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Review of TrueCar – Can you really get the best price?

TrueCar review

Here is my honest review of TrueCar.  They claim to promote transparency in car buying, but are they really interested in getting you the best deal?  Well, the answer is “kinda”. From a marketing perspective, TrueCar wants to attract car buyers to their service.  To do this, they’ve put a lot of money into a […]

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Volvo Overseas Delivery – How to get a free trip to Sweden

Volvo Overseas Delivery program

Currently, four major European manufacturers offer a European car delivery program.   Volvo stands out as the clear leader in terms of value and savings. Compared to other manufacturers like, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, or Porsche, Volvo offers the highest price discount and they are the only manufacturer to offer free airfare to their customers. Let’s break down […]

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Are European Car Delivery Programs Worth the Effort?

European Car Delivery Infographic

I’ve always been intrigued by European Car Delivery Programs. It’s a compelling offer: sign up for a vacation to Europe, get treated like a VIP, and come home with a discount on a very big souvenir, your new luxury car.

But are these programs worth it? Over the past few years, manufacturers have tightened their belts and removed many of the extra perks that used to be included. So I decided to see how European Delivery Program’s stack up against a car price you could negotiate for pick-up in the U.S.

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Fourth of July 2019 Car Deals

4th-of-july-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

Memorial-Day-Car-Dealership

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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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, Sacramento CA

Mazda Miata MX-5 Sacramento CA

Chris Evans from Fair Oaks, CA recently saved $3,100 off MSRP when he purchased a Soul Red 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring in Elk Grove, CA. Chris purchased his 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF from Elk Grove Mazda in Elk Grove, CA in the Sacramento, CA area. Chris Had This to Say About […]

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