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The following paragraph from which the last sentence has been deleted. From the given options, choose the one that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way.

Relations between the factory and the dealer are distant and usually strained as the factory tries to force cars on the dealers to smooth out production. Relations between the dealer and the consumer are equally strained because dealers continuously adjust prices – make deals – to adjust demand with supply while maximizing profits. This becomes a system marked by a lack of long-term commitment on either side, which maximize feelings of mistrust. In order to maximize their bargaining positions, everyone holds back information – the dealer about the product and the consumer about his true desires.

  1. As a result, ‘deal making’ becomes a rampant, without concern for consumer satisfaction.
  2. As a result, inefficiencies creep into the supply chain.
  3. As a result, everyone treat the other as an adversary, rather than as an ally.
  4. As a result, fundamental innovations are becoming scarce in the automobile industry.
  5. As a result, everyone losses in the long run.
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