Step 10: Have dealers bid for your business.
(American Honda Motor Company, Inc.)
Most car shopping websites enable car shoppers to seek and obtain offers from local dealerships quickly and easily. Be sure to compare bids from multiple dealers regionally and beyond. It may be worth the drive to buy a car from a dealer located in another city or state if the savings are significant (you’re not required to bring the vehicle back to the selling dealership’s service department to obtain regular maintenance or warranty service). The percentage of sales tax charged may also vary from one state or county to another. Find out if any of the other dealers will beat your lowest bid, keeping the car’s invoice price, as equipped, as your target. Repeat the process as necessary until you’ve reached the lowest possible price.