How come my alternator glows in the dark?

If this sort of thing is actually going on, my faith in the human race, never particularly high, decays just a little bit more:

The car salesman at the local Ford dealership says I must sell my Toyota, cause in the future any parts I buy for Toyota truck will have radiation on those parts. Sounds like a sales scam to scare me into buying a new Ford truck. Its sad at what happened to Japan with the earthquake and tsunami. I’m sicken to hear this dealership is using the disaster as a sailing point to the us car buyers. Is this true about radiation can be on any car parts imported from Japan?

If the car salesman is sacked for such tactics, at least he has a future in politics, where scaring people is de rigueur.


  1. Jeffro »

    1 May 2011 · 12:01 pm

    Of course the Ford salesman conveniently ignores the large amount of Japanese content in his products – particularly the various microcontrollers that all new vehicles have.

  2. fillyjonk »

    1 May 2011 · 6:37 pm

    Can’t tell if trolling, or just very stupid.

  3. CGHill »

    1 May 2011 · 7:17 pm

    The two aren’t mutually exclusive.

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