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USAA Car Buying Service


Has anyone used this before? I will soon be in the market for a new car, and to avoid the hassle and shenanigans of car buying I was thinking about using this as it is a free service with my membership. I'm looking at something like a Jetta or Passat TDI.

I live in the DC area so I am not hurting for dealership options. Would I be better off spending a few Saturdays going around to dealers trying to beat them down from the MSRP (granted it won't be much further down) or should I use a service like USAAs?

Thanks for the help!







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BACONisMEATcandy
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I used it to by my Jeep here... Would highly recommend it

I did some hunting and other dealers were unwilling to match the deal I was offered through USAA (In DC and down in LA)






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Teddy Ruxpin
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USAA Car Buying Service


I might try this some day.

Highjack: Bacon, that Furman guy I know wasn't the guy you mentioned in that thread. I hate leaving people hanging on here.






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I used it to leverage the local dealer to match the price.





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BACONisMEATcandy
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Oh... my post was a joke.

He was the kid on the show twoadays on MTV that went and played there






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Teddy Ruxpin
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Oh... my post was a joke.

He was the kid on the show twoadays on MTV that went and played there


I barely watch MTV unless the fiancee does, and she wasn't around back then.

However, I can tell you who is doing well on the latest Challenge.






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DaBeerz
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Bacon, can you haggle down from the USAA price listed? Or is it set in stone? I'm looking for a used highlander and it doesn't seem to be that great unless I can get the price down more





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Camp Randall
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I used something similar and it went very smooth. I'm not big on face to face negotiations, would rather pay and get the frick out.

They handled the trade and everything. Nohaggles.com similar service.






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BACONisMEATcandy
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I barely watch MTV unless the fiancee does, and she wasn't around back then.

However, I can tell you who is doing well on the latest Challenge.


I haven't watched it since early college days... thats why it was more tongue in cheek

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Bacon, can you haggle down from the USAA price listed?


It maybe possible I'm not sure... I would go in and tell them you are interested and not tell the USAA part to see where you can get them down to. You know you can get it for that price.






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BACONisMEATcandy
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double post


This post was edited on 9/5 at 4:56 pm


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Thanks for the tips Bacon. By the way, love the avatar. I flew ATL-DCA this week and was number 41 for an upgrade... I'm Gold.





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I flew ATL-DCA this week and was number 41 for an upgrade... I'm Gold.


I know... They only thing that generally saves me is my fare

I am 100% of upgrades when I have flown for work this year

I always try to fly through MEM though but it was dehubbed this past weekend






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SM6
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The dehubbing has been on going for a while now, only major city pairs from here on out. I'm flying through there on my way to New Orleans this December and stuck on a CRJ to MSY. Those 717s can't get there fast enough lol.





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BACONisMEATcandy
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I love the CRJ 900's... but I have a feeling you are talking about the tiny CRJ 200's which is always half of my segment





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Love the 900s, best ratio of F to Y in the fleet, even the 700s are pretty solid, they run a bunch between DCA-CVG... but those old 200/100s are

I really wish DL connection carriers would have bought more 175s over the 700/900s. I love those ERJs






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The 175 is the tits. Did JAX-MSP in that a few weeks ago.

SM6 - let me know what price you get on the Jetta TDI...just bought one on Monday.






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Brand new I assume?





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Yez





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2013 TDI DSG has a Target Price of $20,846 on USAA





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Used it and got a non-USAA dealer to match their price, which was $2k less than their "bottom line."





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