Little background on myself - I am 21 and make about 35k a year in the St. Louis MO area and I'm looking to buy my first 'new' car. for the past 6 years I have been driving the car i bought outright for 1500 dollars, so it was a simple transaction.
only trouble is I really have no idea how to go about the whole thing to get the best deal. I inquired about a vehicle back in March and discovered my credit is pretty bad due to me being so young and the dealership tried to take advantage, but i told the salesman and the finance guy they could just suck lemons for all i care.
I recommend waiting. The bailout is not going to do anything to stimulate sales. In the dead of winter in Missouri they will be hungry to sell a car in February.
Also, don't rule out buying from a private party. A 2-4 year old used car will be just as reliable as new and cost alot less than new. Craigslist is a great place to locate private party sales.
New car buying tips? its my first time, be gentle lol?
I'll be catching up with all of your streams in the next few days..no doubt I have missed some great shots from you guys/gals.