Car shopping can bring dread to your heart. It could remind you of times past where the salesman took advantage of you. Stop the insanity and read this article as the advice here will keep you safe from the sales pitch of even the most advanced car jockey on the lot.
Never leave your car with the dealership overnight. Many dealerships will offer you the opportunity to take the car that you are considering home in order to test drive it longer. While this is certainly appealing, it essentially means they are given the opportunity to hold the car you own hostage. This makes it more difficult to walk away from a bad deal, and it is not to your advantage.
How the staff at a dealership treats you when you arrive and thereafter show a lot about how they work. If the same salesperson takes you from start to finish, you have a good lot. If they pass you off to a high pressure "closer," you might want to head to another location.
Make a list of the things that are important to you. For example, do you need to have power locks and windows? What color do you want? Are there other features you are hoping for? By making a list of your must-have features; you can avoid cars that will do the job but don't please you.
Shop around for financing before you head to the dealership. You need to know the best rates that you can get for a car before walking into the dealer. If you can tell them that you have a financing offer from one place that is lower than what they can get you, they may offer you a lower rate.
See? This simple, easy to follow guide of advice will give you the power next time you're the one negotiating for a car. Print it off and study it as you prepare for the big day and I'm sure once you own your new car you'll be bragging to your friends about what a great deal you got.