How to Separate Valid From Irrelevant Car Reviews

How to evaluate car reviews

Tips on how to read and evaluate whether a car review is valid for you

 

Forbes released a report last year listing 13 cars to avoid. In this post, we’re going to look closely at the review criteria and provide tips on how to assess each rating. The Forbes criteria consist of the following:

  • Consumer Report rating
  • Reliability rating
  • Overall engine performance and handling
  • Interior space
  • Fuel economy
  • Resale value after 3 and 5 years
  • Consumer Report rating

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How to Manage Your Used Car Payments

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Whether buying or leasing a pre-owned vehicle, find your comfort zone with your car payment!

 

In previous posts, we have talked plenty about how to make the most out of your car buying experience. We have touched on how to manage emotional buying decisions, how to choose the ideal time to buy a car, and what to expect of your salesperson. It’s time to talk about the finances. Continue reading “How to Manage Your Used Car Payments”

We’re Bringing Groovy Back

Fun Audio Features in a Used Car

Take the stress out of buying a pre-owned car

 

We all know that shopping for a car is a stressful undertaking. You have access to a ton of resources online on how to manage stress and reduce the risk of making a bad decision. Heck, we have even put out a few of our own helpful tips when shopping for a used car. But enough with the stress talk. Instead, let’s shift focus to the fun part of car shopping. We hope you’re all ears!

Your car shopping experience doesn’t have to be just about fuel economy and safety features. We’re not saying these are not important; they remain a priority. But once you’ve narrowed down your search to a few cars that meet those top requirements, why not shift gear to the fun and exciting audio features you want in your pre-owned vehicle. Continue reading “We’re Bringing Groovy Back”

Top 10 Things You Should Expect of Your Car Salesperson

car sales rep is your consultant

Your car sales representative must act as your consultant with your interest in mind.

 

As exciting as it is to get behind a new set of wheels, the process of buying a car is stressful, confusing and somewhat scary. You’ve done your research and decided that you want a pre-owned vehicle. You’ve set a budget and narrowed down your options or honed in on a type of vehicle. Now you need to visit your pre-owned car dealership, take a car (or two) for a test drive and then go through the purchasing process. You expect help from your car salesperson. Whether you choose Global Auto Sales or other dealerships, you must demand from your car salesperson no less than the following 10 expectations. Continue reading “Top 10 Things You Should Expect of Your Car Salesperson”

Buying a Used Car? Timing Matters

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Looking to buy a pre-owned car and can’t wait to get behind the wheel? But wait… timing is key.

 

What it means to buy a car is different for everyone. For some, it’s a necessity and for, others, a luxury. Either way, you may be excited and at the same time overwhelmed by the experience. Don’t let it drag you down. You have some homework to complete before you set out to find your perfect car.

  1. Do your research on the make and model you want. Check out our Used Inventory page to learn more about any of the cars you may be considering.
  2. Set a budget. You can see vehicle prices on the vehicle description pages, such as this 2014 Acura MDX.
  3. Get to know your mechanic.
  4. Contact our dealership or book a test drive.

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