Audi’s all-new, all-electric SUV, the 2019 E-Tron, will be the first electric offering from the automaker with a starting price of $74,800. It’s a considerable amount of money, even for a luxury car, and Audi has plans on how to best sell it.
Even though car buying has changed a lot, there’s still one thing that remains the same: There are a lot of shady characters taking advantage of people. Rarely do these scammers face justice, but the law did manage to catch up with a crooked dealer in Utah, who now has to pay back the money he took in addition to…
As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. Sometimes folks get into a tough spot or don’t know what to do, so I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out.
An auto dealership group owned by former NFL Pro Bowl stars is being accused by Nissan and Hyundai of being a “house of cards” held together by questionable sales at several of its locations, according to Automotive News.
Now that summer is coming to a close and last year’s models have begun shuffling off of dealer lots, a lot of folks are entering the car market hoping to score a deal. While the internet has made car buying easier, there are still some dealers that will say whatever they can to make a sale.
As the resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get a ton of emails asking for advice. Sometimes folks get into a tough spot or don’t know what to do, so I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out.
I have a news flash for some of you: Dealers love the people that insist that used cars are always a better buy than new. That might be the case most of the time, but not always, and, in fact, some buyers looking for something that’s only a few years old with low miles are paying too much.
The Youths aren’t killing cars, they just don’t like the way cars are sold. But it’s okay, because this hell planet won’t last long anyway. This is The Morning Shift.
The internet has empowered car buyers but some dealers are finding new tricks to keep the cards in their favor. One that has been popping up recently is inflating the advertised price of the car in order to make their discount look better than it really is.
The internet has leveled the playing field for car buyers more than ever, but despite a wealth of useful information out there, we still encounter a ton of misconceptions about buying from a dealership. As a professional car buyer, I’m going to clear up some of the most common ones and hopefully save you some…
To us humans, the Ford Focus RS doesn’t really need a flowery description to sell it. Most already know it’s one of the most powerful and enjoyable hot hatchbacks on the market. Apparently our future electronic overlords disagree, and now a bot for Autotrader has penned an overview of the RS for an Idaho dealership…
Buying a used car is a great way to get more value for your dollar, and getting a car with a certified pre-owned warranty adds some extra protection. But some dealers aren’t always honest when making claims about their “certified” cars. Here are a couple of instances that should raise some flags.
There is an old-school bit of car buying advice that says you should wait until a new model hits the showrooms to score a deal on the previous model. In other words, when the all-new 2019 Eagle Premier comes out, you may be better off waiting to get a great price on the still-good 2018 Eagle Premier. But while you can…
When it comes to buying pre-owned cars, I always stress the importance of a pre-purchase inspection. Getting a second opinion is more crucial for some cars than others. It’s especially important if it’s a performance-oriented car without a warranty. That is why you should always be suspicious of a dealer, like the one…
The Lexus LC 500 and 500h flagship coupes, Jalopnik favorites, are apparently getting a dealer cash incentive until the end of the month. This is big if you’re currently in the market for one.
Some dealers don’t like to play ball with this whole internet shopping thing. Even so, most know that if they refuse online price quotes they will lose sales, but some will send you numbers only to try to pull some tricks later—like altering the price due to your credit score.
When it comes to new cars, the sedan segment is dying. Honda has been struggling to sell it’s tried-and-true Accord and Ford will soon abandon the sedan market almost entirely. Since no one is buying them you would think buyers could score a deal on a cheap pre-owned model, but currently, that isn’t the case.
Everyone knows you aren’t likely to get top dollar for your trade if you give it to a dealer instead of selling yourself. But what if you think the dealer straight up lied about the value of your car only, to profit from it later? Unfortunately, your options for recourse are limited.
If you have the patience to wait for it, it’s great to order a car from the factory exactly the way you want it. Often you can still score just as good of a deal on an ordered car instead of buying off the lot. But if your order gets changed, here is how the dealer is likely to handle it.
Due to relentless marketing, a lot of people seem to think that Memorial Day is this massive clearance event for new cars where you can score the deal of a lifetime. But depending on the brand you choose, you may actually be getting a worse deal than you would have at another time.