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Shopping For Big Ticket Items


Aside from Real Estate, one of the next largest purchases one makes is a car.  There once was a time when shopping for a new or used car was, well, painful.  It was hard to tell what the price should be, where to find the most value, who had the best deal.  Often, we shopped where our parents shopped.

Today, shopping for a car frequently involves researching using the Internet.  But before you jump online, we suggest a couple of these steps:  determine your desired vehicle (small or large sedan, cross-over, SUV, van or truck).  Next, consider the amount of monthly payments you’ll aim for. Most dealers will ask this, rather than the total amount.  Conventional wisdom is to include the insurance cost in your calculation (car payment + insurance = monthly cost).

If you are trading in a vehicle, use tools like kbb.com or Edmunds.com and check the value of your trade-in.  Be honest with the condition of your trade-in and look for the dealer trade-in value.

There is a difference between shopping and buying.  When you are ready to buy, use an online search engine like Google.com to help the process.  Once you have narrowed down your vehicle type and brand, include that in your search criteria, such as “Cadillac SUV.”  The more specific you are, the more specific the results will be.

When buying there are several “best” weekends to shop for a car: Memorial Day Weekend, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and President’s Day Weekend.  Pick-up a copy of the newspaper and look for dealer’s specials. Head out to the dealerships, test drive and find your next car.

 

Buying The Latest

The new Cadillac XT4 claims to have been built to push boundaries. GM, the parent company of Cadillac has created an entirely new engine from the ground-up for the XT4, packing an incredible amount of power into a compact form.

The XT4’s strong stance, sculpted body and Cadillac signature light blades mean you’ll never get lost in the crowd.  Technology, comfort and convenience features reset expectations in the class. Expect you, your world, and your vehicle to be more connected than ever.

The 2019 XT4 won’t begin delivery until Autumn 2018.  Dorman Cadillac-GMC Truck, Inc. can help you with your preorder and more information.

Dorman Cadillac-GMC Truck, Inc. is a family-owned and operated dealership.  They are located in Dunn, NC.  Customer satisfaction is their number one priority.  With competitive financing through a variety of sources.  The entire experience at Dorman Cadillac-GMC delivers a noticeable difference.

When it’s time to service your vehicle, return to Dorman’s Dunn Service Center. Their team of well-trained technicians are thorough and use genuine GM parts and accessories. Services include oil change, brake alignment, tire rotation, and more. They also have a body shop and a collision center.

Dorman Cadillac-GMC Truck, Inc. is one of 126 local businesses competing in 154 shopping categories in this year’s Best Of Harnett County.  Vote each day until June 8th at bestofharnett.com.

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