BMW resale value

Have imports lost their resale-value edge at last?

June 15, 2018 David Zatz 0

Jalopnik recently ran a story on the cars with the highest depreciation, based on a site/company called “iSeeCars.” Years ago, imports would rarely show up on such a list, which would be dominated by the domestics. Now, though, there were just four domestic cars on the list, out of ten […]

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The universal “hidden warranties”

December 25, 2017 David Zatz 2

Every car sold in the United States comes with a warranty you may not be aware of, which covers a variety of components for up to ten years or 100,000 miles. This is a set of “emissions warranties,” designed to ensure that cars do not over-pollute. This mandated warranty was […]

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Avoiding dealer scams and unnecessary maintenance

July 8, 2006 David Zatz 1

Updated September 2018. Dealers have many ways of making money, and selling cars is just one of them. Today, with manufacturers making warranty work a “loss leader” and Internet sales squeezing price premiums, ripping off existing customers probably seems more attractive to even well-intentioned dealerships. Let’s start with the humble […]