Starting the car buying process. Any worthwhile perks I should consider? (ex. Amex, Costco membership, etc)

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Costco Auto has some pretty great pre-negotiated deals. No need to in person to see the price sheet, I got all of the quotes over the phone. Saved a ton of money on my recent car purchase, ended up being a couple grand below invoice price.

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This is really good to know! Thanks!

I found the perks weren’t super helpful. When I called a few dealers about Costco for example, they all made me go in and waste a ton of time before they’d show me the actual Costco price sheet. The deals are also benchmarks, so everyone tries to beat it, so the deals that Costco / Amex get end up being very lukewarm. I ended up getting a better deal from finding one of those car buying services that helped me negotiate a deal and all I had to do was show up to sign.

Takes some work but can be done all online…get a price from a dealer on the exact build you want then try to see if another dealership can beat it. Keep doing this until no one budges. You may need to contact up to 8-9 dealers.

Volvo and Lexus gave me some great incentives through my company. We went with a Lexus RX350 fully loaded with 0 down with excellent credit

Deloitte has special fleet pricing on luxury cars. Check the benefits page. I used it for a BMW lease that ended up knocking a nice amount off my payments.

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