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dallastiger55
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Jennings, LA
Member since Jan 2010
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Buying a car online
Haven't been in the car game in a decade so the whole buying online is new to me

Found a car I'm interested in and it's listed as $26,900

It's a used 2017 Maxima SV with 1,800 miles

What's a reasonable amount to expect them to come off this price? Think I could ask for under 25k?

It's been on the lot for 3 weeks so the longer the better. I don't need a car right now so I don't mind waiting it out


dlmast87
Ohio State Fan
Amishville
Member since Dec 2007
1695 posts

re: Buying a car online
Check the Will Cover method in Money

LINK


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TigrrrDad
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re: Buying a car online
That is reasonable. You can always come up on your price, but once you toss out a higher number, you can't go back down. I've bought my last few cars online, and the negotiation usually doesn't take more than a day or two before I arrive at a deal. Just let them know you are looking at a coupl other cars and start out low on your offer. Go on a site like cargurus and see what similar cars are going for. I use that site for all my new car deals, but they have used cars amd certified pre-owned as well.
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brucevilanch
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Fort Worth, Tejas
Member since May 2011
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bengalman
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In da Country
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re: Buying a car online
You should be able to get a brand new one for a similar price considering this late in the year...especially a Nissan


WPBTiger
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Parts Unknown
Member since Nov 2011
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re: Buying a car online
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Think I could ask for under 25k?


You can always ask. Check the Will Cover thread.


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saint tiger225
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2011
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re: Buying a car online
If your target is 25k, I'd start lower. If you start there, they may only go down to 26k.

If you're trying to get it below 25k or at it, try starting at 21k or 22k. Tell them you're on a tight budget and you can't go too far up from there and see what they counter with.

If you have a firm price/budget, don't go above it just because they make it sound like a good deal. Move on, there's always more vehicles you can find in your price range.


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dallastiger55
LSU Fan
Jennings, LA
Member since Jan 2010
14242 posts

re: Buying a car online
Maxima SV sticker is 34,600. I negotiated a new one last month and got them down to 31k

This one was a courtesy car for the dealership and has 1800 miles for 26900. If I get it for around 25 I think that's pretty good


guttata
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prairieville
Member since Feb 2006
21079 posts

re: Buying a car online
Bought a vehicle for my 16 yr old using Carvana. Had no issues. I will definitely use them again


Oopskie
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re: Buying a car online
quote:

Haven't been in the car game in a decade so the whole buying online is new to me
quote:

Maxima SV sticker is 34,600. I negotiated a new one last month and got them down to 31k




dallastiger55
LSU Fan
Jennings, LA
Member since Jan 2010
14242 posts

re: Buying a car online
What's the best way for a used car loan? Won't you get a better rate at a dealer?


Will Cover
Gonzaga Fan
Spokane, WA
Member since Mar 2007
32790 posts

re: Buying a car online
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What's the best way for a used car loan?


Fill out the application on PenFed. But don't complete it. Currently (last time I checked), they were offering 1.99 % on new and used car loans.

Screenshot that application and then go to Lightstream. They'll beat the rate. You'll get 1.89 % and it will be an unsecured loan. Yep, no lien. No collateral. But you have to have excellent credit and good income in order to qualify.

If you don't, go with PenFed.



mmonro3
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Apr 2013
2256 posts

re: Buying a car online
I do not understand buying a car without seeing it. Call me old fashioned, but whatever.


UncleRuckus
LSU Fan
Member since Feb 2013
3488 posts

re: Buying a car online
Can you negotiate prices with carvana or is it pay what they list it for?


dallastiger55
LSU Fan
Jennings, LA
Member since Jan 2010
14242 posts

re: Buying a car online
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I do not understand buying a car without seeing it. Call me old fashioned, but whatever.


I would never do that. I wanted to negotiate to see if it's even worth my time to come out. I've test driven that model twice


HeyHeyHogsAllTheWay
Member since Feb 2017
5972 posts

re: Buying a car online
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I do not understand buying a car without seeing it. Call me old fashioned, but whatever.


I'm old fashioned as well, I don't mind using texts, and emails to communicate with a dealer, but I like to go to the lot and pick my vehicle out, drive it, see myself in it, have sex with my wife in the back seat (okay that was ONE time on a test drive) and just otherwise look at a vehicle before I buy.


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SEClint
New Orleans Saints Fan
Bywater
Member since Nov 2006
21622 posts

re: Buying a car online
Buy American, a-hole.


GulfstreamTiger
LSU Fan
Sondheimer Louisiana
Member since May 2017
753 posts

re: Buying a car online
I ran the numbers on the car you want and come out with 22650 as the price you should buy the car at for a fair deal. If you finance I would suggest paying the fees and tax in cash and not roll into the deal. Doing so even if you go 60 months should be above the water value wise.

I have bought many cars and this is my standard method of buying.
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2geaux
LSU Fan
Georgia
Member since Feb 2008
1103 posts

re: Buying a car online
Lots of flooded cars coming out of Texas!


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UncleRuckus
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3488 posts

re: Buying a car online
How did you come up with that number?


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