MMNJ..don't feel bad/jealous...if YOU are happy with the deal, then you got YOUR deal. I've bought new cars for a long time and I kinda look forward to the challenge of new car purchase.I don't feel I did too well. 2016 Willys Wheeler Unlimited. 38,375 window sticker - written up for 37,200 before tax, tags and fees. I live in NJ but crossed the border into PA to buy it (nothing local in the color/configuration I was looking for).
in the end, I got exactly what I wanted. The whole vehicle buying process is very uncomfortable and annoying. I'm glad it's over and now I just want to enjoy my Jeep.
I do get jealous reading about those that were able to secure good deals, though.
I do a LOT of research & KNOW that I can always do better than Cars.com or especially TrueCar. It IS area dependent however & also based on supply & demand. That's why I went well out of my area to purchase.. I almost ALWAYS will not deal with a salesman (I DID this time however, but turns out we share a common interest & sorta bonded...lol)...I always go straight to the fleet manager or if need be, the "internet manager". As soon as they start with "let me check with my boss" or "what's it gonna take to buy it today?", I'm gone, because I know they are old school sales people.
With the internet, it's a whole new ball game. Do your research & look all over & let the dealers know you are dealing with others. As soon as they start the BS...move on.
So far so good on my purchase....very little haggling if any & no add ons. THEY know what they need to get to make a sale & "I" know what I think it's worth to me to buy. Example: I bought a lot of new Chevys over the years & I knew a dealer that would always give the best deals.....(small dealer=high volume) He would give me a price & if I said I could get the vehicle a buck cheaper across the street, he'd tell me to go ahead..he gave me HIS best price.... and it was ALWAYS the best deal I could find & I searched around.
I really DO look forward to the vehicle buying process, but usually I'm well armed with the facts I need, to be informed. Others may have gotten a better deal the me...good for them...(a lot of variables nationally) I'm happy...(fwiw, my deal was including the recent 400.00 price increase):iamhappy: