When things aren’t right

When things aren’t right

Station wagons limited

Might be great resale

DWI might be stopped

Like I said, the 10 best used cars

If your deal has a problem

Factory problems must follow a plan

Due diligence, due process

Salesperson, Manager, Dealer principal or GM

Manufacturer (Company.com) and the bank  

Better business (BBB.org)

Attorney general (your state.gov/attorney general)

FTC (federal)

UDAP statutes will help

Attorney last

Assertive and persistent, not aggressive

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Factory Cerified Pre-owned, CPO

CPO vehicles and value

California 2035

Autonomous ideas

Communicating is a a big factor

Read all the material for a specific certified unit

 Check points sound huge

Just another way to sell

Bank rates with CPO

Certified can cost several thousand more

Pay in advance for what might happen

Low mileage and a clean car fax

The retail book value does not have adds for certification

Certification vs resale value

Sometimes the promises lower your guard

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The upside down story

Minus equity AKA upside down

Buying from an individual

No warranty of any kind

Get a mileage statement signed

Where is the title

Don’t pay without a title guarantee

Resale support

Aka, under water and minus equity

Why it happens

What to do

Type 1 and type 2

Due diligence

Minimizing minus equity

Get the right vehicle

Seven tips for the future

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Repair or trade tips

Repair or trade tips

Know your repair shop

Check the BBB

What certificates are visible?

Clean and neat may equal ethics

Fix or trade

Do you have the cash?

What does the track record say?

What does the budget think?

Trade in fixed or not?

Once fixed, what do you have?

Due diligence and compare

You can change your mind

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Dealing with the advertising

Dealing with the advertising

Are electrics bad?

There are too many issues with an electric

Crazy ads all year

Rebate vs 0%

Disclosures that don’t disclose

Radio, TV, newspaper, socials

Vague at best

Bait and switch is everywhere

Finance with us

Crazy trade values

Employee pricing

Surprises can be thousands

Ads indicate character

Ethics indicates results

It doesn’t get better, it’s a culture

Look for dealers that advertise what they offer other than price

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Covid -19 considerations and before the due diligence

Covid-19 considerations and just before due diligence

Fifteen minutes, twice a week

The basic buttons and seats

Close your vent system in town

 The dealer must sanitize after being inside your vehicle

Electrics are still missing range

Riots and electric might not mix

Destination charges are exploding

Shopping before any price talk

Get your price range

Negotiation is always after due diligence

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Leasing terminology

 Leasing terminology

  1. Is there negotiation after rebates
  2. Factory deals cost the dealer zero
  3. Factory sponsored has no effect
  4. Leasing terminology
  5. Closed end
  6. Open end
  7. Divide or multiply by 2400
  8. Acquisition, inception, termination
  9. Guaranteed resale value
  10. Capitalized cost
  11. residual
  12. sign and drive
  13. Wear and tear
  14. Annual mileage allowance
  15. Term is important

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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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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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