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Old 05-12-2014, 01:09 PM
 
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So I was shopping around to lease a second car. After extensive research I settled on a 2014 honda civic ex sedan. Prior to going to the dealership I went onto true car. Com to see what was the average and best price paid for that make/model in my area. As for the leases the best deal I saw was $0 down and $223/month for 36 months with 12k/yr.. So I printed it out and took it to nearby honda dealership. I told him exactly what I wanted and would drive the car off the lot that day as long as they can honor the same deal I found on truecar. Sure enough the sales manager told me that since I brought in the true car certificate they would have to honor it. It eliminated all the haggling and back and forth negotiation process that occurs during a car buying process. Did all the paperwork and was out of there. Picked up my car the following morning.

Now the sales guy stated that he basically made no money off of that deal but I think that's something they tell all consumers to make them feel good about the deal they got. Whether he did or not is not my concern. I was comfortable with what I paid and if he made some commission then good for him.
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:16 PM
 
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I used True Car to purchase a new vehicle and also got a hassle free deal for a price I am very satisfied with.
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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Buying a car without having a nervous breakdown during the negotiating process...now there is a concept.
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Old 05-12-2014, 02:18 PM
 
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I've been saying this for many years. We've bought several new cars through Truecar and each time has been haggle and hassle free.

The prices have also been the absolute lowest compared to Carsdirect, Carwoo, Costco, etc.
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Old 05-12-2014, 04:06 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I took the Truecar price and shopped it at other dealers and they were able to beat it by $1000 on my last car purchase (2013 Outback).
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Old 05-12-2014, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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TrueCar was a couple hundred dollars more than my Credit Union preferred pricing plus rebates when we bought our new vehicle last year. The credit union price was hassle free as well, but I did have to really go over the paperwork as they screwed it up twice resulting in the wrong bottom line price. I know others that have gotten prices well below the TrueCar price, but they did heavy negotiating. If you don't like the negotiation drama, then one of the fixed price plans is good to use, you just pay a bit more for less drama.
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Old 05-12-2014, 04:48 PM
 
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We never have drama when purchasing a vehicle since we find one we want, set a price, take in the cash and tell whomever is selling that is the amount we are willing to pay. It is their choice to take it or not but cash does speak very loudly and we have yet found anyone who turned down the cash offer which has always been more than fair.
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Old 05-12-2014, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Seal Rock
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Truecar has a habit of leaving dealer incentives out of the equation. Take Infiniti for example. There's $1000 dealer cash available at the moment on the G37 sedan. Truecar doesn't mention it, Edmunds does. The price of a new G37 Journey should be well under invoice at the moment.
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Old 05-12-2014, 06:30 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Truecar has a habit of leaving dealer incentives out of the equation. Take Infiniti for example. There's $1000 dealer cash available at the moment on the G37 sedan. Truecar doesn't mention it, Edmunds does. The price of a new G37 Journey should be well under invoice at the moment.

Yep, Truecar is very, er, dealer-friendly.
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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When I do this "True Car" thing it brings up dealers 75+ miles away despite the fact that I live in a 200,000+ metro area. NO local dealers no matter which make of car I select. Will all dealers honor these prices?
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