Begin your new car research by logging on to edmunds.com Glue yourself to this web site for 48 hours. Just kidding, but do take your time and use all of this wonderful free information. You can get vehicle reviews and pictures along with up to date and accurate pricing. You can also get quotes from local dealerships by putting in your zip code and the mileage you wish to drive to the dealership.The home page also has the top 10 cars of the month and many links to informative newsletters.
The links on this site consist of new cars, use cars, certified used cars, tips and advice, vehicle reviews, insurance and financing and forums. You can browse by category (SUV, sedan, hybrid etc.) or you can select the make model and trim line of a specific vehicle. You can also let Edmunds help you decide by clicking on their top recommendations. You will also have access to the True market value report (TMV). This gives you the vehicle price with options and all available rebates and incentives.
By submitting your ZIP code you can find out what other people in your area are paying for the vehicle. This gives you tremendous leverage at the dealership. Walk into the dealership with a swagger in your step and a confident look on your face because with the information that Edmunds has to offer you will be knowledgeable about the vehicle you've chosen including packages and options. Also worth a look is Car and Driver Car and Driver's web site is packed with information on all makes and models, complete with reviews and objective vehicle road tests. They offer a complete buying guide, photos and vehicle news.
Check out their latest virtual tours featuring vehicles from Cadillac, Ford, Chevy and Buick. Consumer Reports is also a good place to start Consumers may be one of the best sources. They have reviewed everything from vacuum cleaners to cell phones. The web site is a subscription site so doing research will cost you, but the information you get will really help you when it's time to negotiate. Don't trade in your vehicle...see if you can get cash for your car irvine and get more than the dealers is willing to give you.
For $14 you can get Consumer's new car price report report for a specific make, model and trimline. It will explain all about the vehicle and its options but most importantly it will give you the bottom-line price. What does this mean? The manufacturer sometimes makes payments to the dealer in the form of holdbacks and incentives, which are not always passed along to the customer. The new-car price report gives you this information so you can start by bargaining up from that bottom line price. So what is the invoice price then? The invoice price is readily available to customers these days. This is the price that the dealer pays the manufacturer for the vehicle but does not include any of the holdbacks and incentives.
Don't be fooled by the invoice price. The report can be mailed, faxed or you can get it online instantly. Each report is $14 and each additional report is only $12. This information is highly recommended. You can also log on to the manufacturers web sites
You can design your desired vehicle using their design centers. It is a good way to get a look at your vehicle without leaving the house. Some people think of the car salesman as a shark. Remember the movie Jaws? The shark was described as having black lifeless eyes, like a doll's eyes. You didn't know if it was living until it bit you. Well the information in this web site can help prevent you from being bitten. So start your new car research, and good luck!