The Truth About Cars » harlem shake http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:36:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » harlem shake http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Attention Chevy Dealers: You’re Supposed To Be Downplaying The Korean Connection http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/attention-chevy-dealers-youre-supposed-to-be-downplaying-the-korean-connection/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/attention-chevy-dealers-youre-supposed-to-be-downplaying-the-korean-connection/#comments Wed, 13 Mar 2013 14:43:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=481072

I’ve mentioned this before, but it bears repeating: from the perspective of the manufacturer, dealers are the worst part of the business. Their consistent thirty-day-crunch mindset leads to all sorts of idiocy, including the “$500 Dance Contest” you see above.

There’s something appropriate about it, however:

Like the Cruze, Sonic, and Spark, “Gangnam Style” is a Korean product that has inexplicably found a wide following in the United States. One might quibble that the Cruze and Sonic are built in America, and one might respond that it’s an all-American bunch of electrons carrying the image of a man dancing like a horse while wearing a flotation device to your eyes. Given the early reports we’re hearing from the Impala launch, GM might be better off leaving all of its development work to Daewoo, er, “GM Korea”.

The decreasing number of Chevrolet dealerships, combined with the possibility of increasing Chevrolet sales, might permit GM to put a little more soft pressure on the dealers that survive the purge. When they can, they might want to follow the example below. This was given to all the Lincoln-Mercury dealers in the Seventies, along with a strong suggestion that it be used as-is:

You just know, however, that some Lincoln dealer dressed up like a chicken and did a dance on the hood of a Mark V while the phrase

CHEAP!
CHEAP!
CHEAP!

flashed on the screen. Until the last dealership surrenders its franchise to the OEMs, the government, or Google, that’s just the way things are going to be.

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