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Abikaasa_Posti_Teel
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Prairieville
Member since Jan 2007
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Car buying question...
First off, I know just like buying a pool, jet ski, or boat, I am about to make the worst investment a human can make and buy a new car. Basically, I know I am about to get screwed. With that said, wife (no pics) is looking at a Ford Edge, or the new Chevy Blazer.
I told her in my opinion, a dealership would be less likely to come down on sticker price on a new model vehicle like the Blazer because they know people like to buy shinny new things. But the more I think about it, I wonder if they would actually be more likely to come down due to the fact there are some many unknowns... The Blazer has no history of reliability, gas mileage, safety, ect...like competing models that have been on the market for a few years such as the Edge. Or neither of that might matter and I might just be over thinking it.

I just feel like maybe I can get them down more with it having so many question marks being brand new model and all.
Thoughts?


Displaced
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Member since Dec 2011
25574 posts

re: Car buying question...
#willcovermethod


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777Tiger
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Member since Mar 2011
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re: Car buying question...
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I just feel like maybe I can get them down more with it having so many question marks being brand new model and all. Thoughts?

probably get a good deal on a 2018, I'm sure there's a lot of them still on the lot, check out Costco's car buying program, they can track down decent prices, or if your company has a credit union a lot of them have pricing deals with the car companies


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jchamil
Member since Nov 2009
5307 posts

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I am about to make the worst investment a human can make and buy a new car


Don't view it as an investment, it's an expense


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Will Cover
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Thompson Station, TN
Member since Mar 2007
34573 posts

re: Car buying question...
Price depends upon many different factors.

Supply vs. demand. Area of the country. Rates (for leasing). Manufacturer incentives.

But the single biggest factor in price is how well you can or can't negotiate.




Gaston
LSU Fan
Dirty Coast
Member since Aug 2008
28980 posts

re: Car buying question...
What does it matter ‘how much they come down’? The actual value is much more important. How much you appreciate what the features bring, all sorts of shite. You just want to ‘save’ money? How about buying what you want and enjoying it?


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shallowminded
Georgia Fan
Member since Nov 2012
1237 posts

re: Car buying question...
If she is dead set on the new blazer wait until August/ September. The 20’s will be coming out around that time, and they will be looking to cut a deal. If you go in now, you might get a few rebates but nothing that’s going to offset the price dramaticly. Just my two cents.


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LNCHBOX
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I love my Edge Sport (now called ST for 2019). Would recommend.


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CaptainsWafer
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Member since Feb 2006
51482 posts

re: Car buying question...
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Chevy Blaze


It’s a shame what the vehicle attached to this name has become.


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Breauxsif
LSU Fan
Member since May 2012
5649 posts

re: Car buying question...
Perform your due diligence and call the factory to find the invoice cost of the model you wish to purchase and start your negotiation process there. Do not go in blindly, not knowing the invoice cost and instead attempt to negotiate off of the MSRP.

Go to your local credit union and obtain financing though them, and by all means, not the damn dealership. They will hold back a couple percentages on the rate in an attempt to frick you over.

Pin one dealship against he other in your negotiation process for price and do not feel bad about threatening to walk away. They will inevitably fold, since you hold all the cards as the buyer.

Do not negotiate on payment, whatever you do. Instead focus on negotiating the cost of the vehicle, whereas the math will take care of itself in the end.


EarlyCuyler3
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Appalachia
Member since Nov 2017
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re: Car buying question...
Got a used car buying guide?


BHM
Member since Jun 2012
1064 posts

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Do not negotiate on payment, whatever you do. Instead focus on negotiating the cost of the vehicle, whereas the math will take care of itself in the end.







So I purchased the new Blazer for only $12,450 and my note was only $728/month.


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Cool Hand Luke
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2008
1203 posts

re: Car buying question...
Okay I have wanted to ask you. Are you a former sales person or dealer? How do you know about car buying?


Tshiz
LSU Fan
Oxford
Member since Jul 2013
2301 posts

re: Car buying question...
Buy a 4runner and call it a day.

You’re welcome


CobraCommander83
Clemson Fan
Member since Feb 2017
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call the factory to find the invoice cost of the model you wish to purchase


I didn’t even know that was an option to do.


Will Cover
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Thompson Station, TN
Member since Mar 2007
34573 posts

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Are you a former sales person or dealer?


No and no.

quote:

How do you know about car buying?


Years of buying experience and plenty of researching prior to making a decision.



kywildcatfanone
Kentucky Fan
Wildcat Country!
Member since Oct 2012
60171 posts

re: Car buying question...
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sticker price


If you are using this for negotiation, you should not be buying cars.


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Cool Hand Luke
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2008
1203 posts

re: Car buying question...
I got ya. Thought you might have professional experience in the car biz.


Will Cover
Vanderbilt Fan
Thompson Station, TN
Member since Mar 2007
34573 posts

re: Car buying question...
No, but I do know several people who are / have been in the industry.

It's a tough gig. Long hours. High turnover. Bad reputation (some are certainly warranted).


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TSLG
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Mar 2014
3178 posts

re: Car buying question...
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Years of buying experience and plenty of researching prior to making a decision.


I'm not knocking your method, but it's not negotiating and it's just causing the industry to maintain the status quo. They play games, so I have to play games too? I understand it, but it isn't helping anything change. It just gets the next sweet grandma's head busted. If you don't like that a dealer plays games, don't buy from that fricker.

Also, why does everyone focus on price and not value? Which would you prefer: Dealer 1, who uses quality brake pads, quality fluids, and whose employees have been taught to truly service the customer or Dealer 2, who uses Walmart oil, Amazon special parts, and lies about what he has added to the car? Dealer 2 can likely give you a better price, but you are the one paying for that better price.

You guys being ghetto about this shite forces dealers to conform to the same tactics. It's a vicious circle, and I wish that it would change.

Eta: spelling
This post was edited on 1/24 at 3:57 pm


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