I don't know what it is with cars, but people sure do like to either easily believe fake stuff, or make it up. I don't think I see it happening quite the same way with other product segments. I know I have been guilty of jumping the gun on rumors myself, I think we all have but it sure is strong with cars. Maybe it is because we are all so passionate about them.
I hear stuff like this all the time. Here's a made up conversation but pieced together from many that I have had.
"I heard that they are bringing the Firebird back."
Oh yeah? Who said that?
"A guy I know who works at GM. If anyone knows, he does."
Oh yeah? What's his name?
"Um...well, I mean a guy I know whose brother works at GM. He did say they are testing it at Nurbring (yes, they say it wrong all the time) but I don't want to say his name and get him in trouble. It is all top-secret, hush-hush stuff you know.
But he told his brother, who then told you, and now you are (sorta) telling me?
"Yeah, well...Fox News already reported on it so the cat's out of the bag."
Fox News did? Okay...what's the link? I'd like to read the article.
"I don't know...I didn't read it but I don't need the link, I know it is fact."
When I have these conversations, I am not cold or rude as implied above, but I do like to ask questions to see if I can get to the source. 99% of the time, I cannot get to the source. We all know why.