Before you leave the lot with your new car, take a few minutes to ensure there are no deal-breakers that may arise when you are in the middle of signing the contract. Being fully informed about what your final price will be and what the terms will be will make sure that you aren’t getting in over your head or over your budget. Here are some questions to ask before signing on the dotted line and taking your new car home.
- What is my “out-the-door price? Remember, there are fees, like sales tax, registration fees, and a documentation fee. Be sure that you understand what these are and how much they will be so that you know what the total final cost for your new car will be.
- Are there any aftermarket parts or alarms on the car? The majority of new cars come with factory installed options. Sometimes, though, a deal adds items as a way to make the car more appealing. Some of these include mud flaps, aftermarket alarms, running boards, tinted windows, or a paint protection package. The LoJack vehicle recovery system is another popular aftermarket add-on. It is perfectly fine to buy a car that has dealer add-ons, but you should be aware that they are there.
- How many miles are on the car? This question is especially important for internet shoppers. Most new cars have less than 10 miles on the odometer, but in some cases the car might have gone on many test drives or it could be a dealer trade, meaning that it was traded for another car at another dealership and was driven from one lot to the other.
- Is the car on your lot? This question is mainly useful for internet shoppers. If you are looking for a specific color or a car with particular options, ask the salesperson if he or she has the car with your specific wish list on the lot. The salesperson could be planning to do cialis buy a dealer trade. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it means that the car is not immediately available. It also means, though, that the dealership is willing to go out of their way to get you’re the new car that you really want.
When buying a new car, it is important to know the right questions to ask. At Crossroads, we welcome these questions and more and appreciate the fact that buying a new car is a major decision. Crossroads knowledgeable and professional sales staff is ready to help you find the new car you want and need.