What type of car buyer are you? That's a question you need to ask yourself before you think about purchasing another vehicle.
Many people do not really think about each car's specific hits when they're out and looking at cars. Just think about it for a second, if you're at a car lot looking around at the inventory you probably have a general idea of what you're looking for, but nothing set in stone. That's where most buyers make their mistakes.
You see, salespeople notice this and most times take advantage of it by steering potential buyers to cars that are a bit more expensive. This is easy to avoid if you know what you want.
Do some serious research before you go to a dealership. It's always a good idea to make a list of necessities that your next vehicle must have and then go on line and check to see which vehicles meet your criteria. This way you can go to the dealership feeling educated and will not be as likely to succumb to salespeople's tactics.
In fact, if you know what you're looking for, you can usually find spectacular deals on vehicles that are absolutely perfect for you! Take this for an example. A man living in Sioux Falls, South Dakota sat down with his wife and had a conversation with her about what they needed in their new vehicle. The man wanted the vehicle to be somewhat sporty and fun to drive where the wife wanted something practical since they had two young children. After doing some research on the Internet they decided on purchasing a crossover (SUV / Mini-van) since it fit their criteria the best. They went to one of the local dealerships and came home with a brand new Ford Edge.
Here's the kicker, they got the Edge at a price that you would not normally find. How? They knew what they wanted, and they found out that the local dealership was running a special on crossover vehicles.
See what a little research and planning can do? Go ahead, give it a try!