The Best Pre-Negotiated Lease Deals
You can read my in-depth review of the Roadster service from earlier this year. Several readers have since purchased cars through the service and I've heard nothing but good feedback. This is reflected in their perfect 5-star Yelp rating with over 60 reviews.
What I love about their new pre-negotiated lease deals is that everything is laid out in plain english, and unlike anywhere else I've seen, they actually list the out-the-door price you will pay, including taxes, registration and other fees.
Most of the lease deals are on popular models and some of these deals are ridiculously good - for example, you can lease a 2016 Toyota Corolla for $87.35 per month plus $3,500 due up front ($183 per month with $0 out of pocket) - and remember, this INCLUDES all taxes and all fees, plus free delivery to your home. When you throw in the fact that you won't have to deal with a pushy salesman, the Roadster service feels like car leasing heaven. The best part is that a Roadster concierge holds your hand through the entire process, answering all your questions, and without trying to sell you on a particular model or brand.
Currently, the Roadster service is only available to California residents. I know, I know - it's frustrating to hear about such a great service and not being able to use it, but Roadster is working hard to expand as quickly as possible and should be available outside of California soon.
In the meantime, whether you're a California resident or not, you can browse the lease deals and immediately see the final, no-haggle prices available on popular models. Roadster may not be available in your local area, but you can at least use their prices to help you negotiate a better lease deal in your region.
3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum MoneyThe key to getting the best deal is to gather price or lease bids from as many local dealers as possible. Then shop that best price around until no one can beat it. Here are the steps:
Step 1 Get Prices From My Trusted NetworkSelect the vehicle you're interested in to see if there are local dealers in my network who will provide you with their best upfront price. You will get direct access to an internet sales manager who you can further negotiate with online (no need to visit dealership).
Step 2 Get Prices From TrueCar / CarsDirectTrueCar, and CarsDirect are my top 2 online price quote recommendations. These services show you pre-negotiated prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually pretty decent. But remember, you can still negotiate further.
Step 3 Complete my ChecklistFollow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan
Each week, I'll keep you up-to-date on the latest car deals and news that might affect your purchase. This includes...
- Best Rebates, Incentives, and Lease Deals
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