# GMAT Question of The Day: Critical Reasoning

The used-car trade is the fastest-growing segment of the automobile market. Nowadays, about 6 out of every 10 cars and trucks sold are secondhand. This was bound to happen. Evidently, consumers are finally saying no to the ridiculously high and constantly rising new-car prices and are choosing instead to purchase used vehicles.
Which of the following, if true, would most weaken the argument above?

(A) Last year, sales of used vehicles totaled just over \$18 million while sales of new vehicles totaled just under \$16 million.

(B) Leasing a new vehicle for just two to four years has become very popular, so the number of available used vehicles is growing.

(C) A car dealer usually makes a profit of about \$300 to \$500 on a used car but only \$100 or even less on a new vehicle.

(D) High-priced luxury import vehicles are significantly less likely to be found in the used-car market than less expensive vehicles.

(E) Many states have so-called “lemon laws” that require used-vehicle dealers to warrant vehicles that they sell for one to three months.

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1. Anchal says:

(E)

2. V Pat says:

(B) Leasing a new vehicle for just two to four years has become very popular, so the number of available used vehicles is growing.

3. anshugupta says:

(C) The increase in sales of old cars as dealers prefer to sell those because of high profit margins.

4. prasanthkara says:

anshu u r making the argument more stronger….it asked for the statement which
when is true most weakens the argument. i too couldnt for sure tell that this is the
right answer. if u know it let me know….:)

5. inderkalra says:

as its not becoz : Evidently, consumers are finally saying no to the ridiculously high and constantly rising new-car prices and are choosing instead to purchase used vehicles.

But becoz they lease the car for 2-4 yrs.

6. AP says:

b

7. krishna says:

IMO B

By process of elimination:

(A) Last year, sales of used vehicles totaled just over \$18 million while sales of new vehicles totaled just under \$16 million. – just the stats. Nothing more

(B) Leasing a new vehicle for just two to four years has become very popular, so the number of available used vehicles is growing. – correct.

(C) A car dealer usually makes a profit of about \$300 to \$500 on a used car but only \$100 or even less on a new vehicle. – makes the argument stronger

(D) High-priced luxury import vehicles are significantly less likely to be found in the used-car market than less expensive vehicles. – irrelevant

(E) Many states have so-called “lemon laws” that require used-vehicle dealers to warrant vehicles that they sell for one to three months. – irrelevant

8. jx says:

9. taker says:

B

10. deepakraam says:

I will go with option B

11. Rajat says:

B

12. Suseela says:

E
The option B, does not weaken the argument. In a way its add up saying that the num of used vehicles grow up.

13. Long says:

While B may look correct, it doesn’t means that the available car will then be resold. Then I would go for A since the ratio of 6:10 is not the same as 16:18.

14. Nithin Subhakar says:

15. Pari says:

B it is

16. Chetan says:

B

17. Abhishek says:

(B)

18. Shree says:

19. varun vijay says:

Its B….

Krishna explanation is quite illustrative

20. GMAT Tutor says:

The answer IMO is B. Choice A strengthens the argument, D is irrelevant, E has no effect… B is the only one that can weaken the statement.