Author Archive: Derek Michael Weissman

Author Archives for Derek Michael Weissman

One thing is for sure. We have a whole lot more time to read now than we ever did. When all this is said and done (it will be, don’t fall into the doomsday talk, very smart people are working on the medical side of this and will eventually sort it out) and our lives are back to normal, we’ll look back on these past months with some valuable lessons learned to prepare us (and our younger generations) for their future.

But let’s talk coronavirus and where the auto sector stands with all this. As we know by now, business has slowed to a crawl. Many car dealerships are no longer open and Hyundai (at the time of this piece) is considering a worldwide closure as is Toyota and Fiat Chrysler. Shocking, yes, but now some are beginning to ask, “are there some deals to be had, here?” The short answer, yes. For example, several [...]

If you enjoyed Part I and already made some notes on which rides to keep your eye on, you’re going to absolutely go nuts over what we have here!

2019 BMW X1

Want to hop into a BMW and not pay an executive’s level price tag? The XI is your best shot, a small crossover SUV that has gained fans over the years. Wonder why? Well, at just $309 per month (and $3,989 at signing), getting into a BMW was never easier. These prices are for Southern California so do your homework first. Also, this is for the 2019 model so lessees will be picking up those cars still left in inventory.

But fret not if the 2019 isn’t there for you, the 2020 version is just $349 per month so the difference isn’t all that great. Do know that the actual mechanical and aesthetic differences between the two years are [...]

We won’t hit you over the head yet another time surrounding the benefits of leasing versus buying, or vice-versa. Suffice it to say that for some leasing is awesome, while for others buying makes much more sense. But let’s put that aside and concentrate today on leasing. If leasing is your thing, and you have weighed all the pros and cons, then this two-part post is going to be right up your alley.

The following are some great lease deals throughout the U.S. but do know that these all will vary state by state.

2020 Chevy Impala

Want a big sedan? Crickets, crickets … We know, let’s hold off on the old and tired sedan jokes though. We’re SUV folks now, right? Through and through, but there are still some sedan lovers out there and Impala is tech and value-packed, no doubt about it.

The Impala was introduced [...]

One of the most demanded areas we report on is the car makes and models you’ll see more of (due to their high demand), and those you won’t (due to, well … their really low demand). Today we’re going to hit on the latter, those rides that unfortunately have been declining in popularity and might be off the market before you know it. Counting down from 25 to 1, here we go …

25. Lexus RC

  • 2015-2019 Decline -68.95%
  • Total sales (2019): 4,591

24. Infiniti Q70

  • 2015-2019 Decline -69.80%
  • Total sales (2019): 2,552

23. Nissan GT-R

  • 2015-2019 Decline -70.05%
  • Total sales (2019): 331

22. Audi A3

  • 2015-2019 Decline -71.05%
  • Total sales (2019): 10,418

21. Ford Taurus

  • 2015-2019 Decline -72.50%
  • Total sales (2019): 13,423

20. Fiat 500X

  • 2015-2019 Decline -77.82%
  • Total sales (2019): 2,519

19. Alfa Romeo 4C

  • 2015-2019 Decline -78.00%
  • Total sales (2019): 145

18. Subaru Impreza

  • 2015-2019 Decline -78.27%
  • Total sales (2019): 21,838

17. [...]

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