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10 Tips: How To Buy a New Car - Here are 10 time-tested new-car buying tips culled from Inside Line's collective experience, which includes buying hundreds of new cars both professionally and as individuals — not to mention some experience working inside dealerships.(more)
#41 of 42 my 2 cents
Sep 08, 2009 (5:16 am)
long time lurker here.
i thought the article was good for someone who doesn't really "understand" the process. oh sure, a few items were left out, or played down here and there, but overall, a good "car buying 101" presentation. thanks!
i have always found that doing thorough research, talking to others, and treating people with respect goes a long, long way in easing through the car buying process. if you go in with a chip on your shoulder, or cock-sure you're going to get ripped off, well then, it won't be fun. as well, respect is a two way street, so if you think you're getting 'abused', then ask for a different salesperson, or walk, your most potent tool.
lastly, to avoid drivers license issues, i always make a copy or two and take them with me before i go car hunting -that way you can give one copy to the dealer for his/her purposes. No doubt they'll want to verify the copy against your real DL, but you can always keep the original firmly in your possession while they check - like getting proofed when you write a check. (My DL usually never comes out of my wallet.) end of issue.
#42 of 42 Re: From The Writer [pearley]
Sep 08, 2009 (9:40 am)
This article was 100% SPAM.
You admit less than rigorous effort went into the article. You dredge up a memory of something that happened almost 20 yrs ago as justification for a ridiculous piece of advice, you find a stereotypical photo an "attention grabber"
Frankly, you have done more to re-inforce negative sterotypes than any dealer could.