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Jeff Ostroff
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Here we go again! My article from last night about EPA accusing Fiat Chrysler of breaking the law by not disclosing software emissions controls on their diesel engines, and their cars are failing the emissions tests. Read my article:

 
*Oh, no, not again! The EPA is accusing Fiat Chrysler of breaking the law by not disclosing software emissions controls on their diesel engines, and their cars are failing the emissions tests. 104,000 diesel trucks and Jeeps affected. Stock dropped 16% yesterday. Read more:
https://www.carbuyingtips.com/articles/blog/epa-accuses-fiat-chrysler-of-using-deceptive-emissions-cheating-software.htm

EPA accuses Fiat Chrysler of using deceptive emissions-cheating software.
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2016...as Donald Trump would say...you're fired!Happy New Year Everyone!
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Oh no! You better read this about the Patriot Act scams that some car dealers pull on you when you buy a new car:
 
Here is why car dealers want to run a background check on you when you pay cash for a new car, and some advice on how to avoid the car dealer scams associated with this.
https://www.carbuyingtips.com/articles/blog/why-car-dealers-want-to-check-your-background-when-you-pay-cash.htm
Why car dealers want to check your background when you pay cash.
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Merry Christmas to all! here is a flashback from 5 years ago, when I synchronized our Christmas lights to Mariah Carey's All I want for Christmas Is You. I filmed it also using a rented cherry picker from across the street. Make sure you watch it in full screen mode. Enjoy!
https://youtu.be/g_sCMax_Y4I
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Selling your used car? Beware, as now Craigslist scammers are getting smarter and using secure sites to trick you:
https://www.carbuyingtips.com/articles/blog/craigslist-used-car-scammers-up-their-game.htm
Craigslist used car scammers up their game with more convincing secure sites.
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Slim pickings for rebates during the month of November.
https://www.carbuyingtips.com/articles/blog/where-did-all-the-rebates-go.htm
Reporting on the recent observation that auto manufactures don't seem to be offering many rebates or incentives right now.
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Here's more about the FBI arresting a high level VW executive here in Ft.Lauderdale over the weekend, trying to escape back to Germany.
https://www.carbuyingtips.com/articles/blog/fbi-arrests-vw-executive-oliver-schmidt-for-dieselgate-fraud.htm
FBI arrests Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt for fraud over Dieselgate emissions scandal.
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It's official the Trump effect on the auto industry has started. He's already set his sights on Toyota, Ford, and GM. READ More:
https://www.carbuyingtips.com/articles/blog/trump-effect-on-auto-industry-begins.htm
Analysis of the effect that President-Elect Trump is having on auto manufacturers and their moves to invest in U.S. manufacturing.
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2016...as Donald Trump would say...you are so fired!
Good riddance to another really bad year! May 2017 bring much needed blessings to all of us. Here's a meme I created today to convey my thoughts on the passing of 2016 and the welcoming of 2017. Happy New Year everyone!
#happynewyear #trump #donaldtrump
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Merry Christmas to all! Here's a flashback 5 years ago, when I synchronized our Christmas lights to Mariah Carey's All I want for Christmas Is You. I filmed it also using a rented cherry picker from across the street. Make sure you watch it in full screen mode. Enjoy!
https://youtu.be/g_sCMax_Y4I #mariahcarey #christmas #merryschristmas #christmaslights
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If you are planning to buy a new car or truck so this is the time to do it because there are some massive rebates on certain pickup trucks right now. https://www.carbuyingtips.com/articles/blog/automotive-year-end-rebates-soar.htm
Rebates on cars and especially pick up trucks are in full swing as manufacturers push for end of year sales.
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This is going to be a record year for pickup truck sales. https://www.carbuyingtips.com/articles/blog/carbuyingtips-gets-it-right.htm
Discussion of articles that confirm our market analysis about the shift to larger vehicles.
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Founder and CEO of CarBuyingTips.com & BridalTips.com
Introduction
 
Jeff is the CEO and founder of CarBuyingTips.com, hands down the internet's best free resource related to car buying, creating this consumer advocate site in 1997 to level the playing field for consumers.

Jeff's cutting edge "How To" guides and blog entries help consumers to navigate the murky waters of the complex ocean of car buying, leasing, and selling used cars, financing, warranties and auctions, by educating consumers to the level of the car salespeople.  His Free advice and and valuable download spreadsheet tools have saved car buyers over $12 millions since inception.

Jeff is often quoted in the press on CNN.com, MSNBC, Wall street Journal, NY TImes, MSN Money, MSN Autos, Yahoo Finance, BankRate.com, Bloomberg, Better Home & Gardens, Reader's Digest, countless live radio interviews and news station consumer advocate stories.

Jeff is also the founder of BridalTips.com, which ran from 1996-2013, a consumer advocate web site devoted to educating brides and grooms on planning their wedding, and shopping for diamond rings with an emphasis on avoiding scams, dealing with vendors and contracts, and all the tricks of the wedding trade.

CarBuyingTips.com actually started out as a small section of BridalTips.com, but became so popular with the site visitors, that it was spun off to it's current site in 1998.
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I've been to the site of the old Coconut Grove Fire in Boston which killed 492 people on November 28, 1942
Education
  • Florida Atlantic University
    BSEE Electrical Engineering, 1984 - 1986
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  • CarBuyingTips.com
    CEO and Author, 1998 - present
  • Motorola iDEN Design Group
    Senior Design Engineer, 1994 - 2003
  • Integrated Networks/ASCOM U.S. Tech
    Digital Design Engineer, 1987 - 1994
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