Re: car buying, revistited
[quote author=teknochild link=topic=51637.msg826487#msg826487 date=1153065573]
Well the mazda 3 was the first car that i bought myself and the experience definatly left me wondering how many things should have gone difffrently.
since i might be trading in my mz3 in the near future for an eclipse GT or a 350z enth i want to make sure i do everything right. so i have a few questions and such
first my car came with way to many miles on that, i know it, im sure the salesman new it, but i needed a car badly; and he knew that too. seeing as how i now have plenty of time it would be an acceptable thing to demand that my car have less than 10 miles on the odemeter right? what about 5 miles?
my test drive for the 3 sucked, could not have been more than 2 miles and a couple of minutes, the guy literally took me around the block in the thing, engine didnt even warm up, how long is a normal test drive, do salesman ever not come with you? i would really like to try these cars out around corners the way a salesman in the car wouldnt
price, i wasnt dumb enough to pay for like rust proofing or packaging fee or some crap like that just TTT and destination, but i think i paid about half way between invoice and msrp, its normal to pay under invoice right? i plan on going to 3 or 4 dealerships for each car to see who can give me a better quote, is there anything else i can do to increase my chances of getting a good deal
trade in, KBB says my mz3 is worth about 15k right now as a trade in. is KBB normally accurate, should i expect more or less, since the dealer would make money of my trade i should probably expect them to be more willing to drop the price of the car i want?
i want exactly what i want and wont except anything else, how long does it normally take to get a car ordered from the factory, do they try and stick you w/ fees?
wait. your trading in for a Eclipse?* why would you... Eclipse's handling suck. i wanted an eclipse at first too, but then i did some researching and found out that the Mz3 is better overall by far.
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