Looking for Car Deals

Physician's Money Digest, January15 2004, Volume 11, Issue 1

Kiplinger's

If you're an adrenaline junkie, you may actually enjoy doing battle with acar salesperson. But if you're just looking for the best deal, try letting someoneelse do the haggling. recently teamed up with CarBargains, the auto-buyingservice of the nonprofit organization Consumers' Checkbook, to provideno-hassle car shopping. Just give CarBargains (800-475-7283; www.kiplinger.com/links/carbargains) the make, model, and options on the car you wantand you'll get back quotes from five local area dealers, along with the namesof the dealership contacts. If you're buying the car, the service costs $190; there'sa similar service for leasers, known as LeaseWise, which costs $335.