You lied to me, Mr. Lundegaard.

May 6th, 2010 · 88 comments

I know, you didn’t want that Trucoat. But there is something you can do about it.

Just ask this driver from Portland, Oregon:

This lousy paint job from Metro-Express on SE Powell

Or the owner of this truck, spotted by Chris in Kansas City, Missouri:

I bought my truck at Louisburg Ford BIG MISTAKE

Or this guy, spotted by Paul in El Cajon, California:

Mossy Nissan of El Cajon BURNED ME!

Or this one, spotted by Leigh from Fort Mill, South Carolina:

I WAS

At least now you know where not to go next time.

related: The car you drive can say a lot about you as a person

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88 responses so far ↓

  • #1   farcical aquatic ceremony

    HOLD UP, THERE, Mr. Kansas City, MO: sorry, but I can’t take even indirect advice from anyone who pulled out of a showroom in a truck THAT hideously orange.

    May 6, 2010 at 7:06 pm   rating: 45  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Jonathan

      Yeah, realistically, how can you expect a safety orange vehicle NOT to spend most of its days on the side of the road?

      May 6, 2010 at 7:08 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   mamason bang

      That DOT orange is apparently all the rage with the kids these days.

      May 6, 2010 at 7:18 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   infant tyrone bang

      500 Horses + 500 MicroDotkes = Way More Colors than Orange

      May 6, 2010 at 9:25 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   park rose bang

      It would have been the colour of choice for Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (Osho).

      May 7, 2010 at 1:13 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.5   Sirius¤ bang

      I bought an orange truck. BIG MISTAKE

      May 7, 2010 at 9:29 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.6   infant tyrone bang

      At least if you went to a stadium concert and got one or two tokes over the bacchanalian line you’d have an easier time finding your chariot home.

      May 7, 2010 at 12:55 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.7   the Librarian

      Hey! My last car actually came from Louisburg Ford. Yep, that Louisburg Ford. I always found them to be…you know, fine. For a car dealership.

      May 8, 2010 at 5:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.8   Book Monger

      Must have been a supremely craptastic experience to have his displeasure made into a window sticker. Nothing screams “I’m irate” quite like comic sans…

      Jul 28, 2010 at 3:27 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   mamason bang

    Uh-oh! Better get Maaco!

    May 6, 2010 at 7:17 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Canthz_B bang

      Get out of my brain, mamason!!! :-)

      May 7, 2010 at 1:22 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   mamason bang

      Nope. It’s warm and gooey here and I like it.

      May 7, 2010 at 11:51 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   Canthz_B bang

      That’s what I told you last night! ;-)

      May 8, 2010 at 11:42 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   mamason bang

      Yeah, right before you asked when the burning and itching would stop.

      May 8, 2010 at 4:08 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Escape Goat

    ←THIS LOUSY COMMENT FROM ESCAPE-GOAT ON PA NOTES→

    May 6, 2010 at 7:27 pm   rating: 38  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   oi bang

    That’s a great idea! I think If I wanted to do this I would actually zero on the finance adviser at Pittsburgh/Antioch Honda dealership. He was more like a finance annihilator of the buyer.

    May 6, 2010 at 7:42 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Rene

      To express my biggest ripoff I’d have to get a tattoo that said “This shitty tattoo done by Ghost at Gypsy Blue Tattoo in Lufkin Texas (and it got infected and I had to take antibiotics)”…I think that would take up a lot of room on my leg.
      (just for the poo-pooers, I DO know how to do aftercare on a tattoo, and apparently that parlor hands out infections like doctors hand out lollypops to kids after a shot. the scary thing is that they DO use clean never-before-used needles).

      May 7, 2010 at 3:34 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Freddie

    I love it when I see signs like this! Free speech in action, son.

    May 6, 2010 at 8:16 pm   rating: 27  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   grace

    Haha — I live in Kansas City and I’ve seen that truck before. I hope the people over at Louisburg Ford see it….

    May 6, 2010 at 8:24 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Pterosaur

      Louisburg Ford sees it everyday when Dissatisfied Buyer drives 20 minutes out of his way to pass the dealership during his commute.

      May 6, 2010 at 11:20 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   shwonline bang

    The truck driver’s second big mistake: Comic Sans

    May 6, 2010 at 8:38 pm   rating: 74  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   TheOldSchool bang

    If I ever get burned in a financial transaction, the first thing I’ll do is make a gigantic sign advertising that fact to the general public.

    People with products to sell always feel sorry for someone who has been easily duped in previous purchases, so the chances would be good that they would want to make amends for the previous seller’s greed by offering me a really incredible deal on something they had sitting on their showroom floor.

    I honestly believe that most pre-owned pick-up truck dealers are simply potential friends who haven’t had the opportunity to sell me high quality products at a rock bottom price.

    May 6, 2010 at 8:41 pm   rating: 26  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   infant tyrone bang

      Young man, have you been hitting Dad’s salvia divinorum stash again?

      May 6, 2010 at 9:34 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   park rose bang

      ty, how did you know that TOS drooled? It’s one of the more unsightly aspects of a personality that is otherwise difficult to besmirch. It’s especially difficult to turn a blind eye when he does gather Dad’s saliva in a little cup and sups on it throughout supper. What’s even worse, though again, one couldn’t say it was a real blight to the character, is when he gets that mixed up with the juice from his chaw. He keeps this murky tobacco derivative in a spittoon on the arm of his favourite chair. It sits precariously close to the mug which he uses for coffee.

      May 6, 2010 at 9:52 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   FeRD bang

      FIRST! …post as an officially registered PAN commenter!* ;)

      (And, also, FIRST time a comment made me queasy enough to worry that reading PAN after dinner while I digest my meal might not be the smartest plan. Thanks, park rose!) :-P

      * – I love you all! You complete me!

      May 7, 2010 at 3:54 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.4   infant tyrone bang

      I recall him commenting in the past few weeks that there was something rather different about his Grandma. Maybe Dad’s saliva and the murky chaw (perhaps even the ‘coffee’) are extragenetic chemical characteristics of a she-manic tradition that the family keeps alive.

      May 7, 2010 at 3:58 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.5   park rose bang

      Thanks, FeRD, I aim to please.
      Welcome to the official registered status. The long edit is welcome.

      May 7, 2010 at 12:26 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.6   Maas

      I was actually once burned by Mossy Nissan, but that was… Uh… consensual. I can see how some people wouldn’t be into that sort of thing though.

      May 7, 2010 at 4:23 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.7   infant tyrone bang

      Tied to the roof rack of a Pathfinder ?
      You may have left a couple bungee cords behind.
      We always wondered…what was that sticky blue stuff ?

      May 7, 2010 at 7:23 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.8   Scribbles the Monkey bang

      I’ve heard that Mossy Nissan moves you.

      May 8, 2010 at 7:02 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Boss

    Is this really passive aggressive? I’m sure these people told the dealers exactly how they felt. Now they’re just spreading the word. More super aggressive or advertising hah.

    May 6, 2010 at 8:57 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   wurdnurd

    It’s not the deal you got, it’s the deal you think you got that’s important. From a former sales monkey – know what you want and what you can afford before you go to the dealership. Never use a trade in. Always put at least 25% down. Never pay a dealer fee. Always be willing to walk away from the deal. If you do trade (big mistake) keep your keys, tag, registration, and personal belongings until AFTER you have signed the contract. If you don’t understand the contract – don’t sign it! And finally – EVERYTHING’S NEGOTIABLE. It’s your money. Spend it wisely. Bonus points for getting the sales monkey to do something stupid just to get the sale.

    May 6, 2010 at 9:03 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   TheOldSchool bang

      When you say, “do something stupid,” do you mean things like: touch his nose with his tongue, or sneeze with his eyes open?

      I don’t know how that would impact my bottom line.

      May 6, 2010 at 9:37 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   park rose bang

      “Sneeze with his eyes open.”
      I don’t know how that would impact on your bottom line, but I do know how it would impact on your bottom lip.

      May 6, 2010 at 9:39 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.3   Sirius¤ bang

      “What do I have to do to get you in this car today?”

      Well let’s see, Biff – have you ever tried to catch a lawn dart?

      May 7, 2010 at 9:55 am   rating: 22  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.4   mamason bang

      “What do I have to do to get you in this car today?”

      Well let’s see, Biff – just how flexible are you?

      May 7, 2010 at 11:57 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.5   infant tyrone bang

      “What do I have to do to get you in this car today, little lady?”

      Biff, be a good boy and say hello to Muffy…slowly…we’ve got all day.

      May 7, 2010 at 12:58 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.6   TheOldSchool bang

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      May 7, 2010 at 3:09 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.7   infant tyrone bang

      Oh, Biff !!
      Don’t bother to get up….I really do insist.

      May 7, 2010 at 4:49 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.8   twiggy

      when Ibought my first dealership car, the financing took forever. I actually got up to leave twice-they knocked another grand off each time. And, since it had taken all day, I was starving. The sales guy actually ordered a pizza and had it delivered for me.

      Jul 28, 2010 at 3:42 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   aaa bang

    Mossy Nissan burned that guy’s feelings and they’re being warned to never do what they did that day again.

    May 6, 2010 at 9:06 pm   rating: 44  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   meri

      win!

      May 7, 2010 at 12:31 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Fanboy Wife

    Well, at least they found a creative way to vent their frustrations.

    May 6, 2010 at 9:18 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   FeRD bang

      …You have a low threshold for “creativity”, Wife!

      Now, if the third truck’s sign was actually made out of tree moss, or actually on fire… or if Orange Crash had installed an elaborate model scene in his truck bed, illustrating his treatment by Louisburg Ford that resulted in his low opinion… THAT would be creative!

      …Heck, I’d have been happy enough just to see him write “BIG MISTAKEY”, instead. Robot Chicken FTFunny!

      May 7, 2010 at 4:02 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   Canthz_B bang

    I dunno, if you choose to have your car painted to look like Barney the Dinosaur, you’ll get a lousy paint job no matter how shiny the finish.

    May 6, 2010 at 9:40 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   pilgrimchick

    Brilliant idea! The next time bad yard work or home improvements are done, I know what to do.

    May 6, 2010 at 10:07 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Denny DelVecchio

    I humbly submit that Truck Nuts would have gotten similar messages across.

    May 6, 2010 at 10:32 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   Canthz_B bang

    Mossy Nissan burned me.

    I’d have never agreed to the handcuffs if I’d known she was such a kinky little geisha!!

    Still, I think I’m falling in love with candle wax.
    Is that bad?
    If it is, spank me…please?!

    May 7, 2010 at 1:27 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   Star

    Haha, I had some customers who would go to that shop in Portland. That quality of work, wasn’t the first time!

    May 7, 2010 at 1:30 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   Canthz_B bang

      Before or after they’d been to you?

      Just curious. ;-)

      May 7, 2010 at 1:33 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   Star

      I was actually an insurance claims adjuster and people CHOSE to go there to get their car repaired.

      May 17, 2010 at 12:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   Blogmella bang

    If I ever get a badly executed boob job, I’ll be sure to follow up by getting a tattoo across my chest, insulting the plastic surgeon. That’ll show him!

    May 7, 2010 at 2:26 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Splint Chesthair

    FYI: There is a steady supply of used K-cars (Plymouth Reliant, Dodge Aries, etc.) that still run well, are easy to fix, and have easy to find replacement parts. They are ugly and pretty much all the interior parts fall apart and are put together quite shabbily. Howeverm they can be had for a song and only a couple of hours of extra maintenance a month can keep them fairly reliable.

    I’ve been driving these since the early 1990′s. The best part is you don’t care if they get stolen, dented or even set on fire, for the price of two new car payments, you can get another and I always win at chicken.

    May 7, 2010 at 6:27 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   Sirius¤ bang

      Right of way always goes to the driver with the lowest replacement cost.

      May 7, 2010 at 9:35 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.2   Gandalf

      Or the best insurance.

      May 7, 2010 at 10:37 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.3   mamason bang

      What’s a K-car?

      May 7, 2010 at 12:00 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.4   Splint Chesthair

      K-car was a standardardized Chrysler base in the 1980′s. There were different models but they all used the same basic parts and many of the parts were interchangeable.

      May 7, 2010 at 12:11 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.5   H for Toy bang

      ’82 Plymouth Reliant was my very first car. Cost me $300. You might have something there, Splint.

      May 7, 2010 at 1:19 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.6   aaa bang

      K-cars are nice reliant automobiles.

      May 8, 2010 at 3:11 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.7   clumber

      haven’t you always wanted a monKEY ?!!

      May 10, 2010 at 3:55 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   Aksijuice

    My only comment is that when I saw “On se powell” I thought it was a terribly mistranslated French verb of the il/elle/on type.

    May 7, 2010 at 7:53 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   jaywalke

    And to think that I took a lot of crap when I made my orphan wear a shirt that read: “HAITIAN-ADOPTIONS.COM IS A RIP-OFF.”

    That little bastard can barely work ten hours a day.

    May 7, 2010 at 8:18 am   rating: 29  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Thanks!

    These made my day! I love it! I should totally do this. But then again that’s probably because I have way too much time on my hands now that the semester is over and I’m laid off.

    May 7, 2010 at 8:18 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   Woman on the Verge bang

    I planned to begin painting a series of lemons on my Dodge Caravan, but never got around to it.

    May 7, 2010 at 8:54 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   mamason bang

      I assume you lost interest in the project…

      May 7, 2010 at 7:56 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.2   infant tyrone bang

      Left a sour taste ?

      May 7, 2010 at 11:36 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.3   clumber

      ’twas the scurvy that did her in!

      May 10, 2010 at 3:56 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   ISpy

    Sign seen on the steps of the Capitol:

    Goldman Sachs ripped us all off, but we’re going to let that go.

    May 7, 2010 at 9:24 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   ISpy

    Sign seen on a Louisiana Beach:

    BP is responsible for this disaster but has this to say about taking responsibility: “That’s something we’ll have to work out in the future.”

    Well, that’s better than what Goldman Sachs has to say.

    May 7, 2010 at 9:35 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   jaywalke

      BP’s new slogan: Bringing Oil to American Shores

      May 7, 2010 at 9:52 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.2   mamason bang

      Marshlands-smarshlands. All that shellfish isn’t good for you anyway.

      May 7, 2010 at 12:03 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #26   Aleca

    Wow! That’s ball-sy! Somebody had a bad day!

    May 7, 2010 at 12:13 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Dani

    At this time, may I express my love for you, Keeper of the PAN’s, for referencing Fargo? Because I’d like to.

    May 7, 2010 at 1:33 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   AJ

    I love seeing those kinds of signs. It’s a sure fire sign the driver is a complete nut job.

    There is an Explorer with similar writing on it I see around my house once in a while. The dealership who ‘scorned’ the driver happens to be the one my Dad used to work at so I asked him what the deal was.

    Long story short… the woman is bat shit crazy.
    (and really pissed they wouldn’t let her exchange the vehicle for a different color a month after she bought it, among other things)

    May 7, 2010 at 3:18 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #28.1   oi bang

      um no AJ, those signs mean that these dealers are even worse than normal dealers or bat shit greedy if you will.

      May 7, 2010 at 3:26 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.2   Rachel

      “…see around my house…”

      That must be a big-ass house you got there, if you’re letting crazy members of the community drive around in it!

      May 8, 2010 at 11:46 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #29   Daniel

    Oh man, Mossy Nissan of El Cajon burned me, too… on a truck I bought 9 years ago. I thought I was over it, but my anger just reignited. Nissan’s consumer affairs department didn’t even bother getting back to me, despite my several attempts to contact somebody about that place.

    May 7, 2010 at 5:27 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   GhostWriter bang

    My sign reads: “This LOUSY parking job courtesy of One-Hour Optical.”

    May 7, 2010 at 8:44 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   damon

    Loving the “Fargo” reference in the title of this post.

    May 8, 2010 at 5:10 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   anglophile bang

    Loving the commenters who have to let us all know they caught the oh-so-subtle Fargo references. Those are some seriously cool movie buffs, eh?

    May 8, 2010 at 9:11 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #32.1   appleecho

      Yet no one is as cool as you.

      May 8, 2010 at 2:36 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #32.2   anglophile bang

      I know. It’s a blessing AND a curse.

      May 8, 2010 at 4:39 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #33   Canthz_B bang

    That’s a long way to go over a lousy paint job.
    Just wash your car with RID shampoo.

    May 8, 2010 at 11:57 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
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    May 8, 2010 at 6:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
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