Burnout These funny acronyms and abbreviations will sure make you laugh. F & I Manager: The person in the dealership that has you sign the contracts and tries to up-sell you with warranties and Insurance. Mini: The smallest commission a salesman can get, meaning very little profit on the deal. Pipe (chassis) The Juice Why NOT to buy an used auto at a car auction! Fuller (a Kent car)Fenn CarFull Weak: A salesman who has a tough time closing deals could be called a "weak salesman.". How about the term jicky... where does that one come from? But classically, Bondo is a type of auto-body filler — and sort of white flag of surrender, when it comes to do-it-yourself repair work. Side Step The Clutch How to change the daytime running lights or angel eyes on... Where did all the General Lee Dodge Chargers go? We call these people "gearheads" ("petrol heads" in the UK), and while we are sometime among their numbers, more often we are listening to their secret lingo and saying "Wha?". But just a little bit. Took Too Much Stripe August 17. bad, poor, sucks, common, generally displeasing. Set On Kill (A Tune Up Condition) That is to say a calculator that can add, subtract, multiply and divide. as well as other partner offers and accept our, family of auto-repair products sold by 3M, Jim Rockford was famous for executing "J turns". Drove Over the the Big Parts Donuts (Tires) Drove Her Through the Shake Yiddish for garbage. This the "power-to-weight ratio," and expression of potential performance. Spot: When the dealer gets you to take the car home the same day you look at it. Top It Off on Aug 02 2010. Slippery As Snot (Track Condition) Reeled Him In It inspires self-confidence. Castle Walls Shotgun Motor Put The Bitch To the Wood and light the hides through the eyes. Top Eliminator The most important one of all if u sell cars, DREK or DRECK. "That'll buff right out" makes light of just how hard it's going to be to bring the car back to its former self. Negative Equity: The amount of money that you owe on your vehicle minus the value of the vehicle. And unless you're pretty good at sculpting, sanding, and painting your Bondo work, it usually shows. Enderle's (injectors) Back Her Down Let's say there's a $2000 profit on the car— after a $500 pack, the salesperson will be paid $1500. on Aug 03 2010. Semi-Hemi (BBC) Last edited on Nov 28 2010. Gearheads say this, with an abundance of lightly snarky false optimism, when a car or truck is severely damaged — like, totally trashed. Leaver Put 3 (or whatever) In the pan The dealer may use terms like "You qualify for our F.D.R.S. unattractive or undesirable. Blue Tip Wrench When someone mentions “the ‘20s” you probably think of flappers, speakeasies, and The Great Gatsby. In the United States, where cars tend to be larger than in other parts of the world, a 4-banger is considered a small car. Dime: The equivalent of one thousand dollars. Dead Player (broken) Last edited on Mar 01 2013. Kicked The Rods Out Put Them On the Trailer. Gold Dust Plastic Fantastic (funny car) Top End (Engine) Learn what to look for, how to deal with dealers and how to know if you're buying a mechanically sound used car. Ringslot (Chute) From the Top gear series archive: best 10 totaled car collection! What was the dealer trying to do? Grenade The Motor The stories dominating banking, business, and big deals. Rat: A car that is of substandard quality and not a good purchase for anyone. Ford=Fixed Or Repaired Daily. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA Pit Tootsies (Girls) Jug (carb), K Blow The Doors Off For each brand you can think of a different car acronym and the automotive world doesn't seem to mind. This is one of those specialized driving techniques known only to people who drive stickshifts with clutch pedals — and beyond that, people who fancy themselves really good at driving stick. Pounder: A thousand dollars of profit. What is an F & I guy referring to when he describes his PAC? on Nov 23 2012. Lost the Hydrometer(100%) What are the best sports cars you can buy for $100k? In order to get the car smoothly through a turn, you steer in the opposite direction as the curve. Back Pedal What is the four square system? Grinder: A person who likes to negotiate and works hard to get a lower price. No, we don't mean the tool — we mean the entire culture of that tool and what it implies. Shutdown Wienee Roaster (Jet Car) Out The Backdoor Dropped A Valve Sneezed The Blower Blackened The Crank 1. The Lights This encourages shedding weight in other places, which is why most really fast cars are made of lightweight aluminum, magnesium, and carbon fiber. a car with 4 cylinders. Subscriber Last edited on Oct 24 2016. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters. Last edited on Mar 01 2013. The Traps Peel Out Gold Balls is a person with an incredible credit rating. So good, that, you know, they could hit the track with their mad skills. Popcorn Time (not valid) Terms, strategies, and things you didn't know. Far Out Fathead (Brad Anderson head) Last edited on Oct 18 2010. Swapped Feet, T Drove Into The Chute Broom: When a salesman lets a customer leave without checking with management and failing to gather your information. By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Business Insider Out of shape Gate Job The TreeThe Dale (Irwindale Raceway) Double Throwdown Rubberband (Blower Belt) Arthur Fontes (author) from Fall River,MA on November 08, 2010: Jim Larson A Pack is a certain amount of money that goes to the dealership before a commission is calculated. Run Whatcha Brung, S Heard the name "paper hanger" referrs to the F&I guy. Torque is also delivered at different points as a car accelerates, so heavy gearheads can debate where a car's sweetspot is. May also contain functions of those such as and , but those are not required. Suck A Valve Bad News (good runing car) Snoozing ");document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='"+gaJsHost+"google-analytics.com/ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E")); try{var pageTracker=_gat._getTracker("UA-8798577-1");pageTracker._trackPageview();}catch(err){}, Copyright 2009-2016 www.InsiderCarBuyingTips.com Some handy tips for buying a used car from a dealer based on my own personal experience. Back Door the Trade: When you do not present your trade-in to the dealer until you have already negotiated a lower price on the car you are purchasing.

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