Many of us have had that increased heart-rate that comes from a near-miss backing out of a parking spot in a crowded lot. No matter how careful you are, sometimes you just don't see that car that's backing out at the same time or that shopper who darts out from behind a parked car.
Most of us have a basic understanding of how a car dealership works. There is an inherent conflict of interest between the consumer who is looking for information before making the purchase and the salesperson who wants to close the deal immediately.
Most car shoppers start with a budget. Of course, they also have a list of features that they're looking for—whether it's cargo space for road trips, great fuel economy, or the latest safety innovations.
There's something special about the connection to the road you feel when driving a manual transmission. Changing gears to go around a corner or up a hill allows you to experience driving in a different way than you would in an automatic vehicle.
Car buying myths range from the mundane (visit the dealership on the last day of the month) to the absurd (you'll get a better deal if it's raining outside). Most of these are relatively harmless, but some can wind up costing you both time and money.
Watch Anthony Vidergauz of Tiburon share his experience purchasing his new BMW 535i with Cartelligent's Marin/San Francisco office.
Gabriel S.Redwood CityCA
"Cartelligent is a great way to buy a car, full stop. There are other services that ostensibly help with getting the best price. But Cartelligent is just the easiest, most time-efficient, most easy-going way to buy a car I've ever used (and I've use a quite a few). I'd definitely do it again, and I recommend it to family and friends. Money really well spent."
"Cartelligent was GREAT! No pressure, easy to work with, and the ease in signing the paperwork is worth the cost ($500) alone. I was super concerned about price. Kept calling various dealerships to make sure I couldn't get a better deal by going straight to the dealership. I couldn't. And the money she saved us in the extended warranty was amazing. Highly recommend."