Archive for August, 2007

If you are considering buying a GM this weekend or currently in negotiations fro one you now have another $250 to play with. GM is giving dealers $250 per car sold for a limited time.

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FREE NEW CAR PRICE QUOTE
     

Articles are going out all over, we have discussed this for weeks, sales are down and you can’t find a better time to buy. With the economy on shaky ground, mortgage and housing issues all around us, car buying is not expected to be high on consumers minds. Consumer confidence figures reported by the government […]

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When do you start to buy a new car?

I’ve often wondered if people are like me. My Acura lease comes up next April, and I can’t help but look at every new car and think, “would I buy that, do I need that?” Are you someone who after the new car smell goes away starts thinking about the next new car in you […]

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One thing shows you it is time to research and buy a car, and that is when a manufacturer cuts production. GM announced today, as you can read at Forbes.com, that they are cutting production at 6 plants that are making larger SUV and trucks. GM states the article reads it is due to fuel […]

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Small Cars Good and Bad

On the same day Car and Driver comes out with it’s list of the 10 safest cars under $25,000. USA Today comes out with an article about how unsafe small cars are to drive. My suggestion is do not drive small cars fast. Do not drive them while impaired. And do not drive them while […]

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It sure looks pretty bad out in the mortgage and real estate worlds. If you don’t think this will effect your ability to buy a new car, think again. GM see’s it one way, I see it another (you will like me more than GM after this). In a story from Reuters available at CNBC […]

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Credit Crunch and Cars

The Fed infused a bunch of money into the world markets on Friday.  Money is getting tight and if you are credit deficient hopefully you have a car that will last awhile.  A professor at Penn State has released a study that finds “the probability that borrowers will default on their auto loans is affected […]

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If you are considering buying a GM truck wait. At a conference today Bob Lutz of GM mentioned that GM was going to turn up the incentives on trucks. So wait for the deal before you go buy.

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Toyota having hybrid problems

Toyota who sells more hybrids than anyone do to the popularity of the Prius is having battery problems with the next generation hybrids. The newer technology, lithium-ion battteries, are being held back for safety reasons. Toyota hoped to have the newer model Prius out in 2008, but with the new battery problems won’t have them available […]

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Ten Cars for Under 10 Grand

Cars.com has a story on Kicking Tires which list 10 cars that sell for under$10,000 just in time for school.  Cars that made the list include the Ford Focus, Ford Taurus, Mazda Protege, Mercury Sable, Buick LeSabre, Ford Windstar, Chevy Impala, Honda Civic, Honda Accord and the Olds Aurora.  Of course these are all pre-2004 […]

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