Buying a new car is a big step, but it doesn't have to be a daunting one. Edmunds' experts Ron Montoya and Matt Jones discuss how to research, locate, price and negotiate to buy your new car.

These eight steps to buying a new car could save you thousands of dollars and make the process quicker and stress-free.

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    • inbredhybrid
      inbredhybrid

      Total garbage! Dealers offer best interest rates?! Hell no

      about 4 days ago
    • XxToptankxX
      XxToptankxX

      Step 1: follow Dave Ramsey's and dont buy new. Buy used with cash.

      Dont go into debt for metal on wheels.

      about 1 month ago
    • sin city2020 RN4L
      sin city2020 RN4L

      I heard that between September and December is the best time to purchase a vehicle...is this true, if not what are the best months

      about 1 month ago
    • every buddy
      every buddy In reply to sin city2020 RN4L

      You actually want to go in when the new model year is coming out. Dealers want to get rid of the current year. But most importantly is to buy at end of month when dealers need to sell a car or two to qualify for their sales incentive, which can be as much as $50,000, and yes a dealer will sell at a loss on a car or two to get that bonus. Of course they will not just give it away either.


      If the dealer is in the new model year say the new 2020's but still has some new 2018's, you can usually get your best deals on them such as $4000 - 6000 without having to negotiate, but do so and get another thousand or so off that vehicle.

      about 28 days ago
    • Ember2460 Harrington
      Ember2460 Harrington

      Please be aware ....
      Honking car locking...
      1 Wakes people up.
      ( wakes children and babies)
      2 Can be heard Inside Homes and buildings in the vicinity.
      3 Can startle people walking on streets, in parking lots, and parking garages.
      4 Creates dangerous health stress
      for people with Cardiac Disease, PTSD, Hypertension, Insomnia, and Migraines. Im a stroke survivor and cardiac patient. It makes my heart go arrythmic.
      5 Creates startling and stressful noise in otherwise peaceful locations such as residential neighborhoods, parks, places of worship, schools, and hospital grounds. PLEASE lock your vehicle quietly with light flash Only for neighbors sleep at night and peace of mind during the day.
      The Auto Industry needs to create revised technology that does not emit intrusive noise into our communities. Thank you.

      about 1 month ago
    • Flowergirl Icart
      Flowergirl Icart

      Thank you! The last thing I want is for a dealership screwing me over. :)

      about 1 month ago
    • Michael Imai
      Michael Imai

      Do I have much negotiating power as a buyer when I've had to order a new vehicle from a Dealer? It is a new model year and in demand vehicle. The local dealers do not have stock of the vehicle.

      about 2 months ago
    • Jane Popick
      Jane Popick

      Buy your car from a manufacturer that backs their car. Honda doesn't any more. I found out the hard way.

      about 2 months ago
    • Tonia Cuebas-Grant
      Tonia Cuebas-Grant

      If the manufacturers offers a 0% for up to 72 months, is this goo? Are there any hidden fees in this?

      about 2 months ago
    • Bong Manding
      Bong Manding

      I really appreciate this video.

      about 3 months ago
    • Mike Davis
      Mike Davis

      Drive it like you stole it

      about 4 months ago
    • Allen Johnson
      Allen Johnson

      Yea i tuned them out after he said several inquiries wont "really" effect your credit score. Thats bullshit, go to your bank and get the loan there. That car dealer will run your credit and and you'll have anywhere from 5-12 new inquiries on your report and you still won't get the best interest rate for the car.

      about 5 months ago
    • Ken Fergus
      Ken Fergus

      Dealership are rip off..they get points to get you in the door,test drive sale...you’re the joke

      about 6 months ago
    • Mary Berg
      Mary Berg

      I am 80 years old. My husband is disabled. I need a big trunk that can hold a wheel chair..I am terrified of getting dementia. Should I buy or lease. .

      about 6 months ago
    • lockergr
      lockergr In reply to Mary Berg

      Good on you for being on here and doing your research. Bottom line is you need to find out what the actual cost of the car is. That's going to take some real research. There are some car buying services out there, but they sometimes won't do all vehicles, like the Toyota Camry.

      about 5 months ago
    • R Hernandez
      R Hernandez In reply to Mary Berg

      Depending if you have someone to leave it to buy it if not lease it.

      about 6 months ago
    • FordifiedTroll
      FordifiedTroll

      We all know dealerships offer the best ratesπŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

      about 7 months ago
    • Brenda O
      Brenda O

      Never never never had a salesperson explain anything to me about my new car. It would be nice, but just does not happen

      about 7 months ago
    • Stephen Powdexter
      Stephen Powdexter

      Don't let your dream car purchase turn into a nightmare where you buy the wrong features and pay through the nose for them. Dealers are tough but most have a reputation to keep and aren't crooks. Recognize when a deal is going south and walk out.

      about 7 months ago
    • Threelly AI
      Threelly AI

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      about 8 months ago
    • Randwulf
      Randwulf

      I want Matt with me when I buy my next car... πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘

      about 8 months ago
    • Ziggi Mon
      Ziggi Mon

      Rule #1: don't ever ask for any help deciding what to buy, what to pay, etc. from a salesman. When you do that, he is silently praying: thank you, God, for sending me this sucker.

      about 9 months ago
    • lockergr
      lockergr In reply to Ziggi Mon

      Ziggi Mon Or if you do want to ask those kinds of questions, go to a dealership so far away from your house, and then park your car in a lot away from the dealership and walk over. Give a false name and ask whatever the heck you want and don't feel bad about it. You're not going to be buying from them anyway, and even if you did they won't know that you are the same person, because you will be doing your car buying over the phone or through email anyway.

      about 5 months ago
    • Dirty Dan
      Dirty Dan

      Never sell your car to carmax!!!!

      about 9 months ago
    • George Bronstein
      George Bronstein In reply to Dirty Dan

      I sold my 10 year old Prius to Carmax and received $2,500 more than the dealer would pay or what I was offered on Craigslist. I was thrilled with the offer and had the check in 30 minutes.

      about 2 months ago
    • caffeinelife
      caffeinelife In reply to Dirty Dan

      Daniel Wilson why? I sold a car to CarMax after advertising on Craigslist and having every freak in the world lowball me. Got $1,200 more than anything anyone would offer.

      about 3 months ago
    • nicolas gerrald
      nicolas gerrald

      nobody wants a mini van

      about 9 months ago
    • Stephen Powdexter
      Stephen Powdexter In reply to nicolas gerrald

      They don't sell well but some people need them and their maximum capacity. (I don't own one).

      about 7 months ago
    • JASON JACKSON
      JASON JACKSON

      Did that guy really say Not to read the whole contract ? Lol WTF. Bad advice. Even if contract is mostly crap. ALWAYS READ IT

      about 10 months ago
    • PeaceOut
      PeaceOut

      Would I handle the situatiin differant if I would pay cash?

      about 11 months ago
    • 26humor26
      26humor26

      Extended warranties are a rip off! I never buy them!

      about 1 year ago
    • Genaro .Cruz-Vicario
      Genaro .Cruz-Vicario

      So I got one question about buying a car when do u sign the paper work to check your credit before u see your options or see what’s u can get after I’m asking because I’m new to buying and I feel like they rushed me I thought they would sho me the cars with in my budget then I can choose the car and see if I’m approved

      about 1 year ago
    • Milka Michelle Vladic
      Milka Michelle Vladic

      Just watched your informative video :) My 2008 Toyota has approx 182,000
      miles on it but was told by Toyota that I will need approx $2500 in
      repairs so I am not sure what to do. I am on a limited income so I want
      to do what is best long term. I don't have anyone to ask for advice, so I
      am hoping you could give me your advice. Would it be better to sell my
      car and buy a new Camry or fix my old one? Any advice would be
      appreciated. Thanks.

      about 1 year ago
    • Henry C
      Henry C In reply to Milka Michelle Vladic

      $2,500 to fix a Camry 08 with 182,000? What are they planning to fix? If it isn't the engine or transmission it sounds like they are taking you for a joyride. For $2500-$3000 you can buy a used Camry with 100,000-150,000 miles without major repairs off Craigslist.

      about 10 months ago
    • Henry C
      Henry C In reply to Milka Michelle Vladic

      @every buddy The tools will usually be the most expensive part. If you factor the cost of the tools and the parts for the car, these normally amount to about the same cumulative dealership repair bill. You just get to keep the tools when you are done!

      about 10 months ago
    • every buddy
      every buddy In reply to Milka Michelle Vladic

      @Henry C not everyone has the tools or the ability to do the work, even of they do know how to do it.

      about 10 months ago
    • Henry C
      Henry C In reply to Milka Michelle Vladic

      You can fix the car yourself. Go watch Chrisfix and Scotty Kilmer to learn how. Those two YouTubers show you everything needed to repair anything.

      about 11 months ago
    • Lava Yuki
      Lava Yuki

      My must haves were automatic transmission,sat nav with rear view camera and bluetooth for music. I went to many dealers and managed to get a black Toyota Yaris Hybrid, it was 4 years old but only had 16k miles with all my must haves, plus it was cheap to insure for me as a young newer driver. Was also in my favourite colour black and my second favourite brand next to Honda. My ideal car would be a Honda though, I's love to get a civic or the Insight hybrid as my next car in a couple of years time

      about 1 year ago
    • Barrie Roumans
      Barrie Roumans

      Renault kadjar diesel auto 4x2

      about 1 year ago
    • Charles M Rinehart
      Charles M Rinehart

      After buying a new Cruze on 11-30-18, I can attest that the reputation car dealers have is 100% true. I was assured of a specific price, but that didn’t happen. And when I refused all of the rip off ancillary products (extended warranties, protection plans, etc.), I was offered one for free, and I said no. So I was told one would be thrown in for free, yet I was charged $250. The product (car) is fantastic, the process below sewer level.

      about 1 year ago
    • Chris Vue
      Chris Vue

      When you talk about price, should I be asking for the price of the car after tax and other state fees to see if it falls under my budget/wanted cost?

      about 1 year ago