6 Things to Remember When Negotiating a Car Purchase
Nathan Stretch July 30, 2015

Car Negotiation Recap

Car Negotiation Recap

So, now you have all the tools you need to get a fantastic deal on your next car!

  1. Find the right car, without discussing budget, trade-in, or financing.
  2. Determine the true value of the vehicle, using the AutoTempest car search engine and the tools it links to.
  3. Get a sense of the value of the car to the seller. Try to determine how much they really want.
  4. Buy a Vehicle History Report and get the car inspected.
  5. Come to an agreement, either by haggling or picking a price and sticking to it.
  6. Now, and only now, talk financing and trade-ins. If you’re financing, be sure to get competing quotes first.

If you’re interested in other ways to get great deals, check out our article on car auctions too. And, be sure to get competing quotes on your car insurance as well. No sense getting a great deal on your car then paying too much every month for your car insurance!

Header image courtesy of TexasEagle on Flickr.

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Nathan Stretch Founder & CEO

Founder of the AutoTempest used car search engine, as well as SearchTempest.com. I do a bit of everything around here now, and may even get a chance to write some blog posts! Oh, and I drive a 2003 Z4 3.0i, but working from home I don't get to drive it much; 12 years old and it's got under 70k miles on it. I'll have to get working on that too...