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Sales Ethics: An Ethical Dilemma In Car Sales

Sales Ethics: An Ethical Dilemma In Car Sales

During a particularly grueling period when I was establishing myself in car sales—eventually becoming Internet Manager for a major car dealer—I relied on a good friend of mine to help me through the treacherous ethical waters of my new-found profession. We all know that car dealers have... read more

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2010 Toyota Prius

Worst August Auto Sales In 28 Years

August is usually one of the best months of the year for car dealers. Not so in August 2010. Car sales dropped a whopping 21 percent from sales a year ago. This resulted in... read more September 2, 2010 by  0


 
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE

Trade Your Car Or Sell Privately: Pros and Cons: Part I

It’s a lot easier to trade-in that old clunker taking up space in the driveway compared to selling it privately. The problem is you probably won’t get as much for it at a... read more August 26, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Subaru Outback

Car Dealers: Stay In The Driver's Seat Or Pay More For Your Next Vehicle

I learned a lot as Internet Manager for a major car dealer. One of the biggest lessons was that customers are encouraged to go to sleep in the process of buying a car so the... read more August 24, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Kia Soul 5dr Wagon Auto Sport Angular Front Exterior View

Best 3 Kia Ads: Kia Is Killer Kool

When you think of cool cars, or just plain cool brands, it’s rare that a Kia pops to mind, as they have been a producer of largely staid automobiles for a couple of decades... read more August 22, 2010 by  0


 
2011 Dodge Ram Outdoorsman

Dodge Ram Offers New Outdoorsman Model: Sorry, Jet Li Not Included

If you were one of the many that headed to the movie theater to check out the new summer action movie “The Expendables”, packed full of explosions, killer fight... read more August 17, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Buick LaCrosse

Car Dealer Tricks: Won’t Return Keys Or Registration - Part III

“Old school” car dealers tend to use tired and worn out tricks to get their customers to pay more than they should or want to. One of their favorite tricks is to keep a... read more July 25, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Hyundai Santa Fe

Car Dealer Tricks: Won’t Return Keys or Registration - Part II

When car dealers evaluate your trade, they ask for the keys and registration. They need the keys to drive the car. They need the registration to make sure it’s current, and... read more July 25, 2010 by  0


 
202 Chrysler Sebring Convertible

Car Dealer Tricks: Won’t Return Keys Or Registration - Part I

Car dealers have a bad reputation for a good reason. During my dealership career in Internet Sales, I listened closely to my customer’s intense, even harsh opinions about... read more July 25, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Hyundai Sonata

Car Dealer Tricks: Monthly Payments VS. Purchase Price - Part II

When I was Internet Manager for a major car dealer, the customers who got the best deals almost always focused on the selling price of the car, and not on monthly payments... read more July 24, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Toyota Corolla

Car Dealer Tricks: Buyer Beware

This begins a series of articles on how to avoid a long list of tricks that car dealers use to get more money out of customers than they want to pay. As an ex-Internet... read more July 19, 2010 by  0


 
seatbelt wearer

Wear Your Seat Belt--Or I’ll Cry

Maybe it’s the unrelenting heat, maybe it’s the fatty deposits lodged in my brain from eating way too much butter and ice-cream, maybe it’s my meds. Or maybe it’s the... read more July 8, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Nissan Murano 2WD 4-door S Engine

How To Keep Your Engine Cool In A Heat Wave

You know a heat wave when you are in the middle of one and so does your car. For you it means burning the backs of your legs on the vinyl seat, for your car it’s when... read more July 6, 2010 by  0


 
2003 Honda Accord

Beware Of Scammers When Buying A Used Car

When I was Internet Manager for a major car dealer, I made my living selling cars online. However, not once did I ask someone to buy a car sight unseen by wiring me money. It... read more July 5, 2010 by  0


 
Carbon Motors E7

Has The Cop Car Gone Soft? Carbon Motors Says No

How many times have you seen a police car, especially a Ford Crown Vic, not the Mercedes E-Class or BMW 5 Series you see over in Germany (lucky Polizei!) and thought... read more June 30, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Ford Escape

The Car Industry: An Insider’s View

The car buying process is one of the most stressful experiences a person will go through. Most of us only buy a handful of vehicles in our lifetime, making it difficult to... read more June 12, 2010 by  0


 
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