I’ve encountered several shops out that way who just refuse to sell to customers out of state. They have given a variety of reasons for this everything from, “we have had bad experiences in the past” to “it’s too much paperwork.” That being said I’ve also worked with plenty of California dealers who will gladly do it. However, I will say this, according to what I have been told, if you buy the car in California and drive it off the lot, the dealer must assess the California sales tax, which may be a bit more than your local rate. But if you buy a car and have it shipped out, they don’t charge you California tax. … [Read more...] about Should I Buy A Car Before Or After I Retire?
What car should you buy
This is an interesting question and, while it is true that consumers are shifting towards EVs and plug-ins, that shift is still fairly slow and the vast majority of cars sold are still ICE models. There will come a point where EVs proliferate on our roadways but I think that point is much farther in the future than some other industry analysts predict. … [Read more...] about Should I Be Worried If a Used Car Has an Incomplete Service History on Carfax?
There would be a demand for this because, unlike an EV’s drivetrain, the rest of an EV is no more durable than any other combustion car. Interior materials and mechanisms are still subject to the same wear and tear associated with long-term use. Bodies still get scratched and dinged, plastic gets brittle, paint fades, and tech in a car that once seemed cutting-edge will eventually become hilariously outdated. … [Read more...] about The Only Way For Long-Term Electric Car Sales To Work Is To Do What The Communists Did
Back in 2014,Consumer Reports and even our own Jason Torchinsky put it . It’s not bad, but not great either. The Mercedes-AMG crew couldn’t do much about the interior, but they did crank up the juice to 355 horsepower and sent it to the ground via a 4M Benz and an absolute hoot to drive, though not cheap with a starting price at the time of around $50,000. … [Read more...] about Reminder: You Can Buy a 355 HP Turbo-Four Mercedes AMG for the Price of a Civic
While the NSX currently starts at $157,o00, after the incentive it’ll run less than a base model Audi R8 and only slightly more than a Porsche 911 GTS. Is twenty grand enough to sway the whims of someone seeking a six figure sports car? I’m inclined to believe it won’t, but I guess it could influence someone to make a purchase earlier rather than waiting around. … [Read more...] about Acura Really Wants to See You in an NSX, Offers $20,000 on the Hood