Consumer Reports: Your Best Friend in Choosing a Car

If you don’t already subscribe to Consumer Reports, you should. I have been a subscriber for as long as I can remember. My wife, Nancy, and I rarely buy any product without consulting this great magazine. I also subscribe to Consumer Reports online edition which is even more current than …

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The Lemon Law: Your Nuclear Option

Lemon laws are state laws which give rights to purchasers of new vehicles if they find that they have bought a car with a defect that cannot be fixed in a timely fashion by the dealer or the manufacturer. Every states lemon law is somewhat different but they all have …

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What is the True Cost of that New Car?

It is almost impossible for you to determine the true cost of a new car. This might sound crazy, but many dealers don’t know the true cost of their cars. The manufacturers and distributors invoice their dealers for an amount when they ship them a car that is almost always …

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A Real Out-the-Door Price!

You’ve heard the term, “Out-the Door” price, many times and the chances are that you’ve used it yourself. There’s also the common phrase “Bottom-Line” price. In my dealership, I post all of my prices online and on my cars, but they really aren’t “Out-the-Door” prices because I don’t include the …

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Why Hondas Cost More Than Other Cars

When you buy a Nissan, Toyota, Ford, Dodge or any other low to medium priced car the dealer’s markup is much less than the markup when you buy a Honda. Yes, Hondas are better than many other makes. They score above average in quality, reliability, and low maintenance, but there …

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