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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

October 20, 2014
Car-buying still has a gender gap

Article from CBS News: Women are increasing their presence in the U.S. work force, often are the principal providers in their households and currently purchase more cars than men. But a new study by Kelley Blue Book says the road to buying a new car is still much more of an endurance trial for women [...]

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October 19, 2014
Head To Head: Redesigned Chrysler 200 takes on the Honda Accord – New York Daily News

Article from Head To Head: Redesigned Chrysler 200 takes on the Honda Accord – New York Daily News: Christian Wardlaw Chrysler’s new 200 is heavily updated and refined, but does it have the chops to take on a midsize sedan superstar like the Honda Accord? Midsize sedans are among the most popular vehicles on the [...]

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October 18, 2014
Buy the dream car,

Article from SaukValley.com: I’m in college, but I’m not the typical college student. I’ve gone back to law school after working for several years. My wife and I have followed your plan, and we’re completely debt-free. I’m cash-flowing school, and we’ve been fortunate enough to build up about $ 2 million in investments. The other [...]

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October 17, 2014
2012 Ford Focus Tops Safety Institute’s List of Potential Car Problems

Article from NBCNews.com: Drivers of the 2012 Ford Focus sustained more injuries than those in any other vehicle in the U.S., according to The Safety Institute’s quarterly “Watch List.” The complaints, which are made to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), center on two issues: allegations that the electric power steering shuts down randomly [...]

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10 British Things About Spokane, WA – Anglophenia

Article from 10 British Things About Spokane, WA – Anglophenia: First home to the hunter-gatherer Spokane Tribe approximately eight to 12,000 years ago, and then to tradesmen of Canada’s Northwest Fur Company, 211,000 people of all nationalities have settled in Spokane, Washington. Spokane may not have the historic ties to London Town like other U.S. cities but, [...]

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