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Don't Get Taken Every Time : The Ultimate Guide to Buying or Leasing a Car in the Showroom or on the Internet Paperback – Bargain Price, April 30, 2001
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Remar Sutton is without peer in presenting the lures, pitfalls, and price packs that are now part of so many car-dealers' practices. -- Ralph Nader --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I bought this book while researching for my first new car, and while I found numerous tricks before through some websites, this book had everything and more. Dealer tricks, tips, how to finance, understanding the lingo, and knowing most importantly what YOU need.
The book is written in a very logical style, and goes through a hypothetical situation of the ultimate care salesmen nicknamed 'Killer Monsoon'. With Killer in tow, Suton creates a world that is massively informative and entertaining to the reader. You are followed through the day as Killer rips off, people and moves like a shark with stealth pray all the while, you the reader learn how to beat his (and the dealerships) secrets. This how to manual is hardly boring, always fascinating, and enjoyable (yet frightning) to read. I bought this book with the intention of reading it for a 2 week vacation period, but started reading it before I left and COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN! I finished it in about 4 days. And that's the joy of this book, besides its massive amount of information it is never dull or confusing to read, but majorly entertaining as Remar creates every scenario you may face when shopping for a new/used vehicle.
I can't wait to use the knowledge in this book to my advantage I've never been so excited about what I know and what others don't about the whole dealership experience. Suddenly terms as 'water' at a dealership, and 'in the bucket' will keep you empowered.
DO NOT BUY A CAR WITHOUT READING THIS BOOK FIRST!!!!! GET IT NOW!!!
First of all, the way the author presents things, you would think that if you were to visit autotrader.com (or a similar site) with cookies turned on, suddenly every dealer in town knows your life history. But I'm here to tell you that these sites aren't nearly that sophisticated, and neither are the dealers. In fact, some dealers still keep their car inventory on Excel spreadsheets! And for the ones that do have some sort of server for managing inventory and sales, many of them don't even know how to use them beyond the basic essentials. In fact, I myself know more about these systems than do most dealers, and I've never personally worked with any of them. Trust me when I say that, contrary to what this book will tell you, dealers (or at least none of the ones I've seen) don't have some elaberate network of supercomputers to track your every move online. Heck, most of them could barely manage a Google search on their own :)
In fact, as far as the web is concerned, dealers won't pay attention to you unless you actually go online and fill out a form requesting a price quote or further information about a car, and then they only have as much data as you give them.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This guy is a genius. I wish I had found this before I brought my first car.Published 6 months ago by Bernadette Dutke
I read an earlier version of Remar Sutton's book many years ago. Today I used it to negotiate a good price on a new vehicle and not get totally robbed on the trade-in. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Nathaniel Firethorn
I bought a copy of this book back in the 80s and it has saved me many thousands of dollars when buying cars. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mark E. Gillar
Great book to read before buying a car. Tells you all the sneaky tricks that car dealers try to pull on you to rip you off. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Kimo B.
I read a 1998 version of this book and bought the updated one. It's still pretty out of date, but useful. It was worth the money.Published 16 months ago by mossyfur
Very insightful and witty book. Quite excited to use these techniques in my next car purchase. I would recommend this book to anyone.Published 16 months ago by Mike