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Using CarWoo To Get The Lowest
Price On A New Car
If you're like the majority of people, you absolutely hate just how unpleasant the whole new car buying process is ... hours and hours at dealerships, being forced to fend off all sorts of high pressure and confusing sales tactics, uncertainty about what really is a good price and the overwhelming feeling of mistrust.
Most people rightfully dread this experience. They also don't like ultimately driving home in their new car while not really knowing whether they actually got a good deal ... or if the salesman just eventually wore them down.
Well, the internet has changed all that. New car negotiaing can now be done much more easily from the comfort of your own home or office, as well as in a way that gets far, far better results. The fact is, the best method of buying a new car today at the lowest price can be done in a much more consumer-friendly way.
First, here's the way I've recommended buying new cars for about the last five years. And it's still incredibly effective today.
But I'm also going to share with you why I've now put CarWoo into the #1 slot as part of the Best Way To Buy A New Car.
In a nutshell, it involves getting multiple dealers to compete against each other for the priviledge of selling you a car. And it can also be done right from home via email so you can avoid almost all the dealership nighmares.
And when dealers have to compete for your business ... and they know it ... prices plunge. Buying cars below invoice, and sometimes far below, is not at all unusual if you follow the instructions given in either of these articles.
CarWoo has raised the bar. How?
It's virtually one-of-a-kind because it makes the competitive dealer quote process totally anonymous for car buyers. In other words, at CarWoo the dealers automatically respond to your quote requests, but they have no idea who you are, where you live, your email address or your phone number.
They don't know anything except that you may be interested in a particular vehicle and that they're competing against other dealers to sell it to you.
The key is that the whole process is done right online on CarWoo's web site. No phone calls, no emails, no badgering, no sales pressure.
It's essentially 3 easy steps:
1) You go to CarWoo (see the link below) and simply type in which vehicle you're interested in. They ask only for your name (the dealers only get your first name), your email address (the dealers don't get this) and your phone number (the dealers don't get this).
You then pick a password and answer a few brief questions about the vehicle you're interested in and you're ready to go. (Sometimes, you may have to take a few seconds to verify a text message. They do this randomly to prove you are a real person.) All in all, the whole process takes all of about 1 - 2 minutes.
2) The CarWoo system then automatically sends your no-obligation quote request to the appropriate dealers who then begin to offer you their lowest prices. Again, there is no pressure and the dealers simply don't know who you are. All they know is you're waiting for their lowest offer.
CarWoo advises that quotes usually come in within around 24 hours, but it's much more common for them to start to come in within an hour or two. As they arrive, they're displayed side by side so they are easy to compare, including the sticker price, the dealer's offer and all additional fees and taxes so there are no surprises later.
3) Of course, you don't have to accept any offer. It's also highly recommended to click the "Send Counter Offer" button for even lower prices. You can also ask the dealer any questions you may have totally anonymously.
You can then buy the vehicle or simply walk away, none the worse for wear because you've been in total control the whole time. How's that for a switch, huh?
PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, CarWoo has closed its doors and is no longer providing this service.
Here's Where To Do It Instead:
My personal favorite free quote service now is Edmunds.com due to their massive dealer participation, long-standing reputation for helping consumers in what can be a fairly shady auto industry, as well as how quickly and easily the process works there.
The dealers at Edmunds have all agreed to offer steep, no-haggle discounts right up front, just for asking. But you are under no obligation to accept the offers and are free to negotiate further as described above.
And fortunately, the whole process literally takes just a minute or two. So to get started, just head on over to Edmunds.com.
Although not totally necessary, I'd also recommend getting quotes at TrueCar.com as well. Why? Well, the more dealers bidding for your business, the more leverage you have for a crazy price.
Also, even if there is some dealer overlap with Edmunds, the dealers will see that you are seriously shopping around, giving them even more incentive to give you a great price in order to beat their competitors.
The "Certified" dealers at TrueCar.com are required to offer large, no-haggle discounts to anyone who contacts them through TrueCar. And again, you can negotiate further or simply be testing the waters since there is absolutely no obligation on your part.