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September 28, 1989 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., Times Staff Writer
Maverick car dealer Ron B. Tonkin, on a nationwide tour to pressure car manufacturers to improve relations with dealers, breezed into car-crazed Southern California this week in hopes of enlisting some of the country's largest dealers in the campaign. Tonkin, a combative 58-year-old car dealer from Portland, Ore., who is president of the National Automobile Dealers Assn., said he plans to deliver to the board of the 800-member Southern California Motor Car Dealers Assn.
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September 28, 1989 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., Times Staff Writer
Maverick car dealer Ron B. Tonkin, on a nationwide tour to pressure car manufacturers to improve relations with dealers, breezed into car-crazed Southern California this week in hopes of enlisting some of the country's largest dealers in the campaign. Tonkin, a combative 58-year-old car dealer from Portland, Ore., who is president of the National Automobile Dealers Assn., said he plans to deliver to the board of the 800-member Southern California Motor Car Dealers Assn.
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March 1, 1989 | WARREN BROWN, Washington Post
Rosa Mintz of Silver Spring, Md., signed a $7,678 sales contract for a $4,000 Yugo. She said she fell victim to high-pressure salesmanship that, among other things, induced her to buy an extended warranty for $1,105--enough to get a top-notch service agreement on a $27,000 Cadillac. Barbara Morgenstern of McLean, Va., said she was insulted by a salesman after she refused to answer his questions about her ability to pay for a new Mazda 929.
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