Car Negotiation: The 10 Step Guide – Part 2

April 11, 2009 by · 5 Comments 

Step 6: How to Set a Price For Your Car

The trickiest part of the negotiating game is to set a price that is fair to both you and the dealership. As good or bad as a dealership might be, they still have to make a profit. In fact, you might be surprised to hear that dealerships average about a mere 1% profit per year on total sales. Read more

Car Negotiation: The 10 Step Guide

April 9, 2009 by · 5 Comments 

For most people, buying a car is the second biggest investment of their lives, right behind purchasing a home or condo. Yet, as a whole, even street savvy consumers can be confused and taken advantage of when it comes to purchasing a car. That’s why we’ve put together this summarized, ten-step guide to turn you from a negotiating novice to a confident buyer. Read more

Kelly Blue Book Best Resale Value for 2009

November 22, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Kelly’s Blue Book is the automotive Bible for new and used cars. Each year they compress a list of the vehicles with the best resale value. Their list is based on projected values after five years (the average rate of ownership). Notice that this list has cars that are extremely popular in the Seattle area. Read more

Should You Buy a Used Car From a Dealer or Private Seller?

October 23, 2008 by · 46 Comments 

Example of private auto sellers from an online classifieds

Buying a used car is tricky business. Just the thought alone of dealing with a used car salesman is enough to make most buyers reach for the headache medicine. But for those who hate the idea of even walking onto a dealership lot, there is always the option of private sellers. Read more

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