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Automotive Shopping Guide To Car Buying & Leasing

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Auto Shopping Basics

> How to buy your car
> Buy or lease
> Financing options
> Car buying services
> Car insurance

Choosing the Right Car for you

> What's right car for you?
> What to consider
> Is a hybrid car right for me?
> What can you afford?
> Selecting a type of your car
> Gas mileage
> Options
> Warranties
> Extended warranties

How To Research

> Shopping for the best deal
> How to choose a dealership
> Check your credit report and score
> Right value of the car

Used Cars

> Pros and cons of buying used cars
> Where to shop for used cars
> Buying a used car online
> Kelly blue book and other price guides
> What to look for when buying used
> How to study a car model's reliability
> How to find a reliable used car
> Used cars to avoid
> Lemon laws
> How to check vehicle history

Understanding Car Prices

> Understand how dealerships make money
> Factory Invoice Price
> Rebates
> Sticker price
> Dealer markup
> Dealer's front-end profits
> Dealer's back-end profits
> Dealer hold-backs
> Rebates or low rate financing: which should you choose?
> What's your target price?

Leasing

> How does a leasing work
> Understanding the real cost of leasing
> When leasing is right for you
> When leasing is bad for you
> How leasing price is determined
> How to get the right price for leasing
> Leasing terms and conditions
> What happens when the lease ends
> Can I end the lease early?

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Shopping Strategies

> When to buy
> Secure the financing before going to dealership
> Reading the ad correctly
> Test driving
> How to get the best deal
> Inspection before taking delivery
> New car lemon laws

Negotiation Skills

> Get prepared before going to a dealership
> Shop around
> Don't buy in a hurry
> Don't negotiate price with a sticker price
> Know the sales tactics and don't fall victim.
> Don't mention your trade-in until last moment; or sell it separately
> Read the statement carefully before signing

Online Auto Buying

> Pros and cons of online buying
> How to buy a new car online
> How to buy a used car online
> Buying a car on ebay
> Bidding techniques
> Safety tips

Financing

> Financing options
> How much down payment is required?
> Credit score and interest rates
> How to negotiate better finance rates and terms?
> Dealer financing
> Monthly payments

Latest News

January 25, 2015
Cheap gas, powerful vehicles make it hard to meet CAFE

Article from Detroit Free Press: By Alisa Priddle and Brent Snavely, Detroit Free Press 11:07 p.m. EST January 24, 2015 Buy Photo Gas prices(Photo: Kirthmon F. Dozier/Detroit Free Press)Buy Photo Story Highlights The industry was already bemoaning the difficulty of achieving proposed CAFE standards of 54.5 m.p.g. by 2025. With gas prices below $ 2 [...]

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January 23, 2015
New Ford CEO Mark Fields Reveals His Embarrassing First Car

Article from ABC News: World News Videos | ABC World News Copy At his first >> Read the full article Related News:

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January 22, 2015
Low gas prices, incentives change math for electric cars

Article from WRAL.com: Published: 2015-01-21 16:57:25Updated: 2015-01-21 17:01:11 By DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writer DETROIT — Drivers trying to calculate whether it’s practical to own an electric car are facing a new math. U.S. gas prices have fallen more than $ 1 per gallon over the last 12 months, to a national average of $ [...]

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January 21, 2015
Glorious News: America’s Finally Getting Some Mid-Engine Sports Cars

Article from Wired: The newly unveiled Ford GT supercar is a carbon fiber, wind-slicing, mid-engined wonder beast. Ford This might be the greatest decade ever for sports cars. We have the LaFerrari, McLaren’s P1 and the Porsche 918. All wonderful, exquisite pieces of engineering—and all European. So, where are the Americans? Last week, Ford fired [...]

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January 20, 2015
2015 Detroit Auto Show: You Might Be Able To Buy 3-D–Printed Cars In A Year

Article from Popular Science: Local Motors, a Phoenix-based start-up that aims to be the world’s first producer of 3-D–printed cars, plans to start selling its unconventional vehicles within 12 to 18 months. To bolster its claim, the company is pulling a curious stunt here at the 2015 North American International Auto Show: It’s building what [...]

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