Haggle your way to a new car

what you should know before you buy a car

What You Should Know Before You Buy a Car
Till
1968

This is one of those books that is part consumer guide and part “let me show you the sleazy dealer underworld.” I don’t think that today’s car shopping remotely resembles how it was in the 1960s. Like any consumer purchase, there should be an attitude of “caveat emptor.”┬áCar shopping today is much different with the Internet and sites like Kelley Blue Book, Cars.com, Autotrader, and others that can give consumers more information and buying options.

By the 1970s, there was considerable change in product liability laws and other consumer protections. So, by the end of the 1970s, this book would have been out of date and eligible for weeding. Since this isn’t a straight up buying guide, but rather a bit of a narrative on shady sales techniques, it might have value in a specialty collection on consumer scams or business practices.

Mary

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