Category Archives: Buying an automobile

When the troubles begin

When the troubles begin Undercoating makes it quiet Honda resurfaces at CR Due diligence, due process Salesperson, Manager, Dealer principal or GM Manufacturer (Company.com) and the bank   Better business (BBB.org) Attorney general (your state.gov/attorney general) FTC (federal) UDAP statutes … Continue reading

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A trip to F&I

F&I, business office, finance guy Myriad of products Reserve goals Be prepared, due diligence Payment packing is real How to guard Menu approach Review in the office first 90 day bump Listen to the products info, It might be for … Continue reading

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The factory certified preowned story

Factory certified preowned Get the facts Read all the material for a specific certified  Check points sound huge Just another way to sell Bank rates with CPO Certified can cost several thousand more Is it worth more? Pay in advance … Continue reading

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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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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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