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.

One last list

One last list Noise in the vehicle? Assume the worst Always check before you buy CR repairs 5 and 10 years, the best and the worst In the first 5 often a warranty 5 to 10 are the expensive years … Continue reading

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Truck buying considerations

Truck buying considerations Classics are condition awareness Huge truck rebates, questionable results 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 = $x$ … Continue reading

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Buying a luxury vehicle

Luxury buying considerations Formula One Miami Sport model search,  buy now Resale update When buying some factors aren’t numbers Good buying requires a little elbow grease   What qualifies as Luxury ? Safety is paramount The latest High tech Resale … Continue reading

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The Monroney and other dealer labels

Window stickers and dealer labels Buying from Craigslist Monroney is the one that matters Get the right info Labels Watch out for double label look a like What the label can tell you Comparing your diligence Additional Information Addendum label … Continue reading

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Deal TalK F&I (buisness office) What to expect

F&I, (business office). What to expect Electric vehicle new model 233 miles  60,000 dollars….Volvo Forced pitch from F&I, get up and leave What to do with F&I  aka business office Business as usual in sales CPI to stop payment packing … Continue reading

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Tips and Reminders

Basic review Untrained salespeople be prepared F&I pushing prior to the business office Do I need get ready When you run out of time In person please Trade shopping Enough quotes? OTD, CPI Not your friends Your name is enough … Continue reading

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Getting the most out of yours

Getting the most out of yours Which is better, new or used? Deal and method What is the plan for a trade in or a sale Ways to sell your trade Know why you are selling What you should verify … Continue reading

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Limited time effort

Limited time effort Consumer Report Yearly Automotive edition My score card They got a lot right What people usually miss  Beware when rushing Due diligence rush   Phone and Internet Is one-price a choice? One day, the whole day Be … Continue reading

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Improving credit

Securing credit situations Speedometer laws Fixing you score Costs that are coming credit sources.  Beacon scores and how they relate   Down payment makes a difference Many levels in autos Buy here pay here  last Secondary finance sources are better then … Continue reading

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Rentals, leases , repo’s

Rentals, leases, repo’s, New safety systems Safety should come first Too many to list them all Rentals for sale Used off lease Rental car deals….Not A lease is not a rental Off lease requires checks They are not worth more, … Continue reading

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