the Web to buy a car -- More people than ever use it to shop. But what about
or buy? It depends on you -- Choosing between a lease and a purchase can make
a lot of difference. But the right choice for you depends on your driving habits,
style and your emotional makeup.
ABCs of auto leasing -- Everything you need to know when deciding whether
whether to sell or trade -- It's time to get rid of the old clunker, but should
you sell it yourself or trade it in?
selling and buying at a car fair -- These open markets let sellers display
their for-sale used cars and offer potential buyers one-stop shopping.
a car the smart way -- To avoid the nightmarish task of buying a new car,
many people simply surrender, overpaying for cars and options they don't need
or want. Here's help -- a step-by-step guide to maintaining control of the car-buying
up your auto financing first -- You'll be in a better spot to bargain if you
have your financing pre-arranged.
could be wrong with zero-percent financing? -- Plenty if you don't get a good
price on the vehicle.
10 dealer lies -- Most car salespeople are honest, but some give the profession
a bad reputation. Here's a look at the repertoire of half-truths, deceptions and
flat-out lies used by the dishonest ones.
tips for dealing with an auto dealer -- Get inside the mind of an auto salesperson
... and win! Here's what to consider when shopping for a car.
10 car buying mistakes -- Opening your heart and mouth to a auto salesman
is roughly akin to opening your bank account. Here are the most common mistakes
you can make.
truths lurking on MSRP stickers -- The MSRP sticker on the window of every
new vehicle tells you just what the dealer wants you to pay. But should you? Not
if you recognize these hidden truths.
10 leasing lies -- When car sales people shifted over to become leasing agents,
they had to modify their bag of tricks. Here's a litany of leasing lies to watch
and listen for.
trap -- the business office -- Finally, the sales manager has OK'd your deal.
But beware the final booby trap -- the finance and business office -- where the
often worthless "goodies" get added on.
Posted: Dec. 9, 2003