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Some tips for buying a new/used car
« on: April 08, 2019, 01:07:12 PM »
Buying a new car can be sometime extremely frustrating, especially when having to dealing with pushy, overbearing and sometme agreesive salesmen.

Iíve compiled a list of several important car buying steps that hopefully will help you to reduce the amount of stress involved with purchasing a vehicle.

Dealership Research.


Assuming you have chosen the car that you want to purchase, before you go to the dealership, do a research beforehand about them. Most delearships advertise online and have their own websites and most likely are active on social media too. Check the feedback that their customers have left and the ratings that they have received. That will tell you a lot about their customer service level and trustworthiness.

Bring a wingman with you.

When you are going to the dealership, bring someone else with you, if possible someone who is knowledgeable about cars. Once you've picked your wingman, you'll need to establish who will do what during the trip to the dealership. If negotiating isn't your strong suit, have your friend handle that aspect while you focus on asking questions. On the other hand, if you're comfortable with negotiating, let your wingman ask the questions and occasionally chime in with an opinion. Your wingman should supplement the skills that might not be your strong suit.

Test drive.


Alaways, take a test drive. Before taking the test drive, or somewhere along the route, stop and give the auto a thorough checkup.

Ask Questions

Whatever questions you might have about the car, go ahead and ask them. There is no such thing as stupid questions imo when buying a car.

Negotiations

Do not be afraid to be a fearless negotiator.

Stand Firm

Some salesmen can be pushy and pressure you into accepting a car that may not best fit your needs. If you do not get a deal that you like, simply walk away.

If you have any other tips, please share them with us.