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* Reality travel show ''[[http://whichwayto.tv/index.html Which Way To...]]'' has the Eagar brothers return home to Cape Breton Canada for the last episode of the first season. On their way to their parents' home, they stop at a used car lot that meets every single checkmark of this trope, including the owner ''actually calling himself Honest John.'' They negotiate a deal on a car and predictably the car dies the moment they get home, never to start up again.


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* Reality travel show ''[[http://whichwayto.tv/index.html Which Way To...]]'' has the Eagar brothers return home to Cape Breton Canada for the last episode of the first season. On their way to their parents' home, they stop at a used car lot that meets every single checkmark of this trope, including the owner ''actually calling himself Honest John.'' They negotiate a deal on a car and predictably the car dies the moment they get home, never to start up again.

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* Reality travel show ''[[http://whichwayto.tv/index.html Which Way To...]]'' has the Eagar brothers return home to Cape Breton Canada for the last episode of the first season. On their way to their parents' home, they stop at a used car lot that meets every single checkmark of this trope, including the owner ''actually calling himself Honest John.'' They negotiate a deal on a car and predictably the car dies the moment they get home, never to start up again.


* Inverted in the 1998 film ''Never Say Die'', where the car salesman honestly admits all the vehicles faults, and manages to procure a sale because of this honesty.

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* Inverted in the 1998 film ''Never Say Die'', where the car salesman (played brilliantly by the late John Clarke) makes a sale in a little over a minute by honestly admits all admitting that the vehicles faults, and manages to procure vehicle is basically a sale because of this honesty.wreck, but worth the low price. (Can be seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbio-nG7mXA here]])

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SchoolhouseRock'' episode "Elbow Room," during the "Manifest Destiny" scene, one of the covered wagons has a sign "Honest John's Goods," complete with a DastardlyWhiplash-looking proprietor.

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* Subverted in ''Series/OneDayAtATime2017''. When Penelope has to sell her old car and get a new one, she fully expects to be dealing with an unscrupulous, dishonest salesman, and prepares accordingly... only to be completely thrown off when the saleswoman, Jill, is a veteran just like Penelope, and is also friendly and perfectly trustworthy. She even comforts Penelope and invites her to a female veterans' support group when the latter breaks down crying and admits she's been having a lot of personal problems.


* The song ''"Marcel Galarneau"'' by french canadian music group ''Les Cowboys Fringants'' is sung in the words of a self-described used car selling swindler. His offenses include a Chevette to a young woman looking to buy a Corvette (earning the ire of her machine gun toting father) and selling a Malibu while [[WhatAnIdiot forgetting it was his own car.]]

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* The song ''"Marcel Galarneau"'' by french canadian music group ''Les Cowboys Fringants'' is sung in the words of a self-described used car selling swindler. His offenses include selling a Chevette to a young woman looking to buy a Corvette (earning the ire of her machine gun toting father) and selling a Malibu while [[WhatAnIdiot forgetting it was his own car.]]

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* The song ''"Marcel Galarneau"'' by french canadian music group ''Les Cowboys Fringants'' is sung in the words of a self-described used car selling swindler. His offenses include a Chevette to a young woman looking to buy a Corvette (earning the ire of her machine gun toting father) and selling a Malibu while [[WhatAnIdiot forgetting it was his own car.]]


--->'''Salesman:''' [[NotSoAboveItAll What can I say, Hank? I'm a salesman.]]\\

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--->'''Salesman:''' --->'''Tom:''' [[NotSoAboveItAll What can I say, Hank? I'm a salesman.]]\\


** Played with in "The Accidental Terrorist", Tom Hammond's car dealership actually seems very genuine; selling perfectly good cars, employing certified mechanics and salesmen, and Tom himself looking like a regular clean-cut businessman in a proper suit. However he has fooled Hank into buying five cars from him at sticker price.

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** Played with in "The Accidental Terrorist", Tom Hammond's car dealership actually seems very genuine; selling perfectly good cars, employing certified mechanics and salesmen, and Tom himself looking like a regular clean-cut businessman in a proper suit. However However, he has fooled Hank into buying five cars from him at sticker price.price.
--->'''Salesman:''' [[NotSoAboveItAll What can I say, Hank? I'm a salesman.]]\\
'''Hank:''' I know! You're a ''salesman''! [[GoodCannotComprehendEvil That's why none of this makes any sense!]]

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQ7TZ-3qILQ This salesman]] at a Kansas City-based budget used car lot gained quite a bit of notoriety for his ''excruciatingly'' honest explanation of their business practices, or how they aimed to have happy customers, but also sold shitty beaters with low four-figure price tags that were bound to have issues and did not pretend otherwise.
-->"Alright. Now, some'a y'all may not understand what 'as is' or 'as the FUCK is' means. When we say we sell motors and transmissions, when we tell you to take it on a test drive, I'm just going to explain the shit to you 'cuz some'a y'all don't understand the words that come out our mouth or the words that you read. Alright, here we go: motor and transmission, alright? When we say 'if the motor ain't blown up, tranny ain't slippin', don't bring that bitch back trippin'', if yo car is hesitatin', spittin' and sputterin', it DOES NOT give you warranty to bring it back - it still runs!"

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* ''Series/MidnightCaller'': Boxing promoter Cash Dollar from "Kid Salinas" has a long history of scams, including a used car dealership where he used to turn back the odometers.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Varmints}}'' has Smilin' Jim. He manages to swindle Ned from the very impressuce horse he was eyeing, and sell Ned [[spoiler:a mule]].


* Subverted in ''Franchise/DarkSouls'', ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' and ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls''. Trusty Patches has a laugh almost as obnoxious as his huge nose and has a habit of kicking people off cliffs, making him look like this trope, but all of his goods are the real deal, albeit exorbitantly priced. He'll even throw in some free advice on who is and isn't a psychopath, if you can believe a man who has to put "Trusty" in his name.

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* Subverted in ''Franchise/DarkSouls'', ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' and ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls''. Trusty Patches has a laugh almost as obnoxious as his huge nose and has a habit of kicking people off cliffs, making him look like this trope, but all of his goods are the real deal, albeit exorbitantly priced. He'll even throw in some free advice on who is and isn't a psychopath, if you can believe a man who has to put "Trusty" in his name.

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* ''WebAnimation/RocketAndGroot'': The salesman whom Rocket and Groot buy the new ship from shows just how shady his dealing methods are. The moment Rocket and Groot have the money to buy the ship, he tells them that the price increased, prompting them to trade their old ship for it. [[spoiler:Then they find that the new ship is far too demanding for them to tolerate, so they go back for a refund only to be told that all sales are final and that their old ship is a one-of-a-kind model. He then gives them their old ship back in exchange for the new ship and a helmet that Groot really liked. The old ship breaks down on them in the middle of space.]]

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