What Do You Say To Someone Who Made A Bad Car Purchase? Tom McParland12/26/14 12:15pm27336EditPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalinkWhen most people want your opinion on a car purchase, they don't actually want your true thoughts. They just want to be validated, because they want to believe they didn't just throw money away. Over the years I've been pretty good at this, but sometimes you can't hide it. This is how not to react.