Truck buying thoughts

Thoughts truck buying

What  to avoid

Now trucks are more than trucks

Resale and discounts

The market remembers huge discounts

The box size

Transmission and resale

Engine, bigger is usually better

4×4 = $x$ Keeps on giving

Know exactly what you need before you look

Finance is a bigger factor now

Used trucks compared to new

Carfax always

Check for Flood vehicles

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Truck buying thoughts

Thoughts truck buying

What  to avoid

Now trucks are more than trucks

Resale and discounts

The market remembers huge discounts

The box size

Transmission and resale

Engine, bigger is usually better

4×4 = $x$ Keeps on giving

Know exactly what you need before you look

Finance is a bigger factor now

Used trucks compared to new

Carfax always

Check for Flood vehicles

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After delivery todo’s and motorcycle buying tips

Motorcycle buying advice and after you buy todo’s

Motorcycles are similar

Resale changes what the investment appears to be

Comparison shopping can be thousands

Review all the numbers

After the purchase, review the Monroney Label

Read the manual

Register your tires

Used must register with the manufacturer

Used vehicle extras

Sealant, upholstery guard, mud flaps

Extras you should get

The bag in the trunk

Leasing worries less

If a better deal shows up

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Luxury considerations

Luxury considerations

Resale update

Dealer reserve commissions on the way out

When buying some factors aren’t numbers

Good buying requires a little elbow grease  

What qualifies as Luxury ?

Safety is tops

The latest High tech

Resale is still #1

Power, quality, technology

More affordable

Leases are best

What affects luxury resale

Big price, big savings

CPO no, used maybe

Due diligence is required

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Always tips review

Basic review

  1. Crash test guess
  2. Covid driver results
  3. Do I need get ready
  4. Check the serial number with the label
  5. When you run out of time
  6. In person please
  7. Trade shopping
  8. Enough quotes?
  9. OTD, CPI
  10. Not your friends
  11. Your name is enough
  12. Payment calculator
  13. Used Car-fax or Auto-check
  14. flood check
  15. dealer repair order

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The automobile dealer business office (F&I)

Auto dealer business office (F&I)

Salespeople make mistakes

If not written and missing, you lose

What to do with F&I

Business as usual in sales

Residual equals wholesale retail

What goes into the resale percentage?

No to everything can be as bad as yes

Geographic add-ons help resale

OEM add-ons

Dealers use add-ons

Always request the factories extended warranty

F&I is shop able

Do your add-on planning early

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Getting all the resale possible from yours

Getting all the resale possible from yours

  1. Magazines that help or not
  2. Cost of ownership is more than service
  3. Ways to sell your trade
  4. Know why you are selling
  5. What you should verify and know
  6. Retailing pays
  7. Trade or not to trade
  8. Preparation is the same
  9. Know what you are trading
  10. Deal first, trade second
  11. Getting all the resale out of yours
  12. Small investment, big return
  13. No matter what you are trading
  14. Trade payoff planning

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Factory rebates and pricing labels

Factory rebates and price labels

Rebate slight of hand

Check every choice, everytime

Get a payment calculator

Get the right info

Labels

Monroney matters

Watch out for double Monroney

What the label can tell you

Comparing your diligence

Additional Information

Addendum label types

Buyers guide

Used labels for equipment only

MSRP for proper comparison

OTD is all that counts

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Cutting the buying time in half

Cutting the buying time in half

New and good buying tips are rare

Payment range is payment packing

Sometimes it is better to just leave

If you don’t care, skip it

Buyer beware when rushing

Diligence in a hurry

Phone and Internet

A one-price store?

One day, the whole day

Be assertive, not aggressive

Aftermarket exceptions

What slows you down?

Something is better than nothing

The basics of the basic

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Rentals, leases, repos’s, preparation

Rentals, leases, repo’s, preparation

Additional Virus tips

Stretch your service

Drive a little

Keep it up

Body shop opportunity

Rental car deals..Not

Lease is not rental

Off lease requires checks

They are not worth more

Repo maybe OK

Flood may be a bigger consideration

Avoiding a repo in the hard times

If it happens, don’t give up

Contact the lender soon

Make a plan soon

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