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Irritating car sales descriptions?!

Irritating car sales descriptions?!

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Mastodon2

11,818 posts

70 months

Sunday 29th April 2012
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GreaseNipple said:
pretty much this whole advert

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C128673
That is absolutely dreadful.

I won't copy the bad spelling, but my favourite lines were "What is £16,500? Write a cheque now" and "See how hard I am trying to get you into a Bentley".

Like being talked at by a cockney market trader.

JohnTheVicar

2 posts

49 months

Sunday 29th April 2012
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"From the outside, you wouldn’t believe that the iQ seats four."

Written about the Toyota IQ:

http://www.toyota.co.uk/cgi-bin/toyota/bv/generic_...

Dave Hedgehog

7,895 posts

109 months

Sunday 29th April 2012
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GreaseNipple said:
pretty much this whole advert

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C128673
the perfect example on how not to sell a car

eldar

9,940 posts

101 months

Sunday 29th April 2012
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GreaseNipple said:
pretty much this whole advert

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C128673
That just has to be a piss take.

Tyrewrecker

6,419 posts

59 months

Sunday 29th April 2012
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Starts first time, great wee runner, has such and such a problem and have had no time to fix it / mechanic friend told me it only cost £20/50 to fix the rattle/knock confused
All of the above

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Craiglamuffin

300 posts

85 months

Sunday 29th April 2012
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"Great condition, but with a few of the issues you'd expect of a car this age... this is not a new car!"

Making me guess what "issues" the car has is pointless. It might as well say "something in this car will upset you. Quick, look over there."

OldSkoolRS

3,395 posts

84 months

Sunday 29th April 2012
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ge0rge said:
Not sure why but this one always bugs me:

NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED..
Even worse...NOT FOR THE FEINT HEARTED. I've seen it more than a few times. smile

Special K

893 posts

64 months

Sunday 29th April 2012
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One of the more recent ones is Delete. Used in a description of a modified car advert punch

thebigmacmoomin

1,516 posts

74 months

Sunday 29th April 2012
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One careful lady owner is never a good sign.

I also hate adverts that state the standard spec. Just tell me the key facts & the options it has.

Edited by thebigmacmoomin on Sunday 29th April 10:22

McHaggis

19,900 posts

60 months

Sunday 29th April 2012
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thebigmacmoomin said:
I also hate adverts that state the standard spec. Just tell me the key facts & the options it has.
I don't mind this. "Standard spec" can vary by model year so it's good reference point for me to check which spec it was...

M3Charlie

544 posts

63 months

Sunday 29th April 2012
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eldar said:
GreaseNipple said:
pretty much this whole advert

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C128673
That just has to be a piss take.
  • ** THAT RUNS LIKE A BIRD ON L.P.G.OR PETROL IN STYLE **** WTF??? rofl

J4CKO

16,819 posts

105 months

Sunday 29th April 2012
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OldSkoolRS said:
ge0rge said:
Not sure why but this one always bugs me:

NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED..
Even worse...NOT FOR THE FEINT HEARTED. I've seen it more than a few times. smile
That is an actual condition, surgeons report it when doing a bypass, the heart is on the left side of the chest and when they go in, at the last possible minute it dodges to the right.

I think a lot of people try to build up an aura about their car, to tempt people in and make it sound special, most of us can see through this but it must work, it is seen most on knackered old 5 series, a lot of ads turn it from a fairly average car, maybe with a couple of options into some ultra rare edition with every possible piece of equipment, amazing the number of BMW M, Hartge, Alpina, AC Schnitzer collaborations there were.

"Leathers" annoys me, as does saying a car is a colour which is actually one from another manufacturer as they are too lazy to find the correct colour. "Fully Loaded" annoys ,e, what exactly does it mean ? can a car be "partially loaded", "Full Electric pack" seems to mean it has electric windows and mirrors, it isnt something you can add separately, not nowadays anyway.

Bad Grammar and spelling, ok I appreciate not everyone has A level English, and I get things wrong but really, get a grown up to check your ad so you don't sound mental or illiterate.


FellowPazzini

2,960 posts

76 months

Sunday 29th April 2012
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"No Swap" in the title. Annoying for the people that specifically search for "Swap". They should put it somewhere in the description.

billybob69

672 posts

50 months

Sunday 29th April 2012
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Dave Hedgehog said:
the perfect example on how not to sell a car
And in comparison to what else is on offer seems very expensive. I can imagine the sales pitch when you turn up is similar to those hour double glazing ones.

Fox-

12,151 posts

151 months

Sunday 29th April 2012
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'Leathers' drives me mad too. No idea why, it just sets all my alarm bells ringing.

EDLT

14,783 posts

111 months

Sunday 29th April 2012
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NOT CIVIC BMW MECEDES TOYOTA PERGOT FORD VAUXHAUL CITRON L@@K

I went to look at a "stunning" car last week, I naively thought it meant stunningly good.

wildcat45

5,518 posts

94 months

Sunday 29th April 2012
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5 door practicality.

Electric Rear Windows.

Split Fold Rear Seat.

Rear Wash Wipe

On an MX5 advert. A lazy trader just ticking boxes without thought I guess. See it all the time.

OldSkoolRS

3,395 posts

84 months

Sunday 29th April 2012
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The dealer's ad for my Z3 mentioned rear headrests. I don't know if he thought someone could squeeze behind the front seats and use the roll hoops as headrest. smile

Wycombe83

439 posts

82 months

Sunday 29th April 2012
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M3Charlie said:
  • ** THAT RUNS LIKE A BIRD ON L.P.G.OR PETROL IN STYLE **** WTF??? rofl
Spot the illegal number plate.

confused_buyer

3,727 posts

86 months

Sunday 29th April 2012
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McHaggis said:
I don't mind this. "Standard spec" can vary by model year so it's good reference point for me to check which spec it was...
Yes, and you can put a 2007 car up for sale and still get people phone up and ask "has it got power steering?".

Just because a few car geeks on a car forum know the spec of a 2006 330i or know where to find them don't assume 99% of the buying public have got a clue.