At some point in your life, usually soon after you start working, you would want to buy a brand new car or perhaps opt to buy a second hand vehicle. Who wouldn't want to drive past some old class mates and make them realize that you made it in the hectic South African working world.
I don't know about you but I enjoyed it when I got my first car. Buying a car is supposed to be hassle free but its seems most people end up regretting making this most important decision. They either buy a car that consumes too much fuel and ends up drowning them in serious debt or people end up buying a car that stops working every month. The unlucky ones fall into car scams and end up losing thousands of Rand.
The Auto trader or The Automobile Association (AA) are great sources to start searching for that brand new or used car. These companies have years of experience with cars, trucks and many other vehicles and will definitely make it easier for you to find a car in South Africa; new or second hand (used). It does not matter whether its your third new car or your first. Buying a car is not the same as buying a pair of jeans in Truworths or Edgars - there is a certain art involved in being able to spot the best deal and discount in the car market. Buying accident damaged vehicles ...
This web site is going to quip you with all the necessary information that you have to know to help you buy a new car or an affordable second hand car.
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There are certain tricks involved in buying a car...
Its saddening how most cars dealers in an around Johannesburg are always trying to squeeze out all they can from the customers. They buy a car at a low price and then put a heavy mark-up that is not justifiable. I was surprised to see one car dealer in Rivonia selling an old second hand for over R60 000 -- I later found the same car going for R30 000 in Rosebank. This just goes to show that if you are not careful and do not take time to shop around you will most certainly fall in these traps and lose out your hard earned cash.
Some dealerships mark the prices up to be able to offer their salesmen better incentives to sell the cars for them.
A lot of the car dealers in South Africa always increase the price of cars because it creates a higher commission for the salesmen. Look at it this way - the car salesman or sales lady sounds nice and friendly but this is far from the truth.
He is not your friend. He sounds like he has you in his best interest but he does not. In fact he is smiling because he knows that if you do buy the car at the price he is proposing then he will definitely get his commission. You have to be good at negotiating with the car dealers and be able to get them to lower their initial prices.
The clever new car buyer is able to lower the price offered by the dealer especially is the buyers knows the dealers jargon and tricks. Always remember that car dealers are dealing to make a profit and they always want to maximize the profit...
The salesmen are available to get a high price for the company they are working, you on the other hand want to get a good price for yourself and save money. This is not the only thing that you are supposed to be aware of. Dealers and salesmen always have a way of making you pay too much money by making you pay for the car extras with you even knowing it.
A lot of people do not even realize that they bought the extras until its too late.
Salesmen speak a very fast seductive language - if you are having a bad day just walk into any car dealer and let the salesmen pamper you with all sorts of smooth talk. They really make you feel like a King I tell you. I know what I am talking about because I have been through it. They say the best salesmen can sell ice to an Eskimo and so it is quite possible for a car salesman to make you buy the car that you do not want.
This guide will teach you how to get through that barrier once and for all so that you will never again be oversold on a car or anything else you want to buy. In this guide you will learn:
- How to spot a scam from a dealer or salesman
- The best time of the year to buy a new car
- How to get a good purchase price
- Get tips to financing a new car
- How to give your opening price
- Getting the best insurance quote for your car
Buying a new car or used doesn't have to be scary and it doesn't have to be the worst experience of your life. Many people dread buying a new car because they know that they are likely going to get ripped off.