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Advertisement: Over 80 percent of the people who test-drive a Zenith car end up buying one. So be warned: you should not test-drive a Zenith unless you are prepared to buy one, because if you so much as drive a Zenith around the block, there is a better than 80 percent chance you will choose to buy it.
If the advertisement is interpreted as implying that the quality of the car is unusually impressive, which one of the following, if true, most clearly casts doubt on that implication?

(A) Test-drives of Zenith cars are, according to Zenith sales personnel, generally more extensive than a drive around the block and encounter varied driving conditions.
(B) Usually dealers have enough Zenith models in stock that prospective purchasers are able to test-drive the exact model that they are considering for purchase.
(C) Those who take test-drives in cars are, in overwhelming proportions, people who have already decided to buy the model driven unless some fault should become evident.
(D) Almost 90 percent of the people who purchase a car do not do so on the day they take a first test-drive but do so after another test-drive.
(E) In some Zenith cars, a minor part has broken within the first year, and Zenith dealers have issued notices to owners that the dealers will replace the part with a redesigned one at no cost to owners.
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14 Mar 2007, 07:35
C.

Here we learn that out of all the people ready to buy the zenieth 20 percent decline after driving it.

Casts doubts on quality.
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14 Mar 2007, 08:27
I will go with E as a choice

The implication is that the quality of car is unusually impressive. The only choice that casts doubt on this implication is choice E.

I chose to not go with the choice C as I believe it to be a decoy trying to include information not necessary for the discussion. The author states that the information in the passage should be used to interpret the car's quality and nothing beyond that.

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14 Mar 2007, 08:43
It looks like C to me

If they test drive only if they have decided to buy the car, then the implication that test driving the car will make you want to buy the car because of its quality is false.

Test driving does not cause a person to buy.
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14 Mar 2007, 19:41
It is C I guess.

The test drivers are already decided, and hence they purchase charges 80% of the time.
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14 Mar 2007, 19:52
The argument says that if you test drive a car, there is a more than 80% chance you will end up buying it.

Choice C says that people have already made up their mind to buy the car even before test driving it. So the implication is doubtful....

I think C is the best answer
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14 Mar 2007, 19:55
C !
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14 Mar 2007, 21:11
Thanks guys...the answer is C indeed.
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15 Mar 2007, 21:41
No need reasoning. C is right on the target.
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15 Mar 2007, 22:07
My answer is C ... if people taking test drive have predecided then a 20% drop rate suggests some dissatisfaction about the car....
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16 Mar 2007, 00:38
Straight C.
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16 Mar 2007, 01:35
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