Tuesday, April 01, 2008


Buying a car: How I saved $2400

I bought my 2008 Nissan Rogue SL AWD from Jeff Brunson at Napoli Nissan in Milford CT. This is the exact vehicle I got:

with two things added (e.g. thrown in): a "tow hitch package" and a "rear bumper protector".

And I paid $25,700. That includes all dealer fees, but not tax and registration.

To get that price, I emailed this letter to dealers statewide:

As you can see, I got the going prices from Edmunds.com. The price I ended up paying was about $700 under invoice — and about $2400 less than the average price nationwide.

Jeff was a great guy. Tell him I sent you. But also promise him that while you'll drive as hard a bargain as I did, you won't be nearly as much of a pain in the butt.

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