BuffaloBillsfan wrote:I need advice. (New to the forum btw) I've read the last few pages of this thread but haven't found what I'm looking for.
With that credit score you really don't have much leverage to demand fire sale prices... Especially on the top of the line model, which shows your "exquisite" taste...
Wow, aren't you a ray of sunshine welcoming a newcomer.
Now, for Billsfan's original question. September and October are both good months to buy a car in my opinion. There are a lot of distractions (school, sports) and uncertainty around elections. And, as Lefiie says, wait until the end of the month.
What I like to do is negotiate via email and text as I hate face to face. You will want to visit the dealership so you can meet your salesman and let them know you're real. Then, go home and follow up with email. Most dealers are used to it these days. Let them run your credit, it will let them know you're serious. You can work two dealers off each other this way too. I work everything out ahead of time, so all I have to do is go in and sign the paperwork. This way you also have a negotiation record in writing. Make very sure you get the interest rate in writing as they love to bait and switch at the finance table.