Car Buying FAQ’s
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Should I buy from a car dealer that is far away? I live in Florida but I found a great deal in Texas?
One reader, Sara, flew cross country (from South Dakota to Georgia) to buy her Lexus and save $8500.
If you find a good broker, then yes, they can save you a lot of time, hassle, and frustration.
I teach people how to negotiate great deals for themselves. But I’m well aware the negotiation process takes time, patience, and a willingness to play hardball with several car dealers at once. It’s not for everybody.
If you are short on time or just want a professional to help you through the process, car brokers will usually pay for themselves in savings many times over.
See my pick for the best car broker.
You make arrangements with a dealer in the U.S. to pick up your car at the factory in Europe. You take a European vacation and afterwards the manufacturer will have the car shipped to the U.S. for local delivery. You’ll typically get a discount on the price of the car plus a travel deal.
Whether the savings and travel perks are worth the effort vary by manufacturer. Read more about how European Delivery programs work and which are worth the money.
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Used Car Questions
Here are some tips for buying used cars.
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Learn about how zero down leases work.
This is not to be confused with a short term lease which require monthly payments like a normal lease, but with a shorter lease term (typically under 2 years).
Learn how one-pay leases work.
Here are some other dealer add-on fees to avoid.