‘Worst situation I’ve seen in the past 20 years’: Quiet showrooms drive car sales staff out of industry

Car showrooms have seen fewer walk-in customers since the price of COEs for large cars breached $100,000 in June. ST FILE PHOTO
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SINGAPORE - In January, Mr Eric Leong, 45, left his job as a car salesman after more than 10 years in the trade.

He had sold just over half as many new cars in 2021 as he did in 2019, and the showroom was often empty. On some days, he had only one walk-in customer during his eight-hour shift.

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