NOV 25, 2017 AT 02:42 AM
2. Make sure to fully research what you want before going to buy
One of the worst mistakes you can make is being unsure of exactly what you want when going to the dealership. When you do full research, you will know the car type you want as well as its alternatives, its specifications such as color, the mileage, the interior cabin dimensions, and the price.
If you know more than the salesperson, which is the case most of the time, you instantly gain an advantage in looking like “you know what you are talking about” aura, which means you can easily negotiate for the car you want. When the salesperson sees you know about what you want, you can even get the car at lower prices because of your confidence in negotiating a deal!
3. Remember the cycle of models
If you do not need the latest car model, the best time you can get a car is around the time the next year’s model has started showing up on dealers’ lots. The rationale behind this is when planning of new models happens; the dealer wants to sell off their current models quickly, to make space for the new ones coming in. It is very easy to figure out the time for the turnover of your desired car - it is not classified information - then just go to the dealer at the right time. This is advantageous for you, especially when the next year’s model is a full redesign of current models, so prices will be cheap.