Used car salespeople get such a bad rap. Sure, they’re sometimes tough and coarse on the outside, refusing to balk from their ridiculous asking prices. But what if their bullshit clichéd lines about “practically losing money on this car” and “I’ve got to feed my kids” were actually true?
Over $200,000 worth of wheels and tires went missing overnight from 48 cars at Peltier Chevrolet in Tyler, Texas, reports Automotive News. That’s a lot of wheels! Tyler Police Department Public Information Officer Don Martin told Automotive News that they believe the heist only took around four hours.
After the Dieselgate emissions scandal came to light, Volkswagen dealers got stuck with a toxic brand and a bunch of cars they couldn’t sell. Now the real heroes in all of this—650 hardworking Beetle-pushers across America—have reached a deal to be compensated a reported $1.2 billion by Volkswagen for their losses.
I make a living helping people with their car purchases. A lot of times, that means telling people to buy something other than the car they had in mind. Here are a few vehicles that I managed to talk people out of.
An Indian national who lives in the U.S. is suing a New Jersey Mercedes-Benz dealership for $1.26 million after the dealer refused to sell him a brand new car on grounds that “they were afraid he would sell it to the Taliban,” according to news reports.
There are many, many, many wonderful things about visiting an actual car dealership: the aesthetics, the smell, the couches, the people, the cars. What if you could experience those without ever having to leave your house, like the agoraphobic recluse that you are deep down? Enter the virtual reality showroom.
You’ve heard the commercials: “We will give you a minimum of $500 for your trade no matter the condition!” This is usually just a shell game to get you to pay more for the car you are buying, and dealers that advertise this way should probably be avoided.
Memorial Day kicks off the start of summer and some of you will be using to holiday to shop for a new ride. This weekend can be a great opportunity to catch some sales, so here are some of our top tips to score a great deal.
A man in Washington state bought a used BMW that he thought was in good working order, only to have the engine completely fail on him three days later. Turns out he never saw the check engine light because that was covered up with duct tape.
Buying a brand new car for the first time is exciting. However, dealerships too often see first-time car buyers as easy targets because many of them lack the experience and knowledge on how to get a new car without being taken for a ride.
Just because you negotiated a great deal on your next car doesn’t mean you have a handle on the total cost. Some people go to the dealer and are shocked at all of the extra charges that are tacked on to the price, but there are several ways to tell which ones are legit and which are bogus.
Chinese car company Gonow (a sub-brand of Guangzhou Automobile Group) is in rough shape at the moment. How rough? They’ve stopped delivering cars to their dealerships, and the dealers themselves have marched on the company headquarters.
From 1991 through 1998, the automotive world may have peaked.
Hellcat-killing power in a brand new Ford Mustang GT for less than $40,000 sounds like an amazing deal. And it is! But if you dig a little deeper into one dealer’s offer for an obscenely cheap overpowered Mustang, you may find out there are ways to pay even less for all that power.
A lot of car buyers worry about encountering snakes at their local dealership—the slithery kind in polo shirts that try to push the TruCoat. On Thursday, a Florida car buyer came across a different kind of reptile, in the form of a six-foot long, 170 pound alligator.
Three Volkswagen dealerships from the Illinois-based Napleton Automotive Group sued Volkswagen Wednesday for damages stemming from the Dieselgate scandal, reports Automotive News. This lawsuit is in defiance of a Volkswagen dealer council effort to resolve dealer grievances outside of the courts.
In the first 72 hours, Tesla received 276,000 pre-orders for the upcoming Model 3. Given Tesla’s limited production capacity, the demand has by far surpassed the supply. Yet not one Tesla customer ever has to worry about paying some ridiculous dealer markup.
As a car buyer, you can take all the necessary steps to make sure you are getting a deal you are comfortable with, but that doesn’t always mean things will go smoothly.