Richmond, VA (PressExposure) March 18, 2009 -- Find yourself a car dealership that has the exact car that you are looking for and has the best possible price on it. These people are salespeople remember that. They are trying to sell you a car and need to sell it to you more then you need to purchase it from them so use this as an advantage to you. Use some negotiating and try to get the most out of what you are willing to pay, demand that they give you the most possible features on your vehicle for what you are paying or that you will go next door the other dealership. They want to sell you the car, they will.
Under no circumstances at all should you ever take the first deal they you are given. There are a lot of different car dealerships out there in the world and unless you are trying to get some sort of one of a kind custom built vehicle, you will find the exact make, model, and features that you are looking for in more then one particular place. When all is said and done you should make sure that you get the absolute most value for the cash that you are going to be spending. If you happen to be unable to find the particular vehicle that you are looking for at the car dealership that you visit you could always try ordering the exact one that you want. While you would be required to wait a little while for it to get to you but depending upon the situation that you are a currently in it could be the best way to make sure that you do not get forced into buying something that you do not want or that has more options and a higher cost as a result of that then you are looking to pay for. However, if another car there meets your needs you could very well be able to negotiate a good deal on that one so stay open minded if you can.
Once you have found the exact vehicle that you have been looking for the next step in the process is getting the finance that you are going to need in order to pay for it. Car dealerships do offer services to get your financing but this is almost always the worst way to go about it because it opens you up for getting more points on the rate of interest just so that they can increase their margin of profit along with other unsavory add ons that will do just to bump up their own commissions. Your absolute best bet is to shop for a good loan on the internet that fits your exact needs.
Research for the best possible low rate car loan solution that is available to you and your own unique situation. Compare the rates of interest and other terms and conditions that each offer presents to you. You should be looking for what the smallest down payment on the loan is and varies from lender to lender. You should also take a look at the interest rate that the loan is going to be formed off of and the longest payment period that you are going to be able to get from them. Keep in mind that the longer you have to pay back a loan the smaller your monthly payments will be but at the same time you are going to end up paying more in the long run due to interest. Find out what other charges are included within the overall cost of the loan and if there are any penalties at all involved with it.
Purchasing a vehicle will of course mean some time for research and thought. Planning and researching it inside and out will make sure that you have the best possible deal on your dream car and will allow you to have the financial freedom that you need to enjoy it for years to come.