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Buying the wife a new auto

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by llad12, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. llad12

    llad12 IncGamers Member

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    Buying the wife a new auto

    This afternoon, I am heading over to a car dealers to buy the wife:

    a new 2005 Honda Accord EX

    She picked out the one with leather seats and was so excited last night she couldn't sleep well.

    Personally, I am glad she decided to finally settle on one. I spent most of last weekend looking around being hassled by car salesman.

    I already checked the invoice price on the car ... let the negotiations begin.

    Whee ...:p
     
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    i hope she gives you something nice in return :thumbsup:
     
  3. MixedVariety

    MixedVariety Banned

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    He gets the old car and the new payment.

    I like the car. My particular color pick would be the pearl grey, or whatever it was called.
     
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    Lord_Shinnok IncGamers Member

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    who wants to by me a car? aston martins preferred
     
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    A Honda, good choice.
     
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    Make sure you take a shower after any contact with a car salesman. :D
     
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    I suppose this is a good place to ask this: How does one negotiate for a new car? Do you just find the invoice price and pay a bit over..or pay nothing over..or offer less. Dealer prep is negotiable, isn't it? Is it easy to negotiate a better interest rate if one has excellent credit?
     
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    Llad, aren't you an Oil man. What the heck is she doing buying a responsible car. Get her a Hummer and let the good times roll. :lol:
     
  9. llad12

    llad12 IncGamers Member

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    Look up the invoice price and negotiate ... around $400-700.00 over the invoice is reasonable. The dealers must make a profit but it doesn't need to excessive.

    In this particular case, they went down around $1400.00 off the sticker price. I offered them a price $500.00 less ... they countered and we settled for $200.00 more than my intial offer.

    This one was rather easy ... I have been in other car negotiations that were just a bear to handle.

    The wife is smiling today ...
     
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    you should rub off on Drunk a bit :innocent: i wouldn't mind getting rid of the car i drive for one of my choice!
     
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    DrunkCajun Banned

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    Talk to me again when we're not both payin for our own place...
     
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    When I went to buy my Civic, this is what I did...

    It was a 1994 Civic EX with 136k on it, they were asking $5000 for it. It was in really good condition. I called my brother at my house and I had him get bluebook value on it (kbb.com), it came to like $34xx or something. I started looking at the car and a salesman came up to me. When I told him I was very interested in buying it I explained to him about how it depreciates and the bluebook value. I offered him 3200 for it and walked away with it.
     
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    The Acura TSX is also a great sedan. The Accord Euro R is pretty good too. It's a shame there not here.
     
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    Now that was an open invitation, if you ask me. Looks like you're going to be getting a long, long silent treatment.
     

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