Category Archives: Buying an automobile

Ready to deal

Ready to deal Monroney is real Small SUV Brand is paramount Great negotiating requires great due diligence. Don’t be rude or angry, assertive not aggressive. Avoid cash or shopping talk. No matter what you offer, the dealer will try to … Continue reading

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What about electric?

What about Electric? Even Consumer Report misses sometimes Under $5000 condition and title are kings Lack of minerals will affect electric vehicles Kinds of vehicles Hybrid Plug in Hybrid Total electric Low limits Finding a power source Cost is huge … Continue reading

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Online research matters

Research online before you deal Monroney, labels and online buying Buying tips? Watch out Know your needs The internet for today’s deal. Get the facts and leave the rest. Book prices and shop it Bank rates and terms Internet quotes. … Continue reading

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More about buying used and where

More used buying used and where Buying an inexpensive (cheap) used vehicle Priorities vary by price Clear title is always number 1 A list of considerations Low dollars is about condition Banks always play a part Picking a seller is … Continue reading

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The used vehicle deal

The used vehicle deal: Collision insurance, yes or no Electric update Is used buying different than buying new? Pricing separate from choice Resale still plays a role Guides to pricing You need wholesale and retail Selection woes Dealer considerations Special … Continue reading

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Deal Talk The don’t dos while buying

The do nots of buying End model, big discount Turn in yours The do not’s A list to remember Extra leasing Pick one out without terms Always test drive Think about the future, fit, your needs, resale value, etc. Bank … Continue reading

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Credit score tips and One price dealers

Credit score tips and the one price dealer Motive and resale Credit score Score factors What hurts credit Fixing your score True one price is a culture Why one price Lower overhead and better averages Customer satisfaction is not the … Continue reading

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Deciphering dealer advertising

Deciphering dealer advertising Choose your roadster Tire thoughts Bait and switch Radio, newspaper, magazines, TV, social media, other internet Ridiculous trade values No matter what you owe Multiple rebates Employee pricing, means what? Disclosures Plus everything FTC will help eventually … Continue reading

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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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