Rare Sighting of a Base Model Vehicle Seen at Dealership

In a rare sighting, a base model vehicle was seen on a dealership lot, apparently out for public viewing. The sighting was verified by several experts and explained by the dealership’s General Sales Manager, Bob Yeruncle. The car, seen above, was sighted at Clipper’s Pontiac-Saturn-DeSoto in Springfield.

“We sometimes get people coming in and asking about the best price for a car,” explained Yeruncle to CarNewsCafe. “So we figured it would be a good idea to just have the lowest possible priced version on the lot. You know, to show them. We think of it more of a marketing tool than a vehicle we’ll sell. Sort of like our competition, who we won’t name, trotting out their nobody-buys-this electric golf cart car so people can see it and maybe go for a little test drive and then buy the pickup truck they really wanted.”

The rare vehicle, which is the very base model for the car with no additions or extras beyond the original manufacturer’s suggested resale price (MSRP), has only one markup: $950 for delivery fees. Yeruncle explains that these are to cover the vehicle loading, transport, unloading, and some local and state-level taxation fees that go along with that. “It costs money to have that kid come around after school and wash these cars, you know. We gotta pay minimum wage to those flunkies,” he added.

The rare sighting can still be observed at Clipper’s, but Yeruncle says that if a customer does insist on buying that base model vehicle, the dealership is prepared to sell it. So you should hurry if you want to get a glimpse of this unusual sight.

Update: We have been informed that Bob Yeruncle has had his employment at Clipper’s terminated and that the management of the dealership would like everyone to know that Yeruncle’s statements were his own and were not on behalf of the dealership, which thoroughly believes in green cars and rainbows and a living minimum wage to schoolkids. Oh and April Fool’s!

Aaron Turpen
An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at AaronOnAutos.com.