Car shopping can be loved or hated. A little knowledge goes a long way when purchasing a vehicle. Take heed of the pointers that follow to begin understanding the process.
Before you go out and look at cars, line up your financing. Go in to a credit union or bank to talk in person. This yields better rates, and a more educated purchase.
When negotiating, focus on the price of the car overall, not just the monthly payment. Dealers are able to get any car into a particular monthly payment level, but the terms of the financing end up making the overall cost quite a bit higher than you may have thought. Get the best deal you can on the total cost of the car. Then you can adjust the monthly payments.
Don’t ever pay the full price for your car. No sane dealer believes he or she will get …