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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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Win $100 Buying a New Car

You could win $100 just by telling me how much money you saved. Take the Car Buying Challenge Challenge yourself and see how much money you can save on your new car!  Then share how much you saved and you’ll be entered to win an extra $100.  I pick a winner every single month! Enter […]

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Hacking 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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When is the Best Time to Buy a Car?

best time to buy a car

Should you buy during a specific month, day, or even time of day? There are a couple key considerations to consider when determining when to buy your car.  Look at the infographic below to see how timing can affect car prices. And if you really want to know how and when you can get the […]

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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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Auto Industry Trends: 2019 and Beyond Will Be Great for Car Buyers

auto industry trends

The auto industry is at a tipping point and things are about to get a lot better for consumers. Within the past ten years a majority of shoppers now start the car buying process online before heading to dealerships.  That trend is driving prices down and sites like Edmunds and TrueCar are bringing more transparency […]

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How far would you drive to save 2,000 bucks?

local car prices

Do you live in a small city with only one car dealer?  If so, you may be wondering how can you get a fair car price?  If there’s only one dealer in town, he might think he doesn’t have to negotiate. When buying a new car, start by getting the online car prices from several car […]

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Buying vs Leasing a Car

buying vs leasing a car

Not surprisingly, many people don’t understand all the reasons why you might buy versus lease a car. If your parents always got cars one way, there’s a good chance you’ll do the same without considering both choices. But there are compelling arguments for each option. Not everyone is in the same boat and there are several questions […]

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Don’t Forget Your Trade-in Tax Savings

Pricing Your Trade in

When you get a lower than expected trade-in appraisal at the dealership, it can be tempting to stop negotiations.  You may believe you could get a better offer somewhere else.  While this may be true, you must remember to factor in tax savings to perform a true comparison. Most states will credit the value of […]

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Dealer Add on’s & Extras – what they don’t want you to know

Dealer Add On Infographic

So you’ve learned how to buy a car at the best possible price and think that guarantees you a good deal.  Well think again!  Did you know that a majority of a car dealer’s profit comes from the Finance Office (or F&I Department)? Dealerships want you to think the hard part is over and that it’s time to let your guard […]

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