New Car Questions
One reader, Sara, flew cross country (from South Dakota to Georgia) to buy her Lexus and save $8500.
These services provide pre-arranged deals which are competitive, but rarely the best price. This is because they take their own commission from the deal. If you try one, use the car price they give you along with prices from other dealers and run a bidding war on this website. The majority of the time this will get you a better deal.
Car buying services are largely for those people who don’t want the hassle of negotiating car price. But remember, even when using a service you’ll still have to do your own negotiations for your trade and financing.
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.
Used Car Questions
Here are some tips for buying used cars.
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