16. The Auto Decision

The Auto Decision

Learning Outcomes

There are five objectives for this section:
A. Understand the principles of effective car ownership
B. Understand key issues of car ownership
C. Understand how to buy or lease a new vehicle and the lease versus buy decision
D. Understand how to buy a used car

Chapter Reading

Please read the chapter on "The Auto Decision" (PDF)


Slide Presentation

Please click here for the PowerPoint slide presentation (PPT) for this chapter, or here for the slides as a PDF.





Here are the assignments for "The Auto Decision"



The following learning tools may be helpful with this chapter:

Lease Versus Buy Analysis Spreadsheet


Additional Materials

Major Automobile Websites:

Kelley Blue Book



Verify Vehicle History: