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confused buying new or with confidence from dealer or private...consumer fears...paying to much...getting a lemon...accident car...fair value for trade...negotiation simply want a fair deal... YOU MAY QUICKLY FIND ANSWERS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR AT MY WEBSITE or feel free to make contact for a detailed answer to your specific question.

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over 35 years in automotive industry, management, retail, wholesale, appraisals, auctions, vintage

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Having the professional experience to answer all questions...

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

today you simply type a few keywords into your search engine and thousand of links are at your fingertips with advice, but little has changed dealerships still have the upperhand and profit more than ever...WHY... Whats the point having all the answers in front of you if you dont follow the proper steps

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

unless your a professional with many years experience in this business...don't think being in the know ... your angle is most likely covered.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

have a trade ?...visit 3 Dealerships...and i guarantee 3 different values on your trade.......................................... Go shopping without the proper tools, and you will be a pigeon dealing with a shark

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2016-03-09 end of lease:

Hi Lee,    It's not a dumb question, I don't know whom the lender is, therefore simply phone the lender and find out your options.  Personally I would shop for lowest interest, start with your Bank or

2016-01-02 used car purchase from private individual:

Hi Sal,  There is no cooling off period buying a vehicle. I have had many questions over the years asking the same question.    For you to get a better understanding as to why, GOOGLE with key words like

2015-11-11 Pre-owned Luxury car buying dilemma:

I get a fair volume of questions from India, yours kind of took me by surprise thinking grammar better than mine and chosen the name Matthew, I now know better,,,lol    I could pull the wool over your

2015-11-10 Pre-owned Luxury car buying dilemma:

Hi Matthew,    You got excellent taste, and I assume it goes hand in hand living in Haryana one of the wealthier states of India.I worked with a fellow from that state, he yapped about it so much he almost

2014-11-09 I dont know what this is called:

Hi Debbie,    The most used word would be headrest,a proper term would be Head Restraint.    Here is an interesting link that not only explain the safety functions


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