Seems everybody has great ideas about the best way to get a good deal when you’re buying a new car. Thing is, many of them are rooted in misconceptions, old ideas, or just plain ignorance. Despite these ten common car shopping myths, buying a car is largely just like doing any other kind of business deal. You decide what you want, do your research to see what you’re dealing with, try to find the best price possible, and make your deal.
With that said, it is in always in your best interest to determine your needs and do your homework. This will enable you to choose the car best suited to your situation, learn the market, find out how much it’s selling for in your area, and try to get as close as possible to that number.
Frankly, what it really boils down to is having realistic expectations, negotiating in good faith, and being willing to stand your ground until you get what you know is right—because you’ve done the research and know what right is.
With that said, here are ten of the most common car shopping myths…