Getting a car for cheap can be accomplished. While you do not have to settle for a less reliable car, it will take some research and knowledge of strategies to get the price you want. There are also other ways to lower the overall price of the car, aside from negotiating.
Options for lowering the price of a new car
Aside from negotiation tactics and strategies, you will want to be aware of the many options to lowering the bottom line of a new car.
Use your trade-in to lower the price Obtain quotes from used car lots to directly negotiate the price of your trade-in. Do not be afraid to go back and forth with dealers on the price. Once you get to the low area, you can ask the dealer where you are buying the new car to match or beat the price. Do not talk about prices for the new car before getting the price on your trade-in taken care of. Look at finance deals
Never, ever walk into a new dealership without a financing option. If your hopes are riding on a promotional APR or something else, you might not be happy with the result. There is no harm in obtaining quotes from banks. Compare some online to get started. Moreover, timing can be everything. There will be sales from time to time throughout the year where you can save. High on this is the year-end sale (end of the model year) which is commonly seen. This may be the perfect time to strike.
As we saw for your car trade in, the important rule is to have options. Once you narrow down your dream car to a model or two, locate options within driving distance around you. Obtain quotes via the Internet or phone to get a competitive price. Then, visit a few dealers to see what kind of deal you can get. When dealers know that you have options, you can have them compete for your business. If you are in no rush, you can continue to use dealers against one another to drive down the price, just as you can drive up the price of a trade in. These are just some brief rules. You would do well to learn more about these strategies to save.