“Car Punching” Makes Cars Look More Popular Than They Are
Some auto companies apparently feel as though lying about the performance of their vehicles isn’t enough to entice their consumers, and thus they’ve introduced a new concept called “car punching.” Car punching is when executives within auto manufacturers purchase the newest models and makes of vehicles that their company is producing en masse, only to sell them off as low-mileage used cars a few months later. Car punching leads to consumer trend reports implying certain cars are more popular than they actually are. This leads to car buyers thinking they’re buying the hottest car of the year, when in fact literally thousands of the people making the car so popular fully intend to get rid of it the second they’ve jacked up buyer interest. The most damning facet of this trend is the fact that it primarily applies to high-end luxury vehicles like Lexus and Mercedes, where style and substance are everything, and things like fads and sales numbers can be amongst the most important elements in a consumer finalizing their purchase.
Salespeople Constantly Cut Corners To Your Detriment
Although most salespeople truly don’t care about the consumer’s best interests, they aren’t actively out to ruin lives, either. Unfortunately, lives nonetheless have been ruined by seedy car salespeople, thanks to the widespread lack of attention to detail and cutting corners in getting consumers the car the salespeople convinced them they wanted. Cars are expensive, such to the extent that almost everyone looking to buy one needs some sort of payment plan that may or not involve their bank or their credit history, and while a salesperson would never tell a consumer that they can’t afford a car, the consumer’s bank is well within their right to be the ones to point that out.
Salespeople don’t really care what your bank has to say, though. They might simply try and convince you to dip into your retirement fund, or tell you your kids don’t need to go to college, or they might do something even worse in the long run and simply lie about your finances in their paperwork and hope no one finds out. Dealerships are constantly claiming to make “mistakes” on contracts they knew full well was inaccurate or outright falsified in order to get a deal finalized, and once again, whatever happens to the consumer once they’ve made their purchase is left for them to deal with on their own.