New Car and Used Car Buying Guide
Welcome to the internet's oldest and most comprehensive car buying guide for buying new cars, used cars, auto leasing and avoiding car buying scams. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll buy a car.There are copycat sites with similar names who paraphrase our content, but we are the original and the best. This 100% FREE site is about truth, but few people want you to know the truth about buying cars and trucks.
Your host Jeff Ostroff explains how to uncover the real dealer costs and how to haggle your best, fair profit offer on your new car.
Our Visitors Have Saved over $13 million!
The savings reported by our readers breaks through the $13 million mark, confirming the quality of the free car buying education you receive here. Recent visitors are reporting savings of between $2,000 and $6,000+ off of MSRP on even moderately priced vehicles.
Take advantage of our free, comprehensive guides and you'll be adding your savings to our total! Short on time? Read Buying a New Car in 5 Quick Steps.
Important Car Buying Topics
We cover the topics below throughout our articles. You will get the most out of the site by reading everything but if you are interested in learning about something specific you can jump right in.
- Auto Loan: How to use the internet to save money when financing your new car
- Bad Credit Auto Loan: Financing tips for people with less than perfect Credit
- Extended Warranty: Save money & avoid scams with our tips
- New Car Lease: Our guide to leasing a car & avoiding new car dealer scams
- Top 10 Car Dealer Scams: Learn all the dealer tricks and how to avoid them
- What is a Vehicle History Report: Learn how they can protect you when buying a used car
The Best Time for New Car Buying
Many people ask me "When is the best time to buy a new car?" The price you are able to negotiate varies depending on the time of year. Believe it or not, buying during certain parts of the month can get you a better deal. It can even depend on the launch date of a new model year. Read our tips on the best time to buy a car.
Save with Invoice Pricing & Competing Bids
We'll review auto buying sites like CarWoo, Cars.com, Edmunds.com, Autobytel and CarsDirect and teach you how to use them to get competing bids to keep the dealers in line. You'll learn how to calculate what dealers pay for new cars and trucks so that you can make a fair offer.
You can get new car rebate information, secret factory to dealer incentives and new car dealer invoice pricing from FightingChance.com. The market sales intelligence they provide for your new car is priceless. It is difficult to get this kind of valuable information for free.
Not Every Car Salesperson Is Out To Scam You
We've dealt with many honest car salespeople. We're here to educate car buyers and only belittle dealers who lie and cheat. Most dealers care about you and will give you a fair deal if you are educated in the process. They deserve to profit, they have expenses, "mouths to feed," etc. Of course, you do too so your goal is to haggle a deal that is fair for you and the dealer. Treat them with the same respect that you would expect and don't lie. Justify your offers in a professional business manner. The nicest salesperson can still be a tough negotiator. Salespeople who complain we are lumping all car salespeople as "sewer rats" misread the word "some" to mean "all."