Category Archives: Buying an automobile

More about leasing

Leasing facts Black Friday list Is it for me? Resale facts Flexible terms More Choices Peace of mind More vehicles in 10 years Keep it, buy it, trade it or walk away No repair Mileage is a plan either way … Continue reading

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Preparing for the purchase

Preparing for the purchase Electric vehicles mean different taxes not zero taxes Electric costs just like other fuels Consumer report yearly guide The brand story means resale Review is good Getting your paperwork After the shopping model Get quotes      What … Continue reading

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Negotiation basics

Negotiation methods Timid can win Get the dealer to offer Without confrontation Knowledge is key Due diligence support Waiting for results Can you do better? Persistence Deal and trade separate if possible Aggressive trade issues Talk when there is a … Continue reading

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Preparing for the business office

Talking finance office Small car lease Low residual, higher payment Business climate driven F&I, business office, finance guy Business office profits Undercoating or rust proofing makes it quiet Myriad of products Reserve goals Be prepared, due diligence Payment packing is … Continue reading

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Automobile policies service or damage

Policies both driving or fixing Extended service maybe Planned ownership Quality questions Factory policies only Repair question ratios More desirable sale but not more money High tech means high price repairs Car, truck, motorcycle, motorhome or boat, Insurance is part … Continue reading

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When things aren’t right

When things aren’t right Station wagons limited Might be great resale DWI might be stopped Like I said, the 10 best used cars If your deal has a problem Factory problems must follow a plan Due diligence, due process Salesperson, … Continue reading

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Factory Cerified Pre-owned, CPO

CPO vehicles and value California 2035 Autonomous ideas Communicating is a a big factor Read all the material for a specific certified unit  Check points sound huge Just another way to sell Bank rates with CPO Certified can cost several … Continue reading

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The upside down story

Minus equity AKA upside down Buying from an individual No warranty of any kind Get a mileage statement signed Where is the title Don’t pay without a title guarantee Resale support Aka, under water and minus equity Why it happens … Continue reading

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Repair or trade tips

Repair or trade tips Know your repair shop Check the BBB What certificates are visible? Clean and neat may equal ethics Fix or trade Do you have the cash? What does the track record say? What does the budget think? … Continue reading

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Dealing with the advertising

Dealing with the advertising Are electrics bad? There are too many issues with an electric Crazy ads all year Rebate vs 0% Disclosures that don’t disclose Radio, TV, newspaper, socials Vague at best Bait and switch is everywhere Finance with … Continue reading

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