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Sales Ethics: When Is Enough, Enough? Part II
Sales Ethics: When Is Enough, Enough? Part II

I was being trained in the Wild West of car sales. Although I would later become Internet Manager for a major car dealer, early in my career I found myself working with a retired school teacher who was desperately trying to trade her expensive, high-end SUV with hardly any miles for a modestly...Read More»

2010 Honda CR-V
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»

2011 RTR Mustang
Car Dealer Tricks: Getting The Best Deal Possible

Today’s car buyers are using the Internet to make great deals when buying cars from dealers. It’s now become the exception for consumers to pay the full sticker price for new cars. Instead, the norm is to have customers walk into a showroom knowing the dealer’s actual invoice cost...Read More»

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 her budget didn’t warrant a new car, and didn’t want my daughter and her young family riding around in just any...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI
Best Car Ad of 2010: Fresh Air and Lots of Blue

The world needs saving, the environment needs rescuing, it’s all going dark. It’s enough to make you turn to the bottle, or maybe you’re so frustrated, you want to scream about it til you’re blue in the face. Or sing the blues, and plaster a perma-frown on your face. But the...Read More»

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 the actual trade-in value. I worked long enough as an Internet Manager for a major dealer to know that car dealerships hate...Read More»

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 dealers and someone who teaches people how to buy and sell cars, I made sure I used every insider secret that I knew about the...Read More»

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 of every bad experience anyone has ever had while buying a used car. We were lied to, manipulated, our expectations were not...Read More»

2010 Honda Odyssey 5dr Touring w/RES & Navi Angular Front Exterior View
Customizing Your Company Van With the Right Accessories

Company vans are a worthwhile investment for any business, and customizing them with accessories can help increase the van’s safety, value, utility, and appearance in the long run. A few examples of accessories you can buy include power inverters, lift gates, seat covers, and back-up cameras...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
eHarmony And Auto Trader: An Internet Love Story

Like any other automotive enthusiast, I am sure you have hopped online late at night, always accidentally ending up on Auto Trader after strictly promising yourself just a quick check of Car Town and then straight to bed. But that rarely, if ever, happens. Instead you get caught into perusing the...Read More»

2011 Ford Taurus 4-door Sedan Limited FWD Angular Front Exterior View
2011 Affordable Large Cars Rated Top Safety Picks

Families seeking comfort, space, and affordable, yet stylish, transportation often choose large sedans. And key among considerations for any family vehicle is safety. For 2011, families have some great choices in affordable large cars that are also rated Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute...Read More»

2010 BMW 1-Series 2-door Coupe 135i Front Exterior View
Teens And Safe Driving: More Important Than Ever

BMW’s launch of their “Drive It Home--Don’t Txt & Drive” campaign at a special teen driving school in conjunction with the kickoff of the BMW Championship in Chicago this week highlights the importance of teaching teens how to drive safely and without distractions. And...Read More»

2010 Mazda6
What Are The Insurance Costs For A 2011 Mazda6?

Many people are very curious to know what the insurance costs for the 2011 Mazda6 will be. Unfortunately, since the car has not yet been released in the United States, it’s difficult to know exactly what the expected insurance costs are. However, if you are planning on purchasing one of these...Read More»

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 is best, while others will stand beside their foreign cars wholeheartedly. In truth, there really is no “right”...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen GTI
VW Golf GTI: Take A Sunday Drive And Then Some

Apart from sitting in the dentist’s chair getting a cavity filled, while my fingers grip the chair with such intensity usually reserved for gripping the monitor of my Windows-based PC as it crashes for the umpteenth time while trying to do my work, or perhaps barking at my children without...Read More»

2010 Acura RL 4-door Sedan Tech/CMBS Front Exterior View
Getting Your First Auto Insurance Policy Is Easier Than You Think

If you’re shopping for car insurance for the first time, you may not know what to look for. The following information explains application requirements and how to save money on the best car insurance for young drivers and experienced adults alike. First auto insurance policy application...Read More»

2006 Lexus IS 250 Manual
Trade Your Car Or Sell Privately: Pros And Cons: Part VIII

It’s difficult to know if you should trade your vehicle, or sell it yourself. The answer for most people comes down to how much you’ll gain monetarily by selling it on your own. It’s generally assumed that consumers can put more money in their pocket if they sell a used vehicle...Read More»

2003 Infiniti G35 Coupe
Trade Your Car Or Sell Privately: Pros And Cons: Part VII

We’re looking at the benefits of trading your car with a dealer compared to selling privately. Generally, you put more money in your pocket selling it yourself, but it’s significantly more work. The added effort to sell your own vehicle includes knowing where to post your ad online...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
7 Of The Best Off-Road Destinations In The U.S.

Off road enthusiasts are all the rage. The money, time, effort and energy owners of four-wheel drive vehicles put into their hobby is simply astounding. There's always something to install, from running boards to brush guards. Something new to be considered to make your enjoyment of the great...Read More»

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