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Car shopping sometimes seems like it's impossible to grasp. Some people might not know a lot about cars, but there are others who know too much and constantly feel like they aren't getting a good deal. When you use what you've learned here, you're sure to come out a winner.

What do you want out of your new car? What fits in your budget? How many do you need the car to seat? What type of fuel economy are you interested in? Are you a fan of four doors or a two door coupe? Make a list of what you want, and bring it along to keep your memory refreshed.

Get a third-party mechanic involved in your analysis of the car. If the dealership says no, go somewhere else. You need a mechanic to give you an objective opinion about the car's condition and check for damages, submersion in water or other problems some dealers try to hide.

You should always have someone go with you when going car shopping. They may hear things you miss and will help make it easier to turn down a deal, should it be an unfavorable one. This person could be a spouse, parent, or even a friend.

Call the bank to see if you can get the financing you need for the vehicle you are interested in. This is for your own safety. In some cases, your dealership will help you secure a low interest rate but it is good to know about the interest rates that would be available through your bank.

Although you may have a wish list of features, it is important to keep in mind that you might not find all of them in one car. Perhaps, the features you desire are not in your price range, or maybe what you see in the car lots do not appeal to you. Believe it or not, you can still enjoy a vehicle if it doesn't have heated seats and a premium set of wheels.

Ask to bring in your own mechanic. Use a mechanic you can trust. Don't use a dealer mechanic. Having a mechanic there isn't to drive the price down or to intimidate the dealer. It's only to ensure that the car is worth buying.

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Don't feel that you necessarily have to buy from a car dealership. You can often find something comparable from an independent seller or a mall, local dealer. You should use your newspaper or sales pad to find a car from a private owner.

Don't just scribble down your signature, read the fine print. The contract is very important and can cost you a lot of money if you do not pay attention. Your signature legally binds you, so you want to make sure you are 100% sure about what the contract says. If you do not like what you see, read it over again. If you can't take the contract home with you, request a copy of it or a purchase agreement that you can read over.

Don't buy a new model of car immediately upon its release. If you get a car that just came out, it will cost you quite a bit more than if you just wait. Allow a couple months to pass to let the hype decrease, then you can look at buying one.

Read before you sign anything. Read the whole contract before agreeing to anything. Your signature constitutes a legally binding agreement. You can even ask to take the contract home to look over it some more. If they don't allow this, get a purchase agreement or copy of the contract to look over at your leisure.

You do not need to feel overwhelmed when shopping for a car. You are now well informed and can make a decision with confidence. Paying a reasonable price for a car helps you feel happy with your decision. Enjoy your shopping experience!

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