Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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Most customers buy what the dealer has on the lot, and they (not the customer) select the options when ordering. The better dealers allow you to place a custom order with (or without) options as to buy the vehcile as you really want it. That will cost more, but the important detail is that you will be satisfied with the purchase for as long as you own the vehicle.
My 1995 Buick Regal, which I had to search for at several GM dealers, had all the factory options, except the sunroof. It cost me $27,500 in December 1994 (and financed at 1.8% interest for 60 months), but I was enchanted with my purchase. I drove it for 21 years, and sold it December 2015 to a friend who also loves it.
That is how one should buy a car! BTW, I never haggle to lower the price because the dealer later gives me discounts for services and parts, such that in those 21 years I spend much less than any other who would have haggled. My present vehicle is a 2009 Chevy Equinox which I bought during GM's bankruptcy, with no haggling, but at zero (0%) interest. And I still love it! If I can get a Chevy Bolt EV in 2017, it will replace the Equinox, as the cargo area difference bewteen them isn't much, but the passenger space in the Bolt EV is larger than in the Equinox. Then I will not spend any more money on gasoline or gas engine maintenence.
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