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This Free And Easy App Can Prevent You From Getting Ripped Off At A Car Dealership This Free And Easy App Can Prevent You From Getting Ripped Off At A Car Dealership

There are all kinds of websites, platforms and startups that are supposed be “disrupting” the whole car buying process, yet every day people end up with bad deals. But the most powerful tool is something buyers have had for a while, and they don’t even have to download it.

Canadian Mercedes Dealership Caught On Dashcam Taking Customer's AMG On Ice Cream Run And Overcharging For Labor Canadian Mercedes Dealership Caught On Dashcam Taking Customer's AMG On Ice Cream Run And Overcharging For Labor

This is certainly not the first time we’ve seen dashcam video of dealership techs doing stupid, embarrassing, or disrespectful things to or with customer’s cars, and I suspect it won’t be the last. Daniel Shiekhan took his Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG in for a transmission service to a Toronto-area Mercedes-Benz dealership,…

The Dealer Doesn't Care If You Can't Afford Your Car The Dealer Doesn't Care If You Can't Afford Your Car

I know a few good salespeople who would rather lose a sale than put someone in a car that is going to strain the buyer financially. But that level of ethical sales is rare in the industry. There are far too many stores that will do whatever it takes to get you to sign that contract, even it means crushing debt.

Dealer Calls Man A ‘Fuckwit’ Over Ford Focus RS Head Gasket Recall Dealer Calls Man A ‘Fuckwit’ Over Ford Focus RS Head Gasket Recall

It seems that one of the most important pieces of equipment for a dealership’s service manager should know how to use is a telephone. If the service manager at Titan Ford in New South Wales, Australia, was able to properly hang up his telephone-machine, then a pretty colossal mess involving a Focus RS head gasket…

This Is The Most Insane Excuse For Why A Dealer Won’t Send A Written Price Quote This Is The Most Insane Excuse For Why A Dealer Won’t Send A Written Price Quote

I’ve brokered thousands of car deals and encountered all sorts of reasons why some dealers refuse to email price quotes. A reader recently reached out to me with one of my favorite bullshit excuses, however: dealers who claim emailed prices are illegal.

Can I Sue A Dealership If They Back Out Of A Sale? Can I Sue A Dealership If They Back Out Of A Sale?

Well, friends here is yet another topic that I shall file under “things I thought were obvious,” but apparently there are a number of folks who think they have a legal case because a dealer for whatever reason did not sell them a car.

No, Kia Is Not Requiring Dealerships To Mark Up The Stinger No, Kia Is Not Requiring Dealerships To Mark Up The Stinger

I’ve brokered thousands of deals and have encountered a variety of excuses as to why a car’s price was not competitive, but I’ve have never had a dealer say the automaker made them charge more. If the email I just got is any indication of the norm, the excellent Kia Stinger is getting absolutely screwed by its dealers.

Watch Out For Fake Car Deals This Presidents' Day Weekend Watch Out For Fake Car Deals This Presidents' Day Weekend

Since 2018 is predicted to be a slower year for car sales, dealers are pulling out all the stops to get you into the showroom. Presidents’ weekend is usually a big time for car buying, but some of these so-called deals don’t really offer the yuuuge savings you would expect.

Here's How You Can And Should Report Shady Dealerships To The FTC Here's How You Can And Should Report Shady Dealerships To The FTC

If you had a bad experience at a car dealership, there often isn’t much you can do. In some cases you can get a lawyer involved, but if you truly think a dealer isn’t operating within the confines of the law, you can report them to the Federal Trade Commission who can investigate and even fine dealers who are in…

Let Your Child Experience The Joys Of Leasing With This Porsche Dealership Playset  Let Your Child Experience The Joys Of Leasing With This Porsche Dealership Playset 

I’m all for toy cars. Hell, at least 75 percent of my kid’s Hanukkah haul is toy-car related. And while I know Playmobil makes some very nice toys, and their toy Porsche 911s look especially fun, what with their illuminated headlights, taillights, and even dash instruments! But a Porsche dealership toy? What kid is…

Car Dealers Are Using Electronic Loan Contracts To Scam Buyers Into Horrible Situations Car Dealers Are Using Electronic Loan Contracts To Scam Buyers Into Horrible Situations

One day last December, Tanisha Coley visited a Kia dealership in Stamford, Connecticut and filled out a computer-based credit application to figure out what kind of car she could afford. Soon after, she left without buying a vehicle, but ended up more than $17,000 in debt anyway.

A Dealership In Colorado Is Asking $176,000 For A Dodge Demon They Don’t Even Have A Dealership In Colorado Is Asking $176,000 For A Dodge Demon They Don’t Even Have

Well, we all knew this was coming. Despite Dodge’s best efforts to mitigate the bonkers markups on its insanely hyped Dodge SRT Challenger Demon, there was bound to be at least a few stores that would attempt to make huge profits on this rare muscle car.

Reminder: Dealers Don't Actually Give You 'Free' Gifts With Your Car Purchase Reminder: Dealers Don't Actually Give You 'Free' Gifts With Your Car Purchase

For those of you out car shopping this holiday season, you will likely see some dealers advertising some “free” giveaways with your car purchase. These things could include a TV, some oil changes, or even a free vacation. I hate to be the one to break this to you, but none of this stuff is actually “free.”

Porsche Tried To Pull A Tesla In The '80s And Abolish Dealerships Porsche Tried To Pull A Tesla In The '80s And Abolish Dealerships

Long before Tesla, Porsche once tried to abolish its dealerships and cut franchises out of the equation. Porsche was going to sell its cars to Americans direct, at least it was before the billion-dollar lawsuit.

What Are Some Of The Most Annoying Dealer Ads In Your Area?

It’s that time of year friends. Where almost every dealership in your area will be flooding the airwaves with HUGE SAVINGS! Some of these commercials are far worse than others and, lucky for us, many of them are on YouTube.

Watch Out For Dealerships That Cater To Customers Who Don’t Care About Money Watch Out For Dealerships That Cater To Customers Who Don’t Care About Money

It must be nice to roll into a car dealership, point to something cool and say “I’ll take that one,” without any care about cost. It’s a luxury many of us don’t have. I’ve found that some luxury car dealers may get a little too use to this devil-may-care attitude. They work with so many big spenders they may not be…

Check Out The Absolutely Insane Interest On This Exotic Car Lease Check Out The Absolutely Insane Interest On This Exotic Car Lease

You would assume that dealers selling high-end cars would be less inclined to try to take advantage of folks on that level because they understand it’s bad for business. This bonkers lease, though, goes to show that even wealthy buyers have to run the math.

Your Most Appalling And Bleak Stories Of Working At Car Dealerships Your Most Appalling And Bleak Stories Of Working At Car Dealerships

When I asked you yesterday why turnover in car sales was so high, I wasn’t quite prepared for the response. Hundreds of you weighed in with stories that were by turns thoughtful and, occasionally, very bleak. There’s a LOT of booze in car sales, it turns out, and enough pressure to make Glengarry Glen Ross look like a…

Greedy, Greedy Dealers Are Still Putting Insane Mark-Ups On Civic Type Rs Greedy, Greedy Dealers Are Still Putting Insane Mark-Ups On Civic Type Rs

A few months ago, we reported about Honda dealers applying insane price mark-ups, or, as they like to call them, “market adjustments,” to the cost of the limited-run 2018 Civic Type R. In a shocking revelation, it turns out that car dealerships seem to enjoy the act of getting “money” (which they can later exchange…

Watch Out For These Three Warning Signs Of A Shady Used Car Dealer Watch Out For These Three Warning Signs Of A Shady Used Car Dealer

Buying a used car can be a little trickier than purchasing a new one. When it comes to used cars there are numerous pitfalls to watch out for—persistent mechanical issues, weird smells, questionable choices on the radio’s presets—but where you buy the car shouldn’t be one of them. If you are looking for a pre-owned…

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