How to Get a Great Deal on a New Car

Our tips will help even the least confrontational among you negotiate a price you wouldn't feel embarrassed disclosing to your neighbors.

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The internet has disrupted many industries, but it has left the new-car-buying process largely intact. At the end of the day, it’s still likely to be you and the dealer dickering over details such as paint coatings and floor mats. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use the internet to get a better deal.

Do your research. Right, and eat your veggies, too. But here’s where the internet has really paid dividends: Not only does each manufacturer provide oodles of information on their models, but sites such as, Kelley Blue Book and TrueCar let you configure a vehicle exactly as you want it and price it that way.

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David Muhlbaum
Former Senior Online Editor

In his former role as Senior Online Editor, David edited and wrote a wide range of content for With more than 20 years of experience with Kiplinger, David worked on numerous Kiplinger publications, including The Kiplinger Letter and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. He co-hosted  Your Money's Worth, Kiplinger's podcast and helped develop the Economic Forecasts feature.