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Buying From A Car Dealer: Getting The Most For Your Trade

Buying From A Car Dealer: Getting The Most For Your Trade

The world of car sales—private sellers or at a dealership—is like the Wild West. It’s free-wheeling and whoever does the best job negotiating the terms of the deal, wins. It’s the unpredictable nature of the business that turns off many people to selling vehicles themselves... read more

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2010 Volvo V50

Car Dealer Tricks: Multiple Profit Points

The Internet has changed everything when it comes to buying cars. Consumers no longer have to begin their car buying search by walking through the front door of a local car... read more September 29, 2010 by  0


 
Car shopping

Shoppers Over 50 Account For Most New Car Purchases

Ever since Baby Boomers came of age in the late 1950s and 60s, America has been obsessed with youth culture. Each week, it seems there's a new report talking about the... read more September 28, 2010 by  0


 
2007 Saturn Relay 4-door Wagon Relay 1 Trunk

Why Choose a Saturn

If you’re currently thinking about buying a new car but aren’t sure which manufacturer to go with, you should know that Saturn is a great choice. This popular car... read more September 27, 2010 by  0


 
Car Dealer

Is Carfax Better Than Its Competitors?

Carfax promises the world in their ads. I've used Carfax once, but the information wasn't impressive. Have they improved? Is their competitor AutoCheck better or worse?... read more September 24, 2010 by  0


 
2006 Nissan Sentra

Great Advice: Buying A Nissan Sentra Makes Dollars And Sense

A friend of mine recently asked me what car I would recommend for her to buy. She needed an affordable used car, one that would be reliable for years to come, and she was on... read more September 23, 2010 by  3


 
2007 Honda Civic

Why You Should Consider A Certified Pre-owned (CPO) Vehicle

When my daughter informed me that her Toyota Matrix was too small for her growing family, I found myself extolling the virtues of certified pre-owned vehicles (CPO). I knew... read more September 21, 2010 by  0


 
2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS

How To Find The Gas Mileage Of Your Next Car

Gas prices still aren’t cheap! In fact, the fluctuating price of gasoline continues to be a serious concern for many new and used car buyers. Do you rely on the seller... read more September 21, 2010 by  0


 
Facebook page for the Honda Accord Crosstour

One In Four Shoppers Uses Facebook, Twitter To Choose Next Ride. Do Automakers Know That?

People discuss lots of stuff on social networks. Grandchildren. Farmville. Cat videos. But they also discuss the world of commerce -- what they like, what they're buying, and... read more September 16, 2010 by  0


 
2007 Toyota Camry 4-door Sedan I4 Auto LE (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View

Car Buying Guide: A Tale Of Two Car Dealers: Part IV

When you pre-negotiate a trade value, the figure is not cast in stone. The dealer has to see the car in person for a “hands-on” inspection before they can confirm... read more September 15, 2010 by  2


 
2009 Infiniti G37

Car Buying Guide: A Tale Of Two Car Dealers: Part III

When I helped a friend buy a used car from a major dealer, I knew we were vulnerable to manipulation around the trade’s value. As an ex-Internet Manager for a major... read more September 15, 2010 by  1


 
2006 Honda Accord Sedan EX AT Angular Front Exterior View

Car Buying Guide: A Tale Of Two Car Dealers: Part II

I recently helped a friend buy a used car. We worked with two major dealers and our experience at each one could not have been more different. The first one was a reflection... read more September 14, 2010 by  0


 
2000 Nissan Pathfinder

Arizona Curbstoning: A $100 Million Problem: Part II

Car buyers in Arizona have a choice: buy from a dealer and pay sales tax or buy from a private seller and don’t pay sales tax. Sales tax in Arizona varies by the county... read more September 8, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Volkswagen Passat

Why Choose A Foreign Car?

If you’re in the market for a new car, you’ve probably heard arguments both for and against foreign cars. Some people will swear up and down that buying domestic... read more September 1, 2010 by  3


 
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 Volkswagen Passat

Free Credit Report: Save Money On Your Car Loan By Managing Your Credit: Part II

Yesterday we discovered that managing your credit is crucial if you hope to get the best interest rate on your car loan. See Part I here. If you end up paying a few... read more August 23, 2010 by  0


 

 
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