• Jun 6th 2006 at 3:25PM
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We bet a few Autoblog readers could reach under their driver seats right now and pull out a pristine french fry that dates back to the Reagan administration. Or perhaps you have a back seat upholstered in dog fur. Well, have we got a contest for you.

The folks at Dyson, makers of the most popular suckers on the planet right now, were impressed enough with Autoblog and its readership from this last post that they offered to clean up our act by providing a new Dyson DC14 Drive vacuum with special car cleaning attachments worth $459.99 as a giveaway prize. We're not even sure if this thing is on the shelves at Target yet, so we're lucky to get one to give to you.

The rules for the contest are simple. Send pics of your dirty car interior to autoblogdirtycar@gmail.com. You can include as many shots of the interior as you'd like, as well as at least one shot of the vehicle's exterior (so we know you didn't cherry pick the junk yard for an entry).

The Autoblog team will pick the five dirtiest car interiors from the lot, and then we'll poll the readership to pick the grand prize winner of one Dyson DC14 Drive vacuum.

Deadline for entries is midnight next Sunday, June 11th. Then we'll take a poll to pick your favorite of the five finalists early next week.  Only one entry per person please and we can only accept entries from within the continental U.S. (This box is huge!)

Good luck. Post any questions in the comments and we'll try to address them ASAP.

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      • 9 Years Ago
      Any reputable dealer should keep better track of their loaners or rentals than described above. Sounds like poor management and lack of procedure.

      Our dealership's loaners are most often bought by service customers who are impressed with the car while their's is in the shop.

      But then we maintain, inspect and detail our cars regularily. Did I mention the no pet policy?
      • 9 Years Ago
      $460 for a vacuum? You can get almost a years worth of car washes for that .. and they vacuum it for you !!!
      • 9 Years Ago
      If it was the cleanest car contest than anyone with a day old car would win.
      Dirtiest also makes a good image.
      My wife's car can get unruly, I'm sure many better halves of Autoblog readers are the same (men and women).
      quit your bitching and get inventive.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Thanks, #8. Now I'll know not to buy off-lease/fleet vehicles.
      • 9 Years Ago
      The irony, of course, is that the prize doesn't deserve to go to some slob who drives around in a filthy car. Seems like dumb marketing on the part of Dyson. The people who would be most likely to shell out for this product are those who are obsessive about keeping a clean set of wheels. I count myself in that group, and imagine that a lot of Autoblog readers are the same.
      • 9 Years Ago

      Our dealer stopped offering same brand loaners because people would swap out the unbroken and non-worn-out parts on the loaner with their broken stuff from their own car. Tires, bumpers, trim, seats, you name it.

      Between fixing them up after they got beat upon and trashed, and selling them after they were done being on loaner duty, we were only to happy to use a rental car company that didn't offer the same brand of cars. The logistics could be a nightmare.

      The only way you should consider a loaner is if it comes with a very extensive warranty, killer finance rate, and a very low sale price.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I agree!

      It should be the "clean your friend's car" contest. You have to find a friend with the dirtiest car so you can lend them your recently acquired dyson to make it as clean as yours. Send in a pic of the friend's car and a pic of your clean car and the winner will be the oddest pair.

      No? Ok then. We'll do it your way.
      • 9 Years Ago
      $460 for a vacuum? That's just completely insane, no matter how dirty your car might be. And people bitch about $2.50/gallon gas...
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