Car Buying Tips

Posted by Madison on February 26, 2008

The car frenzy is in full swing at our house. Once I decide to do something, it’s usually pretty hard for me to think of anything else. So it’s no surprise that I’m still busy with the car search!


First I made the commitment to sell my car, then I asked readers to tell me what their favorite family car is. I got many responses that people really like their Hondas. We are busy checking out the reviews about all the cars people suggested at

Buying a New Car

Just in time for our car buying adventure I came across a step-by-step guide for buying a new car. All of our previous car purchases have been new, but we’re going to try to buy used this time. However, many of the tips in this series can be applied to buying a used car too.

Here’s the 3 part series at Gather Little By Little:


I find buying a car at a dealership to be a completely uncomfortable experience and I avoid it at all costs. Luckily when we bought my car the last time, my husband gave me a birthday present: I didn’t have to witness any of the car-buying. This is worth a million dollars in my book!

However, I don’t know if I’ll get so lucky this time, so I might need to brush up on my negotiation skills. Ron suggested the Secrets of Power Negotiating by Roger Dawson. Read his review of the book at The Wisdom Journal.

More Car Buying Tips

Stay tuned for more articles in the car series!

Next up: Saving money at the pump.

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Comments to Car Buying Tips

  1. Good luck! Bring plenty of snacks and such. 🙂 Munch in the face of annoying salespeople.

    Mrs. Micah

  2. Just consider in a game, and you’ll enjoy it more. Best of luck, and keep us posted on what you buy and how you did!


  3. Hey – Thanks for the link!
    Learning to negotiate a better deal is like money in the bank and Roger Dawson is one of the best!


  4. What self-respecting frugalist would buy a new car? Why not just use Craig’s List, and don’t give money to those crooks? Car dealers are all crooks, it is true. Do you really want to do business with that type? You WILL get burned.

    It is as bad as buying a new CD.

    Lost Cause

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