Car Dealers Playing Games with Sale Pricing….Again

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I just read another great article written by Tom McParland over at Jalopnik about car dealers sneaking in fees and really just flat out mis-advertising their vehicles.

This is a very familiar subject to the guys and gals down here at eimports4Less because we have clients all over the country who shop for and buy their vehicles online. We hear the stories. They find vehicles online that are advertised at pricing that’s “too good to be true” and they find out why after spending a bunch of time arm wrestling the actual prices from someone on the dealership’s staff.

In Jalopnik’s most recent article, Tom shopped for a used Genesis sedan that was being advertised by a KIA dealer in NJ. This vehicle had an advertised price of $28,400. That sounded like a good deal until the dealer added on $3,000 in prep fees, window etching, etc.

Basically these dealers want to advertise their cars for the lowest possible price so when you’re shopping online for a car you see their price and contact them. They want to prompt that contact, so they use fake pricing to lure you in. Most dealers don’t like selling cars online to long distance customers and they don’t like selling cars to cash buyers because they have to tell you the price SO YOU CAN PAY THEM! Most dealers want the customer to make a commitment and spend half a day at the dealership before they make it to the finance office and find out the real price. And worst of all, many people never even find out the real price because it’s hidden in finance documents that buyers don’t understand and then just added to a monthly payment. You end up paying thousands more for a car that you thought was the least expensive one you could find.

Tom’s Jalopnik article suggests the same thing that we do: get the pricing in writing when you’re shopping for a vehicle and always question fees that don’t make sense to you. You should only be paying for the vehicle, the registration  and your state’s sales tax. Anything more than that should be questioned.

44th Annual Collector Car Show Tomorrow in Macungie, PA

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First Pennsylvania Mustang Club presents their 44th Annual Collectors Car Show & Flea Market tomorrow, August 11, 2019, at Macungie Memorial Park 50 N POPLAR ST Macungie, Pennsylvania. Event hours are 10 AM to 3 PM. Registration is open 8:00 AM to 12 PM.

All makes and model are welcome, but because this event is sponsored by a real popular Mustang club and a Ford dealer…expect to see some awesome Mustangs there.

There’s also a flea market, 50/50 raffle, prizes, food and more.

Check out the Mustang Club’s site for any additional details:

http://www.firstpamustang.org/

 

Concours d’Elegance of America, Plus C8 News

The world-renowned Concours d’Elegance of America features some of the finest and rarest cars available. Since its inception in 1979, the festival displays a line-up of  exquisite vehicles on display. Guests can peruse the many available automobiles, browse through an exhibit showcasing fine automotive art and enjoy the fine fashion of the day. Taking place at The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth Michigan 7/27 and 7/28

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In addition to all the excitement, the much awaited mid-engine C8 Corvette will have one if its first general public appearances on the greens at this event. Many details have been well guarded for this iteration. Speculative powerplants include that of the hot twin turbo set up of the  V8 Cadillac Blackwing or possibly a hybrid 1,000 hp mill.

Silverstone Auction

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Silverstone Circuit launches a 3 day weekend of selling and racing July 26 to July 28. An exclusive collection of classic and competition vehicles are up for bid.  In addition to the auction excitement, over 1,000 Formula 1, GT, Touring cars, and sports cars will be running in numerous races and demonstrations. 07081913

Prior to road racing, this was the site of a WWII bomber station which opened in 1943. Lewis Hamilton holds the current circuit configuration fastest lap time of 1:25.892 posted in qualifying in 2018. During the 2017 British GP, the official lap record in 1:30.621 was set, also by Hamilton.

All the lots can be seen at Silverstone Auction‘s site, with new lots being added. Collections from comedian Steve Coogan, and the late Barrie “Whizzo” Williams are available.

Schenley Park Race Weekend at The Steel City

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Pittsburgh’s Bob OConnor Golf Course at Schenley Park will be taken over with 2,500 vintage cars as part of the international show and road race. The main gate at Schenley Drive and Forbes Avenue intersection opens each day at 9:30 AM and cars are displayed until 5:00 PM. Event held rain or shine.  200,000 spectators fill the golf course and surrounding streets to experience car shows and vintage racing honoring that of the origins of sports car road racing in the 40’s and 50’s. The races through Schenley Park are considered by many to be one of the most challenging race courses. 22 turns, almost a dozen elevation changes,  telephone poles,  stone wall and manhole covers make the the 2.33 mile circuit entertaining to watch and difficult to navigate.

This is PVGP‘s main event in their 2 week long celebration of automobilia!

Run With The Angels Rod Run

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Set at the picturesque Moravian Tile Works in Doylestown, Pa. on Sunday, July 14th from 9:00 to 3:30. This show always has a great turn out with many unique vehicles. Funds raised from this event go to back to the local community such as the Intelligencer Christmas Fund, A Woman’s Place, the K9 Search and Rescue and the Upper Bucks Vocational Schools and more. See Road Angels for more details.07081907

 

Wings and Wheels Extravaganza!

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Featuring WWI as the event theme.  Vintage aircraft, automobiles, tractors and memorabilia will be on display for the 13th annual event. Biplane rides available, as well as breakfast, lunch, dinner and refreshments. People’s choice awards for best aircraft & automobile or motorcycle. Live music and swing dancing in the evenings.

Grimes Airfield / Golden Age Air Museum
371 Airport Road
Bethel, PA 19507