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Advertisement: Clark brand-name parts are made for cars [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2009, 01:26
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Advertisement: Clark brand-name parts are made for cars manufactured in this country. They satisfy all of our government automotive test—the toughest such tests in the world. With foreign-made parts, you never know which might be reliable and which are cheap look-alikes that are poorly constructed and liable to cost you hundreds of dollars in repairs. Therefore, be smart and insist on brand-name parts by Clark for your car.

The argument requires the assumption that
(A) Clark parts are available only in this country
(B) foreign-made parts are not suitable for cars manufactured in this country
(C) no foreign-made parts satisfy our government standards
(D) parts that satisfy our government standards are not as poorly constructed as cheap foreign-made parts
(E) if parts are made for cars manufactured in our country, they are not poorly constructed
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Re: Clark brand [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2009, 02:18
the point here is
Since poorly constructed parts are likely to cost you hundreds of dollars in repairs, Therefore, be smart and insist on brand-name parts by Clark for your car.

(D) parts that satisfy our government standards are not as poorly constructed as cheap foreign-made parts

If we negate this, the conclusion that we must choose the Clark brand falls apart. since Clarks brand would be as cheap as others and would start causing hundreds of dollers in repairs.

what is OA
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Re: Clark brand [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2009, 03:33
The author is differentiating between “foreign-made parts” and “Clark brand-name parts” and differentiating factor is “government automotive test”. Choice D is aptly capturing this point.

Hence IMO the answer is D
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Re: Clark brand [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2009, 04:03
Yes the OA is D.........

was confused a little bit..
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Re: Clark brand [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2009, 07:51
Why not C?
The author convinces to buy only Clark-made parts because they meet all the Goverment standards, and convinces not to buy foreign made parts. What if foreign made parts also meet the Goverment standards? So why only insist on buying Clark-made ones?

I am still confused.


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The author is differentiating between “foreign-made parts” and “Clark brand-name parts” and differentiating factor is “government automotive test”. Choice D is aptly capturing this point.

Hence IMO the answer is D

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Why not C?
The author convinces to buy only Clark-made parts because they meet all the Goverment standards, and convinces not to buy foreign made parts. What if foreign made parts also meet the Goverment standards? So why only insist on buying Clark-made ones?

I am still confused.


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The author is differentiating between “foreign-made parts” and “Clark brand-name parts” and differentiating factor is “government automotive test”. Choice D is aptly capturing this point.

Hence IMO the answer is D



The argument by stating that “foreign-made parts, you never know which might be reliable” makes a point that there could be some foreign-made parts that are reliable. Hence these parts could satisfy the government standards.

So this cannot be a assumption
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Re: Clark brand [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2009, 06:46
I think D.

Whats OA?

Why D?
1. Because I can eliminate A,B and E.
2. C - no where in the passage are we implying that forign made parts do not pass the tests.
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Re: Advertisement: Clark brand-name parts are made for cars [#permalink] New post 02 May 2012, 16:39
+1 D

If we assume that parts that satisfy our government standards could be as poorly constructed as cheap foreign-made parts, we cannot claim categoricatelly claim that our parts are the best.
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