Archive for January 2014

THE THREE PARTS OF ANY CAR PURCHASE NEGOTIATION

Jan 3rd, 2014 | By

If you’re reading this far, you’re planning or actively considering buying a car in the near future. If you’re like most people we’ve encountered , you think of this as one transaction. After all, you’re only buying one car, right? Wrong. There are three distinct segments to the purchase of any vehicle, new or used.
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THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO WHEN NEGOTIATING FOR A USED CAR

Jan 3rd, 2014 | By

As we write elsewhere on this site, the used car market is really tight right now. That having been said, here’s the most important thing to know about buying a used car: Be ready to walk away and not buy the car. Even in a tight market, being too attached to a particular used car
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HOW CAR DEALERS USE YOUR EMOTIONS AGAINST YOU

Jan 3rd, 2014 | By

Buying a new car is a deeply personal decision. People love their cars, and most folks name their cars and think of them fondly. We get all that. The author of this page has an Impala named Iggy. Whether you’re looking for a snappy sports car, an SUV, or something to carry the kids around,
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HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR TRADE-IN

Jan 3rd, 2014 | By

There are some common-sense things anyone should do before taking their car into the dealership for a trade-in evaluation. It sounds simple, but our experience and research shows that many people don’t even bother to clean out their car’s interiors or wash their car prior to going to the dealer. Any dealer is going to
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HOW DEALER INVENTORY NEEDS CAN DRIVE USED CAR PRICES

Jan 3rd, 2014 | By

Like everything else at the dealership, the price of a used car is endlessly negotiable. As an example, did you know that the phrase “Blue Book value” can mean dealer retail price, trade-in value or value in a private party transaction? Dealers, especially larger ones will have their own proprietary valuation ratings that factor in
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