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The Danger of Curbsiders

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What is a curbsider? Well, OMVIC defines a curb sider as;

 Curbsiders are illegal, unlicensed vehicle dealers. They often pose as private sellers, though some operate from small automotive businesses (repair shops, rental companies, etc.)

Curbsiders not only misrepresent themselves – they often misrepresent the vehicles they sell. Many are previous write-offs with undisclosed accident-damage or are odometer-tampered.

Sounds bad, eh? But you’re smarter than that, right? Over the past few years, I have met so many people that have been taken by someone that they thought was a honest person selling a car privately, or their friend ‘had a guy,’ that was able to get them a better deal on a vehicle, but then ended up learning in the end that the deal they got was a scam and their car was misrepresented or even a danger to them.

Curbsiders can be very crafty. Their goal is to sell you a vehicle at the maximum amount of profit without properly disclosing problems with a vehicle or making only making the basic repairs to get it to pass a government safety.  This means that what vehicle that you thought you were paying a fair amount of money is worth far less, or even worse, a danger to you.

This is a problem with car sales that has been around since cars were for sale. There will always be someone that has a great deal for you and seems very trusting. You want to believe the stories as to why they have to sell the vehicle, but remember that these people make their living on selling vehicles that maybe should not be re-sold again.

Be very careful when looking at private dealers or buying from people off the street. Always ask for an updated Carproof, and if you can get the VIN number and mileage, check with the MTO and your local dealer to make sure that checks out and see if there are any red flags. And if possible, insist on a pre-inspection from your own trusted mechanic. Most dealers would be happy to help.

If you have any questions, or would like some further discussion, please feel free to email me at joefergusonautosales@gmail.com

 

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Another amazing month for Honda

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Mark it in the books! Another amazing month for Honda Canada. Last month, they marked a 12.4% increase in sales.

For you, this means market confidence in the Honda product. Consumers trust the Honda brand, and are confident in their purchase decision when getting a Honda.

This is one more way that Honda keeps their amazing residual values with a quality product.

Let me know when you would like to come and check out the Honda line up.

joefergusonautosales@gmail.com
(289)696-8736

Get the best seat in Racing

I love this commercial for a promotion Honda has going in the states.

The perspective you see here between the driver and the passenger is great.

Enjoy a little chuckle.

Why is a New Car Delivery Important?

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Your new car is available to be picked up, the paperwork is done, and you are ready to go. But why do you have to spend another half an hour with your salesmen to talk about the car?

A new car delivery is a great thing. It’s your salesmen’s opportunity to share every detail about your new vehicle so that you are able to get the most value out of your purchase. It’s also your opportunity to have any additional questions answered before you drive away for the first time.

In my New Vehicle Deliveries, I will;
-Show you the Tech inspection sheets. Explain every step your new vehicle has went through to this day in order to be ready for you.
-Walk you through all of your vehicle manuals and warranty information
-Show you your vehicle button by button and handle by handle to make sure you know every feature and function of your new vehicle
-Complete a Survey with you to ensure I have met all of your expectations and giving you the opportunity to give me feedback
-Introduce you to our service and parts teams to make sure you are comfortable coming back for service
-Get a picture with you and your new car to share your story

A new car delivery can be a great experience for both you and your salesmen. Take the time to enjoy it. You will feel better about your purchase knowing that your new car and your salesmen has exceeded your expectations.

joefergusonautosales@gmail.com
(289)696-8736

Blast from the Past: 1987 Honda CRX Si

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Throughout history, there have been a lot of cars that were only made for the purpose of transportation. But then there are the cars that change things. The cars that create a passion for an automobile and inspires change.

Included in this category is the Honda CRX Si.

How many small import cars in the 80’s won Car of the Year two times in a row? How many were thanked in an academy awards acceptance speech? How many received a Nobel Prize for their manual? And all without power steering, and only 91 horse power.

Even today, the 1987 CRX Si is sought after car. After 25 years, it still turns heads. And after 25 years, you still have to pay almost retail price for a good used one. WoW!!!