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Fourth of July 2019 Car Deals


If you’re in the market for a new car, this Fourth of July might be a good time to pull the trigger.  Car dealers are offering big cash back incentives and financing deals to get buyers on the lot.  Read on to find out why this holiday is good for car buyers and see a […]

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6 Steps to Hack the Car Buying Process

Hacking the Car Buying Process

“I’m taking a blood-bath on this car!” the salesman confided in me after we closed the deal. We had agreed upon $2000 UNDER invoice. That’s invoice folks (dealer cost) and $4700 under the sticker price (MSRP). I bought a brand new 2016 model in the first week of the year. The salesman said the next day […]

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What is Dealer Holdback?

What is Dealer Holdback?

Dealer holdback is a percentage of the price of a new car, typically 2-3% of MSRP, that is returned to a dealer from the manufacturer after a car is sold. This money is typically used to help dealers pay for finance charges they have accrued while keeping unsold cars on their lot.  This is a […]

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Negotiating Car Dealer Add-On’s & Accessories

Dealer Add On Infographic

So you’ve learned how to negotiate a new car and think that guarantees you a good deal.  Well think again!  Did you know a majority of a car dealer’s profit comes from add-ons in the Finance Office? Dealerships want you to think the hard part is over and that it’s time to let your guard down.  But as you’re getting ready […]

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Memorial Day 2019 Car Deals


If you’ve been considering buying a new car, Memorial Day weekend might be a good time to do it. Auto manufacturers are showcasing great deals on their 2019 models.  As dealerships try to clear out their current inventory for the fall, you can find low-interest finance deals, big cash back incentives, and attractive lease terms […]

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What’s a good car price and why should you keep it a secret?

target car price

Going into any negotiation, you should always know the value of what you are buying. It’s important to establish a target purchase price and know the current car deals available to help you decide when to pull the trigger on a deal. However, a target price should strictly be a point of reference for you. […]

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How to buy a car with bad credit…Get a loan and then GET OUT of the loan!

how to buy a car with bad credit

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who have bad credit, it’s important to know that you still have options when trying to find money to buy a car.  You’re likely to pay a lot more in interest than a borrower with good credit, but you don’t have to be stuck in a bad […]

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Where’s the best place to compare cars?

best place to compare cars

Where should you research and compare cars when you are getting ready to buy?  Edmunds is one of my favorite websites because they have so many different tools for car buyers.  And since I recently did a TrueCar review, today I thought I would do a review of Edmunds. But in the spirit of being […]

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AutoTempest Review: Used car search…Faster!

AutoTempest review

Today I’m gonna review AutoTempest, the used car search website.  AutoTempest is similar to other websites that allow you to search used car listings, but with one big difference: You enter your search criteria once and AutoTempest gives you results from all the other guys. It’s a search engine for used cars. In this review, […]

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Presidents Day Weekend Car Sales 2019

Presidents Day Weekend Car Sales

Presidents Day Weekend is often a great time to buy a car and this year is no different.  Three day weekends usually mean some of the biggest promotions and deepest discounts of the year. Car salesmen are offering special deals over Presidents Day Weekend for these reasons: As the winter draws to a close, dealers want to get […]

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