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dabrian
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Re: How to buy a car (for the first time buyer).

Ty very much for creating this thread.  You have posted tons of great information here that any potential car buyer should read.

Please Mods sticky this thread.

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Re: How to buy a car (for the first time buyer).

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You guys need to check out this website. www.truecar.com/
My aunt used it before and the dealer beat the websites price.
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Re: How to buy a car (for the first time buyer).


supersam101 wrote:
You guys need to check out this website. www.truecar.com/
My aunt used it before and the dealer beat the websites price.

Well once the dealer beats the website price, always have another dealer beat the first dealer. And then you have them beating themselves until one drops out.

I'm a personal banker and do a lot of auto loans serving the Houston area.
I suggest first time car buyers to read the sticky guide in the auto loan section.
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Volpes
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Re: How to buy a car (for the first time buyer).

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nice thread though

 

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Re: How to buy a car (for the first time buyer).

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SamsungHDTV wrote:

supersam101 wrote:
You guys need to check out this website. www.truecar.com/
My aunt used it before and the dealer beat the websites price.

Well once the dealer beats the website price, always have another dealer beat the first dealer. And then you have them beating themselves until one drops out.


Haha, that is what I did with like 10 dealers. Ended up with the dealer nearest my house being able to offer the best deal. Likely because they think I will go to them for service.

 

Negotiating the trade online can be difficult. A salesperson will tell you anything to get you in, but they are generally not the one who values the trade.

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Re: How to buy a car (for the first time buyer).

Great post, bookmarked!

This will come in handy early next year.

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Re: How to buy a car (for the first time buyer).

SamsungHDTV, excellent post! I'm starting to plan my first purchase of a car and this post helps alot for first time buyers!
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Re: How to buy a car (for the first time buyer).

Thanks SamsunHDTV!

 

Very informative post.  I'm actually shopping for a car.  I already emailed about 5 dealerships.  I've only been in contact with 2 out of those 5.  It seems the other 2 had some auto response email basically telling me to call.  I tried to reply to those, but no go.  The 5th just called.

 

The car I was looking at is the Kia Optima SXL which MSRP's for about 35k.  I got one dealership down to $29,305 + TTL.  But that also included some incentives ($1500 competivie car and $500 Kia financing).  I searched around and found that this is pretty close to the lowest I've found others buying this particular trim.  

 

My question is, how do I get the dealer to give me this quote in an email so I don't get shafted when I get there?  

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Re: How to buy a car (for the first time buyer).

That looks like a good quote.

 

Tell the dealer you are comparing quotes and you want a break down of it in an email.

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Re: How to buy a car (for the first time buyer).


Dustink wrote:

That looks like a good quote.

 

Tell the dealer you are comparing quotes and you want a break down of it in an email.


Thanks Dustink!

 

I will give it a shot.  It seems like the two others that have responded to me won't even get near that price.  So either something fishy is going on with that dealer, or it's just a smokin' deal.

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