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Car Selling Cliches

Discussion in 'Motors' started by SC0TTRS, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. grudas


    Joined: Mar 12, 2008

    Posts: 20,760

    Location: West sussex

    I see that so often, unless the car has ever option ticked then it is not "fully loaded"
  2. wingman


    Joined: Dec 27, 2011

    Posts: 4,923

    When I was in the market for an E46 a few years back I saw this being advertised loads.

    I genuinely found a few with no options at all, "fully loaded" but without xenons, without a sunroof, without heated seats and without the Harman Kardon sound system. I think because it had wheels and a steering wheel he figured it was fully loaded.
  3. ZeeWrath


    Joined: Sep 10, 2009

    Posts: 63

  4. sanaxe1


    Joined: Nov 7, 2006

    Posts: 5,409

    Location: Nottingham

  5. Dis86


    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

    Posts: 24,251

    Location: Northern England

    Fully loaded is a brilliant one. Always seems to be applied to base spec bmws, Audis and mercs.
    Remember seeing an advert on AutoTrader for a 'fully loaded' 3 series. It was a 320d with pov nav, 16 inch wheels and leather seats.
    That was literally it.
    Called the dealership just to be a bit of a twerp tbh and asked if they had the wrong car listed as there wasn't anything fully loaded about it. They explained it has nav, leather and alloys...thats apparently what fully loaded means.
  6. antijoke


    Joined: Jan 28, 2003

    Posts: 38,042

    Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon

    It really is like people fail to speak like a normal person and assume some caricature back street car sales man mindset when they try to sell their cars, it's hilarious the tripe people will put in an advert.
  7. Nasher


    Joined: Nov 22, 2006

    Posts: 16,813

    Seems to be a lot of people who think things like "S-line" is the same as S and "M power" is the same as M.
  8. Glanza


    Joined: Mar 13, 2007

    Posts: 10,239

    Location: South Yorkshire

    Same badge for most people, nothing to do with what's under the bonnet. Diesel Mercs with AMG badges and bodykit are another one that fall into this bracket.
  9. i5aces


    Joined: Jan 29, 2012

    Posts: 678

    Location: Andover

    Was reading this thread today and then saw this tonight
  10. gobbo


    Joined: Dec 25, 2002

    Posts: 2,862

    Had this with one of the neighbors, mentioned he was getting a new car in a couple of weeks, when asked he replied "AMG C Class", to which I replied "V6 or V8", to which he replied "C220d" :rolleyes:
  11. Joe T


    Joined: Apr 1, 2003

    Posts: 11,509

    Location: Northampton

    To be fair it's not the buyers' faults - they've been suckered in by marketing that works. Blame the manufacturers for diluting their brands! :p
  12. Uther


    Joined: Jun 16, 2005

    Posts: 12,462

    120,000 genuine miles. Saw that today on a van, and it was mot'ed at 179,000 miles three years ago...
  13. Nasher


    Joined: Nov 22, 2006

    Posts: 16,813

    Clocking like is especially rampant on BMWs as well for some reason.

    Last time I was car shopping literally every other one I looked at was either blatantly clocked, or looked suspect.
  14. Dis86


    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

    Posts: 24,251

    Location: Northern England

    It's accurate. 120000 of those miles are genuine. Along with another 300000