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A dealer responds: why does everyone think it's OK to ask for wholesale pricing when buying a car?

06.01.1998

I'm responding to your article asking dealers to tell you what a dealer really pays for the cars he sells I've been retailing cars and trucks for almost nine years now and I can personally tell you that new car...

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Apple employee look for Tom and Ray's approval for buying a new VW Beetle.

06.01.1998

I am looking for a new commuter car that is both reliable and gets great gas mileage I work at Apple Computer so while I'm busy saving an American icon I don't want to have to worry about how I'm...

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Do I really need an oil pan gasket replacement to the tun of $200?

06.01.1998

I have a ' Honda Accord LX that I recently took in for a -mile service it has almost miles The nice mechanics informed me that I needed an oil pan gasket which is a real bargain at only Unfortunately...

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A dealer weighs in on how dealerships are able to survive on those razor-thin margins.

06.01.1998

As a former dealership sales manager I may be able to shed some light on how dealerships survive on those razor-thin invoice deals First of all you were absolutely right when you noted in your column that there are many...

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