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A step-by-step guide to help you get the best deal on a new car
A step-by-step guide to help you get the best deal on a new car

Can you afford to give away $5,000? That's the difference between what savvy and not-so-savvy buyers recently paid for the exact same Nissan Altima in Southern California. Those who paid too much, up to $25,800 for the popular family sedan, probably bought their cars the old-fashioned way: by walking into a dealership blind, with no research, and buying the car after a brief test-drive. (They may have also cost themselves thousands more in unnecessary warranties, service plans or accessories.) Those who got a killer deal, as low as $20,600, probably came armed with knowledge about the car's real market value, then followed a systematic process to negotiate the price — over email,...

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