Is it time to purchase a new vehicle? Okay, but you should understand some of the most common pitfalls of car shopping. This article is replete with useful information for anyone purchasing a car.

Do not allow the salesperson to convince you to buy a car that you cannot realistically afford. Tons of people get talked into buying a sports car by a slick-tongued salesperson telling them they look fabulous behind the steering wheel. Remember that salespeople are motivated by the commissions they will make if they sell you an expensive vehicle.

If you do not negotiate down from the sticker price when you are car shopping, you are throwing your money away. The advertised price of a car is typically just the beginning point. They are priced for negotiations and this should be taken advantage of.

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