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    Buying a Car

    Save lots of money and time by pinpointing your specific auto needs before you buy a new or used car. Consider these factors – safety, value, styling, utility, and performance.

    First, Know Your SVSUP Factors - If you are buying a car, start here and determine what’s important to you.

    Second, use these four tips to ensure you are getting the best deal.

    1. Do Your Homework - Determine a budget and keep your eyes open for cars that you think you might like.

    2. The Car Lot – If you have done your homework, the salesperson can actually be helpful…

    3. The Test Drive – Give the car a good workout and take it places you will normally be driving.

    4. Tips for Working with the Dealer – Know the price you want and be prepared to negotiate…

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    For the outdoor enthusiast we also have tips if you’ll be buying a Sports Utility Vehicle.

    Steve’s favorite websites for buying a car:

    www.autotrader.com
    www.edmunds.com