Archive for 2016

Skip the Dealership — Buy Your Next Car from a Private Seller

Let’s face it: most car shoppers dread the dealership experience. A recent Autotrader study found that fully 99% of shoppers want to see major changes in the dealership sales process. Of course, not all car dealers are bad; some take customer satisfaction quite seriously, earning high marks and repeat business. Nevertheless, dissatisfaction and distrust have long been predominant themes.

In response, third-parties like TrueCar and Edmunds have taken root, aiming to improve the experience by offering consumers insider advice and information as well as member perks like guaranteed discounts. More recently, startups like Carvana and Shift have entered the scene with visions of reinventing the entire dealership sales process.

Why Buy Used? More Car for Your Money

Okay, let’s say you’re in the market for a car, but you don’t really care too much about saving money. You just want to spend a certain amount on the best thing you can get. Should you still buy used?

Hell yes! Why? Because buying used instead of new gets you WAY more car for your money.