New automobile sales jumped 9.2% in the Buffalo Niagara region in August, a healthy increase. Much of that reflects the pent-up demand created as people nurse their old cars along. But everyone reaches that moment when putting money into repairs is not as economical as buying another vehicle. Throw in record-low interest rates and some enticing new models, and the temptation can be too much. But do your homework before visiting a dealership, and stick to your bottom line. Any negotiator needs to know at what point they walk away and try again another time.
-- Grove Potter