Fiction in Auto Advertising!!!!


Kia Fortechrysler mini vanIs it just me or do other people see the utter fiction that car dealers are using to entice customers through their doors. Lets take the Chrysler Mini Van first, sale price as advertised $18.999?? Has any one actually seen this model in a Dealers showroom. Has anyone even purchased a new a Chrysler mini van at this price. I certainly have not seen one nor met anyone who owns one. Of course, when you go to the Chrysler dealership a salesman will tell you its not available and even if it was no one would buy it. Its a very basic model, no bucket seats, no P/S P/B Aircon etc etc.

Next lets look at the Kia Forte LX, in today’s newspaper(14th April) it is advertised at the amazingly low price of $10,495,Wow!! we should rush in and get one while the deal lasts, right???I checked on the Kia web site, guess what, the same Forte LX is advertised there at $15.995??? but go to a Kia dealer and try to find one at either of these prices, They do not exist, this is just a ploy to get you onto their lot. All the car dealerships are using this very dishonest and misleading form of advertising. So why are they permitted to get away with false advertising, I thought it was against the law?? Shouldn’t the Government agency responsible for” Truth in Advertising” be clamping down on this illegal and clearly false business practice. Its time for the government to step in and stop this unlawful use of fictitious pricing within the Auto manufactures industry, and indeed in the many other industries using the same or similiar ploys to tempt customers. Though I’m sure the car dealers will tell you their prices are accurate, but sorry we do not have any at that price left!!!!!

God Bless and keep reading.

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About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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2 Responses to Fiction in Auto Advertising!!!!

  1. Francis says:

    I love to see these tricks being pointed out. It appears that the general public are generally sucked in without realizing it. Is it our own downfall to believe in the sh*t we are fed?

  2. irishroverpei says:

    Making fools of the general public

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