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For sale, here is another answer I previously gave to same type question -
Sounds like your biggest problem will be narrowing your list to a limited number of models, and deciding what brand names you are willing to consider to narrow the field.
You can search for websites blogging complaints for each model you are considering to see how they rate with users, and you can also go to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website at www.nhtsa.gov to see how many recalls there have been on a specific model and year.
Most dealers these days have websites with their listed prices for new and used cars that you can browse to get an idea of available listed prices.
I would also recommend that you check out the used car values (free) for models you might be interested in on www.edmunds.com and on Kelley Blue Book - www.kbb.com
Those 2 sources will give you a lot of negotiating power, because they list what the dealer pays the manufacturer on new cars, shows what people have been paying for each vehicle model and model year, and shows used valuations also. There are undoubtedly other such sources also - these are just the ones I have used and seem to be the best known.
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On the last lease, I would have tried to push the numbers down a bit. I think she had gained a confidence in the dealership and didn't try to push them down as much as I would have.
The service is quite fast and on time.”
Yes, it was possible to leave without buying the car. I felt this was as good a deal as I was going to get in my area due to the
When I suggested a slightly lower price to the salesman during my negotiations, he offered hope and said he'd talk to his Manager. This is a tired old ploy and I am disappointed and disgusted that a salesman can't close a sale without playing this ridiculous game.
The Sales Manager came by in ten minutes, looking harassed and frustrated and angry, and whatever the problem was, he chose to take it out on me. He got in my face, used poorly-controlled anger, and was made at me for having the audacity to suggest it might be possible to drop the price a hundred dollars, or even fifty, off the sticker. At $19.5K there had to be room on a two-year-old car with 40,000 miles on it--at least that's what the Blue Book said.
He pulled out some printed sheet of figures and waved it in my face to justify why he had his hands tied and couldn't lower the price. He didn't let me hold or read the paper--I don't know what it was, maybe his alimony paperwork, It sure had him hopping mad. He talked angrily at me about how inappropriate it was that I attempted to negotiate, and stated the listed price was the only price, and the vehicle would only be sold at that price, he would not allow any negotiation for it.
Given the state of the local
On the salesman's side, he did apologize for his boss, and called me up a few weeks later to ensure I was satisfied. The only satisfaction I could have gotten was an honest price negotiation and a polite and professional experience. There's no going back there for me; that Sales Manager burned that bridge and I won't be visiting that company again, much less buying from them, even if the Manager has been fired or has left. I pass ten new and used car dealerships on the way to work every morning, and there are other companies and sales people who can take advantage of me without making me feel reduced and shamed and put upon.
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