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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

September 16, 2015
DAVE RAMSEY: Use road warrior rule, buy better car with cash

Article from Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal: DAVE RAMSEY Q. I’m trying to get out of debt. I make good money and do consulting for a living. I put about 4,000 miles a month on my car. It’s a 2012 model, and I currently owe more on it than it’s worth. I’ve considered selling it, but [...]

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September 10, 2015
Premier League

Article from Spurs signing ‘barred from buying red car’ – Yahoo Sports: Football – Tottenham Hotspur v Everton – Barclays Premier League – White Hart Lane – 29/8/15 Tottenham’s new signing … New Tottenham Hotspur attacker Son Heung-min has revealed club officials have barred him from buying a red car, because it is the colours of [...]

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September 9, 2015
VW, Ford Open Russia Engine Plants as Car Market Drops

Article from Bloomberg: Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Co. are sticking with long-planned investments in Russian engine factories even as car sales there head toward a six-year low. Volkswagen opened a 250 million-euro ($ 279 million) plant on Friday, with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev attending the inaugural ceremony. The factory near Kaluga, an industrial [...]

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September 1, 2015
Wal-Mart Supercenter will move into former Kmart building in Hilltop

Article from The Virginian-Pilot: By Stacy Parker The Virginian-Pilot © September 1, 2015 VIRGINIA BEACH Hilltop is getting a Wal-Mart Supercenter. The retail chain will occupy the big-box space in Hilltop Square Shopping Center where Kmart used to be, according to Bill Wertz, a Wal-Mart spokesman. It’s scheduled to open in 2017 and will be [...]

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August 22, 2015
Advance Auto Parts coming to Cheshire Shopping Center

Article from New Haven Register: CHESHIRE >> A 15,000-square-foot space in the Cheshire Shopping Center that has been vacant for more than a year will become Connecticut’s newest Advance Auto Parts location in November, a spokeswoman for the Roanoke, Virginia-based retailer said Monday. Advance Auto Parts is taking 10,000 square feet of the space, said [...]

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