Dallas Car Sharks returns with an all new season Wednesday at 10/9c only on Velocity.
JD Cole battles sharks and his own mother and still manages to produce incredible remodels. Be sure to keep up with him on Facebook and Twitter.
What’s the number one thing you look for when purchasing a car?
JD: Number one thing I look for in a car is the ability to have someone else want to buy it after I do, you can't expect to buy what you want but to buy what someone else wants. The car marketchanges every day you have to look at what's going on to be able to predict what others want. You can’t sell a convertible in the dead of winter. Don't buy a gas guzzler in the high priced gas times. All boils down to one thing is there a profit that I can use to feed my family.
What’s your best piece of advice for the average car buyer looking to purchase a used vehicle?
JD: Make sure you have a budget stick with it, get the car you want closest to your budget. Keep money aside for maintenance you will have to do in the first 3 months.
What’s one modification a new owner can make that can really revamp their new used car?
JD: Add a better exhaust system or air intake system. Better flow of fuel, air and fire can have a better performing vehicle.
Is there a car you’ve bought that you’ve immediately regretted?
JD: Sometimes I buy cars from the live auction from my office and it bit me once. Big risk! All you see is a live video, not in HD by the way, and don't feel or hear the car. I bought a Jeep Wrangler and didn't see it till it got transported to my office. Well it had a bad trans and rust on the underside, so bad I couldn't fix the train unless I repaired the frame. I lost money on that one as soon as I saw it.
What sets you apart from the other sharks?
JD: I work on my own cars and get my hands dirty when I need to. Also I'm a lil' taller than the rest and a lil' more country.
What’s your favorite aspect of an auction?
JD: That I get to go and the thrill of a fast pace atmosphere of gambling.
What occupies your schedule when you’re not working on Dallas Car Sharks?
JD: My shop Third Gen Automotive and making time for my family and fishing, car shows, country dancing, Sunday football.
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What’s your go-to song while driving?
JD: Depends on my mood mostly country, but Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins from the Top Gun soundtrack and Phil Collins' In The Air Tonight.
What’s your favorite car?
JD: Favorite car is third generation 1989 Pontiac Turbo Trans Am. Favorite truck is a nice lifted 4x4 crew cab Chevy ½ ton.
When did you learn to change a tire?
JD: Somewhere around 13 years old.
What’s on your key ring?
JD: Duh keys!
What is your favorite food?
JD: Good Texas BBQ brisket
If you have a custom license plate, what would it be?
#DallasCarSharks returns in just a few days with a brand new shark!Posted by Velocity on Sunday, September 13, 2015