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Used Car Thrift

December 12, 2012

Most shoppers love a good deal on clothes from a thrift store. Buying something second-hand and making it your own can be a gratifying and cathartic experience. Shouldn’t it feel the same when you’re buying a used car?






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A Quick Look At Car Dealerships

June 21, 2012

Right up front, I have to disclose that I am not now, nor have I ever been a car dealer. Frankly, it’s a hard job with more risk than I want to take on. After 30 years in and around the automotive industry, I have a good deal of respect for franchise and independent car […]






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Your Car And Income Tax Season: Are They Related?

April 4, 2012

For some people, their income tax refund provides the only time all year when they can amass enough cash for a down payment on a new or used car. Unfortunately, for most of us, the amount of the tax refund is a big surprise rather than a planned event. This makes budgeting for cars, payments, […]






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Search Online Car Dealerships For Better Car Deals

February 29, 2012

In a survey of car dealers by online lead-referral service AutoUSA Internet Sales Solutions, 31% of the car dealers said that they were having trouble keeping up with lead volume from the Internet. A whopping 72% of respondents plan on maintaining or increasing their Internet budgets this year. Car dealers are stepping up their efforts […]






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Why Is There A Used Car Shortage?

July 27, 2011

Finding a car with a good used car value can be difficult, but lately finding just a used car has been more difficult! A perfect storm that went through the economy just three years ago has created a shortage of used cars, particularly late model and low mileage vehicles. When the Wall Street money markets […]






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Buying Hertz Rental Cars: Is It For You?

July 19, 2011

Hertz has been in and out of retail car sales several times over the past two decades. As with other car rental companies, their primary business is renting cars. However, rental rates depend largely upon the cost to own and operate their rental fleets. The largest chunk of their expense is the difference between what […]






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Use eBay.com to Find Good Used Car Values

July 7, 2011

Most automotive search sites like AutoTrader.com, Cars.com, and Vehix.com are listing services for both new and used car dealers and private sellers. Buyers can search for new and used cars and then meet the seller in person. eBay.com, or more specifically eBay Motors, is a bidding site where buyers can bid on vehicles until the […]






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Use Vehix.com to Find Good Used Car Values

July 6, 2011

Media giant Comcast acquired Vehix.com in 2008 and it shows. Vehix.com is possibly the most sophisticated of the vehicle classified posting sites. Its sophistication makes it a great resource to find good new and used car values. It is also an interesting site to navigate due to the extensive use of videos, sharp graphics, and […]






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Use AutoTrader.com to Find Good Used Car Values

July 5, 2011

AutoTrader.com is the largest vehicle classified listing service in terms of vehicles posted and advertising revenue. People looking for a new or used car can find over 3 million vehicles on AutoTrader.com at no cost. AutoTrader.com is a division of Cox Enterprises. Cox Enterprises is a publishing conglomerate that owns






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Use Cars.com to Find Good Used Car Values

June 30, 2011

Cars.com is the second largest automotive classified website, second only to autotrader.com. It claims to have 2.5 million new and used cars listed on its site posted by 16,000 dealers, auto auction sellers, and private party sellers. Whatever the actual number of used cars and trucks posted, Cars.com is a tremendous resource for






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