- Sports car and Aston Martin Resources
Aston Martin
Top Sports Cars

Car Buying

As is the case with any relationship, of any kind, the party who cares the least about it is in control of it. In a car deal, if you are willing and able to walk away from the table and go home, you will be able to negotiate from a position of strength. Just make sure that your expectations are reasonable. Never bring any emotion into any negotiation. Don't fall in love with a car before you own it.

Buy one that you know you could love, but do not make an emotional commitment until it is yours. Don't propose marriage on the first date! It is a well-recognized fact in the business that the customers who pay the most for their vehicles ( percent vs. MSRP/KBB) are happiest with their purchase.

This is because these folks have decided that they are not going to let buying a car ruin their day or their week. They have determined that it will probably cost more than it should, like many things in life, but they are going to buy a car and drive away in it. People who negotiate all day long always think they left something on the table, that they could have gotten a better price if only they would have held out just a little longer! They suffer from both a lack of proper research (or they would know what was on the table and what was not) and a need to 'win' something that is not being contested. I have never seen a dealer remove his hat and surrender, proclaiming his admiration for his vanquisher! Sometimes a novice salesperson will offer to show a customer the invoice, thinking that this up-front honesty will assist in closing the sale. The sales manager will not be happy with this weakest of all sales strategies, but he will usually go and get it. Many times, when the customer sees it, he will claim that it is "doctored"--that it is not the actual invoice.

He is dug in like he is storming the beach at Omaha, and his position is so entrenched that he CAN'T buy now. He will go down the street and buy from someone with more confidence, more experience, and he will not be looking at any invoices, real or otherwise. This was a person who came spoiling for a fight, would not take "Yes" for an answer, and thought himself out of a great deal. His 'negotiation' at the first place was enough to convince him that he had done enough that he could now allow himself to buy. It is quite likely that he still does not feel satisfied, a terrible way to begin any relationship, especially with your car. The NADA has estimated that the net profit from all car sales increased by 15 percent in 2005, an astonishing number when one considers the sheer volume of information available to consumers.

Is it possible that there is too much information, or is it just that we have unrealistic expectations going in?.

To claim your copy of the blockbuster report 'The 7 Biggest Mistakes that Car Buyers Make' please visit Peter W. Robinson is the founder of Movinmetal,Inc., a car buying and consulting service located north of San Diego, and the creator of the 'CAR FU: Self-Defense for Car Buyers' system. It is his mission to bring sanity and serenity to the car buying process for as many folks as possible.

Aston Martin

The Lancaster Bomber - The first Lancaster bomber, powered by four of the seemingly ubiquitous Rolls-Royce Merlin V-12 engines, took off in January, 1941.

Tire Safety How Old Is Too Old - When thinking about tire safety, it is important to consider two things: age and use.

Can We Build Environmentally Friendly Car Washes - Is it possible to build car washes, which capture rainwater and reuse it? Carwashes, which recycle the waste wash water and re-use it? Car washes, which can run from energy produced by solar and wind rather than being hooked to the grid for energy.

GM Plans to Keep Saab Hummer - General Motors is going through a cataclysmic change, one that will certainly pull the company out of its current financial plight or result in bankruptcy, even the possible dissolution of the company.

How to Get the Right Kind of Repair for Your Vehicle - No matter how much you take good care of your vehicle, there still are those times when you just have to bring your machine to a service station, to the dealership where you bought it, to a garage shop, or a specialty shop for some repairs or main.

© Copyright 2023, All rights reserved.
Unauthorized duplication in part or whole strictly prohibited by international copyright law.