If you turn on the radio in Fort Wayne, all you hear are car dealer ads. Dealers like Fort Wayne Toyota, Fort Wayne Kia, Fort Wayne Nissan, Fort Wayne Subaru, Glenbrook Dodge, Preferred Auto, and yes, even us, the Happy Car Store are on the air non-stop. You hear ads like $79 down $79 a month, We will pay off your trade no matter how much you owe, 0% financing for 72 months, We will give you $3000 for your vehicle no matter it’s condition, buy and we will give you a $300 gift card, and many more!
Glenbrook Hyundai, the Happy Car Store, is going to try to break down some of these to help give you more shopping information. The only way to save when you shop for a car is to be informed.
In this edition of our blog we will explain some of the myths and facts about car dealer advertising.
$79 down and $79 a month….this week only at Fort Wayne XXX. I know you have heard this one before. This has been on the radio and tv for nearly 2 years straight. Can you really get a new car for only $79 down and $79 a month? Yes and no…this one is a little morre complicated so we created an entire website to explain this one. For info on the $79 down and $79 a month sales visit http://www.wegotit.com/79down79amonth.html.
We will payoff your trade no matter how much you owe. Really, duh, every dealer HAS to payoff your trade when they make a deal. If they didn’t then the dealer would not receive the title to resale the vehicle…don’t fall for this one!
0% financing for 72 months…sounds like a great deal, right? Well, not really. Think about it this way, if you take the rebates instead of the 0% financing, then you have the opportunity to pay extra on your car to pay it off early. Doing so will save you in the amount of interest you pay. If you pay off your vehicle early then you saved on interest AND the rebates. If someone takes the 0% financing and either pays the vehicle off early or trades it in, then you do not receive the full benefit of paying no interest. Take the rebates and the lowest rate that you can secure through a local bank.
We will give you $3,000 for your vehicle NO MATTER it’s condition. Really? Is that really possible? Not really, it is just another way of dragging customers in to a dealership to be disappointed. Let me ask you this..what if you have a vehicle that is really worth $3,000. Then you only get what it is worth…shouldn’t you get $6,000 for it? Why wouldn’t they just knock $3,000 off the price and give you what your vehicle is really worth? This one doesn’t make much sence to me.
Buy a car now and we will give you a $300 Visa card…I really don’t think that anyone could really fall for this one. I mean really, you aren’t going to spend thousands on a new vehicle just to get a $300 Visa are you? Wouldn’t you rather just get the $300 off the price. Adding things to the price cost you in interest and sales tax…not really saving you money. Not very creative in my eyes.
Well, what about the Happy Car Store. Yes, we advertise too. Our ads consist of real deals. Deals like, true lease payments. Lease a new 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS for only $169 a month. Real deals like, we REALLY do have several models that get over 40 miles per gallon. And real deals like yes, we reall do offer a 200,000 mile powertrain warranty. No hassles, no gimmicks, just great deals at Glenbrook Hyundai, the Happy Car Store on Coldwater Road, next to Red Lobster or always online at HappyCarStore.com.