How to Find Cheap New Cars to Buy Online

March 18, 2013

Finding cars to buy online is an easy way to get the cheapest available quotes for new cars. The Internet provides you with a medium that extends far beyond a local car dealership to connect you with both private and public sellers across the state or country. With websites like Kelley Blue Book and various search engines, you can find online sales and get a huge number of quotes from different sources for the ultimate in comparison shopping.

Step 1: Choose a Car

Before you start comparison shopping, you need to know what car you're shopping for. It might be helpful to visit a local dealership and take a few test drives to get a feel for a car that you like. Once you've chosen a make and model, you're ready to search for the best possible price. Before you leave the dealership, be sure to ask for a price quote and make a note of the price.

Step 2: Search the Internet

There are dozens of websites online which allow dealerships and private owners to sell their vehicles. If you are looking for a new car, you will likely be looking for cars for sale by dealership, but you might be able to find a car for sale by owner which is almost-new and heavily discounted for some reason.

Some websites you should search are:

These are only a few of the reputable sources from which you can find a car for sale. You should contact local dealerships and get online price quotes from them. You can also search local listings like CraigsList or even the classifieds in the newspaper.

Step 3: Check What's Included

When purchasing a new car, there is a destination charge that may or may not have been included in your original price quote. You also need to know if there are any dealer-installed accessories that will cost you extra money. Often a price will only be quoted for the base model of a car, when in fact all the cars of that model which the dealer has in stock have accessories pre-installed. Take all of these factors into consideration when searching for the actual lowest price.

Step 4: Negotiate

Once you have a list of the 2 or 3 lowest prices with inclusions accounted for, you can try to negotiate with the sellers. Online haggling is an easy way to negotiate price, and has the added advantage of leaving records of the entire conversation. Make sure you print out the email with the final agreed price before visiting the seller.

It usually will not be possible to find a brand new car at a ridiculously cheap price simply because the cost of manufacturing the car is very high. However, it is possible to find the absolute best deal on any new car of your choice by doing some intelligent comparison shopping.