08-01-2012 03:53 PM
08-02-2012 08:21 AM - edited 08-02-2012 08:23 AM
Car buying services like Costco will get you a reasonably good deal with minimal effort. You have to keep in mind you are not getting the BEST deal because its a pre-negotiated price and might not include all available rebates etc. It also includes a nice profit for Costco and the dealership.
You will likely get a better price yourself. However, it takes a lot of effort to get the best price. However, if you are posting on a forum like this you should be able to do the online legwork to get an excellent deal.
Here is how I've in general received the best deal
However, as you can see it takes a lot more effort than just going through the car buying service. On the Cadillac I just bought I saved myself probably $3000 doing it my way.
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