They should change the name to MICHIGAN MOTOR EXTORTIONISTS, and change their logo to a Venus Fly Trap, because they're waiting for the unwary victim to come through the door to spring their trap. They lure the unwary suckers with a lowball price over the phone, but-guess what? The price jumps up by $500 or more as soon as you show up. You didn't know about the core charge? Sales tax? Waste disposal fee? Geez, you didn't ask. The smooth-talking salesman convinced you that your jalopy will magically transform itself into a brand-new vehicle all over again. Of course, there will be some incidental expenses, like around $1000 or more in additional parts. Of course the salesman is persuasive, the markup on additional parts is !00% OVER RETAIL, and, of course, he gets a % off the top. The mechanics get a % too, so they're not too careful pulling old parts off. A family business? So was the Corleone family.
What about the 1/4 Million Mile Warranty? Great, if you're planning to drive to the moon in the near future. Otherwise, it's the run-of-the-mill 36 months that everyone else has. Sounded good at first, didn't it? By the way, does it cover towing? NO. What about car rental if the motor fails? ARE YOU NUTS? Is it transferable if I sell the car? ARE YOU SMOKING CRACK OR SOMETHING? So what does it cover? IT COVERS WHAT WE SAY IT COVERS, AND THAT'S COVERED BY THE COVERAGE THAT WE COVER, WHICH IS OUR COVER. Remember the old shell game at the carnival in the old days?
Don't fall for the phony 5-star rating. It's all written by them, kind of like in the old Communist days, the Communist Party used to get 99% of the votes. Surprise!
Only suckers believe in tooth fairies and salesmen's promises. So, even though, as Muhammad Ali used to say, you might dance like a butterfly and sting like a bee, guess what? THE VENUS FLY TRAP EATS THEM ALL WITH DELIGHT! Just stop by a botanical garden if you don't believe me.