There are few things in life that can make people cringe like the thought of having to go and buy a new car. With so many options, choosing your next car takes a lot of research, not to mention a sizable financial commitment. All of this aside though, the worst part of the experience can sometimes be dealing with the salespeople.
A great article from Edmunds.com allows readers to glimpse inside the world of car sales and see what actually goes on behind those closed doors. In fact, not all of our suspicions are unfounded. The article also helps those of us on the outside understand where the salespeople are coming from, and maybe even sympathize with them a little bit.
Other sites like Car and Driver offer tips for buying a new car, while Consumer Reports helps buyers know in advance if their shiny new toy will be a rattling heap in just a couple of years. The Kelley Blue Book site is also helpful when researching the value of your trade-in or the invoice price for the car you're looking to buy.
Buying a car has always taken a lot of faith since most of us don't have enough of a background in the right areas to know if certain features will really increase our new car's performance or if we're getting the best deal on our payment plan. Knowing how the game is played before walking onto the lot can go a long way in arming you to look out for your own best interests.