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#3002 of 3257 Re: selling to a dealer [qbrozen]
Oct 09, 2012 (7:25 pm)
They don't have titles on hand for new vehicles they sell
Correct me if I'm wrong, but dealers never have titles for new cars. They have manufacturer certificates of origin which get converted into titles by the state. The state issues the title, not the manufacturer.
In this case, I could see it happening. The title isn't needed until the vehicle is registered.
#3003 of 3257 Re: selling to a dealer [robr2]
Oct 10, 2012 (9:01 am)
Well, I'm not sure of the details, but we agree they don't have them.
I'd bet it happens pretty often on used cars. Could take a couple of weeks to get the title from the lending institution they paid off, and having the car sit there all that time is costing them money.
Oct 19, 2012 (8:50 am)
Edmunds and edmunds members , i really need your help , im new and i want to ship three cars as i'm moving from my home town. I have been in so much headache trying to get this done. I want a reliable carriers that won't scam me and ask for that much money like those shipping companies
#3006 of 3257 Re: Shipping [freddiespeed]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Oct 20, 2012 (8:38 am)
Well you pretty much get what you pay for, but you're right, there are a lot of dubious car shippers out there.
What you need to do is figure out if your car is being brokered to drivers who don't actually work in the employ of the shipping company. That can lead to problems.
Why don't you take a look at Hemmings Motor News (www.hemmings.com) and look at the towing companies in their classifieds section? Many of these transport companies move both classic and modern cars, and in Hemmings you can actually see in the ad how long they have been advertisers. In Hemmings, if you are a dud, you don't last long as an advertiser.
#3007 of 3257 Best Deal: finance vs cash purchase (new car)?
Oct 24, 2012 (9:07 am)
Hi, I'm nearly settled on the car that I want (2013 Mazda 3 4-door).
This isn't my first rodeo (not by a longshot!) but it's been a while since I shopped so I'm wondering:
will I generally get the BEST PRICE from the dealer by agreeing to finance, or by paying cash?
I'm in a decent position at the moment, so even if I take a loan I'll probably opt to pay it off real quick.
But I'm thinking that the dealer might be more willing to negotiate a better price if it's going to be financed (as in: the Mazda dealer gets compensated for generating Mazda Finance transaction)
...or do they favor "cash" customers?
Thanks in advance.
p.s. I know that I'd be able to drive a better bargain buying one of the leftover 2012's, but the 2013's have some cool features that I feel are worth holding out for.
#3008 of 3257 Re: Best Deal: finance vs cash purchase (new car)? [runawaywind]
Oct 24, 2012 (10:34 am)
They do get a little something for the financing, but its unlikely it would affect your price, as they aren't guaranteed during negotiations that you'll be qualified for financing or at what rate.
#3009 of 3257 Marketing success in 2012?
Oct 24, 2012 (11:25 am)
Auto Dealer Monthly would like your insight for our Viewpoints segment in the December issue. You can keep it short, preferably 200 words or less. What marketing or advertising campaign was the most successful for you this year and how did you measure the success?
#3010 of 3257 Re: Best Deal: finance vs cash purchase (new car)? [runawaywind]
Oct 24, 2012 (7:18 pm)
shouldn't matter. negotiate the price before you get to financing anyway.
the only real difference should be if Mazda is offering a cash back or low APR financing option.
#3011 of 3257 Re: Best Deal: finance vs cash purchase (new car)? [qbrozen]
Oct 25, 2012 (5:11 am)
gbrozen is right.New car salesman gets paid for moving a unit plus a percent of any profit (if any) on deal.Finance guy gets paid on any markups on finance deals, extended warranties etc. Two seperate people with 2 seperate agendas