Friday, March 20, 2009

Is the Economy So Bad You'd Endure a Hard-Sell Pitch for a Free Oil Change?

Posted By on Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 8:45 AM

So I'm surfing the Interweb last night and I come across this newly posted video ad for Downtown Nashville Nissan. As the extremely incredibly preternaturally perky and animated Jolene explains, you can get a complimentary oil change and tire rotation just for test-driving a car. Well wouldn't you know it, I'm due for an oil change, and I've personally felt the pinch brought on by our current economic meltdown. Not to mention, the new Tennessee unemployment figure (9.1%, as Pete Kotz noted earlier) doesn't exactly have me brimming with optimism for the immediate future. So here's what I want to know:
  1. Is a free lube job (no wisecracks from the peanut gallery, please) worth enduring the auto hard-sell?
  2. How long do you think it would take to get out of there?
  3. Is it disingenuous to take them up on the offer even though I'm not in the market?
  4. And what are the odds that, though I haven't the slightest intention of buying a new car, I'd somehow fall prey to their guile and walk out with a new 350Z Roadster to help assuage my middle-age malaise?
  5. Anyone else here tempted?

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