When it comes time to get a new car there are always a lot of questions that arise since it is a purchase that isn’t done very often. This reader wants to know whether or not she should get a new or used car plus some questions about how to get the best deal:
I will need to buy a new car soon, and I have always heard that it is more financially responsible to buy used instead of a new. Is this always the case? I find when I look for Hondas and Toyotas that even the used cars are expensive. It seems to me that it makes more sense to buy new than pay such a high price for a used car. Am I wrong in my thinking?
I also need to know what is the best way to negotiate when buying a car. Should I try and do it myself or should I go through a service like Costco? Are there any tricks or tips that I should be aware of that can help me get a better deal? Any help would be appreciated.
What advice would you give regarding the new or used car option and what tips and tricks have you found worked when negotiating the price of a new car?