Our cyberoptic umbilical to our Internet mother may be on the fritz, so we can’t exactly tell you if Edmunds.com’s Confessions of a Car Salesman is an Internet classic. But it should be and it’s a must read for anyone looking to purchase a car, whether new or old. Know thy enemy.
Chandler Phillips was a Los Angeles journalist hired by Edmunds to work in two new car dealerships and one used car dealership for three months. His expose is shocking, hilarious and well indicative of a completely corrupt industry thriving by the tacky manipulations of cheaters, swindlers, wanna-be pimps and ex-cons.
There’s too much here to quote. From the inside, car salesman are exactly what they appear to be from the outside: dishonest career liars with penchants for tacky clothes and bullying. Oh, and they’re racists to boot. Spend the morning reading this one… it’s an invaluable resource to anyone who wants to know how to get through buying a car without getting flayed.
Confessions of a Car Salesman [Edmunds]