I haven’t bought a new car yet but as I’m going through this experience I would say I’ve already got some advice to those who might also be doing it.
- Do your homework. Check the Kelly Blue Book value even on new cars, salespeople will be surprised.
- Stand your ground. I’m a non-confrontational type of girl but you’ve got to put your game face on!
- You don’t have to put up with a crappy salesman! I had an awful one tonight and I walked away. He was beyond rude. Am I the only one who expects them to drive a hard bargain but also expects them to at least pretend to respect me and to be courteous?
- Don’t trust the prices on the internet! When you get on the lot you’ll often find that they’ve added a lot of “non-negotiable” upgrades that suddenly raise the price (in my experience) upwards of about $3,000.
Have any advice for me? I’d love to hear it!