Detail, details: Owners lavish care on investment-grade cars

Burton, Terri
February 1995
New Orleans CityBusiness (1994 to 2008);2/13/95, Vol. 15 Issue 32, p15
Reports on the investments made by American automobile owners in maintaining their cars. Trading of cars; Use of auto detailing to increase the life of cars; Growth of the car-care business; Sophistication of car paints.


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