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.

Buyer’s Almanac

Buyer’s almanac Upside down brand comparison When is a big factor Post-holiday Weather can be on your side Week day Last or 32nd, Time thoughts Morning, noon or evening New model or left-over Two year late model used Oddity of … Continue reading

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Resale value facts

Resale value facts No nitrogen Texting is against the law Seasonal concerns Resale value is truly the king Upside down vs resale value Is resale part of the deal? Maybe year round Biggest cost, considered the least What seems like … Continue reading

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The Lemon law and deal definitions

Lemon law and deal definitions All states have one All states are different Arbitration could be available Federal lemon law is the Magnuson-Moss act FTC new or used Effort equals results, as everything The main concepts OTD is king CPI … Continue reading

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Preparing for negotiation

Preparation Review is good Getting your paperwork Huge upside down After the testing prep Get quotes What you might say Ad blocker Beacon Calling Banks Insurance Add-0ns Check the amenities while testing The considerations when you’re picking a dealer Treatment … Continue reading

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Why lease or not

Leasing facts: Does it make sense Flexible terms Resale guard Peace of mind More Choices Keep it, buy it, trade it or walk away More vehicles in 10 years No repair Tax? Mileage is a plan either way Payment packing … Continue reading

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When your deal has a problem

If your deal has a problem Automobile Advice can often be wrong Leasing is still a great way Three questions for reading Due diligence, due process Salesperson, Manager, Dealer principal or GM Manufacturer (Company.com) and the bank   Better business … Continue reading

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The insurance storey

Insurance Story Extended warranties question Factory plans only New or used Car, truck, motorcycle, motor home or boat, Insurance is part of the process Just because they look like the least expensive 700 companies 2 billion quotes It’s not about … Continue reading

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The F&I experience

Finance department tales Reserve payments from finance is world wide Buying a vehicle is 2 or 3 times the stress There is more than the vehicle Business office is about $ Bank commissions are huge Shop all the products Don’t … Continue reading

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Minus equity, why it happens and what to do

Minus equity, why it happens and what to do Multiple lease deposits Credit approval help Stick to sign and drive Minus equity, under water, upside down Why does it happen? Know where you are Type 1, type 2 and type … Continue reading

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Certified used

What about factory certified preowned Careful with what you read online. Read all the material for a specific certified. Check points sound huge. Just another way to sel.l Bank rates with CPO. Certified can cost several thousand more. Is it … Continue reading

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