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Car ad sayings I love to hate...what's your's?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Aman, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. bbbronc
    Joined: Jan 28, 2011
    Posts: 126


    I think the word "rare" is one of the most commonly overused words in car ads. The car is usually as rare as a VW beetle
  2. LN7 NUT
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
    Posts: 2,164

    LN7 NUT

    I wonder if my rare cars piss people off? LOL

    I hate when an ad for a new car lists something incredibly stupid to list...

    A good example was one I saw a few months back I think it was for Hyundai *COUGH COUGH POS* and it claimed it had "Sedan like handling..."

    Pardon me, but what the fu¢k does that even mean? It handles like a car with 4 doors? It handles like a car full of children?

    I often see ads mention features a car has to have as if they put them there special for you at no charge... comes with 4 wheel brakes, doors on both sides and a full length floor at no extra cost!
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2012
  3. wsdad
    Joined: Dec 31, 2005
    Posts: 1,255


    I had a '62 Tempest that sat for a year and a half. When I finally got back around to working on it again, the brakes needed to be bled. I've also bought 1 other car that was the same way. I'm not sure why it happens, but I've heard a couple of other people mention the same thing happening to them, too.

    Consequently, I'm not quite as leery of a car who's brakes don't work if it's been sitting a while. When I'm trying to come up with a buy-price, I still assume it will need some brake parts but at least there is some hope that it won't.

    My "favorite" hated car ad is when you call the guy and he seems slightly annoyed that yet another person has bothered him because it already sold two weeks ago. Remove the ad, Dufus!!!

    I guess I can't get too mad if they're technologically challenged and don't know how. I can see myself gradually slipping into that catagory.
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2012
  4. Olds Dad
    Joined: Sep 22, 2011
    Posts: 216

    Olds Dad

    "Call for appointment to view car" somehow pisses me off - will I be met by a butler and served cucumber sandwiches until the owner descends the grand staircase and escorts me to the viewing area?
  5. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,428

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    Any..and I do mean A N Y add with out a dam picture of what your selling..this is the internet after all people..if you cant learn to post a dam picture ..figure that out first before wasting so many peoples time..and no, adding a link to a dead photo album does not fuckin count:mad:

    off my box..for now anyways
  6. Carnuba
    Joined: Mar 19, 2012
    Posts: 430


    HATE for sale signs with no price. Seems like every fucking time I call the # I get a song and dance before a god damn price. So I stopped calling #'s with no price
  7. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 6,088

    from Oregon

    "Normal wear and tear"
  8. I need to SALE my, dipshit, you need to SELL your car.

    OK, my car is For SELL...Again, dumbass, your car is FOR SALE. You are SELLING your car by putting a FOR SALE sign on it. Guess that is why people have a hard time finding FOR SELL signs at the store.

    That simple, yet exceptionally annoying, difference is important. Words have meaning. Look them up, if you are not sure.

    Same thing with Winch, Wench, and Wrench. "Billy-Bob's 4x4 that is for sell, has a 6,000 pound wench on the front bumber. He doesn't have to sale it."
  9. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 3,991


    Heard a new one today on TV, car dealers have changed the terminology from used car to preowned car to predriven car
  10. "I'm accepting all offers, but won't take less than $xxx"

  11. selling for a friend or a friend owed me money. . . . . That way when you point out out the fucked up stuff on it he can say thet he didnt know that
  12. garcoal
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 277


    when are you going to paint it???
  13. Madillac
    Joined: May 1, 2011
    Posts: 14

    from Tonka, MN

    "solid floors" maybe in one spot.
  14. Bud Reynolds
    Joined: Oct 12, 2011
    Posts: 69

    Bud Reynolds

    Engine running when removed. Now that would be a real trick.
  15. rats28
    Joined: Sep 3, 2008
    Posts: 582

    from Louisiana

    I don't know much about the car!!! but then he gives a full description?It's has 3700 original miles says it on the thingy in the dash.
  16. ezernut9mm
    Joined: Apr 15, 2011
    Posts: 14

    from kcmo

    the term "survivor". it is not a survivor if it has and older repaint, new carpet and a reupholstered seat or rebuilt engine.
    something i see once in a while... 300, 223, 250, etc. v6. if the pistons are in a single bank one behind the other it is not a v6!
  17. countrysquire
    Joined: Oct 9, 2007
    Posts: 162


    The one that always gets me is "only one repaint" on what is supposed to be a nice original car. If the original paint is gone, it doesn't matter if it was painted once or 1000 times.

    Also, "matching numbers" on cars which didn't have the VIN stamped on the block, such as mid 60's Fords.
  18. PossumJR.
    Joined: Oct 26, 2009
    Posts: 423

    from Walls,MS

    "I saw one on barret-Jackson go for $$$"......Shut up you fool! This aint barret-jackson I aint Ron Pratt and That aint no museum piece!
  19. rodhot
    Joined: Feb 19, 2010
    Posts: 61


    Give a price in the title of the ad then when you read the ad, that's the price for a roller. Then give a higher price for whole car towards the end.

    This ones not what's writen in ads. They put a photo in ad of only the front of the car because it's a 4 door and don't mention it until the very end of the ad.

    The last one is putting shitty pictures in the ad that are blurry, taken at night, or in a dark and such a small ass garage that they can't even get a full pic of the side of the car, then, write "appologize for the bad pictures". Push or pull the damn car out in daylight to take the picture. If you knew it was a bad picture then why did you post the f#%$ing thing. Get off your ass and take another dumb f%#k.
  20. "Runs good but needs battery" . . .
    Just had this experience recently. Here they want to sell a car for $6000 and I flesh out some info from the seller over the phone.

    Then go to look at the car - it won't start - needs a battery '... my son had it running recently...' (but wouldn't even charge the battery or offer to jump start it!) - and of course 'son' isn't there to answer any questions about the car.

    So, does it smoke? "Just a little bit..." Any engine noise? "...It might have, not sure...." and "...but we drove it on a cruise recently and it ran good, except that it might need a clutch..."

    Instead of the seller spending a few $$$ for a battery, they try excuses for not wanting anyone to hear the car run! I guess the assumed the buyer would pull up with a rollback and have it hauled away?

    Oh, and then they say "... somebody offered $XXXX for it but it's worth a LOT more than that..." Sheeeeesh! I didn't realize scrap prices were that high.
  21. LN7 NUT
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
    Posts: 2,164

    LN7 NUT

    Here is one that my car club found a few years back... any guesses as to what the ad was selling?


    We found it to be pretty ridiculous, then for a solid month this guy got photoshopped into every picture on our site...

    It's been done...


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    Last edited: Jun 8, 2012
  22. bbbronc
    Joined: Jan 28, 2011
    Posts: 126


    If they tell you at all, or there is no pic and it doesn't say. You would'nt believe how many I called just to find out it was a 4 door.
  23. slamnfreak
    Joined: Jul 7, 2012
    Posts: 38

    from Washington

  24. dellyjonut
    Joined: Sep 19, 2009
    Posts: 127

    from St. louis

    How about whats not said. 3 simple words really helps....RUNS DRIVES STOPS. Also, dont waste my time, tell me if its a 2dr or 4dr. Saw a CL ad....1928 ford for sale. Thats it.... what the hell is it, truck? coupe? sedan? Dont waste my time and yours.
  25. "All the hard work is done"
  26. spiders web
    Joined: Jan 16, 2011
    Posts: 384

    spiders web

    Price is firm. 2 viagra tablets in the radiator.
  27. Turbo Killer
    Joined: Jul 4, 2012
    Posts: 25

    Turbo Killer
    from Cincinnati

    "Fresh rebuild engine...... with 14000 miles"
  28. LN7 NUT
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
    Posts: 2,164

    LN7 NUT

    I think I mentiioned it in an earlier post, but I hate how every singe car I look at has a rebuilt engine and tranny... yet they have no proof and they are greasy as hell, leaking, engine smokes, tranny slips...

    I saw one once online that actually bragged about the rebuilt engine that was rebuilt over 100,000KM back. :rolleyes:
  29. oldcarguygazok
    Joined: Jun 20, 2012
    Posts: 401

    from AUSTRALIA.

    I havn't tried to start it,but should be ok,!FW
  30. Oh, yeah, the "one-owner" deal with a Fifties car...wouldn't you reasonably expect a car owned for over 60 years to be sold by a guy in his late '70s to early '90s??? So, why is the seller 30 years old? He'll say "Oh, yeah, I bought it off the original owner's daughter's cousin..."

    And, why are you calling this a "one-owner car", Sir???

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