I just read this short article this morning about a couple whose truck was destroyed by fire on the way to the dealer to trade it in. The article didn't state any dollar figures, but in the end, the dealership still accepted the truck as a … [Read more...] about An Honest Car Dealer?
I've been taking my Honda Ridgeline to a Honda dealer in Rockville for service for the last 18 months of ownership, and I just need to rant about one thing: the mechanics. Let me say this up front, though, that the guy's checking in the vehicles are … [Read more...] about Rant: The Dealer’s Mechanics are Messing with My Truck
A few weeks ago, we sold our 2005 Chevrolet Malibu sedan. Basically, it was cheaply made and we wanted something projected to be more reliable. Oh, and it didn't have a number of safety options like side-curtain airbags and ABS. I saw the crash test … [Read more...] about Do we miss our car?
You see Carfax mentioned everywhere. Everyone tells you to use them when shopping for a used car, right? They're a household name for vehicle history reports, but I have a secret to share. You know that we just sold our Chevy Malibu a couple weeks … [Read more...] about You can’t trust that Carfax report!
Last Wednesday, my wife got into a car accident, before the check even cleared for the last payment on the car (I posted the article early Thursday). The Malibu had minor damage, and the other driver, luckily, claimed full responsibility. Rather … [Read more...] about Geico Accident Wrapup: In and out in 5 minutes
I'm going to finally admit to the world how much we screwed up in our past auto purchases, in hopes that you don't do the same. In college, I purchased a brand new 2001 Saturn L300 for about $20,000. Actually, I did the GM SmartBuy method, which … [Read more...] about How we lost $14,500 by stupid mistakes