What To Avoid When Shopping For Car Leases

February 13, 2013 by  
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Experts urge drivers to beware of how to dodge some costly traps while shopping for a car lease term that fits your budget and meets your needs.

According to recent articles, leasing can be attractive mainly because of the lower value you’re paying monthly to drive the vehicle since the vehicle value is calculated by coming up with the cost difference between what the car will cost at the end of the lease and what the vehicle costs now. Experts urge consumers to avoid long-term leases, especially because it could make it costly for drivers to have vehicles services since warranties usually cover only three years.

To learn more about how to lease a vehicle safely, click here for the full article. 

Buyer Of Car Sold For The Wrong Price Is Arrested

October 5, 2012 by  
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According to recent reports, a man from Virginia was arrested after he refused to sign a new contract for the vehicle he had recently purchased.

News agencies indicated that the man purchased a Chevrolet Traverse that was sold to him for $5,600 less than the vehicle actually costs. When the client refused to sign a new contract that would ultimately force him to pay the full price, the man decided to refuse, which prompted the dealership to contact the authorities.

According to the news, the dealership claimed the man had stolen the vehicle and the situation was only settled about four hours after the incident.

Reports show that the arrested customer is now suing the dealership and should file two lawsuits for malicious prosecution, abuse of process and defamation. According to the media, the suits are seeking a total of $2.2 million in damages.

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Chevy dealer sells car for wrong price, apologizes after having buyer arrested

Car Leasing Could Be More Costly Than Buying A Car

October 5, 2012 by  
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Advertisement for car leases look appealing at first glance, experts say. After a close examination, however, these ads prove the case for buying, not leasing a car.

Some say that in a side by side comparison of the facts, the leased car may actually cost you thousands of dollars more than if you purchased the vehicle in the first place. If you are looking to lease a car for a short term, then leasing might be appropriate.

For long term commitment, buying the car may help you to save you thousands of dollars, specialists noted. For more on what this expert has to say, read the full article here:

Car lease ads reveal the benefits of buying

Cars Lease Ads Could Sometimes Be Misleading, Some Say

October 5, 2012 by  
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Car dealerships that provide cars for lease to its customers make a big splash on the advertising scene, according to some experts.

The ads always display the low monthly payments of a lease for a nice new car and make it appealing for drivers who are not willing to spend much money on a new vehicle. What the ads do not make consumers aware of is that at the end of the lease, they will not own anything.

They will not even have any type of advantage when it comes to trading in on their next car purchase. Those in the market for a car need to be aware of the pitfalls of leasing, specialists report.

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Cars lease ads don’t always add up

How To Purchase A Car In One Day

October 5, 2012 by  
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Some new cars can be purchased in one day, or even a few hours, reports show.

The first thing to do is to locate the type and model of car you want to purchase online, which ultimately eliminates the need to go to an actual dealership physically. The consumer can then narrow their search to find different options offered by the different dealerships that offer the car he or she wants.

Then, the consumer can make a deal with the help of a chat with an internet manager. Experts say that consumers should find out what is the best price, as well as what are all the incentives and rebates offered by the dealership before finalizing the purchase.

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Buy a New Car in One Day

Beware Of Your Rights As A Consumer

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Car buyers have rights. Most of these rights are coded into our laws, while others fall under the heading of customer service.

According to the news, being treated well by car dealers while purchasing a vehicle includes a lack of experiencing any type of gamesmanship and trickery. If you don’t feel that that’s the case, you can change which sales person and even dealership you’re using.

Experts encourage car buyers to keep in mind that the buyer shouldn’t put up or go along with any type of excessive or hidden fees.

Learn your rights as a car buyer by reading the full article here:
The Car Buyer’s Bill of Rights