Author Archives: Geoffrey Jerome

About Geoffrey Jerome

I am a 35 year veteran of the automobile and motorcycle industry, author of nine published books, soon to be ten, Both fiction and nonfiction. I have two super kids, actually adults. I am Formerly from upstate New York, Ithaca. I like photography, technology, podcasting

The current story on leasing

The current story on leasing Where will we get the materials for batteries? Many industries will be competing for those materials EV sales are on a downhill slide Leasing advantages list Different terminology To shop lease you must know the … Continue reading

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Shop before negotiating and used vehicle buyer tips

A Quick list for used vehicle buying Hold off a bit longer if you can A dozen ideas out of 100 Shopping before any price talk America is angry Pricing is still crazy , thanks Joe Get your sea legs … Continue reading

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Important considerations when buying a truck

What to consider when buying a truck  EV Tesla loses 182 billion EV sales are off  and Companies are teetering on losses Like I said resale issues, another 15% Now trucks are more than trucks Resale and discounts don’t mix … Continue reading

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EV History and After the purchase of any vehicle

Electric vehicles have a long history of trying Before fossil fuel When is enough, enough? First hybrid a long time ago by who? Number 6 Manufacturer There are things to do preparing for the long hall Make sure you got … Continue reading

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Understanding the sales labels

Understanding the sales labels The carry long list could save you Ev ‘s don’t save you a nickel, ever Monroney is the one that matters Get the right information Double Monroney label con What can a Monroney label can tell … Continue reading

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Is purchasing a luxury vehicle different?

Luxury considerations What qualifies as Luxury ? Safety is paramount The latest High tech Resale is still #1 Power, quality, technology EV lots of luxury models More affordable then you think Leases are best What affects luxury resale Due diligence … Continue reading

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F&I in today’s market

Handling the F&I /business office experience Tesla discounts coming down to about 55000 OTD Still a small percentage of the market Shorter life span  more sales for the dealer F&I profits are way up, what should you do? When things … Continue reading

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What you should do when you want to buy but you are pressed for time

What if you have limited time to make the purchase? Electrics when it’s cold weather Power drain is much faster Check rating in 3 or 4 stories Consistency means resale What was missed Time well spent Due diligence rush   … Continue reading

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What you should do to get the most out of your vehicle when trading or selling

What you should do to get the most out of your vehicle Multiple charging methods that ALL take time Rates are up so credit comparison shopping is a key Both rate and terms Which method, trade in, sell to a … Continue reading

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Other used vehicle choices during these crazy times

Other used vehicle choices during these crazy times Time is money. Follow the plan Charging stations and unit numbers are big difference Average deal price goes up in a down year? Off lease check it more Rentals mean poor servicing … Continue reading

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