Shopping for a new or used automobile may seem like a chore, however proper research and planning can make it an enjoyable experience. The three major parts of the purchase process should include research, test drives, and negotiations. With this in mind don’t be afraid to ask a lot of questions especially about available rebates and incentives.
The internet is a great place to start your research due to the vast amount of information available. Google ( Or your favorite search engine) can search up pretty much anything in the world, including the new automobile you are considering. Just type in the year make and model and you will be given search results along with images of the vehicle. Different dealerships will be listed with accompanying websites and telephone numbers. Click on the links provided and visit those websites to check out the details of the vehicle. Here you can find vehicle specifications, discounts, and warranty details. Researching all your options thoroughly can help you save a ton of money, while making sure you are happy with the car.
Secondly, make good use of several test drives before you start any negotiations. You want to make sure you are settled on the right car before you sign any contracts or purchase orders. Florida is not a 3-day state and once you take possession of the vehicle it is officially yours (unless it is a lemon, whereby the dealer must refund your money or provide you with a comparable vehicle). Test drives will help you determine if the feel of the vehicle is right for you with pleasing contours on the inside and height appropriate dimensions all around. Ask about the safety features of the vehicle especially airbags. Side curtain airbags are important and can be a life saver.
Finally, let the negotiations begin! Don’t be afraid to ask a salesman to reduce the price of the vehicle. Many times, a dealer will be happy to "sweeten the deal" if they think they can close the sale. Show them you are a serious buyer by giving them a down payment along with a signed written offer on the car. When you did your research earlier online you found the lowest possible price for the car (If you researched thoroughly) and now is the time to play your card. After it’s all said and done make sure to inspect the vehicle upon delivery for things like impurities in the paint or nicks and scratches.
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