Researching a Car That is Right For YouWritten by Kevin Schappell
Researching a Car That is Right For You Researching your new vehicle is a daunting task in today's world. Once you have narrowed your next vehicle down to 2 or 3 choices it is time to research. Take out a sheet of paper for each vehicle and write down pros and cons for each one. Also on each sheet of paper list attributes which are most important to you. This list might include: MPG - if you put a lot of miles on your car this factor could make a big dent in your wallet if you pick wrong car. Engine power - HP is a big factor for many people out there. Price - nothing needs to be said about this one. Interior space Repair costs - consider average costs to repair a fender-bender. Insurance costs - this is often overlooked by buyers and can catch you by surprise. Standard options. Anything else, which is a factor to you. The idea is to custom tailor your list to meet your needs. If you don't care about engine power then leave it off your list.
Making the dealer an offerWritten by Kevin Schappell
Before you make an offer you need to find a dealer with car you want. You have three options in doing this. ·Drive around all day and night searching for a dealer who has car you want. ·Spend countless hours online finding local dealers who have websites. And THEN spend more time digging through their websites to find your new car. ·Fill out a request form online and have a dealer contact you if he or she has car you are looking for. This option alone can save you hours of your valuable time. So you know what you want, you know what it costs, and you where to find it, so how do you go about getting it? First and foremost is getting into a negotiating frame of mind. Always remember you can walk out at anytime and leave your offer on table. Dealers want you to buy right then and there. They play on your impulses and try to rush you into a deal. Don't play their game; it's not end of world if you don't buy right then and there. Before leaving house: When you go to dealer have all your research documents with you incase you have to review anything. It's always nice to have supporting information when you are trying to get lowest price. While at dealer: Be calm and pleasant, treat salesperson with respect. He is a working stiff just like you. You will get nowhere being arrogant because you know true invoice pricing or other details about dealers pricing.