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August 30, 2011

Get the Best New Car Deal

The good feeling you get when you drive a new car off the lot can be ruined quickly if you're wondering whether you paid too much. These tips can help you be sure you get the best deal possible.

Timing is Everything
Shop for a vehicle at the end of the month. A salesperson that is close to his monthly incentive quota will be more likely to accept a lower price or throw in free upgrades to close a sale.

Ask for a Dealer Quote
Take control of the negotiation process by calling dealers and asking for an up front quote for a particular automobile. If a dealer won't give you a quote over the phone, move on to one who will.

Offer Less
Don't feel guilty about price negotiations. It's the best way to get a great deal. Ask to see the dealer invoice and make your offer accordingly.

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