A reader asks: We had an appointment with the car salesman after emailing back and forth about a specific vehicle at the dealership. We had everything set up, but then the salesman told us that the car we wanted was sold just a day before our appointment. This has happened to us quite a few […]
Category: Buying A Car
How Can I Get A Dealership To Cancel A Car Deal?
A question from a reader: Q. I bought a new car, but I’ve changed my mind. It’s only been a couple of days – is there anything I can do to get out of the deal? Short answer: Probably not. But, still there are some things you can try.
Am I Stuck With A Car If I Signed The Paperwork But Didn’t Drive It Off The Lot?
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.
How To Buy A Car – Our Two Minute Guide
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 […]
A Car Nerd’s Guide To The 2015 Challenger
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 […]
It Followed Me Home: 5 Biggest Car Buying Mistakes
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 […]
Do Lemon Laws Cover Used Cars?
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 […]
Renting Before You Buy: The New Millennial Trend
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 […]
Low Pressure Auto Shopping? Yes Please!
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 […]
It’s About to Get Much Easier to Buy a Car Online
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 […]