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The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. That's what we're going for at <em>Planet Money</em>. People seem to like it.


#435: Why Buying A Car Is So Awful

February 13th, 2013

Episode 560 of 902 episodes

In survey after survey, people rank buying a car as one of their least favorite experiences.Why hasn't anyone figured out a better way to sell cars? Why can't you just go to a car store and shop for cars from a bunch of different manufacturers? Why don't cars have real price tags — with real prices, that people actually pay?Today on the show: Why car buying is so unpleasant, and what your local legislators may be doing to keep it that way.

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