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Top 5 Japanese Car Ads
Top 5 Japanese Car Ads

You live on a crowded island, you tend to lack a few things. Like a proper perspective on the world, or a diversified gene pool. Or perhaps you begin to do crazy things like drink copious quantities of alcohol, and then design unreliable cars like the British.  Or if you are the Japanese, you do...Read More»

2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX
Should I Buy A Car From A Dead Brand?

Their names are the road kill of the recession--HUMMER, Pontiac, Saturn, Mercury and Oldsmobile. Does their purchase represent opportunity or pitfall? After all, they have proven that their brands will not stand the test of time, but does that really matter? Buying a discontinued brand is like...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse
Big Savings On Buick, GMC, Chevrolet, And Cadillac Vehicles In July 2010

The list of car makers offering incentive programs in July 2010 keeps growing. Incentive financing or cash back is at the forefront of programs from Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC. Offers include zero percent financing and up to $5,000 cash back on some models. Big SavingsHow much can you save...Read More»

Driven: 2010 BMW 750Li
More Summer Savings For New Car Buyers With BMW And MINI

A sagging national economy and slumping new car sales have lured two more auto manufacturers into the summer frenzy aimed at kick starting a depressed market through the use of incentive programs. BMW and MINI are offering low interest rate programs as they attempt to attract new buyers back into...Read More»

2010 Ford Escape
Save Big With Summer New Car Incentive Programs - While You Can

Now is a great time to buy a new car.After disappointing sales in June, car makers are lining up with huge incentive programs to lure buyers back into dealerships. The two biggest incentives being used are low interest rates--many down to zero percent--and cash back that effectively discounts the...Read More»

2010 Nissan Maxima
Nissan Offers Big Incentives - July 2010

The auto industry was hit hard in June when month-to-month sales took a big hit. Many car makers recorded a drop of between 10 and 15 percent in new car sales between May and June. Even Honda--one of the strongest manufacturers--recorded a decrease of nine percent. A lack of incentives to lure...Read More»

2010 Toyota Corolla
July 2010 Incentives From Toyota

Many car makers cut back on incentives in June 2010, and lower sales were one of the consequences. General Motors sales in June dropped 13 percent from May. Even Honda--normally a strong competitor--saw its sales slip nine percent. One of the biggest losers was Toyota, which saw a decrease of 14...Read More»

2009 Mazda RX-8
Mazda Comes Out With Strong, New Certified Pre-owned (CPO) Program

As an ex-Internet Manager for a major dealer who sold tons of used cars over the years, I make no secret that I’m a big fan of manufacturer certified pre-owned (CPO) programs. Consumers benefit by getting a vehicle that meets a higher standard AND gain long term protection through an extended...Read More»

2010 Chrysler 300C SRT8
60-Day Regret-Free Purchase Program From Chrysler

In an almost unheard-of move, Chrysler is offering a “60-Day Regret-Free Purchase” program that allows new car buyers to return their car within 60 days if they aren’t happy with it. Plus, the company will make the first two months’ payments for the buyer, up to $500 per month, for a...Read More»

2010 Toyota Tundra CrewMax 5.7L V8 6-Spd AT Grade (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
2010 Truck Comparison: Toyota Tundra Versus Chevrolet Silverado

These two pickup trucks each have different relevant features. It's a matter of preference which one you choose, however there may be some advantages that will sway your decisions in one direction or another. To do a comparison on the 2010 Toyota Tundra with the 2010 Chevrolet Silverado we need to...Read More»

2009 GMC Acadia
Save Money On CPO Vehicles With Incentive Financing

Yesterday we discovered that there are two ways to win (and save) when buying a certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle. First, negotiate a great deal. Making a good buy doesn’t diminish the many value-added benefits of CPO programs. Topping the list of benefits includes a vehicle that meets a higher...Read More»

2010 BMW 3-Series 2-door Coupe 328i RWD Wheel Cap
Potholes: Those Ever Present Bumps In The Road

Pothole repair has become the victim of a perfect storm. The convergence of dwindling budgets, a lot of rain and a heat wave has only one person smiling and he’s knee deep in bent rims and broken axles. Voters in San Mateo County California decide in November on whether to increase vehicle...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Impala
Consumers Can Save Twice When Buying A CPO Used Car

One of the problems consumers face when buying vehicles is banks and financial institutions charging a higher interest rate on used cars compared to new ones. The differences can add up to a large chunk of change. However, there is a sizable list of certified pre-owned vehicles that--for a limited...Read More»

2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SS
Top 10 Tips for New Car Buyers: Competition Is Key

Car buying has changed significantly over the past 10 years. In today’s market, consumers have multiple options for everything they buy. As a result, it no longer makes sense to walk into a single dealership and haggle with just one salesman. According to FindtheBestCarPrice.com, in order to get...Read More»

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 fact that I am a sucker for an emotional commercial if done right, and one that I happen to agree with. I saw a great ad...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0
Gloomy Outlook In U.S. Auto Sales

First look at June 2010 auto sales in the U.S. indicates improvement, with hope for an ailing economy. However, a closer inspection of sales figures reveals a gloomy outlook for car sales in particular, and the economy as a whole. Auto sales in June grew 14 percent over June 2009.However, what...Read More»

2010 Honda Ridgeline
Too Many Test Drives And Not Enough Sales: Discouraging For Dealers

“It’s discouraging for all of us,” said my friend Stephanie. I worked with her in sales when I was Internet Manager for a major car dealer; she continues to sell cars. I had asked her about customers who test drive new cars, but walk away before making a purchase--a let-down, it seems, for...Read More»

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 turns out that one of the latest scams emerging around the country has what appear to be legitimate car dealers doing just...Read More»

2011 Infiniti M37 4-door Sedan RWD Audio System
Does Music Really Matter? It Does For The Top 10 Ads

It’s the July 4th long weekend in the U.S. and my cousins are visiting me here north of the border. I have always associated this weekend with a John Phillips Sousa musical replete with brass section-heavy bombastic music to accompany fireworks that light up the night sky. And then I wonder aloud...Read More»

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