With a ping, sports cars fell flat

Robison, Jennifer
October 2008
Las Vegas Business Press (10712186);10/6/2008, Vol. 25 Issue 40, pP18
The article highlights the dealership of Dan Towbin that specializes in extreme-economy cars like the Smart Fortwo. Towbin used to sale Alfa Romeo automobiles until it set a new low for reliability. He said that those cars would fall apart while in the showroom and he get rid of selling the cars because he was just creating enemies.


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