NOV 25, 2017 AT 02:42 AM
8. Purchase at the invoice price or lower
A false assumption many car buyers make is to presume the dealer’s vehicle price and the quoted invoice price re the same thing, so you should offer more money for the car.
The truth of the matter is some dealers get offers of various incentives to sell certain vehicle models that are still profitable even when sold at or below the invoice price. Because of this, do not shut out dealers who insist on their invoice price.
9. Stay away from most options and big wheels
Most car options unfortunately do not keep up well with time, even during resale - especially technological options that become outdated quickly and require subscriptions mostly. The higher chances are you will not use most of them at all.
Avoid non-factory cars. To increase their profits, dealers can add supplementary features to new cars. They can include fabric protectant, undercoating, pin striping, or anything else that can make the car seem like a very high-tech vehicle. Even extended warranties from other shops can come cheaper than what the dealer is offering you.
Big wheels can seem very fancy, but they come with two inherent problems: the price of replacing the tires is high because they are rare, and they also cause the fuel economy of the car to suffer. In this case, the smaller your wheels, the better.