As you know, I think new cars are a fantastic invention… so much so I sell advice on how to get ’em on the cheap.
Continue reading Top 10 cars featured at this year’s 2017 Philadelphia Auto Show
If you are ready to lease a new car at a dealership and HATE the entire process, I have great news for you…
Yes, car salespeople are not exactly honest
Let us talk about the dirty tricks and lies we are told by the new car industry…
Why do car salespeople lie to us… bully us – even stalk us on their car lot?
The answer is simple:
Continue reading How to get the best deal on a new car at a dealership (without haggling)
UPDATE: I just published a tutorial on how to get a new Toyota RAV4 without haggling. We use email instead of negotiating at the dealership. Click here to see this tutorial…
I admit it. I am a biased Toyota RAV4 fanboy.
Back in 1995, I saw the RAV4 for the first time and got it without test driving it.
Back then, the original two-door RAV4 was stunning to look at. Everywhere I went, people stopped me and asked me about this futuristic-looking crossover SUV.
And since 1995, I have bought (or leased) 6 Toyota RAV4s.
In fact, we are about to lease another new Toyota RAV4 hybrid any day now.
Here is my current 2015 RAV4 Limited (right) next to the new 2016 RAV4 Limited (left):
Continue reading 29 tips, secrets and surprises about the new Toyota RAV4
UPDATE: A newer version of this article can be found here…
In the vast majority of situations here in the United States, I recommend leasing over any other ways to finance and drive a car.
This might surprise you.
Because we have been brainwashed that leasing is a fool’s way to drive a car.
But when we exploit the benefits of leasing (and avoid the common traps), we are able to drive a lot more car for a lot less money over our lifetime.
Continue reading How to lease a brand new car with no money down in the USA
One of the most amazing ways to drive a new luxury car on the cheap is to assume a lease.
A car lease takeover benefits everyone: the original lessee gets out of their lease without paying expensive penalties …
And we get to assume a lease without putting down expensive down payments.
Continue reading Assume a lease & drive new cars for less than $200 monthly
UPDATE: These residual values were compiled in December of 2015. So they are no longer valid. Click here to get access to the latest lease residual values…
Residual value is the net amount of a car’s worth after factoring in depreciation.
So residual value is the amount we can buy a leased car for at the end of the term.
A higher residual value allows us to lease more car for less money each month.
Who determines the residual value on a new car? It is not the new car dealer. Instead, it is the lease finance company that actually determines the residual values on all vehicles.
For some reason, it is all but impossible to see all the residual values of cars sold here in the USA…
So I compiled the 36- and 60-month residual value of each car below.
Continue reading Residual value calculations on a new car lease for 2016
Word is getting out:
New car dealers HATE me.
That is because I know too much about the car buying process.
And every day, thousands of my readers come here for my insider secrets of buying a car at the absolute lowest price.
This short tutorial gets you the absolute lowest price on your next new car
Read this article until the end, and I am going to show you how to get more car for less.
Continue reading My #1 secret to buy a new car at the lowest price in the USA
UPDATE: I no longer recommend using a car buying service. I just found out they often get kickbacks from car dealerships. This means we are not getting the lowest price for a new car. Instead, I recommend reading this article I just published about buying (or leasing) a new car using email to save at least 20% off.
We all know buying a car is stressful and time consuming.
So much is at stake:
Pay too much and you feel ripped off and embarrassed. Plus, we do not want to admit to our friends and family that we got a bad deal.
And buying a car is a huge waste of time – most spend up to 6 hours in a dealer’s showroom.
And we fret, “Is my credit good enough to get me a car at a good rate?”
All this worry and hassle leads to stress and misery.
If you hate the idea of negotiating with a dealer to buy a new car, a car-buying service is often a savvier, money-saving solution for you.
Or even if you are capable of negotiating a good deal, but would rather not deal with the hassles – a trusted car buying service might be for you.
What are the benefits and advantages of buying a car with a broker?
A growing number of car buyers are finding out that a car buying service is faster, easier and less expensive than traditional car buying.
Here are the top benefits and advantages of using a car buying service:
For most of my adult life, I fell for the adage to get the most out of a car purchase:
“Buy a slightly used car and run it into the ground.”
This sounds like sage financial advice…
But the reality is buying a used car is often more expensive than buying a new car.
I ran cars into the ground twice in my life – driving almost 250,000 miles on each.
Crunching the numbers shows used cars can be more expensive than new cars
I would never buy a used car again.
Because when I arm myself with a calculator, a little knowledge and an open mind, I discovered this:
It is actually cheaper to buy new cars than used cars… especially nowadays.
Continue reading See the many benefits of buying a new car versus a used car
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