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Gas Prices: One More Issue Car Dealers Don’t Need

Gas Prices: One More Issue Car Dealers Don’t Need

April car sales figures will be released later this week. Until then, I thought I would check with friends in the industry to see how things were doing locally. “Sales of smaller vehicles in all categories is the new normal,” said one friend who works for a major car dealer. We were... read more

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2010 Nissan Altima

Would You Buy A Previous Rental Car?

As a car salesman in a former life, a third of my pre-owned customers refused to consider a car that had been a rental in a former life. They envisioned drivers abusing the... read more April 29, 2011 by  4


 
2012 Nissan Versa

Value Cars: A New Trend To Reduce Driving Costs

As the nation struggles with balancing its budget and making difficult choices on where to spend available dollars, Americans around the country continue to downsize the... read more April 28, 2011 by  1


 
2010 Toyota Prius

Vehicle Safety Recalls: Get Them Done, And Be Safe

As a former car salesman, I was surprised at how often customers brought their trades in for evaluation, still subject to a list of recalls that had not been completed. Car... read more April 28, 2011 by  0


 
Jack Colker Union 96 gas station in Beverly Hills, via oobject.com

Gas Apps To The Rescue

I’ve owned an iPhone since they were first released. But I didn’t get my first gas app until a few weeks ago when it seemed that gas prices were not going to... read more April 25, 2011 by  0


 
2010 Honda Civic Sedan

Car Buying Guide: Know You’re Getting A Good Deal

When I was Internet Manager for a major car dealer, the most frustrating issue my customers faced was not knowing if they were getting a fair and reasonable deal. It was this... read more April 21, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

How To Lower Stress—And Save Money—When Buying Your Next Car?

When I talk to friends and family about the car buying process, there are usually two things they hate more than anything else: not knowing if they’re getting a good... read more April 18, 2011 by  3


 
2011 Porsche 911 GTS

Study: Men Want To Be Seen, Women Want To Be Seen As Practical?

Men go for bold looks, bold sheetmetal, and horsepower, while women go with interior space, practicality, cost, and safety features, right? It sure sounds like a... read more April 11, 2011 by  0


 
Shanghai Buick Showroom

Car Shopping Tip: Steering Around "Profit Points"

Car dealers are between a rock and a hard place. Their ranks have been decimated by the downturn in the economy. If that weren’t bad enough, savvy car shoppers are... read more April 11, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Consumer Reports' Top 5 Most Fuel-Efficient SUVs

Many families still prefer to drive kids around in larger, safer vehicles. This often results in the purchase of a sport-utility vehicle (SUV), despite the fact that they get... read more April 9, 2011 by  6


 
2011 Toyota Prius

Top 5 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars: Consumer Reports

American drivers continue to downsize their vehicle choices to enhance fuel economy. No wonder. Gas prices have steadily increased since last fall, and drivers across the... read more April 8, 2011 by  2


 
2008 Ford Escape Hybrid

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Vehicles: Be Protected

Maybe it’s because I was Internet Manager for a major car dealer that friends and family are always asking me for help when they buy used cars. Most people only buy a... read more April 6, 2011 by  3


 

 
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