Be an informed consumer. Research the cars you're interested in: check out their features, safety, performance and gas mileage averages. Visit your local library and browse articles in current and archive issues of major magazines such as Consumer Reports, Car & Driver, Road & Track. Consult our Buying a Car resources with everything from research tools, dealer search tools and used car listings from Hertz and Enterprise Used Cars.
If you'd like to avoid the hassle of haggling altogether, consider AAA's AAA Auto Buying Service, which guarantees AAA Members a pre-arranged, competitive price for a vehicle at participating dealerships.
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