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Unless you’re a contestant on “Survivor,” or are cut off from the world some other way, you’re sure to have seen the weekend’s ads for a new money-back guarantee on vehicles from General Motors (Stock Quote: GM). Read more»
This is not another article on Cash for Clunkers – but it is designed to help you figure out how much car you can actually afford, if you decide to opt for a new car over your old clunker. The formula is an easy one, and useful to know before you walk into a dealership. Read more»
Drivers have flocked to dealerships to take advantage of the government's "Cash for Clunkers" program, which provides up to $4,500 for buyers who turn in gas guzzlers for vehicles that are more fuel efficient. As good a deal as this is, though, it still leaves the buyer to come up with thousands more, typically $15,000 to $25,000, since the rebate is only to buy or lease a new vehicle, not a used one. Read more»
The biggest surprise in the government’s Cash for Clunkers program is the boost it apparently has given to used-car sales and prices. Since the rebates of up to $4,500 are only for new-car sales and leases, it seemed obvious the program would reduce demand for used cars, depressing prices. Read more»
America Gets Steal on Wheels
By: Carmen Nobel
BOSTON (TheStreet) -- If you've spent any significant time near a TV, radio or billboard, you've probably grown immune to car dealers who insist you'd be crazy not to buy a new car! Thing is, it's true right now. Read more»
Whether you drive an old SUV, truck, wagon or sedan, you may be able to trade it in for a $4,500 government voucher toward the purchase of a new car. Read more»
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Chrysler Group LLC said Wednesday it is offering $4,500 in cash toward the purchase of a new vehicle as it seeks to match a government incentive for people to trade in their old gas guzzlers.The automaker said it will offer cash or zero percent financing for six years on most of its 2009 Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep models. The incentive begins Thursday and lasts through Aug. 31. Read more»
Common Car Dealership Scams
By: Brian O'Connell
Car dealerships are not immune from pulling tricks out of their sleeves – things like manipulating you with rebates and creating new ways of inflating payments. If unscrupulous car dealers try these tricks on you, be prepared to fight back.Here’s a quick list of car dealer moves to watch out for: Read more»
Gov't Ends GM, Chrysler Warranty Program
By: The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors and Chrysler said Friday an Obama administration program to backstop warranties, which ended with GM's emergence from bankruptcy, helped the companies stabilize sales during their period of transition. Read more»
No credit card, no rental car?Not so. Debit cards can secure you a set of wheels at most rental companies.A new survey of the nine major car rental companies by reveals that 41 out of 45 randomly selected agencies allowed for debit card rentals, though restrictions applied in a majority of instances. Read more»
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