Bait and Swtich Auto Ads Under Fire

Times & Post outdo rivals in number of stories exposing dealer and factory ‘bait & switch’ lease and loan offers on late-model vehicles. Hundreds of dealers using ‘bait & switch’ ads have lost franchises.

‘Tough’ stories on dicey new-model ads have been used by Times and Post writers despite dealer and factory ad blitzes. Many of these stories have been written by auto writers Nick Bunkley and Bill Vlasic (Times).