It's no secret that used car dealers have an unshakable reputation for shady deals, dishonest stunts, dirty tricks, tom foolery, shenanigans, and other undesirable actions that you would prefer never to have to deal with. Fortunately, not all used car dealers are guilty of these dreaded sins. There truly are a group of committed, ethical, honest, good, and professional independent car dealers out there who are truly looking out for your best interest. Unfortunately, a few bad apples have spoiled the business for those of us who run a tight ship and honest operation. Because there are a few bad apples out there, my personal advice to you is to arm yourself with as much information as possible, about the scams the dishonest dealers try to pull so you can spot them a mile away and run down the street to another dealer who really deserves your business. The problem is in knowing how to spot the bad dealers and in being able to identify their tricks and scams. So I've listed the most common scams the bad guys like to pull so you can be on the look out. Now you'll know - when you see one of these games being played, run the other direction!