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prassu2012

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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 5:16:42 PM

trying to buy new car in 2013 any suggestion
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Hanski
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 3:51:36 PM

I purchased a new truck this way. This is not the only way to do it by any means, but I felt like it really helped me negotiate with the dealership. Once you decide which new car you want to purchase, visit the lot after they are closed, find the exact vehicle with the options that you want (if possible) and copy all information on the window sticker of the car that you want to purchase. Then go to consumer reports and purchase all the pricing information for that exact model. (when I did it the consumer reports info cost $12.00, there are other web sites that offer the same service.)

The next day I visited the dealership, located the vehicle that I had seen the night before and test drove the truck.

Because I new the invoice price, dealer hold back, cost of each option the dealership could not deceive me about the true cost. Also, because I knew the cost of the options, it was all in black and white.

If the dealership offers another vehicle into the situation that is more expensive or has more options (that have not been researched yet), you can always back off and consult consumer reports find the cost.

As I said before, this is not the only way to purchase a new vehicle. It worked for me because the truck I wanted was on the lot. I ended up purchasing the truck for $573.00 over the invoice. I thought that was a fair deal.

Good luck as you search for a new vehicle.
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2cold4u
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 4:13:33 PM

Ive had 3 Mitsubishi's: 2 Spyder convertibles and a Lancer, and every one of them treated me great-no major problems; just the usual maintained (oil changes, air filters, tires) all I owned past 80k miles. With studded snow tires & the FWD, I was passing 4wd vehicles off the side of the roads, while I was able to stay on the road, commuting from Barnstead to Franklin; sometimes in 10+" of snow, and from Manchester to Franklin. I got up hills (ex. Prospect St in Franklin), down & hills (Willow St.) stop w/o a problem (intersection at Exit 20). I owned a 4wd in between #2 & #3 above, and it sucked compared to Studs&FWD. #JusMyOpinion :)
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traffic cop
Champion Author Boston

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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 2:50:22 PM

Check Craigslist for a used Yugo.
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:14:03 AM

no
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gvan
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:13:32 AM

My choices would be: (by price)

Nissan Altima
Ford Fusion
Buick LaCrosse

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the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:16:04 AM

Get the most car for least $$$
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traffic cop
Champion Author Boston

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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:14:15 PM

Get an on-line subscription to Consumerreports.org

Consumer Reports

As you narrow down your possible choices, you can find out what the dealers' costs are, which will help you bargain. You can also check their repair recommendations, which are based on their readers' answers to their yearly questionnaire. They have a pretty smart readership, people who pay attention to their cars, so I respect their data.

If I may say, just saying "trying to buy new car any suggestion" indicates you're...a bit unknowledgeable or unfocused. Start reading up and talking to people about their cars.
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WEPSMAN
Champion Author South Dakota

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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:49:41 PM

I do not know what your needs or budget are. It is tough for me to make a recommendation without any info.
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JohnTIZ
Veteran Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 5:15:14 PM

If you just say "new car" you are just going to hear every person rattle off whatever car they think is best, or the brand most loyal to. Looking for sporty handling? fuel efficiency? speed? payload/towing? sex appeal? etc...
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rick_evans
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 3:34:16 PM

Work the sales guy and his manager for an hour and a half, test drive plus negotiation then pretend to walk.
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carinthuist
Champion Author San Francisco

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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 3:16:31 PM

No
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drawareorbust
Rookie Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:23:22 PM

It's still early in the year, find out what 2012 models are still on the lot and save money.
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OceanArcher
Champion Author Mississippi

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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:40:10 AM

Hard to recommend without a baseline --- wants ? needs ??
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MertieMan
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 4:57:28 AM

Most anything in the Toyota line for quality and resale value.
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jes
Champion Author Pennsylvania

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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 4:55:54 AM

A little more information would help.
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outlaw329
Champion Author Austin

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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 1:26:49 AM

Try Truecar or Truecars.com
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PaylessKY
Champion Author Kentucky

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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:13:54 AM

Do an internet search on the vehicles you are interested in. When you decide on what you want, go to the manufacturers web site to get internet pricing from dealers in your area.
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