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 for what might happen

Low mileage and a clean car fax

The book does not add for certification when you trade

Prior certification does not add to resale value

Sometimes the promises lower your guard

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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 right unit

Seven tips for the future

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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 think?

Trade with or without fixing

Besides the repair, what’s changed?

Equity or minus equity?

Due diligence can help you decide

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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 can be thousands

Hard ball ads indicate ethics

Ethics indicates results

It doesn’t get better, it’s a culture

Avoid the bad ads

Look for dealers that advertise what they offer other than price

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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 banks, at least

Compare the sub-vented to the rebate with your bank

Reserve is an issue

Used is a rate hike

Check it out

Tips for used success

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The vocabulary of leasing

The vocabulary of leasing

  1. Rebates and price
  2. Discounts by the factory
  3. Factory sponsored has no effect
  4. Interest rate vs factor
  5. Divide or multiply by 2400
  6. Current lease or trade
  7. So many advantages?
  8. Understand the terminology
  9. Acquisition, inception, termination
  10. Guaranteed resale value
  11. Capitalized cost
  12. residual
  13. sign and drive
  14. Open end
  15. Closed end
  16. Wear and tear
  17. Mileage counts
  18. Term is important

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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 still #1

Power, quality, technology

More affordable

Leases may be best

What affects luxury resale

Big price, big savings

CPO no, used maybe

Due diligence in required

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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, mud flaps

Extras you should get

The bag in the trunk

Leasing worries less

If a better deal shows up

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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 = $x$ Keeps on giving

Know exactly what you need before you look

Finance is a bigger factor now

Used trucks compared to new

Carfax always

Check for Flood vehicles

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Odds and ends review

Odds and ends review

  1. Tires at the manufacturer or the auto dealer
  2. Michelin
  3. Assertive is a key, not aggressive
  4. Car hacking
  5. Follow a hacking plan
  6. In person please
  7. Trade shopping
  8. Enough quotes?
  9. Not your friends
  10. Fee or no fee?
  11. Your name is enough
  12. Payment calculator
  13. Always Car-fax or Auto-check, flood check, dealer repair order

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