When purchasing a new car, determining the myriad of option prices can be a daunting task. There is a ton of research necessary in order to ensure you get the best price possible. You need to get car dealer quotes, read a car guide or two, and often visit the manufacturer website. Fortunately, all of these help you get the best price possible in the long run.
The Manufacturer's Website
Going to this site will keep you abreast of any dealer incentives that are available for the car model you are interested in. Many of these are often 0% financing, cash off during a sale or trade-in deals.
While these may not help much with price, they can help you assure you get the right value for what you are spending. For example, a Dodge Viper might be a great car to drive, but not everyone has $65,000 to get one. If you simply need a car to get from point A to point B you don't even need to spend a quarter of that price. Car guides will help you match your needs with your price range.
Car Dealer Quotes
Finally, it is best to get quotes from multiple car dealers. They will try to play high-pressure sales with you and get you to make a deal before you leave, but the smart shopper gets multiple quotes and goes after the best deal. You can even turn the hardball tactics around and use some of the quotes you have to get a better deal with the dealer you are currently speaking to.