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kick tires

To examine or inspect a second-hand car or cars for possible purchase; to shop for used cars in general. I always loved going to used car lots with my dad while he went around kicking tires. Our old van finally broke down, so I'm heading out this weekend to kick some tires.
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What the sales figures do suggest is that while most European consumers have been hit hard by the sovereign debt crisis, the region's top income earners are still heading to showrooms and kicking tires on the world's priciest wheels.
And neither activity tells any more about the "bird desire" than kicking tires tells about the quality of a used car.
As it prepares to move to its new Midtown headquarters next month, tenant representative advisory firm Studley is kicking tires at approximately six companies to see which ones would make for a good acquisition or joint venture partnership that could be worked out before the end of the year, the firm's top executives said.
Therefore, the more audiences you can reach with information valuable and relevant to them, the greater will be the calls coming in from people who aren't just kicking tires.
According to Mike Accavitti, Director of Dodge brand marketing as reported in Kicking Tires, 'We considered a convertible when we were developing Challenger, but the extra weight needed to beef up the car when the top was removed was too much of a penalty.
Word from the showroom is that Lance Landers, of Benton's famous Landers auto dealership family, is one of the interested parties kicking tires at Independence Ford.
The prospective purchaser of woodworking machinery is kicking tires at a trade show.
Enterprises and service providers have moved from kicking tires to taking action," Torto says.
com mobile site have access to the site's extensive new car inventory listings, hundreds of expert reviews of the latest vehicles on the market and automotive news from the Kicking Tires blog.
Commercial sales agents, such as Ivan Hakimian, associate broker with Soho-based Itzhaki Properties, said REITs have been more active kicking tires in recent months, after disappearing for much of the past two years.
One of the teams that's been kicking tires on him, I called them last night and said, 'This is your last chance to get him before he's available on waivers, so as of tomorrow, you're at the mercy of standings as the team with the lowest position in the standings has priority in a waiver claim,' " Burke said in a conference call.
Tenants who were kicking tires for several months finally tabled their deals, helping to reduce the overall vacancy rate to 18.
Indeed, where "pre-market," traditionally the furniture industry's biggest non-event was once defined as a handful of major retailers kicking tires prior to the big show in April, many here believe that there's nothing "pre" about it any longer.
While they're kicking tires, they should also consider the costs above and beyond the sticker price.
There are a lot of people kicking tires but not a lot of leases actually being signed.