Blog - 2014

December 2014

Useful Summary of Advice for Buying a New Car and Scams

By Jeff Ostroff | Published December 19, 2014

There is an art and a science to buying a new car, and most people have no educational training to prepare them for this major purchase. Many buyers end up in a worst case scenario than they started in, because they don't know the pitfalls to avoid, and they don't know the tricks to help maximize their investment and save the most money. Read more>>

Rise in Complaints of Car Dealers Lying About Credit Scores

By Jeff Ostroff | Published December 3, 2014

We've seen an uptick in complaints we receive from car buyers reporting that car dealers are telling them their credit scores are lower than they really are in order to charge a higher APR on their loan. Many car shoppers who supposedly have great credit scores are also being rejected after applying their car loan. Is this really true? Are the dealers lying? Read more>>

November 2014

2015 Ford Mustang Review

By | Published November 16, 2014

We have been reviewing cars for over a decade and giving out tidbits here and there. This review of the completely redesigned 2015 Ford Mustang is our inaugural in-depth review. Use the comments to let me know if there is anything more you'd like to see in our future reviews. Read more >>

June 2014

New Car Deal of the Month: New Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

By Jeff Ostroff | Published June 5, 2014

From time to time we will give you detailed analysis on selected spotlight deals which we helped our visitors get. This white paper analysis is a great view into the anatomy of a successful new car purchase that went quite well for the buyer. Read more>>

April 2014

Top 10 Cars Sold at 2014 Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction

By Jeff Ostroff | Published April 23, 2014

Barrett-Jackson runs their famous collector car auctions at 4 locations around the U.S. including Palm Beach, Las Vegas and Reno-Tahoe and Scottsdale, AZ. Last week, the company held their famous Palm Beach auction which seems to grow in size every year. They announced that last week's auction was their biggest ever in Palm Beach, setting new records. Over 500 cars were sold totaling $25 million with an estimated 50,000 attendees. Read more>>

Guide to the Barrett-Jackson auction for bidders, buyers and visitors

By Jeff Ostroff | Published April 17, 2014

We just returned from Barrett-Jackson's Palm Beach auction. They gave us one action packed weekend with plenty of excitement to go around. This in-depth guide will help all you first time Barrett Jackson bidders, sellers, and public visitors make the most out of your experience, with advice that applies to all 4 of their auction locations.Read more>>

First Production 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Sells at Barrett-Jackson Auction for $1,000,000

By Jeff Ostroff | Published April 13, 2014

The Barrett-Jackson auctions struck again for the second day in a row, with another miracle in fund raising. The day after the first retail production 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 sold for $500,000, in a charity fund raiser, Barret-Jackson auctioned the first retail production 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2 door Coupe for a cool $1 million. Read more>>

First 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Production Car Sells at Barrett Jackson Auction for $500,000

By Jeff Ostroff | Published April 12, 2014

The Barrett-Jackson auctions typically sell millions of dollars worth of cars when they roll into town. People will show up from all over the world, hoping to score a collectible car, or realize a dream from their youth. We attended their 2014 Palm Beach Auction today and they were raising funds with the very first production unit of the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 2-door coupe. Read more>>

March 2014

10 Ways You Can Tell Billings-United is a Fake Vehicle Escrow Scam

By Jeff Ostroff | Published March 18, 2014

Many of you who know us are aware that for over a decade we have investigated all sorts of on-line fraud, particularly vehicle escrow fraud and phony car ads. We have been investigating this latest fraud site known as after receiving complaints from visitors here on in February. Read more>>

First Corvettes Resurrected from National Corvette Museum Sinkhole

By Jeff Ostroff | Published March 3, 2014

Unless you're living in a cave, pun intended, you by now have heard about that massive sinkhole that opened up in the Bowling Green, KY site of the National Corvette Museum inside the 100 foot tall SkyDome. Swallowing 8 rare Corvettes, drawing them into the bowels of the sinkhole. Read more>>

February 2014

Rebate Wars Are Heating Up For New Cars This Month

By Jeff Ostroff | Published February 20, 2014

It looks like the rebate wars are heating up again, due to lower than expected sales of new car units in January. Normally car makers try to avoid giving rebates and incentives when sales are going as planned. But when unit sales miss their goals as they did last month, they often start pumping up the rebates to get sales flowing again. Read more>>

Corvettes Swallowed by the National Corvette Museum Sinkhole

By Jeff Ostroff | Published February 13, 2014

Most of you by now have heard about that freak natural disaster yesterday in the Bowling Green, KY site of the National Corvette Museum where a sinkhole developed under the 100 foot tall SkyDome. It swallowed 8 rare Corvettes, sending them deep underground to their doom like the Titanic hitting an iceberg. Read more>>

CarWoo Runs Out of Investment Cash, Shuts Down

By Jeff Ostroff | Published February 1, 2014

One of our favorite automotive car-buying web sites has shut down, dealing online car shoppers a devastating blow, burdened by unmanageable growth, a rapidly rising cash burn rate, and lack of new investment. Last week we received the disappointing news from our friend and CEO of CarWoo, Tommy McClung, that they were shutting down forever. Read more>>

January 2014

FTC Takes Legal Action Against Car Dealers For Deceptive Advertising

By Jeff Ostroff | Published January 22, 2014

Just days ago the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a nationwide sweep against car dealers called Operation Steer Clear, to fight deceptive advertising from car dealers. There were some surprising major brand franchises charged, and many of the usual tricks were used in the deceptive ads. Here's what the FTC alleged. Read more>>

Mysteries of New Car Window Stickers Unveiled

By Jeff Ostroff | Published January 14, 2014

Drive onto any new car dealer lot and you'll see rows of cars with that big white sticker in the window. This simple sticker seems to cause a quite a bit of complex confusion, and many people ask us "Why didn't I get one when I bought my car? Is this window sticker required by law? What is supposed to be on the sticker? Let's look deeper into this. Read more>>

Lamborghini Gives a First Look at the Huracán

By Jeff Ostroff | Published January 7, 2014

A major milestone moment happened a few weeks ago that zoomed by virtually unnoticed by most people, and if you blinked you probably missed it too. The very last Lamborghini Gallardo model rolled off the production line in their factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese, drawing to a close a major 10 year era in their history. So what was so special about this vehicle and what is the importance of the end of this model? Read more>>

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