Author Archives: Geoffrey Jerome

About Geoffrey Jerome

I am a 35 year veteran of the automobile and motorcycle industry, author of seven books, soon to be nine, Both fiction and nonfiction. I have three super kids, actually adults, and a wonderful Jack Russell Terrier named Lucy Lynn. I am Formerly from upstate New York, Ithaca. I ride a Harley, like photography, technology and I know climate change is the worlds biggest problem.

Limited effort – Limited results

Limited effort – limited results Save big without an EV Not short enough Buyers remorse What was missed Time well spent Due diligence rush Phone and Internet Is one-price a choice? One day, the whole day Be assertive, not aggressive … Continue reading

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Odd ball used categorie points

Odd ball categories: rentals, lease, repos and individual Other EV facts No Denver to Dallas Average deal price goes up in a down year? Heat costs power Off lease check it more Rentals mean poor servicing Rental car deals….Not! A … Continue reading

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No credit or poor credit, here’s what to do

Financing your first big ticket Dealers charge whatever rate they can get away with For ratings stick to the yearly edition of Consumer report Heads up for the buyer The banks, more risk, more rate Know your budget and stick … Continue reading

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Common sense, Electric versus Gas

Common sense Electric versus Gas Destination charges marked up but thrown out Electric chip bologna Electric resale? Electric types? Hybrid Plug in Hybrid Total Electric What are the limits? Charging takes time No charge? What to do Without fossil fuel … Continue reading

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Noiw you are ready, time to buy

You are ready, time to buy Electric updates Hybrids don’t save money in the long run Is EV charging safe? Great negotiating requires great due diligence. Know the Monroney or book Avoid cash or shopping talk. No matter what you … Continue reading

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The due diligence you need to do

The due diligence you need to do Black Friday bull 2022 Consumer Report has a great ratings section Brand tells the story best Due diligence is paramount There are no short cuts Buying tips? Watch out Know what you want … Continue reading

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The no haggle hoax

One price, No haggle Be prepared for the electric push The one price- no haggle culture There are no special deals Why it is used Lower overhead and better averages It’s not customer satisfaction 2+2 is not 5 No haggling … Continue reading

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The story on dealer advertising

The cons of dealer advertising Bad ads = bad experience Bait and switch Switching stories Ridiculous trade values No matter what you owe Rebate tricks Employee pricing, means what? Disclosures Plus everything Radio, newspaper, magazines, TV, social media, FTC will … Continue reading

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Buying a low priced used

Dealing on a low priced used Salvage title means Brought back from being totaled Junk is just that Why was it salvage AS IS describes current condition used leasing isn’t good Inexpensive (cheap) used vehicles are different Priorities have a … Continue reading

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A plan for buying used

Used vs new buying, how are they a different? There are many things you should consider Deciding what is a little less perfect Resale consideration is much the same You need wholesale and retail prices Use all the pricing guides … Continue reading

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