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#743 of 769 Can beat Carsdirect but great reference
Oct 05, 2007 (6:39 am)
First place I go is carsdirect to get a reference on a price. I also check invoice very closely including any rebates.
But I have not used it yet. Since I seem to be able to beat the prices on toyotas localy by about 500-750 bucks less then CD. Remember CD marks up the prices and some dealers just want to unload more cars at lower prices. But CD is great reference.
One thing, I haven't read the agreement at CD but I am assuming that when you have the car delivered to the dealership they charge the dealer fee which is usually about $600.00 on top of the price you deal with. Or does CD include all fees in their price?
Also if you go pick up the car and it has a scratch or something cosmetic how do you get that repaired/replaced etc. Does the dealer deal with it?
#744 of 769 CarsDirect target price vs. TMV
Oct 28, 2007 (11:20 am)
Just for laughs I looked up the price of a car I'm interested in on both Carsdirect and Edmunds. I was surprised to see that Carsdirect's target price is $1400 less than Edmunds TMV.
Is the target price just pie in the sky or can they really get your car for that price? In this case the price was $700 less than what CD said was invoice.
#747 of 769 Bad, Sad experience with CarsDirect.com
Jun 21, 2008 (6:43 pm)
After buying four cars through CarsDirect, we have had a miserable experience with this company. From the time my wife contacted CarsDirect, it has taken 2 months to get the car she wanted. Granted, the color/combination was hard to come by, but the communication with the "customer service representative" was a joke. Finally, when we went to pick up the car, the dealer low-balled on the trade-in, despite what we were told from the CarsDirect representative. This so-called "good deal" ended up being more than we probably could have bargained for from a dealer. After four otherwise satisfactory dealings with this company, I cannot recommend it any longer to family and friends.
#748 of 769 No Better than Dealers
Jan 29, 2009 (8:17 pm)
I just bought a wonderful Subaru Legacy through CarsDirect, but there was no advantage in it. Initially, the car price they quoted me was $2000 less than the dealer quote, but by the time of sale, it was the same price. Also, even though CarsDirect graciously offered to deliver the car (the dealer was 75 miles away), by the time the car was delivered, the paperwork was wrong, due to the CarsDirect salesperson. Therefore, there was the hassle of phone calls and faxing, which could have been avoided if I were physically present at the dealer's and doing my own buying. I also did not have the advantage of salesperson showing me the workings of the car. It was basically dropped off. After this, I would have preferred going to the local dealer, 30 miles away and buying the car myself.
#749 of 769 Re: No Better than Dealers [Dissedlady]
Feb 01, 2009 (10:51 am)
Initially, the car price they quoted me was $2000 less than the dealer quote, but by the time of sale, it was the same price.
How's that? Carsdirect have a $2,000 doc. fee?
#750 of 769 Re: No Better than Dealers [jipster]
Feb 04, 2009 (4:17 pm)
They have really excellent mop and glo.
#751 of 769 Re: CarsDirect target price vs. TMV [oldfarmer50]
Jun 04, 2009 (10:32 pm)
The CarsDirect Target price is only an estimated average of how much that particular vehicle is selling for in the zip code specified. The only price that should be taken into a literal context is the CarsDirect price. If you see a Target price, it's an indication that CarsDirect does not have access to that vehicle in your area. Try using a different zip code until you see a CarsDirect price. Target Price - CarsDirect price: 2 diff things. Hope this helps.
#752 of 769 Re: CarsDirect target price vs. TMV [carchicky]
Jun 09, 2009 (12:43 pm)
Cars direct can do nothing for you that you can't do for yourself with 30 minutes of research and a few emails. All you are doing with them is adding one more person in the mix with there hand out.