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Volkswagen Diesel Prices Down 16%
November 5, 2015Prices on Volkswagen diesel vehicles have dropped almost 16 percent since the news of emissions scandal -- aka "dieselgate" -- broke back in September, according to a press release issued by Kelley Blue Book.
News of the scandal also impacted the average auction prices for Volkswagen gasoline-powered vehicles, lowering them by 2.9 percent.
If you don't care about the scandal or environment (Santa won't be getting you any gifts this year), it may be a good opportunity to take advantage of the situation. However, prices could drop even further, so there's always that risk.
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).
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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
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About The AuthorGregg 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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