When you’re in the market for a new vehicle, it’s very easy to get lost in a sea of options. Dealers and sellers are always going to try to get you to spend more than you can afford. Even if you’re financially able to shell out big bucks for a new car, why spend it if you don’t have to?
Figure out what you want, and what you can afford.
Of course everyone wants a nice car but not all of us can afford it. What will you be using the car for? Back and forth to school/work or more? Do you need special features such as a gps system? Once you figure out what you want that is feasible in your budget the search is half over.
Try browsing through the newspaper and local classified ads. Online retailers like Craigslist, ebayclassifieds, and Cars-on-line offer new and used cars and have great features to narrow down your search results.
Buying used it one of the simplest ways to save big money on a car. Once a car leaves the dealership its value diminishes greatly. If you choose this route, try to find a car still under the manufacturer’s warranty in case something happens to go wrong. If the car you want to buy is not under warranty, have a reputable mechanic thoroughly check the vehicle for any needed repairs. Make sure you factor in the cost of repairs or have the owner make them prior to buying.
Bargaining with a dealer can get you a good deal on a car. Know the manufactures selling price and start there. Most dealers are willing to come down from the sticker price if you have decent or good credit.
Have Cash In Hand
If you come in with cash available to buy RIGHT NOW, dealers will be more willing to negotiate with you then anyone else. They don’t have to worry about you skipping out on your bill, waiting for money over time, or dealing with a finance company. Having to repossess the vehicle latter one is now a nonexistent fear. Even if they can make $100, it’s better than having the car sit on the lot for who know how long when a new car could be there
By using these simple tips you can save yourself hundred, even thousands of dollars. It’s completely worth the extra time in effort to get the right car, at a nice price!