What's the best way to negotiate for a car through email?
July 2, 2009 11:49 AM Subscribe
What's the best way to negotiate for a new car using email?
posted by mpls2 to Travel & Transportation (19 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Note: I've never negotiated to buy a car before.
I've recently begun emailing local Honda dealers for quotes on the model I want, and the responses have been uneven. My basic email is:
"Could you please give me a quote on X car?"
"I have a quote from another dealer for $X; can you go lower than that?"
A couple of dealers have flat out not responded, or have responded without actually giving a quote. This surprises me, given how aggressive the auto sales market is, and especially considering that this is a buyer's market. Are these guys just idiots?
Any advice on how I could improve my chances of getting the best deal?