The Truth About Cars » Used Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:37:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Used Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Lemon or Lemonade?: A Visit to Yokosuka’s Vehicle Resale Lot http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/lemon-lemonade-visit-yokosukas-vehicle-resale-lot/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/lemon-lemonade-visit-yokosukas-vehicle-resale-lot/#comments Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:35:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1279890 I had the opportunity this week to visit United States Fleet Activities Yokosuka, a U.S. Navy base in Yokosuka, Japan originally established in 1866 by the Japanese Imperial Navy. The facilities are currently used to support and repair U.S. naval vessels assigned to the Western Pacific. On the day of my visit, there was a lot of […]

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I had the opportunity this week to visit United States Fleet Activities Yokosuka, a U.S. Navy base in Yokosuka, Japan originally established in 1866 by the Japanese Imperial Navy. The facilities are currently used to support and repair U.S. naval vessels assigned to the Western Pacific. On the day of my visit, there was a lot of […]

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GM’s Online Sales Program Isn’t Direct-sale, But It Is Pretty Clever http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/gms-online-sales-program-isnt-direct-sale-pretty-clever/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/gms-online-sales-program-isnt-direct-sale-pretty-clever/#comments Thu, 14 Jan 2016 21:00:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1267009 General Motors will sell highly coveted lease returns and company cars online starting next month through a program called the Factory Pre-owned Collection. The program, which we’ve covered briefly, will sell lease returns and company cars through an online portal that makes those cars available nationwide. GM said its inventory would be roughly 30,000 cars, which all […]

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General Motors will sell highly coveted lease returns and company cars online starting next month through a program called the Factory Pre-owned Collection. The program, which we’ve covered briefly, will sell lease returns and company cars through an online portal that makes those cars available nationwide. GM said its inventory would be roughly 30,000 cars, which all […]

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And the Worst Car Seller Is … http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/and-the-worst-car-seller-is/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/and-the-worst-car-seller-is/#comments Fri, 08 Jan 2016 14:35:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1259649 I buy a lot of cars, which means I often find myself thinking about car sellers and buyers. These are two interesting groups of human beings. In many cases, they’re openly trying to screw you. In other cases, they have no idea they’re screwing you, and you don’t discover they have until four days later […]

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I buy a lot of cars, which means I often find myself thinking about car sellers and buyers. These are two interesting groups of human beings. In many cases, they’re openly trying to screw you. In other cases, they have no idea they’re screwing you, and you don’t discover they have until four days later […]

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Hammer Time: From Old Caddys to VW Crusher Fodder, Steve Lang’s Best of 2015 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/hammer-time-old-caddys-vw-crusher-fodder-steve-langs-best-2015/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/hammer-time-old-caddys-vw-crusher-fodder-steve-langs-best-2015/#comments Thu, 07 Jan 2016 15:00:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1255417 Would you visit a hotel that rents its rooms by the hour to see a 36-year-old Cadillac with a wrench sticking straight out of the carb? That old-school Caddy — a 1979 Cadillac Deville D’Elegance — had pretty much popped straight out of Craigslist while I was eating some hashbrowns at a nearby Waffle House. […]

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Would you visit a hotel that rents its rooms by the hour to see a 36-year-old Cadillac with a wrench sticking straight out of the carb? That old-school Caddy — a 1979 Cadillac Deville D’Elegance — had pretty much popped straight out of Craigslist while I was eating some hashbrowns at a nearby Waffle House. […]

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Steven Lang And Doug DeMuro Debate Carmax http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/steven-lang-doug-demuro-debate-carmax/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/steven-lang-doug-demuro-debate-carmax/#comments Mon, 28 Dec 2015 15:00:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1246026 Earlier this week I wrote about how CarMax is heavily constrained by a market that has flip-flopped between six years worth of heavy car sales and about 18 months of resurgent truck and SUV demand. Long story short, CarMax’s acquisition costs for trucks, SUVs and crossovers has gone up considerably, and the supply of this […]

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Earlier this week I wrote about how CarMax is heavily constrained by a market that has flip-flopped between six years worth of heavy car sales and about 18 months of resurgent truck and SUV demand. Long story short, CarMax’s acquisition costs for trucks, SUVs and crossovers has gone up considerably, and the supply of this […]

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Why Would Anyone Ever Recommend The Dodge Journey? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/anyone-ever-recommend-dodge-journey/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/anyone-ever-recommend-dodge-journey/#comments Thu, 10 Dec 2015 15:05:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1238889 There comes a point in our lives when we all fly off the handle. It can happen when we’re still young and ready to believe anything or when we’re old and the voice of those young’uns make us instinctively say nasty, insensitive thoughts. Temporary insanity comes and goes with the seasons. With that I am about to […]

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There comes a point in our lives when we all fly off the handle. It can happen when we’re still young and ready to believe anything or when we’re old and the voice of those young’uns make us instinctively say nasty, insensitive thoughts. Temporary insanity comes and goes with the seasons. With that I am about to […]

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Parts Giant Pep Boys Has New Suitor in Carl Icahn http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/parts-giant-pep-boys-new-suitor-carl-ichan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/parts-giant-pep-boys-new-suitor-carl-ichan/#comments Mon, 07 Dec 2015 18:00:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1237305 Billionaire investor Carl Icahn disclosed a 12-percent ownership stake in Pep Boys and said that Auto Plus, a competitor which he owns, should consider buying the retail parts giant, Bloomberg reported. In October, Bridgestone offered to purchase Pep Boys’ 800 company-owned stores for $835 million to add to its portfolio of 2,200 stores including Tires Plus, Firestone Complete Auto Care, Hibdon […]

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Billionaire investor Carl Icahn disclosed a 12-percent ownership stake in Pep Boys and said that Auto Plus, a competitor which he owns, should consider buying the retail parts giant, Bloomberg reported. In October, Bridgestone offered to purchase Pep Boys’ 800 company-owned stores for $835 million to add to its portfolio of 2,200 stores including Tires Plus, Firestone Complete Auto Care, Hibdon […]

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Hammer Time: How a Smelly Dog Helped Me Buy a Volkswagen http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/smelly-dog-helped-buy-volkswagen/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/smelly-dog-helped-buy-volkswagen/#comments Thu, 12 Nov 2015 13:00:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1216177 Babies are tough. Bosses can be tougher. But the indisputable boot camp of bare knuckled stress inducers has to be a young dog that hasn’t been given the care, love, and discipline it needs and deserves. Not even the Volkswagen Passat W8 I bought last year can compare to the ball busting doled out by an […]

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Babies are tough. Bosses can be tougher. But the indisputable boot camp of bare knuckled stress inducers has to be a young dog that hasn’t been given the care, love, and discipline it needs and deserves. Not even the Volkswagen Passat W8 I bought last year can compare to the ball busting doled out by an […]

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Chevrolet Cruze: Success or Failure? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/chevrolet-cruze-success-failure/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/chevrolet-cruze-success-failure/#comments Thu, 15 Oct 2015 16:00:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1195946 There was a time when the word ‘cockroach’ was the best way to describe any old Chevy compact. The Cobalts and Cavaliers of recent times were essentially neutered, cost-cutting exercises designed to help General Motors sell as many high dollar pickups and SUVs as possible. To this day, it’s hard for me to think of […]

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There was a time when the word ‘cockroach’ was the best way to describe any old Chevy compact. The Cobalts and Cavaliers of recent times were essentially neutered, cost-cutting exercises designed to help General Motors sell as many high dollar pickups and SUVs as possible. To this day, it’s hard for me to think of […]

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Millennials Digging Cars Their Parents Can’t Buy New Anymore, Including the Aztek http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/millennials-digging-cars-their-parents-cant-buy-new-anymore-including-the-aztek/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/millennials-digging-cars-their-parents-cant-buy-new-anymore-including-the-aztek/#comments Sun, 13 Sep 2015 14:15:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1168154 Millennials. Who knows what they’re thinking? Well, maybe GM and Dodge did … in the early and mid-2000s. According to Edmunds, the 18-34 age group of used car buyers are flocking to some discontinued metal including the Dodge Magnum, Chrysler Pacifica, Pontiac Aztek, Chevrolet Trailblazer and Saturn Outlook. But, why would they be buying models […]

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Millennials. Who knows what they’re thinking? Well, maybe GM and Dodge did … in the early and mid-2000s. According to Edmunds, the 18-34 age group of used car buyers are flocking to some discontinued metal including the Dodge Magnum, Chrysler Pacifica, Pontiac Aztek, Chevrolet Trailblazer and Saturn Outlook. But, why would they be buying models […]

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823,000 Cars. Which Ones Stink? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/823000-cars-ones-stink/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/823000-cars-ones-stink/#comments Wed, 09 Sep 2015 15:30:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1164322 I guarantee that every brand loyalist will have a reason to hate me after reading this article. Every manufacturer sells a shitty car or two and then hides those defects behind a not-so-small army of lawyers, dealers, and corporate employees. Why? It’s the corporate American way. In our legal world, the power of denial can […]

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I guarantee that every brand loyalist will have a reason to hate me after reading this article. Every manufacturer sells a shitty car or two and then hides those defects behind a not-so-small army of lawyers, dealers, and corporate employees. Why? It’s the corporate American way. In our legal world, the power of denial can […]

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AutoNation Won’t Sell Any Cars Subject To Recalls http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/autonation-wont-sell-any-cars-subject-to-recalls/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/autonation-wont-sell-any-cars-subject-to-recalls/#comments Sun, 06 Sep 2015 15:35:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1162378 AutoNation won’t sell any cars with open recalls, used or new, at its dealerships, according to Automotive News. AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson said the costly policy would mean that roughly 5 percent to 10 percent of cars on its lots would be unsellable at any one time. The change in policy for AutoNation comes while […]

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AutoNation won’t sell any cars with open recalls, used or new, at its dealerships, according to Automotive News. AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson said the costly policy would mean that roughly 5 percent to 10 percent of cars on its lots would be unsellable at any one time. The change in policy for AutoNation comes while […]

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Tracking the Lot Time of Used Cars Can Save You Money http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/tracking-price-cuts-used-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/tracking-price-cuts-used-cars/#comments Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:00:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1159242 Going to visit a dealer on a rainy day or the third Sunday after a holiday might not help you get a better deal on a used car, but tracking how long it’s been sitting on the lot may work in your favor. Aged inventory takes up valuable lot space while interest adds up every […]

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Going to visit a dealer on a rainy day or the third Sunday after a holiday might not help you get a better deal on a used car, but tracking how long it’s been sitting on the lot may work in your favor. Aged inventory takes up valuable lot space while interest adds up every […]

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FCA Dealers Can’t Sell Used Cars Without Recall Repairs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/fca-dealers-cant-sell-used-cars-without-recall-repairs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/fca-dealers-cant-sell-used-cars-without-recall-repairs/#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:00:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1132529 Fiat Chrysler Automobile dealers won’t be able to sell cars without recall repair work or they risk losing their incentive money under a new agreement with the federal government, Automotive News is reporting. The agreement was part of the sweeping package penalties imposed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, including up to $105 million […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobile dealers won’t be able to sell cars without recall repair work or they risk losing their incentive money under a new agreement with the federal government, Automotive News is reporting. The agreement was part of the sweeping package penalties imposed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, including up to $105 million […]

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Feds Investigating General Motors Over ‘Certified’ Used Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/feds-investigating-general-motors-certified-used-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/feds-investigating-general-motors-certified-used-cars/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 20:00:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1124233 General Motors disclosed in its quarterly Securities and Exchange Commission filing Thursday that the Federal Trade Commission is investigating the automaker for selling used cars under recall, the Detroit News is reporting. According to the automaker, the FTC notified GM that it was investigating “certified pre-owned vehicle advertising where dealers had certified vehicles allegedly needing recall repairs.” […]

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General Motors disclosed in its quarterly Securities and Exchange Commission filing Thursday that the Federal Trade Commission is investigating the automaker for selling used cars under recall, the Detroit News is reporting. According to the automaker, the FTC notified GM that it was investigating “certified pre-owned vehicle advertising where dealers had certified vehicles allegedly needing recall repairs.” […]

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QOTD: Can You Blame the Dealer For Your Defect? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/qotd-can-you-blame-the-dealer-for-your-defect/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/qotd-can-you-blame-the-dealer-for-your-defect/#comments Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1118273 Several times in the last few weeks I have had a friend come up to me and tell me that they bought a used car, there is some problem with it, and now they want to sue the dealer. And if not a lawsuit, then at least they want some sort of compensation, like a […]

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Several times in the last few weeks I have had a friend come up to me and tell me that they bought a used car, there is some problem with it, and now they want to sue the dealer. And if not a lawsuit, then at least they want some sort of compensation, like a […]

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Used Tesla Values Could Be a Bubble Waiting to Burst http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/used-tesla-values-could-be-a-bubble-waiting-to-burst/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/used-tesla-values-could-be-a-bubble-waiting-to-burst/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1104801 The National Automobile Dealers Association new electric vehicle retention list released last week has a tasty little tidbit in its roundup of value retention rates. Tesla’s Model S, which topped the 3-year value retention rate list for EVs in the new list, also sported a better value rate for most cars on a similar list released last year for all […]

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The National Automobile Dealers Association new electric vehicle retention list released last week has a tasty little tidbit in its roundup of value retention rates. Tesla’s Model S, which topped the 3-year value retention rate list for EVs in the new list, also sported a better value rate for most cars on a similar list released last year for all […]

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TTAC At The Movies: “Slasher” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/ttac-movies-slasher-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/ttac-movies-slasher-2/#comments Tue, 12 May 2015 14:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=936714 Movie director John Landis is probably best known for his 1978 comedy classic Animal House. I am such a fan of it that I recently made a pilgrimage to the Dexter Lake Club, the Oregon roadhouse used in the film where the frat boys partied during their road trip in a black suicide-door 1964 Lincoln Continental. (“Do […]

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Movie director John Landis is probably best known for his 1978 comedy classic Animal House. I am such a fan of it that I recently made a pilgrimage to the Dexter Lake Club, the Oregon roadhouse used in the film where the frat boys partied during their road trip in a black suicide-door 1964 Lincoln Continental. (“Do […]

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Buick Regal Tops Among Those Traded-In After One Year Of Ownership http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/buick-regal-tops-among-traded-one-year-ownership/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/buick-regal-tops-among-traded-one-year-ownership/#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 19:00:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1062954 In a hurry to trade your new Buick Regal for something else? You’re not alone, as the sedan joins a handful of models traded-in after a year of ownership. Per a report by iSeeCars.com, 2.7 percent of vehicles bought new end up on the used lot after being on the road for one year, Forbes […]

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In a hurry to trade your new Buick Regal for something else? You’re not alone, as the sedan joins a handful of models traded-in after a year of ownership. Per a report by iSeeCars.com, 2.7 percent of vehicles bought new end up on the used lot after being on the road for one year, Forbes […]

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Question Of The Day: Should I Blow My Tax Refund On This http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/question-day-blow-tax-refund/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/question-day-blow-tax-refund/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:30:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1027945 So, let me be clear: I have a very good, brand new car. I have no real need for a second car, no place to park a second car and no desire to take on a project. But god damn it, I want this. The car in question is a 2003 BMW 325xi Touring. It […]

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So, let me be clear: I have a very good, brand new car. I have no real need for a second car, no place to park a second car and no desire to take on a project. But god damn it, I want this. The car in question is a 2003 BMW 325xi Touring. It […]

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NHTSA To Congress: Pull Recalled Used, Rental Vehicles Off The Road http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/nhtsa-congress-pull-recalled-used-rental-vehicles-off-road/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/nhtsa-congress-pull-recalled-used-rental-vehicles-off-road/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1006322 The next vehicle the TTAC Zaibatsu or the B&B rent could be safer if Congress heeds the call of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. AutoGuide reports the NHTSA is calling upon Congress to pass legislation that would bar rental companies and used-car dealerships from renting or selling any vehicle under recall without first being […]

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The next vehicle the TTAC Zaibatsu or the B&B rent could be safer if Congress heeds the call of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. AutoGuide reports the NHTSA is calling upon Congress to pass legislation that would bar rental companies and used-car dealerships from renting or selling any vehicle under recall without first being […]

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A Sordid History Of Unicorns http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/sordid-history-unicorns/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/sordid-history-unicorns/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 19:01:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=984633 Please welcome Fil Cvetkovic to TTAC. Fil owns a manufacturing firm involved in automotive, aircraft and other industries – and has a long history with owning, repairing and giving up on obscure project cars. Fil will be reporting on used vehicle auctions, and likely picking up new projects for the ame time. Being the new […]

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Please welcome Fil Cvetkovic to TTAC. Fil owns a manufacturing firm involved in automotive, aircraft and other industries – and has a long history with owning, repairing and giving up on obscure project cars. Fil will be reporting on used vehicle auctions, and likely picking up new projects for the ame time. Being the new […]

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Quote Of The Day: The Golden Fleece http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/quote-day-golden-fleece/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/quote-day-golden-fleece/#comments Thu, 08 Jan 2015 22:23:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=974194 Today’s Quote of the Day actually comes from someone I know, with a used car question. “this guy im sleeping with wants to sell me 05 caliber 125k [77,000 miles] for $6k. Good deal?”  You don’t need to be a North Georgia used car salesman to know that this is a deal that delivers a 5-6x […]

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Today’s Quote of the Day actually comes from someone I know, with a used car question. “this guy im sleeping with wants to sell me 05 caliber 125k [77,000 miles] for $6k. Good deal?”  You don’t need to be a North Georgia used car salesman to know that this is a deal that delivers a 5-6x […]

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That Green Car: Winning And Losing At Your Own Auction http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/green-car-winning-losing-auction/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/green-car-winning-losing-auction/#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 18:27:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=906721 Jack Baruth has a very thoughtful post on selling his green stick, apparently an Audi. (See No Fixed Above: Stick it to ’em.) Here I delve into his logic as a devil’s advocate. A key observation throughout his post is that most (newish) used cars move through dealerships, and for many there is an auction […]

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Jack Baruth has a very thoughtful post on selling his green stick, apparently an Audi. (See No Fixed Above: Stick it to ’em.) Here I delve into his logic as a devil’s advocate. A key observation throughout his post is that most (newish) used cars move through dealerships, and for many there is an auction […]

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Used Car Prices Set For A Decline: ALG http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/used-car-prices-set-decline-alg/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/used-car-prices-set-decline-alg/#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 18:59:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=882226 The current shortage of used cars, along with record prices for second-hand vehicles, is likely to come to an end, according to ALG. According to ALG, June 2014 marked the lowest level of used vehicle supply, with both Cash for Clunkers (which took an estimated 700,000 vehicles off the road), as well as low new […]

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The current shortage of used cars, along with record prices for second-hand vehicles, is likely to come to an end, according to ALG. According to ALG, June 2014 marked the lowest level of used vehicle supply, with both Cash for Clunkers (which took an estimated 700,000 vehicles off the road), as well as low new […]

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