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Dealerships’ Online Shopping Platforms Are Increasing Convenience But Might Be Decreasing Savings

Because of Covid-19, several dealers have begun to utilize online buying platforms that allow customers to get prices and even initiate a transaction without ever talking with a salesperson. These apps make the shopping process a bit easier, but that convenience might come at a cost in the form of a competitive deal…Read more… Continue […]

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Can A Dealer Sell A Car To Someone Else If I Already Gave Them A Deposit?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing dealers that don’t honor deposits and someone torn between two lifestyle cars.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Why Is The Dealer Trying To Charge Me An Inspection Fee To Buyout My Lease?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing dealer inspection fees when buying out a lease, buying a used EV from a rental car company, and trading in a much […]

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Why Is The Dealer Trying To Charge Me An Inspection Fee To Buyout My Lease?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing dealer inspection fees when buying out a lease, buying a used EV from a rental car company, and trading in a much […]

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Why Is The Dealer Trying To Charge Me An Inspection Fee To Buyout My Lease?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing dealer inspection fees when buying out a lease, buying a used EV from a rental car company, and trading in a much […]

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Now That States Are Opening Up Will The Car Deals Get Better Or Worse?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing how states’ reopening will impact car deals, expensive dealer installed tow-hitches, and whether to fix or tradeRead more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Hyundai Dealer Abandons And Tows Customer Cars, Blames Coronavirus

Car dealers don’t have the best reputations, but you usually can expect them to hold on to your vehicle. Someone should have told that to this now-disavowed Hyundai dealer who allegedly abandoned customers’ cars, then had them towed leaving the owners on the hook for storage and fees.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Should I Still Get An Inspection On A Certified Pre-Owned Car?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing getting inspections on certified used cars, managing dealers with marked-up accessories, and why used luxury cars aren’t seeing the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How Come Dealers Are Telling Me They Can’t Sell Below Their Invoice?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing dealers “making deals count,” the covid-19 impact on specialty cars, and negotiating a better buyout on a lease.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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What Should I Do If The Dealer Won’t Take My Lease Back?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing lease returns and equity with COVID-19, and trading down to save some money. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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How Zero Percent APR And Deferred Payments Can Be Financially Dangerous

In light of the economic impact of coronavirus and the general desperation of automakers to sell cars, several brands are offering special financing programs such as zero percent loans and/or deferred payment programs. Kia’s version is a good example of how these programs can be both possibly a bargain and financially…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How Come ‘Blue Book’ Pricing Doesn’t Seem To Apply To Certain Used Cars?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing “Blue Book” pricing and used cars, why couples buy two of the same car and an affordable ride for a really tall […]

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How Come ‘Blue Book’ Pricing Doesn’t Seem To Apply To Certain Used Cars?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing “Blue Book” pricing and used cars, why couples buy two of the same car and an affordable ride for a really tall […]

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This Interactive Map Shows How Devastating Coronavirus Is On The American Car Market

Coronavirus has had a drastic impact on car sales due to a combination of factors such as dealer closures, stay at home orders, and economic insecurity. Sales data company FourEyes inputted publicly available data into interactive maps to illustrate how much of the market was really lost. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Why Are Dealers Refusing To Negotiate If I Make A Really Low Offer?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are talking about negotiating car deals, clearance pricing on Alfas, and legally registering a used car during coronavirus.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Used Car Prices Are Likely Coming Down, But It May Not Happen For A Few Months

The impact of the coronavirus on the car market is turning into a worst-case scenario for automakers, lenders, dealers, and rental companies. Naturally, consumers can expect prices to fall in the pre-owned market, but the full impact of COVID-19 may not materialize for several months. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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