Car Shopping Made Easy: Buying or Leasing, New or Used: How to Get the Car You Want at the Price You Want to Pay


With the average paid price for a new car up nearly 30% since 1990, readers will find out how to calculate the true value of a chosen vehicle in order to negotiate the best sale, and much more.

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With the average paid price for a new car up nearly 30% since 1990, readers will find out how to calculate the true value of a chosen vehicle in order to negotiate the best sale, and much more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446677646
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/30/2008
  • Series: Money America's Financial Advisor Series
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Pages: 228
  • Sales rank: 739,225
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Answering Crucial Car Questions 1
Part 1 Choosing the Right Vehicle for Your Life and Your Budget 5
Chapter 1 The Car You Want, the Car You Need: Getting It Right 7
Chapter 2 Your Auto-Biography: The Right Car or Truck for the Job 20
Chapter 3 Staying Safe, Saving Money 30
Chapter 4 Your Answers, Your Deal 43
Chapter 5 What Can You Afford? Don't Kid Yourself 53
Chapter 6 Targeting Your Price: The Internet Gives You the Lowdown 64
Chapter 7 Buying Right on the Internet 75
Chapter 8 Shopping for Money 80
Part 2 Shopping for the Best Deal 89
Chapter 9 Hate Haggling? Then Hire Help 91
Chapter 10 One Price but Not the Highest Price 101
Chapter 11 Leasing: Through the Looking Glass 107
Chapter 12 Scoping Out Service: Finding the Right Dealer to Work on Your Car 120
Chapter 13 Getting Down to the Deal: How to Negotiate with Confidence and Get the Best Price 127
Chapter 14 Closing the Deal: Making Sure You Don't Sign Away the Savings You Just Negotiated 137
Chapter 15 Buying a Used Car: Getting the Most Car for the Least 142
Chapter 16 Got a Lemon? Don't Let It Squeeze You 158
Chapter 17 Down the Road: Mechanical Maintenance and Financial Planning 163
Chapter 18 Summing Up: Step by Step to a Great Deal 166
Glossary 169
Appendix A Insurance Costs: How Cars, Trucks, Vans and Utilities Stack Up 173
Appendix B Record of Injuries 183
Appendix C Rating the Crash Tests 195
Appendix D How Much Loan for the Payments 201
Index 205
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  • Posted January 9, 2012

    lacking in leasing information/details

    was searching for car leasing info & just not sufficient in this book...however appeared quite adequate for first time car buyer

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