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Old 21st November 2016, 21:06   #241
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Default Re: ARTICLE: How to buy a *NEW* car in India

An informative video on how to get an upper hand when dealing with dealer, the video is for Australian audience but many of the points discussed are relevant to us Indians as well.

Quoting the relevant text from the video description.
The Top 20 ways to beat a car dealer

Buying a new car from a car dealership is awful. Getting that new car should be a pleasant experience, but itís not. The deck is stacked against you, and your opponent (the car salesman) is match fit. That car salesman is not on your side. The dealership is not Ďhelping youí. The dealership's mission is to extract your cash - as much of it as possible. Car salesmen have a playbook full of tricks and traps. They do it every day. This video - and these 20 tips for beating the dealer - is the cure.

1. Shop at the end of the month
2. Buy a car in stock
3. Pitch a low offer
4. Abrogate the limit
5. Walk away
6. Sell your used car & get independent finance
7. The dealership is a vending machine
8. Any time a car dealer talks, itís probably bullshit
9. Time pressure is definitely bullshit
10. Thereís plenty of profit in the deal
11. Normal conversational rules and etiquette donít apply
12. Donít answer questions - ask them
13. Donít cave in to emotional pressure
14. Dealer delivery is a scam
15. Donít queue up
16. Scare tactics (protection)
17. Accessories
18. Extended warranties
19. Branded insurance
20. Use a broker - thatís where I come in.
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Old 28th November 2016, 15:49   #242
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Default Re: ARTICLE: How to buy a *NEW* car in India

Originally Posted by hserus View Post
When you keep a vehicle for 5++ years - ideally 10 years like you kept your existing vehicle - the difference between just the previous and the next year's models is not much in terms of the sale price.

You get decent initial discounts by buying a 2016 car this late in the year, but just check the car's VIN to make sure its not been sitting around several months in the dealer's stockyards else it will be used as a demo car, tow vehicle, personal ride for the staffers etc before it is slightly spruced up and sold to you.

Unless the upcoming 2017 version has any feature that you particularly want, it won't make any difference - especially if there is just cosmetic facelifts here and there.
Thank you so much for the sound advice hserus.
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