Monthly Archives: April 2011

Top Car Brands – Based on Perception?

A posting about the latest Harris polls published on AutoBlog reported that Ford and Mercedes-Benz were the top brands named. Does this surprise you? It doesn’t surprise me since its objective is to gauge people’s perception of an auto brand. Marketing … Continue reading

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Mean Mama Blog Reviews Calls Ray Lopez’s Advice “Guaranteed”

Who wants to think about the hassle of buying a car… let alone studying up on it like preparing for a tough college exam by reading a book? The blog author at Mean Mama Reviews was in this exact position. … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies for April 22

Ahhh … the loud mouthed, obnoxious car salesman. The kind that makes you cringe. Yet some customers can be just as bad. And when that happens, it makes us cringe. But there is something called poetic justice that shows up … Continue reading

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Crunching Credit at the Car Dealer Finance Office – Read the Report!

It’s imperative that when you apply for credit at a dealership that the finance manager shows you your report in full. And just as important is your  understanding of what’s on it. It’s not just the credit score alone that … Continue reading

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The Electric Car – Does It Truly Pay Off?

A recent article I read on Kicking Tires, “Three Plug-Ins: The Cost to Drive” clearly demonstrates how so many variables affect these three Green cars. Even outside temperature is a major consideration on the total cost of driving them. Electric cars (Volt/Leaf) … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies for April 15th

I hope this helps ease your burden if you have to pay taxes this year… or as a word to the wise not to spend your refund all in one place. OK – here goes – Friday funnies for tax … Continue reading

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Does the Price of Gas Affect Your Car Buying Decision?

Regardless of the economic climate, or whether the cost of gas as skyrocketed or by some miracle is at an all time low, buying a car that gets efficient gas mileage is a long-term money saver, and a wise criteria … Continue reading

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Point vs. Counterpoint — Do You Want to Buy from a Private Party?

I recently read an article online that provided advice on buying a car from a private party. I wanted to provide you with my counterpoint to some of the advice offered in the article – for your consideration in case … Continue reading

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Learn Something Today…on “Someday I’ll Learn” – New Blog Review & Giveaway

Blog author and soon-to-be mom Chelsea over at the Someday I’ll Learn blog definitely learned something today – and shares that knowledge with you in a new review and giveaway opp for her readers. Visit her blog here to get the full … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies for April 1st

It seems that food is always a part of the most humorous things that happen at a dealership. A few years back I went to a local fast food restaurant with an order for the sales staff of five. When … Continue reading

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