1. Don’t buy a car in the first ten days it’s been listed. Unless you have a great deal staring at you in the face, be patient. Dealerships don’t typically lower the price of a vehicle in the first ten days of listing it online. Any cars still available after that ten day window are fair game to negotiate and bargain your way to a great deal. If the price is still high after a price drop and you’re not in a rush to buy, just keep waiting. The typical used car on Mojo Motors drops in price about three times before being sold.
Welcome back to Monday. For most people in the United States it’s going to be hot…really, really hot. Too hot to ride in something like that below.
Have a great weekend and start it right by watching how our friends down in Texas deal with road rage or lack thereof.
Automotive News reported recently that the Wuling minivan in China is selling like bingzis or whatever the Chinese call hotcakes. Translation: this means they’re selling really darn good. Whilst Americans continue to buy up big trucks, SUV’s and crossovers, don’t be surprised if there’s a renaissance of the minivan. But wait, then why would Dodge drop the Grand Caravan or why would Ford stop building minivans in America altogether? To focus on crossovers where there might be more money to be made.
This might be a premature shift in strategy because there’s still a market for the minivan. Sure, the number of people buying minivans has dropped from about 1.3 million in 2000 to 540,000 in 2011, but so far in 2012, AutoData reports 10.6% growth. Two months the L.A. Times reported that fuel efficiency is what car buyers care about most after a Consumer Reports found 37% of shoppers care about fuel economy. Quality of the car, which should probably be more important came in second at a measly 17%. Gas mileage alone is reason enough why minivans should make a comeback, but keep reading for more. [keep reading]
If you’ve found the hunt for a used crossover or SUV to be a little confusing, that’s OK, it is confusing. There are lots and lots of different types, sizes and prices. Researching a used minivan is simpler and much more straightforward.
Minivan Buying Guides
Consider these minivans you can find on MojoMotors.com. All seat 7 to 8 people, except for the Mazda5, and are comparable in size, price and features like sliding doors. Keep reading for a list of minivans below, or click on what of the links above for detailed information about the used minivan you want to buy.
Start your week off leisurely with this slow-motion compilation of NASCAR, F1, Moto GP, Indycar, and more:
Some cars are styled with cost saving, space maximization, or aerodynamics in mind. Others were design from the start to stand out, to let everyone around you know: you are driving one ugly-butt car. Here is the Mojo Motors Blog pick of the most deformed cars the 21st century has had to offer.
#5 SsangYong Actyon
A classified-advertising Web site has teamed with dealers to offer used-vehicle discounts to consumers who join the site as members. [keep reading]
Ken Block goes for a spin in San Francisco, a truck spills some rocks on a now-flat car, and a man attempts to claim a beach with his Nissan.
Jerry Seinfeld is working on a new project and it involves celebrities, cars and coffee. Catch the trailer below.