Internet Buying - Best Price?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Tim Fitzpatrick, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. There are so many ways to get dealer quotes on the Internet these
    days, and I was wondering if there was any difference between them,
    and if so, which is best.

    For example, my local Honda dealership is listed on,, and for getting a free quote, the Honda website will
    let you get a quote from this same dealer, and the dealer has his own
    website which allows you to get a quote. Are these going to get me the
    same quote from that dealer, or are they likely to get different
    numbers back on the same vehicle?


    Tim Fitzpatrick, Jan 26, 2004
  2. Tim Fitzpatrick

    Larry Guest

    In theory, you should be able to get the best price from the source that
    costs the dealer the least amount of money. One side of the issue might be
    considered that when you ask for a quote, the dealer may not give you their
    lowest price. If you have a price you are willing to pay for the car, call
    the sales or fleet manager directly and ask them if they will sell the car
    to you at that price. Also try as a decent source for
    your pricing target. Personally, my target is invoice cost (incl destination
    charges), with my actual experience paying $750 below invoice to $100 above
    invoice on different models.
    Larry, Jan 26, 2004
  3. Tim Fitzpatrick

    lcopps Guest

    CarsDirect is lower than Edmunds.
    lcopps, Jan 29, 2004
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