As exciting as the prospects of shopping for your new wheels, consider doing your homework or risk missing out on the opportunity to drive off with the car of your dreams for the lowest price possible. Why overpay, unless you got money to give away. If you do, I got a name and address for you, but seriously, if you do a little homework and utilize a couple of resources, you may be able to spot a great deal. You should remember that you have all the power. The car leaves the dealership lot because you're interested in it, but don't let your excitement make you lose your power in negotiation and getting what you want for the price that you want. Shop around, go to at least 4 to 5 dealers, ask them for their best out the door price on whatever model your interested in and with the trimmings you want. Tell them you want to know what's their best out the door price is because the dealer that gives you the best price your going to buy from them, plain and simple. You should be aware that their price might not include taxes and tag fee. The reason why I am telling you to ask for their best out the door price is that price plus tax and title and tag fees should bring you to your total cost. Every dealer has some crazy fees they like to tack on when they know they got you. So if the numbers start adding up pass what your total, it's either they correct it or you head to out the door for best price number two...If they want your business they will correct, because once you are out that door they’ve lost their chance.
As far as resources for helping you find that exceptional deal, here are a few:
1.) Edmunds is a consumer and auto industry trusted car research and car buying advisor - everything you need to find and thoroughly research your perfect new or used car.
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4.) Search for new cars and used cars at CarsDirect.com. Research cars and trucks by make and model, sell your used car, and get help with auto financing.
Alternative Used Car Options
For affordable used cars in good condition, I recommend checking out your favorite rental car service. Yes, I said it, check out your favorite rental car service. Rental services sell their cars to surplus inventory and make room for new inventory, trust me you can get great deals with better warranties than the dealership at times. I tell you this with certainty, I personally bought a car from Enterprise, and it was one of the best car buying experience I ever had. No pressure, the price was what the price was, they gave me a more than fair trade in amount for my car. I had the car for 6 to 7 years never had any problems other than a battery, and guess what they change it and gave me a new one free of charge. I tell you this story because I was ready to buy the same make and model from the dealership, and they wasted my time had me draw out money out of my account and then played games with the price and warranty. Image paying over ten grand for a vehicle with the dealer and only being offered a mouth warranty, that insane. I thought the dealership would give the best deals and to my surprise that was not the case. I thank the friendly motorist I gave up my park to one day who shared her experience buying from Enterprise. So I'm sharing with you now, you might say tons of people driven in those cars this is true, but those cars are serviced on a regular to assure good customer experience. They are well maintained and they guarantee decent warranty on their cars and there is no pressure. If you are in the market for a new car I wish you best of luck and with a little research, you are sure to get exactly what you want.
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