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.

Cedit scores, Off lease and Price labels

Credit scores, Off lease and Price labels What the pricing label mean Getting your credit score Buying long distance You can do it Off lease or rental Maintenance could be lacking Check it thoroughly Get the right info What’s a … Continue reading

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Repos, Rebates and Flood vehicles

Repos, Rebates and Flood vehicles They can take it without warning No damage allowed in most states Get it back quick, maybe You will get your stuff Rebate vs finance Have a payment calculator Check every time Resale is still … Continue reading

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If you are in a rush

Whirlwind buying Super cruise and drowsy 675 7to 725 If you don’t care Buyer beware when rushing Diligence in a hurry Phone and Internet A one-price store? One day Be assertive, not aggressive Aftermarket exceptions What slows you down? Something … Continue reading

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Financing any situation

Financing any situation Dealer fee lawsuit Dealer fee is just more profit Write to congress credit sources.  Beacon scores and how they relate   More down payment can help What’s the quality? Buy here pay here Churning Laws that help What … Continue reading

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Email questions and buying a motorcycle

Motorcycle diligence OTD question Prior damage Why 36 month leases? Motorcycle buying Some things just can’t be skipped Quotes. Motorcycles are the same, except Price can very even more Insurance can be huge Where matters Tire dates are paramount New … Continue reading

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First time financing

First time financing Magazine ratings are more about brand Electric is your decision More risk, more rate Know your budget Know your basic needs Finance first, buy and negotiate second Financing has many sources Referral letters will help Cosigner is … Continue reading

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Ready to deal

Ready to deal Monroney is real Small SUV Brand is paramount Great negotiating requires great due diligence. Don’t be rude or angry, assertive not aggressive. Avoid cash or shopping talk. No matter what you offer, the dealer will try to … Continue reading

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What about electric?

What about Electric? Even Consumer Report misses sometimes Under $5000 condition and title are kings Lack of minerals will affect electric vehicles Kinds of vehicles Hybrid Plug in Hybrid Total electric Low limits Finding a power source Cost is huge … Continue reading

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Online research matters

Research online before you deal Monroney, labels and online buying Buying tips? Watch out Know your needs The internet for today’s deal. Get the facts and leave the rest. Book prices and shop it Bank rates and terms Internet quotes. … Continue reading

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More about buying used and where

More used buying used and where Buying an inexpensive (cheap) used vehicle Priorities vary by price Clear title is always number 1 A list of considerations Low dollars is about condition Banks always play a part Picking a seller is … Continue reading

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