Online Car Bargains

Physician's Money Digest, December15 2003, Volume 10, Issue 23

PC Magazine

Last year, 60% of new car shoppersand almost half of those in the marketfor a used car went to the Internet toresearch models and prices. That's an80% increase over 1999. And there's noshortage of online places to find help.One of the most comprehensive isEdmunds.com, where you'll not onlyfind market prices on hundreds of newand used vehicles, but you'll also get sageadvice on surviving the bargainingprocess. Another is CarsDirect.com,recently named one of the top 100 Websites by for the second consecutiveyear. Log on to CarsDirect, plugin the make and model of the car you'reinterested in along with your ZIP code,and you get back a list of cars with discountedprices. The process for used carsis similar; the end result is a roster ofselected used cars from dealers near you.