Monthly Archives: July 2011

‘Dine & Learn’: Retired L.A. Car Salesman Teaches Consumer Awareness, Saving & Confident Car Buying Practices at 7/30 Workshop

Ray Lopez, a retired car selling veteran who spent his thirty-year career in the City of Angels and author of Inside the Minds of Car Dealers – How to Buy Your Next Car without Fear, will present a special consumer … Continue reading

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Weekend Funnies + Reminder – Event in LA – July 30

Back in the days of the muscle car era, mid-size cars with huge engines stuffed in them were king of the hill. I worked at a Pontiac dealer when The Judge, the ultimate GTO, was in its final year of … Continue reading

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Advanced Safety – Only for Luxury Cars? Read on for USA Today Commentary

What’s more important – safety or the best deal? I was honored to be contacted by USA Today’s writer, Jayne O’Donnell on this topic – providing my input: “Buyers of the priciest luxury cars ‘want to have all that’s available.’ … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies for July 15 – Worth the Employee Discount? You Judge!

Sometimes we can be our own worst enemy. When you’re a salesman and buy a car at employee cost, you don’t tear it to pieces and demand your 3 page list of complaints to be fixed to your satisfaction! But … Continue reading

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EXTENDED WARRANTY – Should you buy one?

Should you buy one? Only if you plan to keep the car longer than the basic new car warranty. Repairs to the engine or transmission can cost $3,500 and more. An alternator replacement can be $1,000. A/C problems? That could … Continue reading

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