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An advertisement designed to convince readers of the great durability of automobiles manufactured by the Deluxe Motor Car Company cites as evidence the fact that over half of all automobiles built by the company since 1970 are still on the road today, compared to no more than a third for any other manufacturer.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the advertisementâ€™s argument?

(A) After taking inflation into account, a new Deluxe automobile costs only slightly more than a new model did in 1970.

(B) The number of automobiles built by Deluxe each year has not increased sharply since 1970.

(C) Owners of Deluxe automobiles typically keep their cars well maintained.

(D) Since 1970, Deluxe has made fewer changes in the automobiles it manufactures than other car companies have made in their automobiles.

(E) Deluxe automobiles have been selling at relatively stable prices in recent years.
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23 Mar 2007, 10:58
B.

B supports the argument by saying that even that no cars have been built by Deluxe Co. Cars made in the 70Â´s are still on the road (Built to Last)
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23 Mar 2007, 11:18
The ad. is stating that the cars they make are of high quality and last for many many years.

D.

Supports the ad, by showing that the quality of the cars in the 70s are similar to the quality of the cars made today
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23 Mar 2007, 23:15
C as B refutes the arguement.
D is weak arguement for durability of cars.
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23 Mar 2007, 23:51
Another one for D...
Even if the no. of cars did not increase it is entirely possible that all the cars today are of later years like 1971 and so on.
Thus argument about durability since 1970 is not correct as stated in B.
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24 Mar 2007, 00:57
What's the OA?
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24 Mar 2007, 01:01
I will go with B

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24 Mar 2007, 09:02
One more B
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24 Mar 2007, 14:25
I'll go with D. Since It promises that over half of its automobiles manufactured since 1970 are still on road today, it means that customers can rely on that quality and that Deluxe didn't make any changes to the automobiles ever since. They retained the highest quality.

It is not B bcos, the number doesn't tell us anything regarding the market share and so does not suffice our argument.

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25 Mar 2007, 18:11
B.
If in all its automobiles that are on the road were sold last year, the factory would not boast its quality.
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25 Mar 2007, 23:14
The issue here is about the durability of the car from Deluxe. B and D are totally out of scope. The number of automobiles built and fewer changes in the automobiles have nothing to do with the arguement.

I choose C because it explains the Deluxe cars have been durable all these years because of the maintenence from the car owners.
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26 Mar 2007, 09:21
OA = B.

I picked D as well.

Reasoning is is they have been using the same manufacturing process for a while and that resulted into their cars being on the road more than the other competitors, then they must be doing something right.
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