Questions When Buying a Car

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Encouragement Press, LLC, 2006 - Business & Economics - 213 pages
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50 plus one Questions When Buying a Car is the perfect self-help guide for every potential car buyer, whether you are buying new or pre-owned. How do you tell if a used car was in an accident or hurricane? What features on a new car provide good values? Are the miles per gallon as advertised really true? Buying a car is often the second largest purchase you are likely to make. This book could save you hundreds of thousands of dollars over the many cars you will buy in your lifetime. Learn how to compare various makes and models of cars; which cars hold their value the longest?; should you have a used car inspected before buying?; is it better to buy used from an individual or dealer?; are places like www.cars.com better than the local dealer?; should you buy a car after the lease is finished; and more.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Is a Hybrid Car Right for Me?
3
Is It Time to Buy a New Car?
7
How Much Car Can I Afford?
11
Which Safety Features Are Important on a New Car?
15
Which Cars Retain the Best Resale Values?
19
How Can I Keep My Car in TipTop Shape?
23
Which Options Keep Their Value?
27
Demo Program Fleet Rental Repossessed Whats the Difference?
107
What Should I Look for When Test Driving a Used Car?
111
How Should I Negotiate with a Private Seller?
115
What Do I Need to Know about Leasing a Car?
119
A New Car Lease Is Negotiable?
123
How Can flake an Extended Test Drive?
127
What Exactly Is Lemon?
131
Is This Car a Disaster or Been In One?
135

What Is CarSharing?
31
What Kind of Car Should I Buy?
35
What Is No HaggleNo Hassle CarBuying?
39
Can I Get a Good Deal from a Dealer?
43
Does Gender Matter in the Showroom?
47
What Is Dealership Lingo?
51
How Do Car Dealers Make Money?
55
How Can I Negotiate with the Dealer?
59
What Is the Best Day Time Month to Buy a Car?
63
Are Dealer Addons Worth the Cost?
67
Can I Factory Order the Exact Car I Want?
71
Rebates Incentives Is One More Advantageous than the Other?
75
Why Is the Test Drive Important?
79
How Does My Credit Score Affect Buying a Car?
83
What Do All Those Financing Rates Terms Mean?
87
Can I Negotiate Better Finance Rates Terms?
91
Why Buy a used Car from a Dealer?
95
Why Buy a Used Car from a Private Seller?
99
What Do I Need to Know about Used Cars Auctions?
103
What Is a Car Scam?
139
How Can I Get me Best Deal for My TradeIn?
143
What Do Need to Do to Sell My Old Car?
147
Why Is Tire Maintenance So Important?
151
Should I Donate In or Sell It Myself?
155
Is There a Benefit to Donating My Car?
159
Why Do I Need Car Insurance?
163
Can I Save Money on Car Insurance?
167
What Is an Insurance Scam?
171
What Is the Right Car for the FirstTime Driver?
175
Reduced Insurance Premiums for the Teenaged Driver?
179
How Can I Keep My Car in TipTop Shape?
183
What Can I Fix Myself?
187
How Can I Improve Gas Mileage?
191
What If My Car Is Stolen or Breaks Down?
195
How Do I Compare Cars Deals?
199
What Other Resources Are Available?
203
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Stephen Edwards has published numerous articles and books and has been a regular contributor on a variety of consumer and business books and articles about freelancing, starting a new business and marketing your company for Socrates Media. He is also author of 50 plus one Ways to Improve Your Study Habits(Encouragement Press, 2006).

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