Either someone at the dealerships made a mistake creating the ads, or AutoTrader offers the same sort of pricing features as Amazon and they can set their ads to automatically adjust upward in response to what other area dealers are advertising and the person posting the ads forgot to put a ceiling on the thing.
» 4/27/15 9:58pm Yesterday 9:58pm

That’s kind of been me for the past few days. New job, with a new job description that was kind of just made up for me, and my boss and his boss have both been in meetings for days and not really around to assign me anything or explain things.
» 4/27/15 9:39pm Yesterday 9:39pm

They actually sold like 94,000 of the things last year. Seriously. I have no idea who’s buying them, but a lot of people are. They aren’t bad, really, but they were hardly near the top of the segment when new and are below median at best now.
» 4/27/15 8:54pm Yesterday 8:54pm

Wasn’t there some guy that went to jail for securities fraud over some scam that involved assembling Korean jeeps in the US and signing up dealers? I remember Dateline or something did a report on it back in the late ‘90s, but I forget if it involved the Rocsta or the Korando. I always thought it was the Korando, but… » 4/26/15 3:09pm Sunday 3:09pm

At the time, I thought this was as good as Chrysler was going to get. The interior was a Fischer Price nightmare and the panel fit was shit, but it was like 90% of the way there, and that was the closest Chrysler had come in 30 years. » 4/26/15 2:03am Sunday 2:03am

At the very least, the candidates are going to vote for themselves, and you can expect their campaign staff to do likewise, so even in a situation where literally no one in the general population voted, it would still be possible for one candidate to have more votes than the other and win. Say, the one with a larger… » 4/25/15 1:11am Saturday 1:11am

I have a friend that used to work for Hertz, and he gets all sort of confused about what size classes cars belong in. That job really messed him up. He has a hard time wrapping his mind around the fact that a Dart is technically a compact, not a midsize, and a 200 is a midsize, not a full-size. I asked him that, if… » 4/24/15 7:58pm Friday 7:58pm

Mysterious is the word. Built in small numbers in state-run factories in a country that had yet to really open up to the outside world and didn’t yet allow for private car ownership. Very little was even known about them in the West in the pre-Internet days.
» 4/24/15 7:54pm Friday 7:54pm