dreaded words: “I want a change.”
“What’s wrong?” I asked in a panic. I knew from the sound of her voice this was a serious matter, one that was going to cost me dearly.
“I’m bored,” she confessed.
The dreaded B word. Of course, I understood where she was coming from. Driving a Toyota Corolla was one of the most boring experiences on the road. All the nondescript little car does is run and run and run. You don’t even get to know your mechanic.
Now Bev wanted something more lively. Something bright, something sporty, something cheery. Something . . . expensive?
I hoped not.
What exactly was she looking for?
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Last edited by Rehaan : 23rd March 2006 at 00:31.
|22nd March 2006, 19:27||#2|
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Bev could have liked a car based on her driving experience / other attributes. And then custom painted it yellow. The colour is one of the easiest things to change about a car. That way - she would have got the engineering with just the shade of yellow she wanted.
Nice reading. Thanks for sharing.
|31st March 2006, 00:10||#4|
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Nice read. I agree with GTO. Whats the big deal with color? One can paint a car any color they want.
|31st March 2006, 01:44||#5|
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Join Date: Feb 2005
a decent paint job which i wouldnt want to get on my vette/G35 would run you 3.5-4k $$ and a good paint job which i would like to get on my vette/G35 would cost close to 7-8k $$, so you are talking about good money, thats about 20% of the G35s cost and about 15% of the vette's cost, so thats quite significant...if you are looking at a ferrari etc, sure why not, when you sheel out over msrp, whats another 10-15k(to match ferrari factory paint job)...