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Why Car Shows are the Best Place to Start Your Car Search

Going to a car show is by far the best way to begin your car shopping process.

It allows you to compare all the latest offerings from practically every manufacturer, all in one place - and without annoying salesmen breathing down your back. You won't have to drive all over town, wasting gas and countless hours going from dealer to dealer.

Oftentimes, you'll see cars that you never even considered buying at first, but now are high up on your list. There's really no substitute to actually seeing the car in person, being able to sit inside and get a feel for what it's like to own it.

The one drawback to a car show is that you won't be able to test drive the cars. However, after visiting a show, you should be able to narrow your choices down to a select few that you can later test drive at a local dealer.

How to Find an Auto Show Near You

There used to be several sites that would list Auto Shows around the country, but since a lot of shows were cancelled during the pandemic years, these sites have gone away. The best way to find an Auto Show near you is to simply Google something like "Auto Show" or "Auto Show Dates". Google automatically shows you results in your region.

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About The Author

Gregg Fidan Gregg Fidan is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.
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