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How To Get Money Off Your Next Car

My financial adviser told me that no way should I pay full price for a new car.
He put me in touch with a car broker to whom I gave all the details (over the phone) of the car along with extras. The broker sent me an email with his quote which gave 8% off the car price with optional extras not included in the discount.


The car broker was based in England about 400 miles away from me so I decided it better to go back to the dealer where I tested the car.
I went back to the salesman (with a copy of the e-mail) and asked for a price reduction. He informed me that since I was buying the "Sports Edition" he couldn't reduce the price and that if I didn't buy it then someone else would.


I asked to speak to someone less arrogant and ended up walking away with my 8% discount.
They made a big deal about me speaking to the financial director as if he was going to offer me a great deal. I think this is a tactic they use to make you feel important.
I was told that fleet buyers get no more than 8% off the price so they couldn't give me better than that.


Please note: Car Salesmen will say ANYTHING to get you to buy the car there and then, DO NOT TRUST ANYTHING THEY SAY!


Please leave any tactics you have used to get a better deal on your car.
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There was another member long time ago that only buys from brokers, actually, here in the states, you get about the same % off if you the dealer is willing to negotiate and you get a better deal if you are willing to pick it up in Germany.

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I bought my Sport edition from a Broker on line delivered to my door step as promised and no problems. Yes I got an 8% discount but I did pay cash. I had the same line from my dealer they are so arrogant and only wanted to sell me a high priced credit plan. I don't think they are so happy now as I drive past them every morning and they know I have got one.

The sport is a lovely car and good value. I had the third one in the UK and first 280. I am sure you can get one from a Broker even now.

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you can get the same deal from the sales, but you have to develop a relationship with your salesperson. if not, the cheapest way is to go through a broker....BUT, what if you need some advice? some help? some freebies? the only way is to go through a salesperson....


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I got my SLK350 on a lease through a dealer, but I did get several lease quotes from brokers who were quite a bit cheaper than the original dealer quote. I took the broker quotes to the dealer, spoke to the financial director who said he would match the broker quotes if he could get permission from head office - which they did so I got the car from the dealer.

I don't know what the overall price difference was, as all I was interested in was monthly repayments, they matched the brokers repayments and terms by fiddling with the interest rates.
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Some good deals to be had, if you work on the dealer. I managed to get 12% discount + 2 free services on my 55.
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