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Advice: Don’t Be Had By A Car Dealer Ad

Advice: Don’t Be Had By A Car Dealer Ad

The Car Pro Show prides itself in pointing our listeners to the good Car Dealers that are part of the show. Our sponsors and recommended dealers are hand picked and closely scrutinized before they can become a part of the show.

We also take pride in exposing misleading car dealer ads, or ads that are intended to mislead the public. Below are phrases or claims you will find in the DFW area on TV, radio, newspaper, or the Internet.

This list will grow as dealers find new ways and gimmicks intended to draw people through false and misleading advertising. The following are the claims that in this writer’s opinion fall into this category and also an explanation of why I find them offensive.

“We’ll pay off your trade no matter WHAT you owe!” This gives you the illusion that the dealer will give you what you owe for your car. People who are upside down and know it generally fall for this one. All it really means is if they obtain credit approval they add the negative equity to your new loan. The dealer is not doing anything out of the ordinary course of business. This claim is in violation of the Texas Motor Vehicle Divisions rules of advertising.

“All Credit Applications will be accepted” This lends one to believe that everyone’s loan will be approved. In reality, all it says is that they will accept the application … not necessarily that it will be approved by any lender. This claim is also in violation of the Texas Motor Vehicle Divisions rules of advertising.

“New Vehicles for 50% off” or “New Vehicles for half price” This one is highly illegal and extremely misleading. In most cases, this is a pre-paid lease where payments are made in advance. Simply put, let’s say a normal lease payment is $300 per month for 36 months. In this case you would pay $10,800 (36 x $300) UP FRONT. After three years you turn the car back in OR have to buy the car for the residual. Mileage limitations apply as does wear and tear requirements. So you do pay 50% of the sticker price for the car, but it’s not yours.

“We’ll give you $3000 (or some other amount) for your trade no matter what condition it is in!” This is a VERY old trick and illegal in Texas according to the advertising rules of the Motor Vehicle Division. If the dealer does not give you a discount or any incentives, they can show you any amount for your trade on paper however you overpay for the new vehicle so you actually gain nothing.

“Buy a new vehicle and get the second one for free (or $1)”. This is the same as the guaranteed trade amount. If the dealer over charges you for the first car, he can absorb the cost of the second car. You end up paying normal price for both cars.

Abnormally low prices – When a dealer advertises a price that is abnormally low, it is almost always a classic bait and switch. The dealer bites the bullet on one sale of one vehicle at a super low price … but continues to advertise that price and hides the fact that there was only one. Upon arrival, it is already sold but they have “similar” vehicles and the games begin. When a dealer advertises a vehicle price, look closely … the law is they must tell if only one is available. The best dealers always tell you how many they have at the advertised price.

“If we can’t beat your deal, WE’LL JUST GIVE IT TO YOU!” I am amazed when people fall for this one. Dealers do it different ways … in one case they require that they be able to go buy the vehicle you are looking at from the other dealer, which is not going to happen. O,, sometimes they require you to bring the offer in writing signed by a Manager. When this happens they can beat the deal by ONE PENNY and be off the hook. This offer is totally worthless and means nothing.

Free Gas or Free Insurance – Nothing is free. When a Dealer offers you something of value over about $200, they pack the cost into the deal upfront. In other words, if gas for a year is estimated to cost $1000, they add that $1000 to the cost of all the cars they sell. Again, you paid for it in the price of the car.

Editors Note: The opinions expressed are not endorsed by WBAP Radio or any other entity including Car Pro Media, Inc.




90 thoughts on “Advice: Don’t Be Had By A Car Dealer Ad

    1. Jim Filippini

      Do you have a Honda Car Pro Dealer in the Stockton/Sacramento/Roseville/Modesto/Manteca/Tracy/Pleasanton/Livermore area?
      Barring that, how about the San Frncisco Bay area, or anywhere in northern CA?
      Thanks!
      Jim

      Reply
      1. Jerry

        Jim – Click on this link to locate a dealership near you! Be sure to print off your Car Pro Certificate to present to the dealership when you go in. You can click on the dealer’s logo and send an email directly to the GM or the GSM and they will get you fixed up! Thanks for checking out our website!
        http://www.carprousa.com/car-pro-approved-dealers/

        Jerry Reynolds “The Car Pro”
        President, Car Pro Radio Networks

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  1. Nick Sywyk

    Looking for a dealer in the Sacramento,Ca for a Nissan XTerra my stepson is home from the service and needs a reliable car. he wants to buy used and has a price of $12,000. Car has about 50,000 miles on it can you recommend anyone or is this not a good deal

    Reply
    1. Jerry the Car Pro

      Ron, I like them a lot. It is probably the best BUY out there by far. If you want the van to last past 150,000 miles, I’d spend the extra money on the Odyssey or Sienna. But up to that point, I think the Chrysler/Dodge vans would be fine!

      Reply
  2. Marylyn Griffith

    Am interested in purchasing a new Dodge Challenger in the Phoenix, AZ area. Do you recommend any Dodge dealerships in this area?

    Reply
    1. Jerry the Car Pro

      Marylyn, good to hear from you! Talk to Larry Storjohann at the Earnhardt dealerships, he’ll set you up with one of his best people, just tell him I sent you. Drop him an email at larry@earnhardt.com, he’ll take super care of you. THANKS for listening.

      Reply
  3. Tracy Knudsen

    Jerry,
    My Husband and I are looking at a 2008 Lexus ES 350. We found one with only 17,863 miles on it.
    It is not at one of your recommended dealers. If the carfax is clean should we feel safe with the purchase? How reliable is the carfax? Thank you, Tracy

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  4. Brenda Allen

    Do you recommend any VWdealers in the Phoenix AZ area? I am considering a diesel Passat. I had a VW diesel bug – think it was a 2009. Pretty sad I loved the car-I had paid it off and paid for the extended warranty. The diesel engine blew up-they replaced it. The second engine blew 30 days out of the warranty-I was not happy. I am a hospice social worker in the area so drive a lot to see patients and their families. I loved that car. I thought it would last forever. I took great care of it-I have a Jetta now but need a larger car due to car seats for grandsons. I was considering getting a van or a suv but heard your recent comments on the Passat. Years ago I had a Ford Windstar-it was great for the family but a disaster. I had repeated problems with the breaks-never knew if they were actually going to stop us. After numerous dealer repair visits-think 8-10-they replaced it due to the “lemon law.” We drive our cars forever. We have two other cars-95 Taurus and 2008 Honda Accord-both high miles and in great condition. Please advise. Thanks-love your show-wish I could afford a more luxury car but pleased I am able to get what I can.

    Reply
    1. Jerry

      Brenda, good to hear from you. The Passat diesel is a wonderful car, and I don’t think you’d have any problems with it. This seems to be the best car AND engine VW has ever come out with.

      Talk to Mark Exposito at Camelback VW, he will take care of you, just tell him I sent you. GOOD LUCK and thanks for listening to the show.

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    1. Jerry

      Wayne, the closest I have to you is Elk Grove Ford, but they are AWESOME. I think Cale Wood can make it worth your drive, their pricing for our listeners is wonderful. Cale and his family own and operate the dealership. His number is 916 478-7000. Just tell him I sent you.

      Thanks for listening to the show.

      Jerry Reynolds “The Car Pro”
      President, Car Pro Radio Networks

      Syndicated Talk Show Host
      Newspaper Columnist
      Auto Industry Expert

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    1. Jerry

      Great car and engine Wayne, the 5.0 has an excellent reliability record and it will run! I don’t think you can go wrong with it.

      Jerry Reynolds “The Car Pro”
      President, Car Pro Radio Networks

      Syndicated Talk Show Host
      Newspaper Columnist
      Auto Industry Expert

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  5. sky stephenson

    I’m going to buy a new diesel, I like them all. Which is the best truck. I’m a farmer around lubbock.who are my trusted dealers around lubbock. Thanks

    Reply
    1. Jerry

      Sky, good to hear from you! I think today the Ford Powerstroke is the best choice. It has 400 horses and 800 lb-ft of torque. It is super quiet and gets darned good mileage when you are not towing.

      Talk to my friend Annette, she is the Owner at Smith South Plains Ford, she’s been a friend for over 20 years. Just tell her I sent you.

      THANKS for listening to the show.

      Smith South Plains

      Highway 114 East

      Levelland, TX 79336

      Annette Sykora: General Manger/Partner

      asykora@smithsouthplains.com

      806.894.3191

      Jerry Reynolds “The Car Pro”
      President, Car Pro Radio Networks

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  6. David Collins

    Hey Jerry

    My wife and I (just married), are looking to buy a new car because we plan to have a baby in the next 3 years and I heard on your show that now is the time to get a car, because interest rates may rise again soon. I do a lot of driving, so we have one car (1999 Toyota Camry with 450,000 miles) that we used to commute back and forth from Austin to Buda. We have a Rav4 2009 we use for hauling stuff around, and then my wife’s 2009 Scion (we plan to use as a trade in on the new car).

    We are considering the Toyota Sienna 2012 model or a 4 Runner. But we’re not sure what dealership to go to in our area. We live in the Buda/San Marcos/Austin area. Do you have any suggestions on Toyota dealerships that you trust ?

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  7. Lee

    Jerry,
    I am forced to get a new car since mine was recently totaled by the individual that pulled out in front of me. I like two different Trucks- F150 Crewcab w/ 3.5 eco-boost or Toyota Tundra crewcab with 4.6?

    So what are the pro and cons between the two? Both seem to have a really large back seats, however the F150 Eco-boost appears to have the edge mileage wise, but the Tundra does have a lot nice features as well. One thing I hear neg about the Tundra is even the 4.6 does not get that great of mileage. Then I worry about how new the eco-boost is and all the unknown still to be had. So which one should I get?

    Reply
    1. Jerry

      Lee, good to hear from you. I would go with the Ford, the Ecoboost has been out since 2009 and has been GREAT. It is newer to the F150 but the engine is very proven. The Tundra is fine, but you are correct on the fuel economy and the truck is BIG and not as comfortable as the F150.

      I have good Ford dealers all over, just tell me which market you listen from and I’ll recommend you to a great place!

      Thanks for listening to the show!
      Jerry Reynolds “The Car Pro”
      President, Car Pro Radio Networks

      Reply
  8. Gloria Adams

    Hi Jerry,
    Is there a Mercedes dealer that you recommend in the Phoenix area? I didn’t see one on your list of approved dealers. My sister and a friend went to your recommended VW dealer in Phoenix and they were treated like royalty after mentioning Car Pro. I’m hoping for a similar experience. Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Jerry

      Gloria, good to hear from you. Unfortunately, I do not have a Benz dealer in Phoenix yet, but hope to before the end of the year. I wish I could assist, but do thank you for writing!

      Jerry Reynolds “The Car Pro”

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  9. J. Hummel

    Hi Jerry Buying a new pickup.
    I am looking for a four door pickup that could be used for every day use as well as pulling small travel trailer on occasion. Small trailer would be 20 to 22 foot. Maybe a fifth wheel. Intereted in chevy, ford or GMC? I do not want to be under powered when towing. This is going to be my first time buying a pickup. Any info would be great. Thanks

    Reply
    1. Jerry

      Good to hear from you. I’d go with the Ford F150 and the Ecoboost engine. It will get you the best mileage when not towing, and it’s rated to tow 11000 pounds with it’s 365 horses. It’s just a great choice.

      Let me know what market you listen from and I’ll tell you where to get the best deal. THANKS for listening to the show.

      Jerry Reynolds “The Car Pro”
      President, Car Pro Radio Networks

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  10. Ryan Newman

    Jerry,
    Looking to downsize from an ’03 Honda Odyssea because the kids are off to college. We will still have the dog to carry, a Labrador Retriever, so we’re thinking of an SUV or Crossover, and because my wife prefers a vehicle that you step into or slide into and sit upright, rather than the up and down that goes with most sedans. We are considering the Nissans, Murano and Rogue, but I could be persuaded to look at the Lexus RX 350 or 450. Either way, we generally keep cars for 8 to 10 years and about 150,000 miles before buying replacements. I am of the mind that sometimes the more expensive car is not the best car “for the money”, but we can afford the luxury if it is money well spent.
    What comparisons can you offer?
    I don’t see a Lexus Dealer on your website for San Antonio; where do you recommend?
    Many thanks,
    Ryan Newman

    Reply
    1. Jerry

      Ryan, good to hear from you! THANKS for listening to the show.

      I am a big fan of the Lexus RX, and that is based solely on quality and value. They always have great resale value and people buy them again and again. They are pricey for sure, but they are outstanding in just about every way. I don’t have a dealer there, but have great ones in Houston and Dallas if you don’t have any luck.

      Rogue is pretty small, but Murano is a nice SUV if you decide you do not want to spend as much money on the Lexus. It drives great and gets good mileage, and quality is certainly good. David Roth will take great care of you at Ancira if you decide that is the way to go.

      You might consider the Ford Edge Limited, it’s nice too.

      Let me know how I can help!

      Jerry Reynolds “The Car Pro”

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  11. LANCE WARD

    Hi Jerry, my wife and I are looking for a new car for around $ 16,000. We have been looking at Toyotas, Fords, Kia’s and Honda’s. My wife will be diving the car and we would like the car to have four doors, automatic transmission, a hatch-back and very good mileage. What would you recommend we look at ?

    P.S> Thanks for your service

    Lance

    Reply
    1. Jerry

      Lance, good to hear from you. That’s a tough price range, but I think you’ll come closest on the Ford Focus and it’s a GREAT car.

      Which market do you listen to the show from? I’ll try to recommend a good dealer for you.

      Jerry Reynolds “The Car Pro”
      President, Car Pro Radio Networks

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  12. Beth Christensen

    Hi Jerry
    Our13 year old Toyota Avalon was totaled recently and buying a car is just not in our budget. The insurance company is giving $5000 for the car and we thought we would add $5000-$7000 from our savings account so we can pay cash. We really cannot afford a monthly payment. To make matters a bit more challenging, my husband is 6’3″ tall and I am also 6′ tall. We need a car with headroom! We are currently looking for a used Toyota Avalon 2005-2006 and Cadillac DTS 2006-2007. My questions: What do you think of these two choices?
    Do you have other suggestions of sedans with generous headroom that would fit our budget?
    We listen to you on KFBK 1530 in Sacramento. I appreciate ANY guidance you can give us

    Reply
    1. Jerry

      Beth, thanks for listening. If the Avalon fits you guys, I think it’s the best choice. If you can find one without a sunroof, you’ll add about 2″ to the headroom.

      If you see anything at Roseville Toyota, I have good connections there.

      Let me know how I can help!

      Jerry Reynolds “The Car Pro”
      President, Car Pro Radio Networks

      Reply
  13. sandra wilson

    my husband and i bought a 2011 kia . we really wanted to lease, but some how got talked out of it. is it worth our wild to trade it in and now lease. it has only 14,500 mile on it?

    Reply
    1. Jerry

      Sandra, thanks for listening to the show.

      Please email me with more details about your Kia and which market you listen to the show from.

      I will be happy to assist: jerry@carproshow.com

      Jerry Reynolds “The Car Pro”
      President, Car Pro Radio Networks

      Reply
  14. John

    Jerry,
    Enjoy your show and website. My wife is driving a 2009 EOS and is very happy with it. She currently has around 100k miles on the car with no issues at the moment. Considering potential resale value should we look at selling/trading now or in the near future, or drive it a few more years. She puts around 25k / year on the car. I guess I’m wondering what the difference in value of the car would likely be between, now ( 4 years old /100K) and say in three years ( 7 years old and 175-180k). I’m not sure what she plans to get next. Are any other manufacturers making hardtop convertibles?

    Thanks,

    John

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    1. Jerry

      John, I don’t see any urgency in trading. The car should have 50000 miles or so left without any issues. I think I’d just keep driving it until it starts to give you trouble. They are good cars, she should have a lot of miles left.

      THANKS for listening to the show.

      Jerry Reynolds “The Car Pro”
      President, Car Pro Radio Networks

      Reply
  15. William D. Sanders

    I listened to your show and learned that the Ford pickup is a good buy. We have a dealer in Fairfield California. Is He the best dealer in this area?

    Reply
    1. Jerry

      I am not familiar with them, but Elk Grove Ford is AWESOME to my listeners.

      Talk to Cale Wood, he is the Owner there and tell him I sent you, he’ll take great care of you!

      THANKS for listening to the show!

      ELK GROVE FORD
      9645 Auto Center Drive
      Elk Grove, CA 95757

      Cale Wood: General Sales Manager/Partner

      clw4531@aol.com

      916.478.7000

      Jerry Reynolds “The Car Pro”
      President, Car Pro Radio Networks

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  16. ebb

    I live on a ranch 20 miles west of Houston Texas. I have a 2009 Dodge Ram 4 door 1500 with 18,000 miles on it to trade in for a 2013 Dodge 4 door 1500. Is there a Dodge dealer that you would recommend in this area?
    Thanks,
    Ebb

    Reply
    1. Jerry

      Ebb, good to hear from you. I have a GREAT dealer for you. Talk to Michael and tell him I sent you. THANKS for listening to the show!

      Bay Shore Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM

      5225 I-10 West

      Baytown, TX 77521

      Michael Kinney: General Sales Manager

      mkinney@bayshoremotors.com

      281.421.6000 Dealership

      281.837.7668 Fax

      Jerry Reynolds “The Car Pro”
      President, Car Pro Radio Networks

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    1. Jerry

      Terry – Tomball Ford is IT…and well worth the drive; check out our Dealer Reviews and you will see that the drive to Tomball Ford to see Jorge Lopez is worth your time! Before you go, be sure to print out your Car Pro Certificate (http://www.carprousa.com/city/houston/)

      Jerry Reynolds “The Car Pro”
      President, Car Pro Radio Networks

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  17. Louise

    Jerry.
    Enjoy your show. My brothers and I are thinking of going in together to purchase a Mini Cooper convertible for my parents 50th wedding anniversary. Where do we go in Houston to purchase a Mini … and any thoughts in general? We want to get them a convertible to tool-around the Fort Bend area and visit the grand kids.
    Thank you, Louise

    Reply
    1. Jerry

      Louise, thanks for listening to the show. My closest dealer is in Dallas, but honestly there isn’t much movement in a Mini. If you can get $500 or just a little more off factory MSRP, you are doing pretty well.

      They’ll have a ball with the car, it’s a good choice! Let me know if I can help!

      Jerry Reynolds “The Car Pro”
      President, Car Pro Radio Networks

      Reply
  18. Sherita

    Hi Jerry,

    Get to listen to your show from time to time and sure do enjoy it. I am in the Sacramento area and am torn between two cars – the Ford Explorer Limited or the Lexus RX 350. I love the plushness of the Lexus but feel drawn to the Explorer in a more visceral way. There are pros and cons to both, but how best to decide? Head or heart?

    Reply
    1. Jerry

      THANKS for listening to the show. I love both but they are different in many ways.

      The big thing with the Ford is it has the 3rd row seat, and it works terrific, folding into the floor with the push of a button. The Lexus ride will be softer than the Ford, but the Explorer has some exceptional electronics, and with the Ecoboost engine, it’s very fuel efficient.

      Honestly, either of them would serve you well, it will just come down to budget and which you like best, so I would drive them both at length and see which you can best see yourself in down the road. You can’t make a mistake with RX or Explorer.

      Click on these links and talk to my dealers, they will patient with you AND save you money:

      http://www.carprousa.com/dealer/elk-grove-ford

      http://www.carprousa.com/dealer/lexus-sacramento

      Jerry Reynolds “The Car Pro”
      President, Car Pro Radio Networks

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  19. Thomas

    Jerry,

    I currently drive a 2009 Impala with 72,000 miles. The gas mileage is quite acceptable, but I would like to trade it in for an economical ( 30+ Gas mileage ) smaller SUV. I want the rear SUV door option for loading oversize purchases not handled by my Impala.

    Any suggestions on smaller, economical SUV’s in the Austin/Round Rock area ??

    Thanks,
    Thomas

    Reply
    1. Jerry

      Thomas, good to hear from you.

      Look at the new Ford Escape, it is awesome. I gave it an outstanding review, and everyone I have helped get one loves it.

      Talk to my friend James, the rebates are really good through Saturday. Just tell him I sent you!

      THANKS for listening to the show.

      LEIF JOHNSON FORD

      501 EAST KOENIG LANE (AIRPORT @ KOENIG)

      AUSTIN TX 78751

      512.454.3711

      512.323.9200 FAX

      JAMES FIGURELL: GENERAL SALES MANAGER

      jfigurell@leifjohnsonford.com

      512.706.6229 Direct

      Jerry Reynolds “The Car Pro”
      President, Car Pro Radio Networks

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  20. Monica Fontenot

    Jerry, I drive an ’07Lincoln Town Car (I’ve always driven Lincolns) but as you know they don’t make it anymore. What comparable car do you suggest I try to look at. I’m interested in gas mileage, space and sunroof. Love your show. Thanks.

    Reply
    1. Jerry

      Monica, look at the Chrysler 300, I think you’ll find it to be a GREAT car and very enjoyable to drive. Let me know what area you listen to the show from and I’ll give you a great dealer referral. Just email me, jerry@carproshow.com

      Jerry Reynolds “The Car Pro”
      President, Car Pro Radio Networks

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  21. BOB

    Jerry,I was looking at the 13-14 kia serento but i heard you say that they were good for 4,5 yrs so now i am going to look at the Chrysler 300 I drove one few yr ago nice car . I am in the mesa az area cant find car pro dealer anyone in area thanks grate show

    Reply
    1. Jerry

      Bob, I wish I could help you with a dealer, we haven’t found the right fit there yet.

      You’ll like the 300 for sure, it’s a GREAT car! Let me know if I can help, and thanks for listening to the show.

      Jerry Reynolds “The Car Pro”
      President, Car Pro Radio Networks

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  22. Bob Bacus

    Jerry, I enjoy your show very much, and am thinking about the Camry LE Hybrid, at Freeman Toyota in Hurst. I looked up info about the Camry on-line, and was given the name of the Internet General manager. Would I do better with the person you recommend? If so, what is the name I should contact.
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Jerry

      Bob talk to BJ the Gen Sales Mgr at 817 287-5285, he’ll make sure you get the show pricing!
      Thanks for listening to the show!

      Jerry Reynolds “The Car Pro”
      President, Car Pro Radio Networks

      Reply
  23. Carolyn

    Jerry, What is your feelings about the Mazda CX5,the little SUV. We are trying to get above 30 mpg in a suv and still get a little comfort. We have a 2004 Santa Fe V6 110,000 miles, no trouble. It’s been a great car,but you have to branch out someday. Do you have a dealer for Mazda? We are looking for someone in the Chico Sacramento area. Also was the Jeep dealer in Grass Valley named Don Harrison?

    Reply
    1. Jerry

      Carolyn, I like the CX5 a lot, it’s awesome and will get you the mileage you are looking for. Mazda is doing a great job with their vehicles these days.

      I would consider the Ford Escape too, it’s very nice and about the same price. Either would serve you well, and I have great dealers for both in the Elk Grove Auto Mall.
      Speak to my contacts and tell them I sent you!

      THANKS for listening to the show.

      Mazda of Elk Grove
      8590 Laguna Grove Dr.
      Elk Grove, CA 95757

      John Driebe – Dealer
      jdriebe@foranyauto.com
      916.405.5101

      —————————————-

      Elk Grove Ford
      9645 Auto Center Dr.
      Elk Grove, CA 95757

      Cale Wood –
      General Sales Manager/Partner
      clw4531@aol.com
      916.478.7000

      Jerry Reynolds, President
      Car Pro Radio Network

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  24. Jeannette

    Hi Jerry,
    I’m interested in the 2013 Hyundai Elantra. I want a car that will last me until even after i finish paying it off. Do you think this is a good reliable vehicle? We are a family of 4 and we already own a Chrysler Pacifica, so now we’re looking into getting a car. Thank you!

    Reply
    1. Jerry

      Yes, it’s a great vehicle with a great warranty. Let me know what market you listen from and I’ll try to recommend a good dealer for you.

      Jerry Reynolds, President

      Reply
  25. marian holliday

    hi jerry, me and my husband our looking to get a new car, we want an SUV for our future family. I really like the nissan murano, and the toyota highlander, my husband likes the kia sorento. we have been to just a few dealers and havnt had great experiences. Our budget is $12,000 that we have been preapproved for from our prefered loan company-our credit union. we are stuck though. there just doesnt seem to be anything around us that is in our budget and has under 80k miles. We are in goodyear az,west side of phx. any direction you can point us in would be great! even if we need to start looking at different models? The closest dealers to us that you recommend are infiniti of peoria and VW of peoria, ive taken a look at their inventory online on their websites and everything is out of our price range. we are looking for any guidance and thank you in advance!

    Reply
    1. Jerry

      GOOD to hear from you. Look at a pre-owned Explorer, they are great SUVs but just don’t hold their value as well.

      Talk to my friends at Sanderson Ford, they will take great care of you. I think it is your best chance at getting a nice SUV.

      THANKS for listening to the show!

      Sanderson Ford
      6400 North 51st Avenue
      Glendale, AZ 85301
      623-842-8600

      Steve Wendt – GM
      623.842.8600
      swendt@sandersonford.com

      Primary Car Pro Contact – Loren Clifton – Sales Manager
      623-842-8600
      lclifton@sandersonford.com

      Jerry Reynolds, President

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  26. Rena F

    My minivan was totaled in a wreck and now I need to get another car pretty fast. I calculated that I can afford about $13000 for another car, bottom line. I don’t want a subcompact because I drive around 130 miles round trip 5 days a week on the highway. I want something safe, reliable and good on gas. Can you recommend an inexpensive new car or a good used car. Will your Car Pro dealers help me with a used car? Thanks.

    Reply
    1. Jerry

      Rena, good to hear from you. You’ll have to go used for sure. I would recommend a used Ford Focus, Toyota Corolla, or Nissan Sentra. You can get a nice car in that price range. Find all our dealers here:

      http://www.carprousa.com/car-pro-approved-dealers/

      Pick the market you listen from, then pick the dealer you want to talk to, They take good care of you!

      Jerry Reynolds, President
      Car Pro Radio Network

      Reply
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  29. Carol Eichhorn

    I have a 2003 Toyota Camry – with onlyt 39000 miles on it – in great condition, well maintained – tires, etc…. I just want a newer more comfortable car with heated seats — I am comparing the Kia Optima, the Hyundai Sonata or the suv’s Sorento, etc.
    I feel the way I drive, my car would probably last another 10-15 years — am I crazy or what! – I could just buy a seat warmer for $59 and be done with it!!! I have a bad back…..any suggestions will be appreciated. I could afford more, but if these are good cars – than why spend the money….
    Carol

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    1. Jerry

      Carol, good to hear from you. I don’t think you are crazy at all. Soon, the age of your car will become a factor, it’s not just mileage.

      I would stay with Toyota, the newer Camry’s are awesome, more comfortable and just overall nicer than the one you have.

      Email me and let me know what market you listen to the show from, I’ll recommend a good dealer for you. jerry@carproshow.com

      Jerry Reynolds, President
      Car Pro Radio Network

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  30. Hayden

    I am looking at a Mazda 3 and noticed that there are no recommended dealers in the Houston area. Is the closest Car Pro approved Mazda dealer in Denton?

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    1. Jerry

      Unfortunately yes. I’ve had really bad luck with Mazda dealers in Houston, I wish I could be of more assistance, I really do. THANKS for listening to the show. Hopefully, I’ll find the right fit soon!

      Jerry Reynolds, President
      Car Pro Radio Network

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  31. Garlon

    Jerry,
    The company I work for has a discount program with most of the auto manufacturers. I believe they are all about 2-3% below invoice. My question is, would using the discount through my company be a better deal than what I could get using one of your recommended dealers? I believe I can also get all incentives with the company plan. I am in the DFW area and interested in a Ram 1500.
    Thanks in advance for you opinion!

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    1. Jerry

      Good to hear from you! Usually my prices are better, but occasionally there are extra rebates for the company programs. Check with Rick Wick the GM at Classic Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, 940-498-9800. He can tell you which is best currently. He’s a great guy!

      Jerry Reynolds, President
      Car Pro Radio Network

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    1. Jerry

      John, I wish I could help. I don’t have a Hyundai dealer in the Cleveland area presently, but we are looking!

      Thanks for listening to the show.

      Jerry Reynolds, President
      Car Pro Radio Network

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  32. Roger Gove

    You used to recommend Bedford Kia, in Clevekand, Ohio area. I went back to get the VIP certificate, and now there are no Kia dearlers. Where can I go for a good used Kia Soul.

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    1. Jerry

      I wish I could help. We are looking for a new dealer in your area right now. Hopefully we will have one soon that will meet our criteria.

      Jerry Reynolds, President
      Car Pro Radio Network

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  33. Scott

    My car was totaled recently so I have been looking around. I like getting used cars but since I will retire in 4 years I was thinking about a new or almost new (possibly certified). I’ve been looking at Cr-v, Camry, Legacy, Forester, and similar. I like the Subaru’s all wheel drive but I’ve just read that they’ve had an issue with oil consumption. What is your opinion on all this? I’ve contacted your person at Gillman Subaru. He e-mailed me back to call him but has not contacted me back.

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    1. Michele Sanders

      Sorry to hear about the wreck. Those are all good choices, but if you like the Subaru, i recommend them all the time. The oil consumptions problems are old and in the past. It’s a good choice for sure. If you go with a car, Camry is exceptional.

      If you don’t hear back from Gillman soon, let me know! Thanks for listening to the show.

      Jerry Reynolds, President
      Car Pro Radio Network

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  34. Florine Guerin

    Jerry,
    I have used your advise in the past, purchased my Subaru Outback and loved it! I bought it new in 2012 and only have 22,000 miles on it at the present time.
    Now, I have a horse and would like to trade in my Outback for a truck and horse trailer.
    I have heard that RAM 1500, 5.7 Hemi is the best in fuel mileage (gas).I am looking for a previously owned truck, (not a full crew cab, the cab that is one size smaller will do . I will need towing capacity of 11,000 to 12,000 lbs.
    What is your advise for me now? AND, which dealer should I see?

    Reply
    1. Michele Sanders

      Florine, good to hear from you. I think you need a diesel if you are going past 11,000 pounds, you’ll stretch a gas engine and it will really poor mileage with a gas engine.

      Email me and tell me which market you listen to the show from, jerry@carproshow.com, I’m happy to recommend a dealer for you.

      Jerry Reynolds, President
      Car Pro Radio Network

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  35. Theron

    Hi, I am looking for a small to midsize, suv, in the sacramento north to Chico ca where I live I only have between $3000. To 3500 to. Spend, I was looking at a Kia sportage in Sacramento at best buy auto, I believe it is a 2001 or 2002 with just over 63k miles. I’m wondering if this is a good deal, a good vehicle and if you have heard of this car lot, or do you have any suggestions of older vehicles that are small to midsize wuv with a 6 cylinder or less that I should be looking at? Thanks for any help you can offer.

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    1. Michele Sanders

      Kia today is making some terrific vehicles, but over a decade ago, they were iffy. I would try to find a Ford Escape, even a higher mileage one. Generally I think it would serve you better. If you find a RAV4, which is doubtful in that price range, it or a CRV are also great.

      Make sure you see a history report on whatever you get interested in. Good luck!

      Jerry Reynolds, President
      Car Pro Radio Network

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  36. mike grady

    I live just north of Chicago. Can you recommend a:
    Subaru dealer?
    Honda dealer?
    Toyota dealer?

    Also, what was the last year that Subaru stopped making the Legacy station wagon?
    Does Mazda make a station wagon?

    I enjoy your show; wish we had it for more than the 2 hours it is on WLS.
    mike

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    1. Michele Sanders

      Thanks for the kind words Michael. You can find all my dealers under CERTIFIED DEALERS at the website, look under Chicago.

      2008 was the last year of Legacy wagon, and Mazda does not offer one. I think your best bet is the VW Jetta Sportwagen (gas). It’s terrific.

      THANKS for listening to the show!

      Jerry Reynolds, President
      Car Pro Radio Network

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    1. Jerry Reynolds

      It depends on where you saw the ad. If it was newspaper you can usually find it online or from the paper. – Jerry Reynolds

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