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I Tried To Get A Deal On A Kia Stinger From A Florida Dealer And It… Wasn’t Terrible?

Working with Kia dealers, even in this modern age of car shopping, can be an exercise in futility. Attempting a deal on a Kia Stinger in Florida, a state that is notorious in my experience, for bad dealers, could have been a nightmare. But sometimes things don’t always go as expected. Here’s how I pulled […]

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This Free And Easy App Can Prevent You From Getting Ripped Off At A Car Dealership

There are all kinds of websites, platforms and startups that are supposed be “disrupting” the whole car buying process, yet every day people end up with bad deals. But the most powerful tool is something buyers have had for a while, and they don’t even have to download it.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Watch Out For Dealers That Offer A Low Price With A High-Interest Rate

Buying a car shouldn’t be that complicated. You shop around, you get a quote, and make your purchase. Still, we all know it’s not simple because some dealers will use various deceptive and tiresome tactics to make it seem like their quote is the best when it may not be—including pairing a crazy low price […]

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This Is The Most Insane Excuse For Why A Dealer Won’t Send A Written Price Quote

I’ve brokered thousands of car deals and encountered all sorts of reasons why some dealers refuse to email price quotes. A reader recently reached out to me with one of my favorite bullshit excuses, however: dealers who claim emailed prices are illegal.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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No, Kia Is Not Requiring Dealerships To Mark Up The Stinger

I’ve brokered thousands of deals and have encountered a variety of excuses as to why a car’s price was not competitive, but I’ve have never had a dealer say the automaker made them charge more. If the email I just got is any indication of the norm, the excellent Kia Stinger is getting absolutely screwed […]

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Watch Out For This Sneaky Thing Some Dealers Do When Sending A Total Price

When comparing prices you always want to get a total cost—that includes all tax and fees so you know exactly how much you are paying for your next car. But some dealers are employing a questionable tactic to make their out the door price cheaper than the competition.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Watch Out For Fake Car Deals This Presidents’ Day Weekend

Since 2018 is predicted to be a slower year for car sales, dealers are pulling out all the stops to get you into the showroom. Presidents’ weekend is usually a big time for car buying, but some of these so-called deals don’t really offer the yuuuge savings you would expect.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Listen To A Dealer Tell A Customer His Faulty 2017 Ford Truck Wasn’t Designed To Exceed 65 MPH

A Colorado man recently took his new Ford F-250—which had a violent front-end shake on the highway—to a dealer, only to be told that the truck was “not designed to go over 65 mph.” It’s a ridiculous and untrue claim in what is just a baffling audio recording. Just listen to this nonsense.Read more… Continue […]

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Just Because You’re Bad At Math Doesn’t Necessarily Mean The Dealer Is Ripping You Off

The mathematical skills of the American population are, for the most part, pretty poor. Dealerships and lenders will often use this as an opportunity to take advantage of people, but sometimes the opposite happens when someone with bad math skills walks away from a good deal because they don’t understand how the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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A Dealership In Colorado Is Asking $176,000 For A Dodge Demon They Don’t Even Have

Well, we all knew this was coming. Despite Dodge’s best efforts to mitigate the bonkers markups on its insanely hyped Dodge SRT Challenger Demon, there was bound to be at least a few stores that would attempt to make huge profits on this rare muscle car.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Reminder: Dealers Don’t Actually Give You ‘Free’ Gifts With Your Car Purchase

For those of you out car shopping this holiday season, you will likely see some dealers advertising some “free” giveaways with your car purchase. These things could include a TV, some oil changes, or even a free vacation. I hate to be the one to break this to you, but none of this stuff is […]

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Some Car Dealers Have Finally Figured Out How To Sell Used Cars Online

Even when even vintage milk can be bought online, you might as well try and lock down a good Cyber Monday deal on a car. And while a few dealerships have made the effort to make buying a used car online easy, far too many still have inaccurate listings or are generally uncooperative. Read more… Continue […]

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