Queens Auto Dealer: Buy a Car, Get Heart Disease

Photo: Clarence Eckerson Jr.

Clarence spotted this ad for a used car dealership in Monday’s Daily News. We can’t decide what we like best about it — the “trade in your shoes for cardiovascular disease” concept or the fact that it includes transit directions to the lot, in Long Island City.

Either way, it’s refreshing to see a little honesty in auto advertising, however unintended.

  • Ian Turner

    It makes sense to me to provide transit directions to the dealership. After all, if you’re shopping for a car, then you’re probably not arriving in one.

  • Daniel Winks

     The issue here is really that the heart diseased caused by the automobile usage takes 30-50 years, which is a time scale that blurs cause-effect linkage for most people.  If people started dying a bit quicker, perhaps people would realize just how awful their choice to use a motor vehicle really is.

  • krstrois

    Major World! ha. 

  • kevd

    Its new york city. If you don’t include transit directions, you’ll cut out 1/2 or more of your market. Its just common sense.

  • Joe R.

    Add in cancer to the list of diseases cars cause. An auto passenger compartment isn’t hermetically sealed. That means the occupants are breathing in the junk from all the cars in front of it. On a time scale of decades, this significantly increases your cancer risk. In fact, auto exhaust mixing with the plastics typically used in auto interiors is a particularly toxic stew where the combination is worse than either one separately.

  • Anonymous

    You know, you can own a car and own a bunch of bikes, right? You can ride a bike to work every day then you can drive your car on weekends some place upstate to ride your bike more, right? One doesn’t exclude the other. I don’t have to ride my bike all the time, just like I don’t have to drive my car all the time.

  • Guest

    Too Potty Koo Koo



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