Wednesday

Top Cars Loved by Men vs Women


Never one to shy away from blunt and sometimes controversial thoughts, the guys (figures) at Car Gurus have come up with a list of the cars that are most loved and wanted by men, and a separate list of the cars most loved and wanted by women.

The list comes from a survey they did called "Fenders by Gender" from actual car sales in 2010 and the findings are just what you would expect them to be.

For men, it's mostly sports cars and pickup trucks (half the list was pickup trucks alone).

For women, it's practical and economical cars with mid prices and a touch of style (SUV and "cross over" vehicles in the bunch but not a single pickup truck at all).

Topping the list for men is the Porsche 911, followed by the Corvette. For women, the winner is the Nissan Rogue, followed by the Ford Escape Hybrid.

Then, when you get both men and women together the settle on a different list altogether, with the Chrysler 300 in top place followed by the Mitsubishi Eclipse, but not a single pickup truck on the list at all.

You can find the top ten list for all three groups on the Car Gurus Blog by clicking here.

We have to agree on one thing with all three lists. Not a single #1 or #2 vehicle is on our own list Most Common Lemons. That's a good thing.

If you've got a bad one though, and your dealer isn't helping you, then call us. Getting rid of lemon cars and lemon trucks is what we do. Making the manufacturer pay our attorney fees too? Well, that's only right. After all, when you pay good money you ought to be getting a good motor vehicle.

Tuesday

If the dashboard warning light is on - watch out - that car may be a lemon!


When you are car shopping, it is common to test drive the car you are thinking of buying. What should you do if there is a lit up warning light on the dash? What if you hear a strange noise or the car doesn't run right? Watch out, that car may just be a lemon the dealer is trying to unload.

If the sales person tries to get you to not worry about it - that's exactly when you should worry the most. The simple fact is that a car dealer will promise almost anything to sell you a car. They know that until you drive off their lot, they still own it and they don't have your money.

The result? They often will promise to fix anything you want as long as you buy the car.

"Just make an appointment in our service department and bring it back in and we will fix that for you. Meanwhile, just sign right here and you can take it home today." STOP

If you already know there's a problem with the car, why would you want to buy it? No matter what the make or model or year, lots of those cars were made. So don't settle for one that you know already has a problem.

And don't believe the sales person when they say "that's a minor problem - our service department will get that fixed for you first thing tomorrow morning." Well, okay then, don't buy it tonight. Tell them to call you when they get it fixed and you'll come back and see.

Dealers want you to sign right away to buy their car. Why? Because they know that once you leave the lot, the odds are you won't be back. When you are there, it is there one best chance of getting you to sign on the dotted line. Don't fall for it.

If there is any problem with the car at all - make them fix it right them. Just remember this. A car dealer will do just about anything you want to get you to buy their car - before you drive it home. Once you drive it off the lot though, getting them to take care of problems later may be nothing but a wish and a hope.

"It will be covered by the warranty" is just another way a car dealer is telling you "Let me have your money now and we maybe we'll get that fixed tomorrow." Money is real. "Maybe" is just maybe.


If you were defrauded by a car dealer, call us.
Odds are, we can help get your money back,
and make the dealer pay for it too.