Feb. 18 -- Would you buy a used car at Wal-Mart?
Asbury Automotive, which is the nation's fifth largest dealership group, tried putting special used-car lots at four Wal-Mart stores in the Houston area.
So far, Wal-Mart shoppers haven't had much interest in moseying out to the back 40 to kick the tires, and the dealer isn't sure why.
It could be that the cars and trucks on the lot aren't right for the market area, either too expensive or the wrong models. It could be that Wal-Mart shoppers are in too much of a hurry to stop and browse for a used car. Perhaps they want new cars.
Or maybe it will just take time to get used to the idea of buying a car at Wal-Mart. After all, 30 years ago, who would have thought of buying milk at a gas station?