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#13 of 42 HoRRor Stories
Nov 13, 2006 (9:58 am)
If you have a car buying "horror story" - would you share - for an upcoming show. Thanks.
#14 of 42 Re: AutoScoop can be your show [autoscoop]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Nov 13, 2006 (10:02 am)
Whew, I second that one from tidester, and as a mother of a soon-to-be-driver, I would want to see the focus on choosing the right vehicle - most teens don't know enough to make an informed decision based on practical driving needs (handling, what cars are good to learn on), long-term implications of the vehicle choice (i.e., do you really want to work long hours to pay the insurance on that mega-SUV?) and maybe durability (really cool car w/high mileage vs plain-jane that's likely to last 5+ years).
So, the shopping/selection process would be my vote.
Nov 13, 2006 (10:10 am)
As an Atlanta listener, I have heard this show a lot when I'm on my way into work.
I joke with some of the guys about the people calling into the show. About 90% are roaches and ask questions about their negative equity or inability to purchase a vehicle.
One will state, "I don't like my bank. They keep bothering me about paying the bill." Or, "I have a 350 beacon with 0 money down and I the salesperson is rude to me!! He won't sell me that Benz I want."
All to say, screen those calls a little bit better. Goldfein does a good job of switching those calls into something positive, but there is only so much you can take of that.
#16 of 42 Re: AutoScoop can be your show [autoscoop]
Nov 13, 2006 (10:22 am)
Why not two shows - one of each?
#17 of 42 Help with Car Brokers
Apr 18, 2007 (7:39 pm)
I'm very interested in the services of a car broker. I'm the ideal client - I'm relocating cross-country and need to buy a car in the new location (SoCal) quickly. I plan to buy a used car and have pre-approved financing. Can anyone suggest a good way to track down a reliable and trustworthy broker? I've already read the edmunds.com article on brokers but I'm still looking for more info. Any insights you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
#22 of 42 FINANCE CHARGES
Jun 29, 2007 (4:43 am)
I have just purchased a new car. Should I expect to pay a bank acquistion fee or bank charges? What other charges at the time of signing should I expect on top of the car price.