Category Archives: Buying an automobile

Under water why’s

Under water why’s Leasing advantages 4 in 10 More stuff Save tax Avoid maintenance Resale support Aka, under water and minus equity Why it happens What to do Type 1 and type 2 Due diligence Minimizing minus equity Get the … Continue reading

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Credit question and fix it or trade

Happy New Year Financing how What the banks think There is a middle road Secondary is more interest Over the barrel Secondary isn’t buy here pay here Fix or repair What does the track record say? What does the budget … Continue reading

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Industry advertising story

Industry advertising story Hacking update Dealer ad surprises Crazy Year end ads Always crazy Rebate vs 0% Disclosures Radio, TV, newspaper Vague or complete stories Bait and switch Must finance with us Ridiculous trade in values, are Employee pricing Surprises … Continue reading

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Comparisons and finance planning

Comparisons and finance planning Magazines can miss the mark Complete guides are a better bet Compare ALL the facts 0ne price factory selling What rate? What determines the rate? Term and vehicle age Know your credit score first Shop 4 … Continue reading

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Dealing on highline units

As is Means you are on your own Do all of the security There aren’t many short cuts Good buying requires a little elbow grease   What qualifies as Luxury ? Safety is tops The latest High tech Resale is … Continue reading

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There is more after the purchase

There is more after the purchase Crooks in Georgia More crooks Winter driving concerns Review all the numbers Review the Monroney Label Read the manual Register your tires Used must register with the manufacturer Used vehicle extras Sealant, upholstery guard, … Continue reading

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Maximizing truck value

Maximizing Truck value What to buy? Resale is in cahoots with quality Merging the worst Used vehicle giants Up to zillions off Interest rates grow   The box size Transmission and resale Engine, bigger is usually better 4×4 = $x$ … Continue reading

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Odds and ends review

Odds and ends review Tires at the manufacturer or the auto dealer Michelin Assertive is a key, not aggressive Car hacking Follow a hacking plan In person please Trade shopping Enough quotes? Not your friends Fee or no fee? Your … Continue reading

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F&I Purpose

F&I purpose Dealer F&I profits rage to a $1700 average The peaks are $3500 Payment packing is getting worse Autonomous may not be possible right now What to do with F&I No to everything can be as bad as yes … Continue reading

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Cedit scores, Off lease and Price labels

Credit scores, Off lease and Price labels What the pricing label mean Getting your credit score Buying long distance You can do it Off lease or rental Maintenance could be lacking Check it thoroughly Get the right info What’s a … Continue reading

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