A reader recently asked: I signed all the paperwork, but haven’t taken the car yet. Do I still have to buy it, or can I back out of the deal? The short answer: It depends, but you can probably back out.
1. Know your budget. Never buy a car until you’ve figured out what you can afford. Sit down, look at your expenses and income, and then come up with an affordable monthly payment or a cash price limit. Pro Tip: Stick to the budget! If you go over, you might regret it. 2. Give yourself a […]
I don’t typically offer advice/commentary on specific new vehicle models, partially because everyone (and I mean everyone) does this, and partially because most new cars are sort of interchangeable to me. That’s not to say that I don’t have preferences or favorites (I do), but when viewed thru the lens of helping consumers maximize their […]
Buying a car is hard. There’s a lot of ink wasted on “car buying tips” and advice, but I’m going to flip that standard advice and tell you what I’ve seen in my years of experience as a dealerships salesperson and manager. Here are five mistakes that people often make, and you can rest assured […]
Have you ever wondered how lemon laws work when buying a used car? Laws in place, called “lemon laws” protect car buyers from “bad” cars — but these usually protect new car buyers. The catch is, it is way more common to get stuck with a bad used car than new one. A faulty used […]
Turns out, millennials are actually a little more interested in buying cars than previously believed. This crowd that we thought to be stuck on smarts phones and social media instead of caring about cars were actually just holding out to do some hands on research before they bought. Come to find out, millennials have been […]
Anyone who has ever gone shopping, or just browsing, knows that buying a car can be a high pressure ordeal. The moment you pull up into the car lot, you can see a group of very eager sale people arguing over who is (or who isn’t in some cases) going to approach you. When the […]
Online shopping has definitely become a way of life in the recent years and many people think auto shopping should be added to those capabilities. The concept of heading to a dealership and going through the song and dance of buying a vehicle from a dealer in person seems…down right retro and outdated. If you […]
People look for a lot of things in a car when they shop — some want a sporty car, a sexy car, or a car that’s ultra efficient. Above all else, what trait people look for the most is American made. Consumer Reports reveals that, given the choice, 78% of people would rather buy a product […]
When it comes time to buy a new car, many people find an automotive forum to learn more about it. This can be good and bad. Here is what you need to know.