How Savvy Are You at the Art of Buying a Car in this Millenium?
That's not a trick question! Years ago, you could pretty much figure on just about three different makes of cars to select from.
Everyone had their favorites and as far as colors went, well you'd better like black or white!
Financing was much different back then as well. If you didn't have A+ credit you could figure on walking or finding an alternate form of transportation.
There were no alternatives for borrowing. It was the bank or a finance company.
You didn't have much trouble back then with selecting a dealer either. Each town or municipality generally had one dealer for each of the three major manufacturers and that was it.
What about used cars, you ask? Well, you bought those at the new car dealer. They were almost always cars that were traded in on a newer model.
The other thing you didn't find much of back then was "hype." Somewhere along the industrialized way car salesmen picked up a bad reputation for promising the moon and not even delivering the bleu cheese!
The sad thing is that as the market became larger so did competition. When you are looking at literally hundreds of make and model combinations you realize that cars represent a real tough competitive industry.
You haven't seen any hype thus far in the introduction to our Car Buying Tips and you won't. Our entire premise is to bring you valuable information that will give you buying leverage when shopping for a new or used car.