Category Archives: Buying an automobile

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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Getting yours ready

Getting yours ready Off lease means look thoroughly Out of warranty? Try anyway Selling it any method Know why you are selling What you should verify and know Trade wise Retailing pays Trade or not to trade Preparation is the … 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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Repos, Rebates and Flood vehicles

Repos, Rebates and Flood vehicles They can take it without warning No damage allowed in most states Get it back quick, maybe You will get your stuff Rebate vs finance Have a payment calculator Check every time Resale is still … Continue reading

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If you are in a rush

Whirlwind buying Super cruise and drowsy 675 7to 725 If you don’t care Buyer beware when rushing Diligence in a hurry Phone and Internet A one-price store? One day Be assertive, not aggressive Aftermarket exceptions What slows you down? Something … Continue reading

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Financing any situation

Financing any situation Dealer fee lawsuit Dealer fee is just more profit Write to congress credit sources.  Beacon scores and how they relate   More down payment can help What’s the quality? Buy here pay here Churning Laws that help What … Continue reading

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Email questions and buying a motorcycle

Motorcycle diligence OTD question Prior damage Why 36 month leases? Motorcycle buying Some things just can’t be skipped Quotes. Motorcycles are the same, except Price can very even more Insurance can be huge Where matters Tire dates are paramount New … Continue reading

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First time financing

First time financing Magazine ratings are more about brand Electric is your decision More risk, more rate Know your budget Know your basic needs Finance first, buy and negotiate second Financing has many sources Referral letters will help Cosigner is … Continue reading

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