Originally Posted by nightdown fox
*ahem* Rex, the phrase "pull the wool over their eyes" is synonymous which deception. Yes, the reviewer can walk up to a car and clearly see the tires. But if an automaker sends a publication a car for review with equipment that's not representative of the consumer product, one can deduce deception. Hence "trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the reviewers and the public". Has nothing to do with how well the reviewer can see the brand/model on the tire, really.
^ This. And furthermore, if the reviewers were to assume that the test car is representative of the end consumer product (which they should
be able to assume), then they could report "All Lincoln MKZs come with Pilot Super Sports", which would be as factually incorrect as the handling numbers that are a result of using said tires.