QOTD: Car Buying Programs?
Yesterday, a reader wrote in asking if there was any point in using Costco's or Truecar's car-buying programs.
I wrote back saying I didn't know, I knew little about either program and have never used either. He then suggested I toss the question out to y'all as a QOTD.
So, since it's a good question and makes less work for me, I am going to toss it out to you all. Have you had experience with these programs? If so, has it been positive or negative?
Hat tip to Duane!
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Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.
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