A customer and a salesperson sit behind plastic COVID-19 barriers in a New Jersey Ford and Kia car dealer
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Why Have Some Dealerships Stopped Negotiating on Price?

Buying a car at a dealership has changed a lot since the pandemic struck last year. There are many dealerships that are now offering contact-less delivery of vehicles and are even signing the paperwork for them completely online. But one other aspect of the car-buying has changed as well: Negotiating the price. Now that the …

A person doing car buying research on their laptop.
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Has the Pandemic Changed Car Buying Forever?

Buying a new car from a dealership hasn’t always been the easiest walk in the park. First, you have to find the car that you want, then you have to deal with a salesperson to get through the whole process. However, the one fortunate thing that the global pandemic has brought us is a new …

A person doing car buying research on their laptop.
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How to Pick the Best Car Dealership to Buy a New Car

Although dealerships nationwide are switching to more of an online approach to selling cars, buying a new car nowadays can still be a daunting process. Aside from the usual hassle of having to go down to the dealer and test drive the car and awkward drink the sub-par coffee while the salesperson talks to the …

Honda vehicles for sale at a dealership
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Why Do Dealers Love When You Have Bad Credit?

Your credit score and history is important when you’re shopping for a new or used car and are planning to lease or finance. And as we all know, the better your credit score, the more dealerships love you because you’ll have a better chance of getting a good rate and getting the deal done. But …

a car dealer shakes hands with clients.
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Do Dealers Really Use Shady Sales Tactics?

When it comes to buying a new car, it’s natural for you to think that the dealership salesperson is out to take advantage of you and will do anything to get you to buy a car. After all, they’re trying to make as much profit as possible in order to afford that fancy suit they’re …

Car Sales: A man inspects a car inside a dealership
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Are National Lease Specials Too Good to Be True?

If you’re shopping for a new car, then chances are that you’ve come across some really tempting, budget-friendly lease deals on a car dealer’s website. For example, Honda’s current national lease special for the 2020 Honda Passport is for $329 per month for 36 months with $3,099 “due at lease signing.” It sounds like a …

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Why Would Anyone Want to Be a Car Salesperson?

Imagine working in a store where every customer that walks in the door hates you automatically before even meeting you and your job is to sell them on the second biggest purchase they will ever make in their lifetime. If you can picture that, then you have only scratched the tip of the iceberg on …

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Why Do Car Dealerships Still Exist?

Car dealerships have seemingly been the bane of every car shopper’s existence for as long as we can all remember. Due to the social stigmas that have built up over the past century, having to step foot into a car dealership can conjure up feelings of anxiety, fear, and even anger, in some consumers. So …

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Test Driving a Car During the Pandemic

With orders to stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic, you might be wondering what it’s like to actually go shopping for a car. I recently had the chance to go through most of the steps of the car-buying process in order to see how some car dealerships are currently handling it. Here is how …