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Gregg Fidan
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A long list of models currently offering 0% financing for at least 36 months
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I recently went to buy a new car or lease, only problem is I didn't have a consigner or a down payment which I said to dealership 100 times. That day they let me take the car anyways. I did put a $400 "down" payment for the car. They called me telling me the bank didn't approve me that I need to take the car back. My only concern is getting my money back. The car technically wasn't mine so shouldn't I get everything I paid for back ? 
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A new study says 5% of all vehicle crashes are due to under-inflated tires.
A new government study says 5 percent of vehicles involved in crashes experienced tire problems. The study warned that underinflated tires are at significantly higher risk of causing a crash.
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If you're one of the 18 million "orphaned" car owners, here's some good news. Automakers are willing to give you special deals...
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The vast majority of car shoppers have no idea what the difference is between a Crossover and an SUV, and they simply don't care. I just refer to them all as SUVs.
You’ve probably heard the term “crossover vehicle” before, but you may not know exactly what that term means or how crossovers relate to other sport/utiity vehicles. Are crossovers their own segment or are they simply sub-segments of SUVs or wagons, or is it all just marketing speak? Well, that really depends on who you speak to, [...]
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The best way to protect yourself when buying a used car: Have it thoroughly inspected by an independent mechanic.
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If you're in the market for a Minivan, here's an easy way to pocket $25 while doing your research.
If you're shopping for a new minivan, test drive the Chrysler Town & Country for a $25 pre-paid card.
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Nearly 30% of new-car shoppers are choosing to finance for 72 months or longer. If you can't afford the payments for a 48 month loan, you really shouldn't be buying a new car.
J.D. Power: 72-Month New-Model Financing Contracts Stay at 'Record Levels'. By Nick Zulovich, Editor May 11, 2012. WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. — The number of new-vehicle financing contracts for ...
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The problem is that you're throwing away money on interest charges on that 72 month loan, regardless of circumstances.  The higher the interest rate, the more important it is to get a shorter loan term.    Here's a related article for more info:  http://www.realcartips.com/carloans/108-shorter-term-car-loans-better.shtml
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Cars with the largest cash-back rebate increases this month
If you've been waiting for the best car deals, here are the biggest rebate increases for the month of May
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Looks like there will be a shortage of Toyota Prius inventory if sales continue at their current rate. Transaction prices likely to rise.
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Used car prices have dropped for the first time in six months. They're still near record-highs though.
DETROIT -- For the first time in six months, used-vehicle prices in April stopped their upward trajectory and showed signs of easing, according to a closely followed gauge released today. The Manheim ...
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Car manufacturers like to make it seem like their customers are young, but the fact is, most new vehicles are purchased by people 50 or older. The brand with the youngest buyers is Scion, with an average age of 39! Funny when you consider they target that brand to young 20-somethings.
It may seem odd that carmakers go to great lengths to attract the youth market — Toyota even went so far as to create a youth-oriented brand in Scion — when you discover that six out of every 10 new-c...
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Car Incentives have hit a 7 year low, say good-bye to the days of huge cash-back rebates.
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Car Buying Expert, Founder of RealCarTips.com
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My current passion is teaching consumers how to save  money when buying or selling a car.  I also work with dealers who appreciate and welcome informed car shoppers. 

I became an expert on car buying after being ripped-off on my first new car purchase.  I spent years researching how car dealers work, reading everything I could get my hands on, and even did a stint as an auto broker.

I launched RealCarTips.com to share everything I learned.  In addition to covering the latest news relevant to car shoppers, I've written a book, Honest Guide to Buying a Car,  which teaches them how to save money and minimize hassle whether they're buying, leasing, or selling a vehicle.


I'm currently working on several online car buying tools that will make it much easier for consumers to evaluate car deals and help them choose vehicles that save money.
 




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