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Help with Buying

CarsDirect makes your new car purchase as easy as possible:

Once you've chosen the right car, you're just a few steps from getting a great deal:

  • Choose desired options and colors with our car configuration tool. Watch your CarsDirect Target Price update in real time as you add or subtract features.
  • Use the negotiating power of your CarsDirect Target Price when we connect you with a Trusted Dealership, where you will finalize all aspects of your purchase. This is much better than walking into the dealership on your own.

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Help with Financing

You have many financing options for your new car purchase:
  • Arrange a loan through the lender of your choice.
  • Opt for manufacturer financing—automakers often offer low-APR terms.
  • Compare competitive loan offers from a Trusted Dealer.

Past Credit Problems?

If you're worried about securing financing for a new or used car because of past credit problems, we can help! CarsDirect has a national network of Trusted Dealers that specialize in helping car buyers with less than perfect credit. After filling out the easy form, you will get a personalized quote-specific to your situation. You are sure to drive off with a great deal!

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Help with Trade-in

We carefully select Trusted Dealer partners that will provide our customers with top-notch service, including competitive trade-in deals.

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What's your car worth?

If you simply want to find out what your current car is worth before buying your next vehicle you can use our FREE trade-in valuation service. We've partnered with Black Book to provide reliable, independent valuations of used cars.

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Do you charge a fee for your service?

There is no additional fee for using our service. It's our pleasure to provide a CarsDirect Target Price and connect you with a Trusted Dealer free of charge.

What is a Trusted Dealer?

Trusted Dealers are selected for their ability to provide a great customer experience. You'll work with an Internet manager who is aware of the CarsDirect Target Price we've given you.

What is a CarsDirect Target Price?

The CarsDirect Target Price is not a price quote. Rather, it reflects the typical price negotiated in your area for the car you've chosen. You're empowered to make your best deal when you know what other buyers paid after negotiations with salespeople.

Note: The CarsDirect Target Price is for research purposes only. It doesn't include dealer-installed options, taxes or other customary charges like dealer documentation fees, tire and battery disposal fees, finance fees or license and registration. A price quote obtained from a dealer via CarsDirect may differ.

Where do I apply for financing?

Your Trusted Dealer can discuss all manufacturer financing programs, including promotional interest rates and offers with no down payment or deferred payment.

If you've had credit problems in the past, CarsDirect can also help! Simply click on the Auto Loans tab at the top of the page to apply.

How do I get a lease quote?

Check with your Trusted Dealer about promotional lease rates from manufacturers.

You can also get a fast, accurate lease quote when you complete CarsDirect's quick and easy online application.

What if I have a trade-in?

Your Trusted Dealer will work to get you the best possible deal on your trade-in. They typically accept all trade-in vehicles, whether leased, owned or financed.

Can I place a factory order?

A Trusted Dealer can usually place a factory order if it can't locate an exact match the car you configured, or if you simply prefer to buy a car built especially for you. Factory-ordered vehicles are subject to manufacturer terms and conditions and availability.

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