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.

Do you buy Electric or do you buy Gas?

Electric or gas? Recalls and how they work Electric resale poor What are the different kinds? Hybrid Plug in Hybrid Total electric Low limits Time to charge If you run out of charge? Will new taxes pay for roads Crash … Continue reading

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You are ready, believe it

You are ready, believe it Electric station numbers are still small Nothing on Youtube Thorough check Great negotiating requires great due diligence. Know the Monroney or book Avoid cash or shopping talk. No matter what you offer, the dealer will … Continue reading

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The due diligence is the key

The due diligence is the key Apple should re-think their deal with Hyundai There are no short cuts Buying tips? Watch out Know what you want Used price calculation methods for used Use the Monroney label for online comparison of … Continue reading

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Buying in the low price used market

Buying a cheap used vehicle Salvage title means totaled Junk is Junk You need to know the reasons for salvage AS IS describes what it is There are a few yes buts Leasing should be new units only used leasing … Continue reading

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Buying used vehicles

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

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Automotive ads and what they mean

Automotive ads and what they mean Electric car pressure Bad ads = bad experience Bait and missing Switching stories Ridiculous trade values No matter what you owe Multiple rebates Employee pricing, means what? Disclosures Plus everything Radio, newspaper, magazines, TV, … Continue reading

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Why a dealer is one price

One price philosophy Electric news The one price culture Be careful of special deals Why it is a possibility Lower overhead and better averages It’s not customer satisfaction 2+2 is not 5 One price does not mean good price Ho … Continue reading

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The don’t do it list

The don’t do it list The reverse of what to do Test driving?  No pricing Out of time Three choices as I see it Sometimes what not to do is just as good Take time for Due diligence Avoiding mistakes … Continue reading

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Pre buying questions plus credit during Covid

Pre buying questions plus credit during Covid What are the questions you need to research? Budget Unit with MSRP Credit You have more time Protecting credit score Score factors What hurts credit Too much buying power End the extra credit … Continue reading

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The EV push and lemon law tips

The electric vehicle push Green new deal and vehicles Reviews and reports on electric The resale facts Cost of ownership Convenience has value Not ready yet All states have a lemon law All states are different The Attorney General has … Continue reading

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