Category Archives: Buying an automobile

Two big and different questions

Repair or trade tips Know your repair shop Fix or trade Do you have the cash? What does the track record say? What does the budget think? Trade in fixed or not? Once fixed, what do you have? Due diligence … Continue reading

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Covid, destination, electric and shop before price

Covid, destination, electric and shop before price Fifteen minutes, twice a week anyway  The dealer must sanitize after being inside your vehicle Destination charge isn’t part of used Destination charges are crazy and add nothing to resale Electrics are still … Continue reading

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The lease language

The leasing language Average used price Another 10% A little more elbow Stick to a short term Research is key Leasing terminology Closed end Open end Divide or multiply by 2400 Acquisition, inception, termination Guaranteed resale value Capitalized cost Residual … Continue reading

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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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