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The Five Hardest Used Cars to Sell

There’s a few sayings about good salespeople. They can sell snow to an eskimo or a pair of gloves to a hand-less man or wool to a baby sheep farmer. No matter how good some the salespeople, there are cars that are a real struggle to sell. What is the reason why cars don’t sell? Reputation.

A few years ago, Buick was notorious for being the official car of old people and would have been included on this list. However, after a massive brand turnaround, Buick is catering to younger buyers and their reputation is changing. The brands included below have some serious reputation issues. So bad, in fact, that Zig Ziglar would struggle to sell these and he’s pretty much the most famous salesman in the world. If a dealership wants to find out who their best salespeople are, give them an inventory of these cars and you’ll know who can really sell a loaf of bread to a person with a wheat allergy.

For help with this article, we asked Mojo Motors’ regional sales manager, Bryan Jennings, for his take on the matter. As a wholesale car buyer and manager in a previous life, he knows what kind of cars shoppers want to buy. Keep reading for the five hardest used cars to sell.

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The Monday Grind

Get curious about NASA’s new Mars rover. Meanwhile, back on earth…

Mars rover Curiosity successfully lands on our neighbor

GM to write down its 7% stake in PSA Peugeot Citroen

Ferrari on track to new Guinness World Record for largest parade of its cars in Silverstone

NYC planning 2,000 more Yellow Cabs, slowing traffic down, and making your cab ride longer

Ferrari driver attempts to get away from ticket by running over NYPD officer’s foot

Joel Ewanick resigned, so now what?

Ewanick FrenemyLast weekend, GM’s marketing head honcho, Joel Ewanick, resigned. Business Insider covered it, the Detroit News covered it and a whole bunch of other websites covered the story too. People had a love-hate relationship with the man. He’s the automotive world’s frenemy. Think of Ewanick like coffee. It’s bad for your teeth and probably your health, but it’s just the kick in the pants most people need to get their day started.

Ewanick fired advertising agencies, started a war with Facebook and said Super Bowl commercials were a waste of money. Ewanick also changed company culture, developed an advertising strategy to save GM billions, helped turn around a failing brand, took risks with their media spends and demanded creative ideas. So what does Ewanick’s exit mean for Mojo Motors, car shoppers and dealerships? Let’s take a look.
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Automotive Fantasy Draft

Over the weekend you may have caught the NFL Draft on television. Think of it as a televised meat market with football teams all vying for the perfect cut to complete their menu. Unlike the NBA which drafts on a lottery system, the order of the NFL draft is based on a team’s performance from the last season. It’s simple, the better your team did, the later in the draft your team picks. That’s why the embarrassingly bad Colts got the top pick in the draft.

Cadillac Sixteen Picture

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Cool Used Car of the Future: Mongoose Motorsports Grand Sport

There’s a little town in Ravenna, Ohio that replicates the “Cobra Killer” at the Mongoose Motorsports garage. What’s the “Cobra Killer,” you ask? Time to get yourself ready for an history lesson. Back in the early 1960’s, the Shelby Cobra was one of the premier sports cars in racing. Chevrolet couldn’t let the Cobra go unmatched so they created the Corvette Grand Sport.

Feather-light at 1,900 pounds, the Grand Sport proved to be faster and more apt at taking corners than the Cobra. Unfortunately, only five Grand Sports were built after GM cancelled the program which meant the ultra rare American sports car had to compete in the prototype class against Porsche and Maserati. Almost 50 years later, the only kind of Grand Sport you’re bound to see is a Mongoose Motorsports replica in both coupe and roadster variations. Keep reading for the specs and more pictures.

Grand Sport Coupe

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Putting it into park: Weekend Linkage

The last full weekend before Christmas is upon us so you’re probably doing one of two things. One, hanging out all weekend because you’re done shopping or two, you’re scrambling to finish your shopping. If you need some last minute ideas, check out our Gift Guide. Otherwise, peruse the auto news from the last week.

Silver Arrow Image Barret-Jackson Mojo Motors

The Silver Arrow and other cars at Barret-Jackson that are harder to find than a republican front-runner

DiRT Showdown, slated for release in May 2012, isn’t like DiRT 1, 2 or 3

The next-generation Viper won’t be a Dodge

Edmunds InsideLine’s 100 Worst Cars of All Time

The most popular trending car on Mojo Motors in November was the Subaru Impreza

A small peak at Buick’s new crossover, the Encore

Cool used car of the future: Hummer HX

You probably thought Hummer was dead and it’s OK, everyone did. With concerns about the environment and fuel prices, Hummer swallowed its ostentatiously huge, 4X4 gas guzzling unapologetic pride and went to the wayside when General Motors was dealing with that whole buy-out fiasco. Before GM was forced to end Hummer production, an electric model was in the works called the Hummer HX. It never saw the pavement, however, until a little company called My Electric Vehicle bought the design.

Humer HX Image Mojo Motors Blog

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