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Trade Your Car Or Sell Privately: Pros And Cons: Part V
Trade Your Car Or Sell Privately: Pros And Cons: Part V

Life is so much easier when you trade your car with a dealer instead of selling it privately. However, it’s generally assumed you won’t get as much for your trade compared to selling it yourself. What to do? Selling a car yourself is a lot more work and requires skills that not everyone has...Read More»

2005 Mazda Tribute
Trade Your Car Or Sell Privately: Pros And Cons: Part IV

The used car market is generally strong in all regions of the country. This makes it tempting to sell your old car privately instead of trading it in at a dealership. After all, you’ll probably get more for it by selling it versus trading it at a dealership. Let's take the example of the 2006...Read More»

2000 GMC Envoy
Trade Your Car Or Sell Privately: Pros And Cons: Part II

Yesterday we saw how easy car dealers make the process of trading in a car for their customers. Simply drive up in the car you want to trade, and a few hours later you’re driving home in the new and improved model you’ve hoped to buy. Easy as pie. But how much does the convenience of trading...Read More»

2006 Honda Civic Hybrid CVT Angular Front Exterior View
Trade Your Car Or Sell Privately: Pros And Cons: Part III

Car dealers serve a useful function, even though some can be a pain to deal with. One area of useful service that many car buyers are thankful for is the fact that dealers take trade-ins. This saves many car buyers the time, effort, and aggravation of trying to sell their old car on their own...Read More»

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 dealership as you will selling it on Craigslist, Backpage, Kijiji, or the many premium websites vying for your business...Read More»

2010 Nissan 370Z 40th Anniversary edition
Nissan’s Best Ad: Innovation, Maximum Maxima And Daddy

Society places labels on us all, branding us for years, decades and even lifetimes with monikers such as “lazy”, “geek”, “winner”, “dullard”, “genius” and the always popular “expendable” (that last one coming from my dark and bitter time spent in the corporate world). So...Read More»

2010 Audi A4
How Can I Dispute A Car Insurance Claim Payout?

Car insurance companies offer a lot of promises when selling you a policy but when it comes to submitting a claim some consumers often experience a payout significantly less than expected. Although this can be frustrating you have to understand every policy holder has a right to dispute an...Read More»

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 dealer can direct them in a way that maximizes their profits. This isn’t a good or bad thing; it’s simply how the...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-Z
2011 Honda CR-Z And 3D: How To Advertise An Enigma

When the Honda CR-Z was announced to go into production, many motormouths watered at the prospect of a modern resurrection of the famous, wonderful and super-spunky Honda CRX, of which I was and still am a huge fan. In particular, Gen II, the Si version of course. But it is a new era and the CR-Z...Read More»

2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X
Can I Afford Insurance For The Dodge Viper?

Many people just can’t get enough of the Dodge Viper. This stylish, fun little car comes in a variety of styles and can be customized into being the car of your dreams. However, before you make a purchase, you should have a realistic idea of what you can expect to pay in insurance as a Dodge...Read More»

2010 Dodge Grand Caravan
Dodge Caravan: The Ad That Made Me Have Kittens

Obviously any human who watches advertising has an opinion on what is good, what is bad and what is just plain out there. And where the automobile is concerned, the ads have to meet the target audiences' needs and desires, the ads have to be dead on and make you say either consciously or...Read More»

2010 Nissan Sentra
Small Price Hike On Nissan’s Sentra And Maxima Models

When I was Internet Manager for a major car dealer with a focus on marketing used vehicles, it was well known in the industry that the Nissan Sentra was more than a good deal. The Sentra compared favorably to the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla in size, performance, gas mileage, and 5-year...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT Angular Front Exterior View
What Are The Maintenance Costs Of Chevy Trucks?

Every car and truck is going to cost some money to maintain; there’s simply no getting around that unfortunate fact. However, you should know that some cars and trucks have a reputation for having far more affordable maintenance costs than others. One of these is the Chevy truck. Just about any...Read More»

2011 Dodge Durango teaser
2011 Dodge Durango, Or Should It Be the ‘Canyonero’?

Having just read an unappetizing article on how people can go green in death, I thought what an absurd world we live in, and more importantly, why haven’t the writers of Robot Chicken or The Simpsons lampooned this topic in a vicious manner? These animated creators have often influenced my...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Mercedes-Benz On A Budget: Certified Pre-Owned (CPO): Part II

Yesterday we looked at the Mercedes-BenzCertified Pre-owned (MBCPO) program. (Read Part I here.) Not everyone can afford to pay the sticker price or the upkeep of a new Mercedes-Benz. The MBCPO program is a way for those with champagne taste and a beer budget to own one of the most renowned luxury...Read More»

2010 Toyota Camry
Buying Cheap Used Cars - Questions You Need To Ask

When it comes to buying second hand cars, people are quite skeptical because they think these cars are not worth trusting. But if you inspect the automobile closely and then buy it, you are sure to get a good car. There are lots of used cars for sale in the market and you should seriously consider...Read More»

2009 Pontiac Vibe
Review: the 2010 Pontiac Vibe

Besides the more angled windshield and the beefier wheel arches the Pontiac Vibe hasn't changed from the previous model.  There really isn't anything that stands out on the exterior, although the look of the car is fine for a small affordable vehicle of this type.  The performance has...Read More»

2011 Volvo S60
Naughty Swedes: ABBA Take A Seat, Volvo S60 Stand Up

In the 1970s, the Swedes looked like they could rule the world. ABBA, Volvos and Saabs were everywhere, as well as state-sponsored socialism. They were fun, fair, easy-going and above all non-confrontational. It was all about disco, harmony, and music. Well, I am here to tell you, those kind Swedes...Read More»

2010 Ford F-150
The Benefits Of Owning A Ford F-150

Making the decision to purchase a Ford F-150 could be one of the smartest choices you’ll ever make. These beautiful full sized pickup trucks have a solid reputation in the motor vehicle industry. They are considered to be safe, reliable, and incredibly strong trucks, which backs up one of the...Read More»