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How to beat the car dealer

By Katy Moore & Annette Melton, 20 May 2011 Features

Annette Melton

When it comes to buying a brand-new car one of the first questions we tend to ask ourselves is, "How can I get a good deal?"

When it comes to buying a brand-new car one of the first questions we tend to ask ourselves is, "How can I get a good deal?"

We sift through countless friends in the hope one of them happens to be a car dealer or is a friend of a friend who is. We tend to ask lots of questions — although usually not the right ones — and worse still take hearsay advice on finance, market trends and/or buying strategies.

Needless to say the shopping experience can quickly turn from excitement to uncertainty. And with so many variables to consider it's easy to take the wrong turn only to realise there was a better deal around the corner — if only someone had told you.

So to keep you away from a dud deal and instead happy you've driving away with the best possible, check out our latest top tips on how to beat the car dealer.