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An Arts & Sciences Crash Ph.D. Course in CarBuyology 101©
Car Deal Ed for the Car Deal Clueless
Balancing asymmetrical car deal markets
An Arts & Sciences Crash Ph.D. Course in Carlessnesshood 101
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aka, A Pedestrian Sociology of the Automobile
Simply: eCARlogical
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Auto Alternatives
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Dealing With The Dealer Consumer Tricks
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Hidden Profit$
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Self-help Consumer Resources
More Auto Consumer Resources
Grand Theft Auto: Industry Cases
My Last VW Mistake
"Ten Reasons"
Lemon Proofing Deals
CARveat's Caveat
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VW Junkyard
Links
My Other Car Not A VW
Legislative Alerts
Dodging Chryslers
Mini Van Junkyard
Activist Flyers
True Costs of Driving
Car Deal Illiteracy

15 Sec. Car Deal Lecture
Parallel Parking
Test-I-Moanials
Eco Org & Auto Industry Contact Info






Auto Consumer Self-help Resources:
"Don't even think about going there."

Because a lifetime of average auto ownership and operation costs now exceed $550,000, more that 2x the cost of median priced American homes, carlessnesshood offers perhaps the best opportunity to save money, the environment, and our economic and physical health. Don't have a CAR, man! and save. Or if you must: Consume consciously.
 
Half of all new car buyers fail to obtain the manufacturer's invoice price and negotiate the dealers mark-up (J.D. Powers & Associates, 2000). And few even consider negotiating the manufacturer's profit, often paying thousands more for automobiles.
 
Car-Deal-Literacy-to-Library-Connection:
Resources at your library or book source: Copy and share this widely!
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"Asphalt Nation" by Janes Holtz Kay
"Buying A Car For Dummies"by Deanna Sclar
"Auto Repair For Dummies"by Deanna Sclar
"The Complete Idiot's Guide to Buying or Leasing a
Car"
by Jack R.Nerad
"How to Buy or Lease a Car Without Getting Ripped
Off"
by Pique Lyle
"Prevasive Prejudice"by Ian Ayres
"Divorce Your Car"by Katie Alvord
"The Betsy"by Harold Robbins
"Rivethead:Tales From the Assembly Line"
by Ben Hamper
"High and Mighty:SUVs --The World's Most Dangerous
Vehicles and How They Got That Way
"by Keith Bradsher
"Car Buyer's and Lessors Negotiating Bible"
by W.James Bragg
"Lease Your Car For Less"by Richard L.Kaye
"Auto Insurance Handbook"by Consumer Reports
"The Insider's Guide to Buying a New or Used Car "by
Burk and Stephanie Leon (Includes Internet Information)
"Asphalt Nation:How the Automobile Took Over America,
and How We Can Get it Back"
by Jane Holtz Kay
"How to Out Negotiate Anyone:(Even A Car Dealer)"
by Leo Reilly
"Green Guide to Cars and Trucks"
by ACEEE (American Council for an Energy-Efficient
Economy),1001 Connecticut Ave.,NW,Suite 801,
Washington,DC 20036 <www.aceee.org>
"Car Buyer's and Leaser's Negotiating Bible"
by W.James Brag
"Dealing With the Dealer"a report by Consumer Reports.
"Don't Get Taken Every Time You Buy A Car"
by Remar Sutton
"Everything Women Always Wanted to Know About
Cars"
by Lesley Hazleton
"Lease Your Car For Less"by Richard L.Kaye
"What Auto Mechanics Don't Want You To Know"
by Mark Eskeldson
"What Car Dealers Don't Want You To Know"
by Mar Eskeldson
"The Lemon Book"by Ralph Nader and Clarence Ditlow
"The Complete Car Cost Guide"
by Peter Levy of IntelliChoice (800)227-2665
"The Car Book"by Jack Gillis
"How To Buy A Car"by James R.Ross
"In The Driver's Seat"by W.James Bragg
"Little Secrets of The Automobile Industry:Hidden
Warranties"
by Clarence Ditlow and Ray Gould
"What's Wrong With My Car?"by Bob Cerullo
"The World's Most Complete Auto Troubleshooting
Guide"
by Alden G.Zimmer
"The Answer:Getting More and Paying Less for Auto
Service"
by Jeff Shumway
"Lucille's Car Care"by Lucille Treganowan
"Keys to Vehicle Leasing"from Publications Services,
MS-127,Federal Reserve Board,Washington,DC 20551
(202)452-3244.
 
Classic Car Deal Tricks to Avoid:
Don't Have a Car, Man!

Lemon laundering
Grounding
Curbstoning
Double dipping
Inflating invoices
Flipping & turning
Customer ping-pong (Pingpong, Ping Pong)
Service shenanigans
Deal packing
Siphoning fuel
Removal of bumpers or other items
Hidden damage,defects,or repairs
System selling
Artificially shorting supply
Highballing
Lowballing
Selling overlapping (redundant) extended warranties

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You Can Help | CARveat Emptor Flyer | VW Junkyard | Links
My Other Car Not A VW | Legislative Alerts | Dodging Chryslers
Mini Van Junkyard | Activist Flyers True Costs of Driving | Car Deal Illiteracy
15 Sec. Car Deal Lecture | Parallel Parking | Test-I-Moanials




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