Clark Howard: Online dealerships
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- One thing that holds a lot of people back from buying a new car is going to a car dealer. Car dealers have this experience that a lot of people fear so much.
Some dealers are low-pressure, no games and no gimmicks. But a lot of others push you really hard and people are afraid of that. So maybe they'd love to buy a car but they hate the car-buying process.
More and more people are stepping in and using the Internet offering you much easier no or low hassle ways to buy a car. If you go to the website truecar.com, you can put in for a vehicle you are interested in buying. In just seconds, they'll give you a target price and you can click through and find dealers that are willing to sell it to you at that price.
The website, Edmunds.com is testing a car buying process around the country, and so are Costco Wholesale and Sam's Club. So if you hate the hassle of the dealer, your computer may be your best friend.
For more information, go to ClarkHoward.com.
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