Our own story:
Last month we purchased a car using the method on our website - make quotations from all nearby dealers, and negotiated with them. Its simple and easy. After we made the quotations and got all responses back (prices on our selected model and configurations) from all nearby dealers, we found one is much lower than all others. A call to this dealer turned out to be a very pleasant communication with a nice sales guy. We used this price and asked other dealers to beat, they responded with either "no" or "impossible". When we finally showed up in this dealer's office, we asked him if it is possible to go lower. He said "No. When you made quotations through the internet, we know you will only buy at the lowest price. And this is our lowest!". We signed the contract, on a price $2500 lower than any other can offer. (Update: The price we got in our story is $6,680 off the invoice price, or $11,175 off Manufactuer's price, definitely a good deal IMHO!)
This only works for new cars right? Can I use get quotes on 2nd hand cars?
No you cannot apply it on used cars.
What the shit is that "It worked!" story?
Car Salesmen are the most annoying people to deal with. Blabing over and over again to talk you into upgrading features.
I agree, the story is too lame...
You actually believed the car sales man when he told you the internet price is the lowest?! I got mine 500 dollar below the internet quoted price, and i am sure if you are good at negotiating and have done your research, you can go further down.
Buying a new car is a total loss as it depreciates the value fast during first few years. The car quality is unchanged during first 2-3 years. So buying a 2-3 year old car with low mileage is the smart way to go.
The story is misleading because you can negotiate the internet price. I got mine $800 under the internet price ($2000 under invoice, plus the sweet tax return). Try end of the month. Be ready to leave the dealership.
Just be aware that some nasty dealer won't honor their price over the phone, especially after they know you are not living nearby. Some would say, sorry, I add the rebate you are not qualified. Some would simply say my manager told me to give you the lower price to get you in. My personal experience. Some dealers have no honesty at all.
Why can't everyone feel good about themselves without belittling someone else? If you got an extra $500 off the "lowest" internet price, then congrats! Everyone should feel good when they drive home in their new car, knowing their extra work led to a lower price, than what they would have paid otherwise. No one can claim to have paid the lowest possible price (gifts or prizes not included); someone else might have got an extra $1,000 or more, depending on makes and models. How much lower you can negotiate also differs depending on the dealers (some dealers will accept smaller profit margins in exchange for higher sales; while high-volume dealers often get higher kickbacks per car, because of the extra revenue they generate, which enable them to cut prices even more aggressively.)
If everyone feels good about the prices they are asked to pay, why are they still checking out this deal site? save your lecture somewhere else please.
I agree the story is not too excited, but that was exactly how I bought my car last year. Quote within 300 miles, but I didn't choose the lowest, because it is too far. I got $10000 off MSRP, but I've read some other people in CA got the same model, $11000 off. It's good deal, and less painful when you deal using email.
lame story lame story lame sotry male sotry leam stroy
basically ...lame story
I thought invoice price is what dealer paid, you can actually buy cars below their invoice price? What's the make and model of the car you get, would you mind sharing that?
Would like to know which car you are buying? The reason is that I don't think you can get $6,000 off if you are buying a $20,000 car ...
"$11,175 off Manufactuer's price" The car was free!!! LOL!
Nicely written car buying strategy. Is it a good deal or not is a different story but I like the fact that you are sharing a money saving "strategy" not just retailer deals. Pls share more of these ones. May be even a separate section of your website - StrategySea. :)
it would have been helpful for the author to state the vehicle make and model. $11k off a Saab would be expected. $11k off a Civic would be unbelievable.
during 08, i saw buy one vw suv get rabbit for free. Man, i pay msrp for suv, and the retail price is 10k below msrp, another thing is why i need two car at same time
this was a stupid story. do you have terms in your contract that you can't tell the car you bought and through which dealer?
can you explain step by step how can i get discount ??
Lame? Are you kidding me? The story gives you tips on how to save a bundle of cash! If that's lame, you're on the wrong website.
Go ahead - keep being negative and posting nasty comments. This FREE site is a gift, a courtesy. If they get pissed and shut it down, where will your broke a** go to save $$? Fatwallet? Ha-ha. Good luck navigating that mess. Ungrateful SOBs.
This story definitely is not a good example as it lacks information like others have posted above.
To the above angry comments to the "negative comments," your exaggeration is over the top. There is nothing wrong with "negative comments," as long as the comments have some legitimate points. Plus, the site operators do not need to shut down the site completely just to prevent these comments (at most, they can just take off the message board). So quit whining about other people's comments and examine yours first before hitting that submit button.
this idea always works.. just a commonsense.. i have tried and always got the lowest price, all the 3 times i bought new car in past 10 years.
I agree that buying a pre-owned vehicle is a better deal. However, for someone who wants to buy a car without paying over retail the author has provided a good insight into the "haggling" process. I know several people who have done this in the past and it definitely works for new cars. Especially for people who are buying a BMW or Mercedes. I think the "lame" story guys should save their commentary for some other site. Thanks guys!
there's already a site for this... carbuyingtips (.com) I have used their strategy (very similar to this one), and I assure you, it works in many situations. It worked for me on a Chevy Malibu in 2008. Of course, your success will depend on many things such as vehicle demand, vehicle availability, number of dealerships in your area etc. A.K.A. - Y.M.M.V.
$6680 off invoice, $11175 off MSRP! The invoice is $4496 below MSRP. Is that possible on a $25000 car? It must be a huge SUV. Usually invoice is about 10% below MSRP. When I purchase my new Silverado, it was about $3000 off MSRP. The MSRP was $25995 included all the options. It was 11.5% off MSRP. GM had $8000 rebate plus my $1500 GM CC cash. I was able to buy the truck for $13500. Cheaper than any economy seden. I would say the rebate is the major reason I purchase the truck.
if the story is true, then he/she should write the date, model and make. I believe the dealer sold you the test drive car (not really new but some miles on it from GM, Ford or C...)
Hey, dealsea, do you buy a car every month?
ps, in general, this trick doesn't work - dealers know exactly what your plan is, and they are not going to give you the price whatsoever.
I bought a good running car for $1,260 on Craigslist. I guess my deal is a way better than this.
i guess its a good deal if all you want is a good running car. Ive purchased a good running car for 100 bucks....i guess my deal is better than yours
Having a potential strategy against dealers is better than having nothing.
Proposing a potential strategy is better than complaining about others' proposal not working.
Pure complaints without any improvements contribute nothing but a negative affect on overall morale, which discouraging people from proposing good strategies in the future.
It's always easy to criticize other people for those who doing nothing themselves. If anyone thinks Dealsea is providing "trash" only, why are you still visiting this site? Please leave us alone.
Few years ago, I tried the internet option and it worked. Basically, you quote your price and be firm. Wait till someone within the 100-200mile radius repond. The dealer will try to sell a whole lot of other stuff. You just be firm. Also, make sure that your quote includes Tax and Tags. It will be a bummer if you travel 200 miles to a dealership who add another 1k for tax and tags.
Turds turds turds, I like to say the word turd.
So what your OTD price for your Venza?
Which model? option?
I think I can use your deal for my deal.
How do I get "total 24,831 auto Bonus Cash & Incentives", I do not so what is the purpose of this BOLD statement?
How about a deal on gold or silver bullion, dealsea?? Instead of that 40-50K car i'd get a nice brick of silver and some gold coins.
Using truecar.com you can find out the real transaction price for the dealers around you. It was really helpful.
The story could easily be true. Some of the large Ford Trucks are outrageously priced. Also some vehicles with lots of added features are overpriced and if it is a New prior year they want to get rid of the vehicles. I would imagine it was an American car as they can add a lot to the sticker than foreign cars can.
Well, you are only seeing half glass full. They will inflat misc. items such as flight charge etc and the invoice price so you can see that's the baseline. But the insiders are laughing including sales manager that they are getting rebate from manufacture, $2K - 3K each car. So they are making a decent profits with just a little different programming.
Dont fall for these deals..in 08 I too saw a deal buy a VW SUV and get Rabbit for free so I jumped at it and brought SUV at MSRP..they gave me a real rabbit instead of Rabbit VW..lesson is read the fine print :(..times are hard dealers can trick you with the words
The price quote really works
If you bought an SUV thinking you were getting a VW Rabbit for free and didn't figure out before hand that they were giving you an actual rabbit then you are very likely the dumbest person on earth.
I am a car dealer. Some of your guys comments are disgusting. Many of you earn more than 10W/year while I only make a few hundreds dollars out of every deal to feed my family. Shame on you.
new cars? how many can afford to buy a new car for cash without taking out a loan and seriously depleting your savings? Buy only what you can afford! If you have to look 100's miles around to save a few hundred bucks then you probably cant afford to buy a car right now and should not buy brand new car in the first place!! Get used to being poor America!
Some nice cars and some new technologies like automatic manual transmission, .... yum ...
But no money to buy hmmmmmmmmmm
please show me the link "purchased a car using the method on our website"
Click any car maker link, and then check left column for car deal tips.
Fake story makes nowhere to go ...........
I'm signing a deal tomorrow morning on car deal. Nissan Rogue SV 2011 new for 23K. It's a 5K off 28K off the sticker price. Never understood people who buy a second hand car because of a couple lousy grands and they still think that it's better then a fresh smell of a new car. How many years are you going to live? 500, 1000? Drive a car that somebody was farting in? Ha, ha, ha. Get the smell of your life today, not tomorrow, not in 10 years from today. It might never happen. Money are just a paper.
Couple of weeks back I bought a car(2012, CRV LX, AWD) using the above guidence, atleast I think it worked for me. I do not know if I got the best deal or not, but I did not paid the top dollor. More over I did not spend lot of time at dealership (2 h max).
Here is what I paid, 22,500 for the car including the destination fee and I paid the tax and 125 for tags.
truecar.com is way off on the price target. Below cast 22,485, great price 22,909, good price 24,165 and traget price 24,056.
Hope this help
I bought 2009 camry LE in March 2009. I finally got $21500 price for the "out of the door". However, I spent 5 hours. After we were out of the door. It was already 8 pm. This time I tried this strategy to buy 2012 camry hybrid LE and wanted to save some time. At this moment, it does not work yet.
I am confused which car to buy. Looking for a small/mid size SUV. Confused between Honda CRV, Mazda CX5, Kia Sorento, or Nissan Murano. Any help?
Honda CRV vs Mazda CX5 vs Kia Sorento vs Nissan Murano, if you have to get one out of the four, I would pick Nissn Murano, it's one size larger than the rest.
Looking for 0% apr on Rav4 (2011 or 2012) for 60 months is it possible?
Murano might be larger but the handling sucks. And the lack of power makes it a joke.
I sent quote request from edmunds.com to different dealerships and pretty much use the lowest quote to price match/beat with the dealership of my choice. So far it worked half way as I'm just getting a compact size sedan.
Bought 2012 camry hybrid LE in April 2012 for over $2600 off the sticker price. It is not the best but just to get the idea how much they can go. Your mileage may be different. This is actual price that I paid. No kidding.
What was the actual price? $2600? Or you got $2600 off some imaginary number? How do you know that you got a good deal. I can sell you the same care with $100,000 off of my price any time. That should make you feel better.
You would never get the best price. First, automakers offer promotion time by time. Second, the dealer may offer promotion on top of automakers. Third, interest rate may vary. Fourth, location, with same model, it can be sold for $2,000 difference. Fifth, negotiation skill. Personally, I would use Edmund, it would give you the basic idea about the about, the actual price should be 10% within their True Market Value, try to negotiation it with dealer at 85%.
do not buy japanese car!
It makes sense not to buy Japanese cars. If everyone drives Japanese ones auto repair shop would idle because Japanese much more reliable cars then any other ones. It's very good idea to keep auto mechanics busy. ID=711
"I'm signing a deal tomorrow morning on car deal. Nissan Rogue SV 2011 new for 23K. It's a 5K off 28K off the sticker price. Never understood people who buy a second hand car because of a couple lousy grands and they still think that it's better then a fresh smell of a new car. How many years are you going to live? 500, 1000? Drive a car that somebody was farting in? Ha, ha, ha. Get the smell of your life today, not tomorrow, not in 10 years from today. It might never happen. Money are just a paper."
so far i have not paid more than 5K for a car in cash. Im on my second used car in 10 years. could not be happier, not having debt and monthly payments - rocks! using saved money to travel around the world - priceless.
I posted that initial message you are referring to. What to brag about? That you are driving old cars? What did you gain buying the old junk? Not having monthly debts? Ha-ha-ha. I bought that new car and didn't have any monthly payments too. Just paid that amount. I can imagine what hotels you are staying when traveling if you are happy with buying old junk. Buy and drive old cars, stay in cheap hotels, eat at McDonald's ... have happiest days in your life.
anyone buy a Nissan Rogue recently with good price? Thanks!
$6680 off invoice. It's definitely possible. I had my car 5 years ago. The MSRP was $26,800. I called the dealer and negotiated over the phone. I finally paid $22,000 even, included tax document fee etc, plus 5 years 0% finance. I paid only $500 while I drove out off the door. 60 months to pay the rest which was $21500. Considering the 5% tax and certain amount of document fee, the car was about $20,400. In other words, $6,400 off MSRP for a $20,000~$26,000.
Must be an American car no doubt.
Japanese junk? lol
Heads of following states chose Lexus as an official state car: Denmark, Iceland, Norway (no love for Saab ? lol i know its swedish, or used to be ..), Japan, Hong Kong, Monaco, Morocco, Chile, Singapore, Thailand.
If you cant beat them - buy them.
learn history. USA needed pearl harbor to get involved into WWII, which was a big money maker for the USA economy. War is a big business, always was - always will be.
north korea is coming dude
My own story:
I can't read more than 40 words, or I will fall asleep.
It is an easy way to buy a car with reasonable price. We biught a car next day after we got the quotes.
I bought a 2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L couple days ago. Sticker price (MSRP) is $36,055, and invoice is just below or above $33,000. I bought it for 29,383. That is $3600 below invoice and $6700 below MSRP.
Does anyone have experience with Subaru? I am thinking to buy one. Thanks
try to score a used new car (current model year). You get to keep all the warranty and at least $3000 off the sticker price. i.e. a 3 months old Evoque I saw last week was going for 9K less than a brand new car.
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