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cars, auto dealers, Long Island, weak economy

There are 26 comments on the Newsday story from Oct 1, 2008, titled cars, auto dealers, Long Island, weak economy. In it, Newsday reports that:

Hard times have come to America's gasoline alleys - and Long Island is not immune.

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carma

Bronx, NY

#1 Oct 2, 2008
Hey all you knuckle-dragging, four-square thieves otherwise known as car salesmen.....karma is a you-know-what, RIGHT?
exislander

Lebanon, NH

#2 Oct 2, 2008
It took eight years to sink this low, thanks to the Bush Administration and it's policies. If you wish to continue this downward spiral vote for McCain and, possibly President Palin.
can I help YOU

Edison, NJ

#3 Oct 2, 2008
Sooooooooo
Where are the deals????
These babies are not going to sell themselves!
can I help YOU

Edison, NJ

#4 Oct 2, 2008
exislander wrote:
It took eight years to sink this low, thanks to the Bush Administration and it's policies. If you wish to continue this downward spiral vote for McCain and, possibly President Palin.
Obviously you are an upset carsalesman stuck in NH. The only cool thing in your state, "old man on the mountain" even fell off trying to get out!
Blame Blame Blame.... The Economy is in trouble because of theives also known as CEO's that were too greedy thinking about their own short term wealth and not the consequences of their actions. They should be put in jail not bailed out by you and me!
Recommendation

United States

#5 Oct 2, 2008
Ahhhhh, they're not able to rape Long Islander with their over priced junk.

Oh, my heart is bleeding for them.

Perhaps if they sold, reliable, inexpensive, practical and fuel efficient vehicles people could afford they wouldn;t have to rely on credit to rape people.

I hope they all go out of business.

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liner

Bronx, NY

#7 Oct 2, 2008
Recommendation wrote:
Ahhhhh, they're not able to rape Long Islander with their over priced junk.
Oh, my heart is bleeding for them.
Perhaps if they sold, reliable, inexpensive, practical and fuel efficient vehicles people could afford they wouldn;t have to rely on credit to rape people.
I hope they all go out of business.
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Many dealers sell reliable, inexpensive, practical and fuel efficient vehicles. It's just that too many times you have to wade through the swamps full of sea snakes, otherwise known as car salesmen, to get to them.
shameless

Denver, CO

#8 Oct 2, 2008
cars aren't that expensive, it's the maintenance of the car that is a rip off.
offer 5 year free maintenance, and you'll start selling cars again.
liner

Bronx, NY

#9 Oct 2, 2008
shameless wrote:
cars aren't that expensive, it's the maintenance of the car that is a rip off.
offer 5 year free maintenance, and you'll start selling cars again.
You're right. The worst offenders are the high end makes, BMW, Mercedes etc. For normal cars though, I've found oil changes at 3-4K, flush auto trans and coolant every 36K, fuel and air filters and you're good to go. Ignore the "stealerships" long list of "check this check that parts extra" nonsense. My 96 Nissan with 200K on it is proof.
american muscle

Great Neck, NY

#10 Oct 2, 2008
WHAT GOES AROUND EVENTUALLY COMES AROUND .It is the average person or should I say smart person with not so good credit but plenty of cash and assets will finally be the big winner this time. PUT YOUR MONEY IN THE MATTRESS NOW!!!!!
Say the Truth

Philadelphia, PA

#11 Oct 2, 2008
liner wrote:
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You're right. The worst offenders are the high end makes, BMW, Mercedes etc. For normal cars though, I've found oil changes at 3-4K, flush auto trans and coolant every 36K, fuel and air filters and you're good to go. Ignore the "stealerships" long list of "check this check that parts extra" nonsense. My 96 Nissan with 200K on it is proof.
I think you could have easily doubled your maintenence cycles and still have the same reliability. Most of those 'scheduled' items are rip offs or antiquated thinking.
So If

Shoreham, NY

#12 Oct 2, 2008
housing prices are sinking why shouldn't car prices? Funny how it's a "buyers'" market now when it comes to real estate, but the car dealers expect full prices for their stock - except for SUVs, which they just might pay you, just to get rid of them.
liner

Bronx, NY

#13 Oct 2, 2008
Say the Truth wrote:
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I think you could have easily doubled your maintenence cycles and still have the same reliability. Most of those 'scheduled' items are rip offs or antiquated thinking.
I've thought of that and I think my next car will be put on synthetic fluids and probably double the intervals. My current baby is used to her ways and I don't want to upset her!
Depression Era Yoda

Tucson, AZ

#14 Oct 2, 2008
Liner, what model Nissan?
liner

Bronx, NY

#15 Oct 2, 2008
Depression Era Yoda wrote:
Liner, what model Nissan?
Maxima.
Say the Truth

Philadelphia, PA

#16 Oct 2, 2008
I had a 1984 *Datsun*(Pre Nissan) 200SX. Drove it trouble-free with minimal maintenance for 180000+ miles until it met its match with a concrete light support in a foggy parking lot.

I think that's the last good, reliable car I've owned (at least 5 since then).
Jeff

Naples, FL

#17 Oct 2, 2008
Knuckle draggers known as car salesmen?
Give us a break...
Walk a mile in a man's shoes first.
What have you to say about janitors?
Do you respect Judges?
After all they are an amalgam of a lawyer and politician...
Perhaps another of your favorites to belittle?

Cast your stones elsewhere.
liner

Bronx, NY

#18 Oct 2, 2008
Jeff wrote:
Knuckle draggers known as car salesmen?
Give us a break...
Walk a mile in a man's shoes first.
What have you to say about janitors?
Do you respect Judges?
After all they are an amalgam of a lawyer and politician...
Perhaps another of your favorites to belittle?
Cast your stones elsewhere.
I've yet to meet a janitor who tried to screw me. I've yet to meet a judge period. I'm met a slew of car salesmen over many years, some of whom screwed me royally, some of whom tried very hard to but failed. Maybe two or three, MAYBE, have been honest and above board in dealing with me. What is it about you guys, anyway?
Funny you mention lawyers and politicians, both of whom are right at the bottom of the pile of professions the public loathes.
Oil Change

Montague, NJ

#19 Oct 2, 2008
It's the economic reality. Nobody going to lend money to anybody whom they know cannot pay back!

Those CEOs with MILLION dollar a day just won't buy your car.

Sell those cars from India instead at $2,500 cash or better yet sell all your cars to India there's where the new middle class is at anyway.
NY Dr Spock

Brooklyn, NY

#20 Oct 2, 2008
shameless wrote:
cars aren't that expensive, it's the maintenance of the car that is a rip off.
offer 5 year free maintenance, and you'll start selling cars again.
I bought 3 cars online starting in 2001. I paid $100 over invoice for one. The other two had rebates that took them $1,000-$1,500 below invoice. As soon as I got them home I had my mechanic drain the oil and replace it with Mobile 1 and Fram oil filters. I never did any of those 7,500,12,000, 17,500 etc etc maintenance. I changed the oil 4 times a year Mob 1 and Fram and they are all running great.

Dealers rip you off with those ridiculous check ups. The only thing you need to do is show records of regular oil changes to keep your warranty valid.
stev337

Melville, NY

#21 Oct 3, 2008
The only thing worse than a thief with a gun, is a car salesman with an order pad.

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