• svegliando avatar svegliando Posted: 8/23/2012 10:17am PDT

    Haggling is by far my least favorite part of the car purchase experience. The numbers that dealers throw at you is astounding. And now we seem to be in the era of extended warranties and pre-paid services (e.g. maintenance) that will allegedly help maintain the future value of your vehicle at trade-in.

  • Mr. Nuts avatar Mr. Nuts Posted: 8/24/2012 5:49pm PDT

    I love haggling for a new car. I saw my Dad get a new car salesman so twisted up once he threw a clipboard across the office.

    The key is knowing what the dealer has in the car and refusing to buy until they come down to your price. At the end of the day, you need to negotiate the price of the new car, the value of your trade if there is one and the cost of money if you need a loan. That's it. Don't like haggling over it? Stay home.

  • fb_100001916893283 avatar Mel Posted: 3/29/2013 8:20am PDT

    I have no problem with haggling over a purchase price, even though I liked the Saturn experience. It was good to know that I didn't pay too much for the car compared to my neighbour. But researching the car and working out a final price was not a major concern as I like to bargain for things I purchase; it's quite an experience.

  • fb_715436891877309 avatar Nancy Posted: 10/25/2014 6:54pm PDT

    When "haggling" I already know the absolute factory price, less the "holdback" $ amount the dealer gets when a car is sold. Love to see dealer management squirm.
    The one thing to ALWAYS be able to do is WALK AWAY from the deal. You MUST get the car on your terms, not the dealer. That puts YOU in control.