What Exactly is Buy Here, Pay Here?

What Exactly is Buy Here, Pay Here?

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At The Auto Connection, you’re able to finance your quality used car here on-site. That’s the beauty of buy here, pay here—you can find your perfect used car and finance it right here.

Do you have bad credit? Bad credit doesn’t mean a quality used car is out of reach when you’re at The Auto Connection. As a premier buy here, pay here dealership in Hampton Roads, The Auto Connection helps people in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Richmond, Eastern Shore, Smithfield, Chesapeake and Newport News, VA get the financing they need to drive away in a quality used car, truck, SUV or van.

When you buy a quality used vehicle from The Auto Connection, you’re getting our Best Friend Guarantee. As part of it, our highly trained mechanics and buyers personally review each vehicle and the Car Fax Vehicle History Report to ensure that our standards are met or exceeded on every vehicle. We don’t keep every car we purchase—if upon closer inspection the vehicle does not meet our standards, we return it. Once our evaluation is satisfied, we recondition and clean each car before putting it on the lot for sale.

Find out how easy it is to get a quality pre-owned vehicle of your own with buy here, pay here financing from The Auto Connection.

You can get pre-approved online, right now. Getting pre-approved will allow you to shop more realistically within your budget. At The Auto Connection, we offer a buy here, pay here program. Click here to get financed now.

At The Auto Connection we have over 300 quality used cars for you to choose from—with so many options, the hardest part is narrowing down your choices.

Stop by The Auto Connection today and find your perfect car. Our Virginia locations include Danville, Norfolk, Newport News and Richmond. Get the approval process started from home with our easy online application.

A Quality Used Car for $1 Down? Here’s How to Do It.

A Quality Used Car for $1 Down? Here’s How to Do It.

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At The Auto Connection, we’ve been putting people in the driver’s seat for over 20 years. And now, you can drive away in a quality used car for just $1 down.*

We didn’t get the title of Car Buyer’s Best Friend for nothing—we earned it by putting people just like you behind the wheel, regardless of credit history. At The Auto Connection, for just $1 down, you can ride today!*

At The Auto Connection we have over 300 quality used cars for you to choose from—with so many options, the hardest part is narrowing down your choices.

When you buy a quality used vehicle from The Auto Connection, you’re getting our Best Friend Guarantee. This includes a 2-year limited warranty, 48-hour no-hassle return policy, oil changes for 3 years, and more.

Our highly trained mechanics and buyers personally review each vehicle and the Car Fax Vehicle History Report to ensure that our standards are met or exceeded on every vehicle. We don’t keep every car we purchase—if upon closer inspection the vehicle does not meet our standards, we return it. Once our evaluation is satisfied, we recondition and clean each car before putting it on the lot for sale.

As a premier buy here, pay here dealership in Hampton Roads, The Auto Connection helps people in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Richmond, Eastern Shore, Smithfield, Chesapeake and Newport News, VA get the financing they need to drive away in a quality used car, truck, SUV or van. Find out how easy it is to get a quality pre-owned vehicle of your own with buy here, pay here financing from The Auto Connection.

Stop by The Auto Connection today and find your perfect car. Our Virginia locations include Danville, Norfolk, Newport News and Richmond. Get the approval process started from home with our easy online application.

*$1 down subject to approved credit. Excludes titles, taxes and license fees due 21 days from purchase.

Get in the Halloween Spirit with the 2017 Hearse Fest

Get in the Halloween Spirit with the 2017 Hearse Fest

2017 hearse fest

With Halloween around the corner, now is the perfect time for a bit of spooky fun. Join us for a trip to Hell, Michigan, for the 16th Annual Hearse Fest. See the full video here. (This blog post courtesy of AutoBlog.)

If you see dozens of hearses in one place, you might think something horrible has happened. Depending on your point of view, a congregation of hearses in Hell, Mich. on a Saturday in September is not really all that bad. If you’re into both cars and the macabre, the 16th annual Hell’s Hearse Fest is actually a fantastic place to be.

It’s our own morbid curiosity that brought us here, but the rest of the fest-goers are clearly comfortable outright celebrating funerary rides. Each vehicle here has been in service at some point, either as a hearse, a combination car (which like Ecto 1in the original “Ghostbusters” were designed to fulfill both hearse and ambulance duties) or as a flower car. They run the gamut from clean to crappy, and while many are kept close to their original condition, others are heavily modified. Many arrive complete with caskets, and are gussied up with a number of spooky props.

Hell’s Hearse Fest even involves trophies. Awards categories include “Scariest Hearse,” “Best Casket Cart” and “How the Hell did it make it here?” Good stuff.

The Hearse Fest is about more than just creepy cars, though, and attendees truly get into the spirit of the event. People dress up, many peddling wares at booths or even out of the back of their hearse. Vendors grill burgers in caskets converted to barbeques. There were even two weddings taking place at the tiny chapel on site. It’s definitely an interesting festival, as you’ll see in the gallery above. If you knew of some of the photos we’ve omitted, you’d thanks us for keeping them to ourselves. Enjoy!

Looking for a quality used car of your own? At The Auto Connection our buy here, pay here program can allow you to get in a car, regardless of your credit history. In fact, we’ve been putting people in the driver’s seat for over 20 years. Our buy here, pay here financing program gives you the buying power to drive away today in a quality pre-owned car, SUV, van or truck. We serve the Hampton Roads and Richmond areas with great service, quality pre-owned vehicles and the easy financing people need to drive off the lot the same day they come in.

Our Virginia locations include Danville, Norfolk, Newport News and Richmond. Get the approval process started from home with our easy online application.

Why Used Cars are Better than New Cars

Why Used Cars are Better than New Cars

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We all like new things—new phone, new clothes and even a new car. But did you know that buying a quality used car from The Auto Connection has some great advantages (including a great buy here, pay here financing program)? Here’s why used cars are better than new cars.

Price Difference

Used cars are available at a much lower sticker prices than new cars. Also, your car loses about 20% of its value as soon as you drive it off the lot. Is a new car really worth that, when you can have a quality used car at a fraction of the cost?

And at The Auto Connection, for just $1 down, you can ride today!* 

Cheaper Insurance

Insurance costs for older car models, even by just a few years, tend to be much lower. That’s more money in your pocket to do the things you really want to do.

Auto Connection’s Best Friend Guarantee

Why do they call us the Car Buyer’s Best Friend? Because no matter your credit, we’ll find a way to put you in the driver’s seat. And we keep you there with our Best Friend Guarantee, which includes a 2-year limited warranty, state inspections for 3 years, oil changes for 3 years and a 48-hour no hassle return policy. Need a ride to the dealership? We’ll pick you up!

At The Auto Connection, we value complete transparency, offering you access to a free CarFax report for every car on the lot.

At The Auto Connection we have over 300 quality used cars for you to choose from—with so many options, the hardest part is narrowing down your choices. Get out there and find your perfect car. And don’t forget our buy here, pay here program can allow you to get in a car, regardless of your credit history. That’s right—bad credit or no credit at all, we want to see you drive away in a quality used car, van, truck or SUV the same day you come in. Whether you’re in Richmond or the Hampton Roads area, come take advantage of our buy here, pay here financing program and get the quality used vehicle you’ve been wanting—along with our Best Friend Guarantee.

Our Virginia locations include Danville, Norfolk, Newport News and Richmond. Get the approval process started from home with our easy online application.

*$1 down subject to approved credit. Excludes titles, taxes and license fees due 21 days from purchase.

Experiencing 24 Hours of Le Mans

Experiencing 24 Hours of Le Mans

Experiencing 24 Hours of Le Mans

Ever dream of driving at Le Mans? Get close to the action with this track-side report of 24 hours of Le Mans. See the full video here. (This blog post courtesy of AutoBlog.)

When it comes to endurance racing, you’d be hard pressed to find an event as exciting and historied as The 24 Hours of Le Mans. The race has been held every year since 1923, and in that time it’s brought euphoria, tragedy, and everything in between to observers and participants alike. This year, The List hosts Patrick and Jessi got to experience the race trackside and even got to speak to the teams involved to get a real sense of the emotion that goes on behind the scenes of a 24-hour automobile race.

The first stop on our Le Mans tour was to talk to the Ford Performance team. Ford returned to the race last year with their new Ford GT and won the GTE Pro class. When Patrick asked the global director of Ford Performance Dave Pericak what it was like to have a target on their back this year, he responded with “…We’re here with more confidence… We’ve been racing it and we’ve been successful with it so, I don’t know man, the pressure’s on.”

Throughout the grueling 24-hour race Jessi and Patrick get as close to the action as safely possible and remark at how the sounds and vibrations of the cars seem to reverberate throughout their entire bodies.

Looking for a car of your own? At The Auto Connection our buy here, pay here program can allow you to get in a car, regardless of your credit history. In fact, we’ve been putting people in the driver’s seat for over 20 years. Our buy here, pay here financing program gives you the buying power to drive away today in a quality pre-owned car, SUV, van or truck. We serve the Hampton Roads and Richmond areas with great service, quality pre-owned vehicles and the easy financing people need to drive off the lot the same day they come in.

Our Virginia locations include Danville, Norfolk, Newport News and Richmond. Get the approval process started from home with our easy online application.

Advice for Used Car Shoppers with Bad Credit

Advice for Used Car Shoppers with Bad Credit

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Bad credit doesn’t mean a quality used car is out of reach. These four tips can help you get in a car, regardless of your credit history.

Know What You Can Afford to Pay

It’s easy to get swept up in a love-at-first-drive scenario, but be realistic with your budget. With your financial situation in mind, go in with a plan that spells out exactly how much you can afford to pay.

Get Pre-Approved

Getting pre-approved will allow you to shop more realistically within your budget. At The Auto Connection, we offer a buy here, pay here program. Click here to get financed now.

Take Advantage of The Auto Connection’s $1 Down Offer*

We didn’t get the title of Car Buyer’s Best Friend for nothing—we earned it by putting people just like you in the driver’s seat, regardless of credit history. At The Auto Connection, for just $1 down, you can ride today!*

Buy Here, Pay Here Financing Program

As a premier buy here, pay here dealership in Hampton Roads, The Auto Connection helps people in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Richmond, Eastern Shore, Smithfield, Chesapeake and Newport News, VA get the financing they need to drive away in a quality used car, truck, SUV or van. Find out how easy it is to get a quality pre-owned vehicle of your own with buy here, pay here financing from The Auto Connection.

Stop by The Auto Connection today and find your perfect car. Our Virginia locations include Danville, Norfolk, Newport News and Richmond. Get the approval process started from home with our easy online application.

At The Auto Connection we have over 300 quality used cars for you to choose from—with so many options, the hardest part is narrowing down your choices.

*$1 down subject to approved credit. Excludes titles, taxes and license fees due 21 days from purchase.

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