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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?


> 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 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

November 24, 2014
Student Debt vs. Car Loans

Article from Forbes: If you listen to all the commotion, you would think that the level of college debt in the U.S. today is a crisis of epic proportion—hundreds of thousands of unfortunate young people leaving college with crushing loan debt. The facts might surprise you. According to the Project on Student Debt, only 69% [...]

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November 22, 2014
2 men shot while trying to buy car off Craigslist

Article from WTOV Steubenville: Updated: Thursday, November 20 2014, 03:43 PM EST LITTLE ROCK (KATV) – Two men responding to a Craigslist ad were shot while trying to buy a car.Little Rock police responded to a local hospital after a report of a shooting Tuesday evening.Christopher Whitaker and Bradley Rotenberry tell police they had arranged [...]

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November 21, 2014
Edmunds’ Car Week may take the anxiety out of auto shopping – at least briefly

Article from OCRegister: If the idea of stepping into a car dealership induces hives or hyperventilation, you’re not alone. With an average transaction price of $ 31,000, a new car is one of the more expensive and anxiety-producing purchase decisions an American will make. Many consumers fear they’ll buy the wrong car or pay too [...]

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November 20, 2014
Ford To Make Electric Cars ‘Attainable To The Masses;’ CEO Denies Rumors …

Article from International Business Times: Mark Fields, president and CEO of Ford Motor Company, said on Monday that it intends to mass-produce affordable electric vehicles. Fields, in an interview with Yahoo Finance, emphasized that Ford has the capability to make electric cars with a strategy different from that of Tesla Motors. Revealing the company’s intentions [...]

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November 19, 2014
Buy a car in a half hour? It can happen

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