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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446677646
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/2001
Series: Money America's Financial Advisor Series
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 319,111
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Answering Crucial Car Questions1
Part 1Choosing the Right Vehicle for Your Life and Your Budget5
Chapter 1The Car You Want, the Car You Need: Getting It Right7
Chapter 2Your Auto-Biography: The Right Car or Truck for the Job20
Chapter 3Staying Safe, Saving Money30
Chapter 4Your Answers, Your Deal43
Chapter 5What Can You Afford? Don't Kid Yourself53
Chapter 6Targeting Your Price: The Internet Gives You the Lowdown64
Chapter 7Buying Right on the Internet75
Chapter 8Shopping for Money80
Part 2Shopping for the Best Deal89
Chapter 9Hate Haggling? Then Hire Help91
Chapter 10One Price but Not the Highest Price101
Chapter 11Leasing: Through the Looking Glass107
Chapter 12Scoping Out Service: Finding the Right Dealer to Work on Your Car120
Chapter 13Getting Down to the Deal: How to Negotiate with Confidence and Get the Best Price127
Chapter 14Closing the Deal: Making Sure You Don't Sign Away the Savings You Just Negotiated137
Chapter 15Buying a Used Car: Getting the Most Car for the Least142
Chapter 16Got a Lemon? Don't Let It Squeeze You158
Chapter 17Down the Road: Mechanical Maintenance and Financial Planning163
Chapter 18Summing Up: Step by Step to a Great Deal166
Glossary169
Appendix AInsurance Costs: How Cars, Trucks, Vans and Utilities Stack Up173
Appendix BRecord of Injuries183
Appendix CRating the Crash Tests195
Appendix DHow Much Loan for the Payments201
Index205

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