Buying A New Car (cheaply)
Reprint excerpt: Men's Health, May 1997
Few things are more frustrating and time-consuming than buying a new car. That is, unless you hire Linda Lee Goldberg to do it for you. She claims to save clients an average of $3,000 off suggested retail price while reducing their car-buying time to a single haggle-free hour.
Here's how it works: You call her firm, CarSource [CarQ.com], at (800)517-2277, with the make, model and preferred options of the new vehicle you're interested in purchasing. She then acts as your buying agent, taking two to five days to contact an average of 15 to 20 dealers within a 60- to 90-mile radius of your home. Once her company finds the best deal, you simply visit that dealer to inspect the car, take it for a test drive and surrender the check.
For her service, Goldberg charges $275 to $675 depending on the price of the vehicle, but she guarantees savings from $1,000 to $12,000 (again. depending on purchase price). That $62,330 Jaguar XJ6 you've been coveting? CarSource [CarQ.com] can put it in your driveway for $50,579.