Category Archives: Car Buying Tips

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Where can I find guaranteed financing for pre-owned vehicles in Salisbury, MD?

Pre-Owned Vehicles with Guaranteed Financing on the Delmarva Peninsula

If you have troubled credit history, it can be difficult to get financing for a car. This can be a bummer, as some people require a car in order to maintain their current lifestyle, and going without one would be a big inconvenience warranting major life changes. For better or worse, modern America was developed with cars in mind.

Luckily, there are still some places that guarantee financing approval on pre-owned vehicles. Where can one find such a selection of models in the Salisbury area? Continue reading

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Are remote start systems legal in Maryland?

Many drivers look for a remote start system to be included when buying a new car. This convenient system allows the temperature inside a ride to be optimized before one ever gets inside. It’s a delightful way to deal with weather that leaves something to be desired, such as the chilly Maryland winters and toasty summers.

But every state has their own laws regarding remote start systems. The detriments, lawmakers say, are that they can create pollution, waste fuel, and make easy targets for car thieves. Are remote start systems legal in Maryland? Continue reading

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Where can I shop for a new Honda online in Salisbury, MD?

With everyone being encouraged to stay home as much as possible for the time-being, you might feel reticent towards the idea of going to a car dealership. Even though we here at Pohanka Honda are taking great precautions to ensure our dealership reminds a safe, sanitary environment, the best practice remains staying hunkered down in one’s residence. But luckily, thanks to modern technology, many of the services we used to utilize with our physical bodies can now be accessed digitally via the internet.

One of the things we used to do before the coronavirus altered society was shop for and purchase new cars. Where can shop for a vehicle online (and have it delivered) in Salisbury, MD? Continue reading

A woman in red approaches the open door of a 2020 Honda Accord.

Where can I lease a 2020 Honda Accord in Salisbury, MD?

2020 Honda Accord Lease in Salisbury, MD

With a spacious, upscale interior, dynamic performance, robust engine options, sprightly handling, a spacious trunk and tasty cabin, the 2020 Honda Accord continues to thoroughly impress. There’s a reason Honda refers to it as, “the most impressive Honda yet.”

One option many drivers are turning to these days is leasing rather than purchasing. This is a good way to keep your ride up to date and fresh, while also not fully owning the vehicle. Where can one lease a 2020 Honda Accord in Salisbury, MD? Continue reading

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Are there any new cars that aren’t full of electronics with “everything connected?”

Finding a Bare-Bones Vehicle

There are obvious benefits to the plethora of safety features and electronics in modern vehicles. In fact, we find most consumers to be climbing over each other in enthusiasm as they try to get the vehicle with the most of these cutting-edge gizmos.

However, there are some downsides as well; notably, maintenance costs have increased drastically, and, if you’re mechanically inclined, you likely find it harder to perform maintenance on your own vehicle, resulting in less of a personal connection with your ride than in years past. Many of us continue to understand less and less about the vehicles we drive, and it can be alienating.

What if you want to buy a new car that keeps things simple? Are there any new cars that simply aren’t loaded with safety features and electronics, with everything hopelessly connected inside?

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Though it is possible to find a car that has less technology than others, it gets more difficult every year. Automakers just keep packing in new systems in their ongoing efforts to maximize safety, convenience, connectivity, infotainment, performance, and all the other elements of the vehicular experience.

How can I find a low-tech car?

If you’re after a low-tech vehicle, seek out base models or models that are late in their life cycle. Reviewers will likely refer to such models as “outdated,” but it sounds like that’s just what you’re looking for. Because such under-equipped vehicles are less popular than heavily-outfitted versions, you may have to ask a dealer to special-order them for you.

An alternative option is just to check out pre-owned inventories and seek out a vehicle that’s a few generations old.

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Why is it impossible to get a modern vehicle with no computers inside?

Computers are used in vehicles to manage the engine, helping to increase fuel efficiency and control emissions. With each year, more safety systems become mandatory, and the majority of them require computerized technology. For example, all new or redesigned models now require backup cameras, which means a screen upfront is a necessity.