Is it me or are car prices going nowhere but up? When I was shopping for a car a couple of years ago, I went at the end of the model year. I did this because car manufacturers and dealers tend to give good deals during this period so they can get rid of old models for the newer versions (read: easy way to save money on a car).
When I was talking to the salesman, his pitch included that the new model – which was virtually unchanged – was going to start $2,000 higher than the one I was looking at! In the end, I went with another car entirely.
But this experience got me to thinking about the car buying process in general. What are the best ways to save money on a car since they do cost so much? After a lot of research, I’ve come up with 5 tips that will help you to save the most money when buying a car.
6 Tips To Easily Save Money On A Car
#1. Take Into Account Reliability
When buying a car, you want one this is going to last, right? You’d be a fool to buy something that is going to fall apart in 2 years or will dissolve if a drop of rain touches it. While most cars are fairly reliable and all should be able to handle the rain, there is a big difference when it comes to long term reliability. [Continue reading]