Day: August 7, 2021

Car dealers reveal the new normal for buyers, from zero haggling and non-refundable deposits to sight-unseen purchases

A man looks at his phone on the hood of an SUV at a car dealership

A confluence of factors has upended the market for used and new cars in the past year, drastically changing how Americans buy cars. Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images

  • The pandemic has thrown the market for new and used cars totally out of whack.

  • Cars are flying off of lots as quickly as manufacturers can produce them, and prices are sky-high.

  • The buying frenzy has people pouncing on cars they never would have considered before.

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Cameron Johnson, a fourth-generation car dealer with nine franchises in Virginia, was taught growing up that every morning when a dealer wakes up, their used inventory is worth less than it was the night before.

But in today’s absurd car market, that wisdom isn’t holding up.

A buying frenzy coupled with an historic shortage of vehicles on lots has sent used-car values soaring nearly 30% since last

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The Only Road Legal GT40 Stunt Car From “Ford V Ferrari” Is for Sale

Ford V Ferrari was a cinematic blockbuster that set out to tell the abridged tale of how an American car company took the fight to Ferrari in Europe, and came out the victor. Featuring big names like Matt Damon and Christian Bale, the automotive star of the show is the Ford GT40, the racecar that took Ford to four Le Mans victories in the 1960s. Obviously, the production needed a few stunt cars to shoot the film, and now, one of those very replica GT40s will be sold at the upcoming Mecum Auctions in Dallas this September.



a car parked in a parking lot: Ford V Ferrari was a cinematic blockbuster that set out to tell the abridged tale of how an American car company took the fight to Ferrari in Europe, and came out the victor. Featuring big names like Matt Damon and Christian Bale, the automotive star of the show is the Ford GT40, the racecar that […]


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Ford V Ferrari was a cinematic blockbuster that set out to tell the abridged tale of how an American car company took the fight to Ferrari in Europe, and came out the victor. Featuring big names like Matt Damon and Christian Bale, the automotive star of the

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Learn About ‘Roll Center’ Before You Lower or Lift Your Car

This week on Car Bibles, we ran one of my favorite blogs on the site so far: A nicely illustrated explainer of the concept of “roll center.” It runs through how your vehicle’s ride height involves more science than just the center of gravity, and I highly recommend reading it before making adjustments. 



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For those of you who have come to appreciate our hot takes and nostalgic trips, don’t worry, that’s in the mix too. Does anybody remember ZipZaps? Either way, you’re in for a treat. We also had a couple of Review Rundowns including one about the amazing Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing. 



a car parked on the side of a road


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Car Bibles is generally focused on DIY-related content, practical advice, cultural commentary, and automotive entertainment celebrating low- to medium-budget motoring. We’ve stepped up our schedule to six posts a day each week–including a daily feature photo–so if you

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Sundown Seaside Artwork Festival Proclaims Leisure Lineup

Identification of ideas which may be authentic to the group can help create an leisure destination. However, one should be cautious to not have a “if we construct it, they will come” mentality when growing ideas.

Art & Entertainment

With a permanent collection of over 7,000 art objects representing a range of cultures and periods of artwork historical past, the Tweed Museum of Art is a serious cultural and academic useful resource for the neighborhood on the campus of the University of Minnesota Duluth. The Tweed Museum of Art aims to encourage guests of all ages and backgrounds who will discover photographs, artwork objects, and educational packages that foster an understanding and an appreciation of artwork.

Renegade Theater Company is committed to introducing the area to the boldest, newest and most imaginative works in theater right now. Additionally, Renegade aims to create unprecedented alternatives for growing community expertise in all features of the … Read More