Most people buy used versus new autos primarily to save money. 1 to 3 year old cars, especially the highly equipped ones, can depreciate 20 – 60% in that time period which can equate to some pretty expensive transportation costs. After that time period annual depreciation may be as little as 6 – 10% of the original sales price which is a transportation value even if you do end up spending a little more on maintenance. With a used auto you will also save on tax, registration and insurance. These vehicles are often still covered by factory warranties and almost always eligible for extended Warranty purchase. Some people choose used autos because they like to drive something different every year or two which can be extremely costly if they buy new. Some people buy used because they find it a simpler and less stressful purchasing process than dealing with New Car Dealerships.

I buy from the Wholesale Market where all dealers and brokers buy from. This is where big companies like Bank of America, Wells Fargo, GMAC, Ford Financial Services, Toyota Financial Services, Nissan Corp. and others sell their lease return, special program and executive cars, and where dealers exchange trade-in inventory. Autos are usually sold in an auction setting to reflect the daily price/inventory fluctuations. These sales are open to dealers and brokers only. Brokers can only sell to other brokers or dealers. Dealers can sell to anyone

I can get you nearly any car, truck, van or SUV. The more common the vehicle the quicker, often in a matter of days. More unique autos, options or older cars in great condition may take a week or two or three or more and may require a regional or national search. Even though I usually sell 1 -4 year old vehicles I have sold some “classics”. Go ahead and pick a hard one. I love a good challenge! Select Your Auto

Great question! My Wholesale Networking System allows me to research all wholesale transactions over the last month locally, regionally or nationally. So by the time we talk for the first time after you Select Your Auto , I have a general idea of what the market is for your auto. I can then work with you in one of two ways:

SET PRICE: This is where I quote you a price on the vehicle you want based on a $600 – $1000 mark up over my expected cost. In an auction setting I take on the risk of daily price fluctuations based on the demand for that auto. You approve a set price and I go to work to get you the vehicle you want. To get a FREE estimated price just simply Select Your Auto

FEE PRICE: This is where I charge you a set fee over my cost for the auto you choose allowing you to know exactly what you paid over dealer cost. The fee is $700 for cars that sell under $20K. I research, preview, and purchase on your behalf. In an auction setting you tell me the top dollar to bid and you keep the savings if it goes for less. You get a car or truck at nearly the same price that dealers are buying it for. If you want to know what your auto is going for Select Your Auto

Fee Price is the only option for purchases outside of Southern California. The fees may also be larger and due upfront for national purchases or for very high priced or rare vehicles.

In some cases the cars can be viewed by guests of the dealer before they go on sale. When this is possible I strongly encourage you to review one or more autos at that location with me. Guests are not allowed on premises however on sale day. UPDATE: As of 10/1/05 all Manheim auction locations have a new policy that no one who is not a licensed dealer with proof that they are registered with the auction as such will be permitted onto any auction locations at anytime. I have enjoyed taking customers to the auction sites and regret that I will no longer be able to privide that service. I do still get a condition report on most cars a few days before the auction, and in San Diego preview them and take pictures the day before the auction, and when out of town usually see them the day of the auction.

Great! Contact Me. Based on what kind of auto you’re generally interested in, I’ll be able to suggest some particularly good buys. Some Manufacturers may sell more of their vehicles in one region than another. There are a few that really do a lot in San Diego which means even better prices. Call me. I love giving free advice about cars!

If you are buying in the state of California you will be responsible for state tax and all DMV fees. The only other expenses are a $55.00 Doc fee and $58.25 smog and certificate fees. That’s it. NO Advertising Fee, NO Auto Prep Fee and NO Travel Fee.

Way Better Auto is a great service for anyone who wants an easy, convenient, no pressure way to get a great deal on a quality used car, truck, van or SUV.

However if you can relate to one of the following, you surely have some admiral traits and are probably a great person, but the service may not be of as much value to you:

  • You love the art of negotiating and pursue every opportunity to fine tune your skills. The tougher the salesman, the better.
  • You routinely buy every add-on for a car the dealer suggests giving you some expensive extras and them some impressive profit margins.
  • You get a kick out of driving all over town searching out the exact car to buy feeling that the longer it takes and the more work it is then the better deal it must be.
  • You need to sit in 4 silver Toyota Camry LEs before you can make a decision on which one really wants to go home with you.
  • If you are one of the above and feel that I may be able to offerany information to help you make an informed decision, please Contact Me anyway. I love to talk cars!