8 Top Used Vehicles from Compact to Luxury

If a new car is not in your budget, or you have found the need for a second car, a quality used car offers you a way to fit your needs at a price that can be significantly less than a new car. With the availability of extended warranties and factory certified used cars, you can also enjoy many of the benefits of a new car without paying the new car price. With so many used cars out there, it can be hard to choose one without doing your homework. The following list contains eight top used vehicles from compact to luxury to give you a head start on your shopping assignment.

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2009 Scion tC

If you have a small budget but do not want to settle for a stripped down compact car, the 2009 Scion tC is a smart choice. The Scion tC is sporty, surprisingly spacious and has an abundance of standard features, more than many others in its class. While it was available in only one trim, Scion does do a nice job of offering a large variety of available options including upgraded audio systems and touchscreen navigation. The Scion tC also has something most other cars in its class do not have and that is cargo room. The 2009 tC has 12.8 cubic feet of cargo room, nearly as much as cars one class up. The Scion tC also has more horsepower than most of its competition and while it does take fuel economy down a bit, it does not feel like you are driving a small car that can be had in most cases for under $10,000.

 

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2009 Honda Accord

The 2009 Honda Accord offers performance, power, safety, and quality all in one affordable used car. With the average price ranging from around $11,000 for a base model to just over $15,000 for the top-of-the line V6 with leather, the Accord offers a lot of value for your dollar. It also comes with an impressive list of standard features that vary by trim that include leather upholstery, a sunroof, dual zone climate control and an upgraded multi-CD audio system. It is also highly rated when it comes to safety with six airbags, ABS, and stability and traction control. While the Accord does not offer as much trunk space as some of its competition, there is ample rear passenger room for three average size adults. Fuel-economy is also a bonus thanks to its variable-valve timing with and EPA rating of 22 mpg city/31 highway.

 

2009ToyotaAvalon

2009 Toyota Avalon

The 2009 Toyota Avalon gives you luxury, passenger room, and reliability at a great value. Toyota has a long history of building reliable, quality cars and its flagship Avalon is no exception. The quality and value of the 2009 Toyota Avalon was so impressive it received the title of Best Large Car for the Money by U.S. News. With abundant standard features that include a power driver seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, premium audio system, electronic stability control, reclining rear seats, and a long list of available luxury options, the Avalon gives you a lot for a smaller price. Powered by a 3.5-liter V6, the Avalon also has impressive horsepower with the bonus of excellent fuel economy for its class. With a fully equipped 2009 Toyota Avalon available for around $17,000, it is definitely a smart choice if you are looking for passenger room and luxury.

 

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2010 Ford Mustang

For those that want a muscle car with a lower used price tag, nothing says power and performance like a 2010 Ford Mustang. For over 50 years, the Mustang has stood as an American icon and whether it is new or used, there is nothing quite like owning one. The 2010 Ford Mustang features a redesigned cabin that offers a more driver-friendly experience and is available in a number of configurations from a V6 with a manual transmission to a powerful V8 with a choice of automatic or manual transmission. Standard features include front sport bucket seats, CD audio system, power windows and locks plus a number of options including an upgrade to leather seating, infotainment system with navigation, glass roof and rear vision camera. While it is a sports car, the Mustang goes offer something other cars in its class does not and that is trunk space. With 13.4 cubic feet of cargo room, it really is a “grocery-getter.” With fuel-economy in the average range for its class, the Ford Mustang still offers a great car that is fun to drive and can be had for around $22,000 for the base V6 model up to around $37,000 for a fully-loaded high-performance V8.

 

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2010 Toyota Prius

If you are looking for a used car that will get you the most fuel economy for your money, the 2010 Toyota Prius hybrid is a great choice. The Prius may not be the most flashy used car around, but if you spend a lot of time on the road, it is the fuel savings that will make it most attractive. The Prius also offers a roomy cabin and a large amount of cargo space for a vehicle its size. Standard features that vary by trim include push button start, Bluetooth, leather heated front seats, navigation, and an upgraded audio system. Powered by a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine paired with dual electric motors and a continuously variable transmission, the Prius offers fuel economy of 51 mpg city/48 highway. As far as pricing, a 2010 Toyota Prius sells for around $15,000, much less than the price tag of any brand new hybrid, with the same fuel saving potential.

 

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2011 GMC Sierra 1500

As pickup trucks have evolved, their price has continued to grow as well. If you are looking for a full-size pickup at a savings, the 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 is one of the most versatile and capable used trucks you can buy. With a variety of engine sizes, cab styles and trim levels, the Sierra 1500 offers everything from a basic work truck to a well-appointed luxury truck that makes even long trips a pleasure. While standard features for the basic 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 are somewhat limited, the list of available features is quite long. The basic work truck gives you a choice of cab sizes, CD player, and air conditioning. Moving up through the trim levels standard features and options include leather upholstery, premium audio systems, heated power front bucket seats, a sunroof and a variety of driver assist features. With a price range of around $14,500 for the base version up to around $35,000 for a full-loaded crew cab V8, the 2011 GMC Sierra will give you everything you want and need in a full-size truck, except the high price tag.

 

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2010 Toyota Venza

There is no doubt that the SUV is one of the most popular vehicles on the road today. If you are looking for a family-friendly yet budget-friendly crossover SUV, the 2010 Toyota Venza is worth a closer look. The 2010 Venza seats five comfortably and offers an ample amount of cargo room while still giving you the driving response and handling of a large sedan. The Venza also ranks high in fuel-economy whether you choose one powered by the standard four-cylinder engine or upgrade to one with the 268-horsepower V6 engine. While the 2010 Venza is only offered in one trim level, Toyota has appointed it quite well. Standard features include dual-zone climate control, power driver’s seat, mobile phone connectivity, six-speaker audio system, and satellite radio. The 2010 Venza also offers a choice of front- or all-wheel-drive. Prices for a used 2010 Toyota Venza ranges from around $16,500 for the standard equipped version to approximately $20,000 for a Venza loaded with available options such as leather upholstery and navigation.

 

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2010 Lexus GS

If you are looking for a large luxury car on a budget more suited for a small sedan, consider the 2010 Lexus GS as your next car. Available in a GS 350 with a V6, a GS 460 with a V8 or in a hybrid version, the Lexus GS offers an engine option that fits your driving habits. It is also available with all-wheel-drive for better handling in inclement weather, but for better fuel economy, the rear-wheel-drive is the better choice. The GS is spacious but not as spacious as it could be for taller passengers, however, what it lacks in extra legroom it definitely makes up for in luxury appointments. Standard features include premium leather upholstery, power seats, dual-zone climate control, and a very upscale interior look. The 2010 Lexus GS also has a variety of available options that include navigation, rear vision camera, adaptive cruise control, ventilated front seats, and a premium audio system. With a Lexus GS priced at upwards of $45,000 new, a used 2010 Lexus GS ranges in price from $22,000 to $25,000, giving you a luxury car at a small car price.

Shopping for a used car does not have to be overwhelming. Start with a budget range, determine what size vehicle fits your needs, and then do your homework. The eight vehicles we chose run from compact to luxury with a price tag of under $10,000 to around $25,000, the typical price range of those shopping for a quality used car. Our choices were also based on value, reliability, safety, and fuel-economy, four more points that are very important to consider when shopping for a used vehicle. A good used car can offer you all the style, amenities, and fuel economy of a new car all at a substantially lower price. We hope that we have helped you in your search for a used car and maybe one our suggestions will be your perfect next “new-to-you” used vehicle.

 

 

 

 

How to Get the Best Price for Your Trade In

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A car, truck, SUV, or minivan is typically the second largest investment you will make next to a home or condominium. Unfortunately, the depreciation clock starts ticking on a vehicle the moment you drive off the lot. The reality is that over a five-year period, the value of the brand new car you paid $25,000 can depreciate by nearly $15,000, even with average mileage and normal wear and tear. While you typically are not thinking about depreciation when you are wrapped up in buying a new car, knowing what it may be worth in five years can be a valuable negotiating tool. While it is impossible to stop the depreciation clock, there are things you can do to slow it down and get the best price for your trade in.

 

Maintenance is a Priority

The proper care and maintenance of your car, truck, SUV, or minivan is a key factor when you want to get the best price for your trade in. Check your owner’s manual and sure to follow the schedule it provides for routine maintenance. The old standard of changing you oil every 3,000 miles may or may not apply, so it is important to know what the specific manufacturer’s recommendations are for you vehicle.

Aside from routine maintenance, you also want to be sure to address any other concerns as soon as possible. A small squeak or rattle can turn into a major repair in no time, so instead of turning up the radio to drown it out, take a minute to make an appointment to have it checked out by a certified mechanic. In the case of vehicle ownership, it is always better to have a small issue taken care of before it becomes a major problem, which equates into an expensive repair.

You also want to be sure to always keep your repair and maintenance receipts. Most repair facilities have a computerized system that they can access to print out a repair record for your vehicle. While it may take a phone call or a quick stop to get these records, they can very easily convert to cash when it is time to trade in your vehicle.

 

Take Advantage of Internet Resources

Before you even start shopping for a new car, truck, or SUV, spend some time online researching the best price for your trade in. There is a variety of online resources that will give you an estimated trade in value for your vehicle. Most are simply an online form you fill in with you vehicle information, geographical location and specifics such as mileage and options. Use a few different sites so that you can get an average of what the trade in value of your vehicle is in your specific area.

It is also a good idea to run a vehicle history check. Many websites provide vehicle history reports free of charge and can provide you with a complete history of your car, truck, SUV, or minivan. This is especially important if you purchased the vehicle used. Vehicle history reports show accident damage, maintenance and repairs completed at authorized facilities like a dealership and the mileage history. The dealership will typically run its own history report as part of evaluating your trade in, but it is always better to know for yourself before you turn your keys over to an estimator.

 

Learn To Negotiate

As was mentioned before, maintenance records can be easily turned into cash when it comes time to negotiate the best price for your trade in. When you are armed with maintenance records, vehicle history and a few online vehicle valuations, you have more leverage than the typical consumer does when it comes to getting the price you want. Keep in mind that the dealership is a business and wants to make a profit, but being an educated consumer can help you get a price you are happy with instead of just depending on the dealership to offer you what they think your vehicle is worth. The more time you spend online researching your current vehicle and the vehicle you are interested in purchasing, the happier you will be when you drive off the lot in your new car. With all the tools available online, consumers have more power than ever to walk into a car dealership and walk out feeling good about their investment.

 

Getting the best price for your trade in may take some time and research, but when it comes time to head to the dealership, it will be well worth it. The internet and its available resources have completely changed the car buying process and it is important to take advantage of these resources. You also want to be sure that you take care of your car nearly as well as you take care of yourself. Always remember that your vehicle is an investment and the more your put into that investment, the more it will reward you when it comes time to trade in your car, truck, SUV, or minivan on something new.

 

How to Buy Your First Car in 10 Steps

Congratulations! You’ve decided to purchase your first car. This is a big step, and can often be an overwhelming process. Below, you will find some tricks and tips to help you navigate researching, deciding on, and purchasing your dream vehicle.

Step One:

  • Establish what you need: This is different from what you want, in that it will be what is essential to your lifestyle. Do you live in an area that experiences a lot of snow and ice? Then you probably need 4-wheel drive. Do you have kids or a large family? You probably need a mini-van or SUV. Do you drive long distances regularly or have a long commute to work? Then you probably need a car that gets good gas millage. By identifying what you absolutely need, you can start to narrow your search.

Step Two:

  • Establish what you want: This is different from what you need, in that it may not be absolutely essential, but still important to you. Are you a music lover? Then you probably want a good sound system. Do you talk on the phone a lot? Then you probably want a car with a bluetooth system built in. Do you take a lot of road trips? Then it might be nice to have a navigation system built in.

Step Three: 

  • Prioritize: Once you’ve determined the difference between what you want and what you need, you can start to prioritize what you’re looking for. If you want a great sound system, maybe you’re willing to compromise on leather interior to lower your price. Go in with a clear idea so that you don’t get sidetracked and end up paying more.

Step Four:

  • Research: Before you visit a dealership, it’s important that you have at least a baseline knowledge of what type of car you want, what you can afford, and (if needed) what financing is available to you. The web is a great tool for this step, find cars near you.

Step Five:

  • Locate a dealer: Find a dealer in your area that is convenient and you like. You can read reviews online, and check to see what their inventory looks like. Check out EveryAuto’s dealer research page!

Step Six:

  • Know your options: You should have a clear idea of what is available to you, both in terms of your actual car, and your financing options. Don’t be afraid to bring examples to back yourself up, and don’t be afraid to ask for what you want. Additionally, some dealers may not be as well versed in the specificity of the car that you are looking for, and may not always know about all the customizations available to you.

Step Seven:

  • Be an asset to yourself: Don’t go into the dealership expecting them to educate you. You should already have a clear idea of what type of car you what, what your budget is, and (if needed) what type of financing you would be approved for. Be as proactive as you can about the process; it will save you time and money in the long run.

Step Eight: 

  • Check the cost collision insurance: When is comes to collision insurance, some cars cost more than others and that’s just the nature of the beast. However, you want to make sure you have comprehensive insurance, and you should factor this into your overall budget for the car.

Step Nine:

  • If you’re buying used, have the car checked by an independent mechanic: This is just common sense. Some people even bring their mechanic with them while they shop, just to expedite the process.

Step Ten:

  • Enjoy yourself: When all is said and done, if you’ve researched your options and prepared yourself, purchasing a car should be pretty painless, and even enjoyable. Buying your first car is an exciting milestone, and you should have fun with the process!

Resources:
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New VS Used Cars: Which is Right for You?

One of the most common questions we see car buyers grapple with; is whether to buy a new car or a used car. Like anything, there are advantages and disadvantages to both options. Check out our comparisons below to help you determine which is best for you:

New Cars:

  1. Choice: When you buy new, you get to customize exactly the way you want, and often have more options than a used car. Color, interior, entertainment, and navigation systems are all customizable. If you don’t see what you want on the showroom floor, there’s a good chance that the dealership can special order a car to your qualifications.
  2. Better Finance Rates: A used car may cost less initially, but the interest rate will most likely be higher. Low-interest financing and cash rebates are often used to entice buyers into new cars, and are generally not offered for pre-owned vehicles.
  3. Better Warranty: While you can always buy warranties for a pre-owned vehicle, the best warranty you can get, for the best price, will be the one that comes from a manufacturer with a new vehicle.
  4. Safety: Vehicle safety laws are constantly changing, and auto makers are always producing new vehicles to meet that change. Newer vehicles will meet those more stringent safety standards, simply because they were made more recently.
  5. Higher Fuel Efficiency: Much like safety standards, car manufacturers are constantly adapting their product to be more fuel efficient with lower emissions. Additionally, new cars tend to have more hybrid options.

Used Cars:

  1. Price: Look, the bottom line? A used car is always going to be cheaper than a new one. The money that you save might make it possible to spend money on some customizations like sound or navigation systems.
  2. Insurance Rates: Generally, it will cost less to insure a used car. Keep in mind that this will be a monthly expense, so this may a significant factor in making your decision.
  3. Depreciation: Depending on the make and the model of the car, it can loose up to 45% of it’s value within the first three years. So, while you may be getting the latest of everything with a new car, you will loose a greater amount of money as it depreciates.
  4. Environmental: It’s not a guarantee that a pre-owned vehicle will be less environmentally friendly, and if you’re into recycling, buying a used car ensures that no resources will be used to produce a new car.
  5. Variety: If you’re open to buying used, you have a pretty much endless inventory to choose from. You are not limited to vehicles that have been released in the past year, and if you are willing to spend some time looking, the sky is the limit as to what you can get!

So what’s the final say? Well, ultimately it all comes down to what you want. There are plenty of reasons to go with new, and plenty of reasons to go with used. The bottom line is that you should go with what fits your situation best. Do your research, go for test drives, and have a clear idea of what you want. Whether buying new or used, the end goal is that you’re happy with your car!

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The Top 10 Best Used Cars

With a pretty much unlimited inventory, it can be hard to narrow down what type of used or pre-owned vehicle is going to get you the most bang for your buck. Below you will find our list of the top 10 used cars available to you.

1.) ‘05 Honda Pilot:

The earlier Honda Pilots set the standard for comfort when it comes to larger SUV’s; both in the interior and in the drive quality. This car drives well, and even better, it smoothly transitions to all kinds of terrain. Ideal for active families, it comfortably seats 5 people, with three seats that fold down in the trunk space for a total of 8 seats. This make and model also has great visibility and  towing capabilities!

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2.) ‘06-’07 Infiniti G35:

For a new and used car alike, the Infiniti G35 boasts some impressive stats. With a 3.5 liter V-6 engine and dual path intake, this car has a smooth drive and excellent stability control. It has a stylish exterior that ages well, with an equally as nice interior. Six airbags are standard, making it a safe option for any driver.

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3.) ‘07-’08 Lexus ES:

Lexus has long been known for offering affordable luxury, and the ES is no different. With a drive that is smooth and reliable, and a 272 horsepower engine, this car combines the best of all worlds. With SmartAccess keyless entry, one of the highest safety ratings possible, and room enough to accommodate an average 2 parent 3 child family, it’s an excellent option for a wide variety of buyers.

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4.) ’08 Mazda 3:

Among car fanatics, Mazda’s have started to emerge as a new favorite, mainly because they are so fun to drive. With a 2.3 liter and 263 horse power engine, this is a car that can talk the talk and walk the walk. The ’08 boasts upgraded safety features, and it’s clear Mazda put a lot of effort into making this car great. The styling is understated, yet attractive, and the model has an impressive array of standard and optional features, which means you can customize it to your liking!

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5.) ’08-’12 Honda Accord:

The Honda Accord has long been seen as the stereotypical used car, and jokes, aside, there’s a reason for that. Honda is widely known for their reliability, and because their cars last so long, they are an ideal option for someone looking for a pre-owned vehicle. It offers a comfortable ride, plenty of room, and 3.5 liter V-6 engine. When it comes to all around quality at a good price, the Honda Accord is the best bet!

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6.) ’09-’11 Toyota Rav 4:

If you’re looking for a smaller sized SUV that fits a fairly active lifestyle, then look no further. With a 4 cylinder engine and plenty of room for passengers, this is an ideal road trip car. The Rav 4 also features Toyota’s Hill Start Assist Control, Downhill Assist Control, and a comprehensive StarSafety program. This would definitely be a great option for someone looking to make the move from a compact to an SUV.

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7.) ’10 Subaru Impreza:

This car is certainly small yet mighty. While it definitely falls in the compact category, it has the power and engine of a much bigger car, with both 4 wheel drive and a turbo charged engine 2.5 GT engine. The 2010 Impreza also has impressive safety ratings; including 5 stars for frontal crash protection and 5 stars for side protection, making this car is a surprisingly smart buy for someone looking for a versatile ride.

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8.) ’10-’12 Toyota Camry Hybrid:

It’s hard to put a price on Toyota dependability, because any car that they make will definitely have lasting power. The 2010 redesign of the Camry did a lot for Toyota’s brand, and it shortly became one of their most popular cars. With an electric motor and continuously variable transmission, 7 air-bags, and anti-lock brakes, you definitely get your money’s worth. While this model is excellent in both hybrid and non-hybrid options, if you’re looking to save on gas and go green, this is one of the best hybrid options on the market!

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9.) ’11-’12 Nissan Murano:

The handling on the Nissan Murano is truly one of the best in its class. With continuously variable transmission and a 260 horsepower V-6 engine, it doesn’t get much smoother. For a compact, it’s pretty roomy and has an impressive 64.5 ft of cargo space. Finally, the IIHS gives it the highest possible safety rating, making it a great option for families and car fanatics alike.

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10.) ’13-’14 Hyundai Elantra: 

Hyundai is largely underrated, but the ’13-’14 Elantra is nothing to scoff at. It is equal parts fun and practical to drive, and boasts an impressive 38 MPG on the highway. It’s interior is home to the latest technical features, including driver selectable steering mode. With plenty of cargo space, it’s the ideal for a buyer looking for a new car experience at a used car price.

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Don’t Fix That Car! (Well, don’t fix it yourself…)

We all know that “one guy” who is looking to save money by taking the DIY route. He’ll google how to change a break light, or watch a YouTube video about fixing his breaks, or maybe he just uses good old-fashioned duct tape! Now, there’s nothing wrong with trying to save a little money, but generally this at home repairs are quick fixes that end up costing you more in the long run.

Automobiles are far more complicated these days, and many require a knowledgeable mechanic who specializes in a particular brand. Some people believe the price of maintenance is expensive at the dealership, but it’s important to remember you get what you pay for. Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) products are so important. Although they might be slightly more in cost these products are always available at the dealership and often the equipment comes with a warranty unlike aftermarket products.  If the dealership doesn’t have the part often times they can get it from another dealership or have it shipped over night from the warehouse.`

We’ve noticed that most people don’t know the cost of service at a dealership can sometimes be negotiated, especially if you have established a friendly working relationship with your preferred dealership. Often, a service advisor will knock off 10 percent, or give you an additional service, such as washing your car, for no cost.

Dealerships have the right tools needed to do the job. We all know what happens when you try to use a hammer to secure a screw in the wall, eventually the screw will fall out of the wall breaking all your Aunt Edna’s fine china (Sorry again, Aunt Edna). The same applies to car maintenance. The professional mechanic has the proper tools and the right knowledge to not use a hammer and a screw.

Many dealerships are also a one-stop shop. They have everything from after-market products to tires, making it super convenient for customers. And if you don’t feel like waiting for your car while it is being fixed many dealerships have a service which will take you home or they might offer a loaner car.

Dealerships are trying to find new ways to keep customers happy. Some Chevrolet dealerships have café’s inside that serve full meals such as hand-pressed hamburgers and spun shakes. Lexus dealers have a cappuccino bar stocked with bagels and pastries. Some dealerships even have a safe place for kids to play. At the very least, most of them offer free-wifi so you can get some work done while waiting!

It has been said that it isn’t “what you know, but who you know.” the same applies to working with a service advisor. Customers who regularly request to work with a particular advisor which they have established a relationship with, find the service advisor works hard for them to get back on the road in a timely manner.

When thinking about car service don’t go for DIY, instead go for DIR (Do It Right), and call you dealer service!

Guest post by Shanna Web

How To Find A Great Car Salesperson

Automobile shopping isn’t always a fairy tale. There are so many options for purchasing a vehicle today, that the process itself can be discouraging and often overwhelming. When it comes to a car Salesperson, we all know the stereotype; sleazy, pushy, and more concerned about their own salary then getting you the type of car you want. Of course, like all stereotypes, that picture we have in our head of a car Salesperson isn’t always true. If you find the right Salesperson, who is willing to work with you and help you find what you’re looking for, it can change your entire experience of purchasing a car.

To help you when it comes to determining if you’ve found a good Salesperson, we’ve put together a short list of tips and tricks for finding a Salesperson that will work for you!

1. Personality:

A great salesperson will greet you with a smile and a warm welcome. They won’t be pushy or anxious. They will shake your hand firmly and make eye contact.

2. Listening:

A great salesperson will use qualifying questions to lead you straight to your dream car. Asking valid questions shows that salesperson is listening. Not listening is one of the biggest complaints customers have about automobile shopping, and understandably so! You are about to make a big purchase, and you should be able to get what you are looking for, not what the Salesperson thinks you’re looking for. That being said, if you feel like you’ve found a good salesperson, be open to their suggestions! They may have some options that you don’t know about, and it may be a good fit for you and your lifestyle!

3. The “Walk-A-Around”:

You want to make sure the salesperson shows you the cool, exciting features of the car you chose. They’re also proving they know their stuff. They’ve continued their education on the product shows they are serious about their craft and that’s the kind of salesperson you want on your team.

4. The Test-Drive:

This is the point in which most buyers determine if they love or hate a car. A great salesperson will take a drive with you and continue to talk about the features and benefits. There is nothing wrong with “soft selling,” but some Salespeople see at as an opportunity to close a sale. A good Salesperson understands that Test-drives are an opportunity for a customer to become acclimated to the vehicle, and that should be their first priority.

5. Negotiations:

Many dealerships employ the “let me check with my manager tactic”, which usually means the buyers end up in long winded negotiations. Look for a salesperson who will be up front, let’s you speak with their manager directly, and doesn’t prolong the signing process.

6. Proper Delivery:

So you’ve bought your new/new to you car, and you are at the dealership to pick it up. Does the car have a full tank of gas? Is the automobile cleaned? And lastly, does the salesperson reiterate that he/she is always available if you should have questions? Does the salesperson follow-up no later than three days after the purchase to make sure you are happy with your purchase?

Buying a car can be a stressful process, and your Salesperson is there to help, not hinder. It may not always be a fairy tale, but with these tips, you can find the right Salesperson to get you your happy ending!