Sticker Or Invoice: How Much Should You Pay For Your Next New Car?
For most of us, the idea of buying a new car fills our hearts with dread. We nervously approach the salesperson. We discuss. We haggle. We finally walk out of the showroom with the keys in our hand, but we cant shake the feeling that we may have overpaid for the car.
How do you know what you should be paying for a new car? The answer is easy: Do your homework. A little bit of time spent researching at home gives you the option of purchasing a car with confidence.
The sticker price
The sticker price of any vehicle is a nice bit of fiction. It is an inflated dream the dealership would love to realize. Car salespeople tell you that the sticker price should be the starting point of your negotiations. It shouldnt be. In fact, the sticker price bears no relevance whatsoever to the proceedings to come. Dont even look at it. The only reason to glance at the sticker in the window is to determine what options are available on that specific car if you are thinking of purchasing it off the lot. Otherwise, disregard sticker price entirely.
Where do I start?
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