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Have to be a member, I just printed out the form, with what I wanted, no haggle,1100 below invoice. I bought a toyota avalon 11.1% below msrp in these times some high level edition vehicles are excluded, like trd packages on camry and 4runner. If need extended warranty you can shop around, New Hampshire has some dealers with no taxes too.
40,731 msrp nightshade edition was 36,271
I was a top sales and leasing associate back in 1992 during the gulf war and recession, max back then was 11% so I felt good getting value. Once I had this deal with a deposit other places were beating it by 400ish I decided since 5 minutes away just stick with it.

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Bought a 2021 Sienna Limited FWD for a great price through Costco. No haggling and all the options I wanted. I'll do it again for the next vehicle
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forgot to mention did 48 months 0.9% interest, otherwise pay 3k more at 2.9% 60 months in finance fees
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sold my old pilot to carvana 60% more than trade in price. had low miles
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Does this usually work out better than Perks at Work?
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Have been talking with the SO about getting another vehicle, went through costco for my refi and got a steal of a deal, now on to the car purchase
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sold my old pilot to carvana 60% more than trade in price. had low miles
What is or who is caravana?
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What is or who is caravana?
It's an app
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cheapest vehicle on there?
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What is or who is caravana?
carvana is similar to carmax. they are a dealership that will buy your vehicle with zero obligation to buy theirs. They both deal with used cars. I am not sure about carvana but my last car was from carmax due to the fact that there was no haggling over the pricing (sales people are not commissioned).
Got a steal of a deal on a barely used (500 miles) toyota avalon hybrid.
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Serious question: is there a promo going on, or is this just a general post about the auto buying program that Costco has been running for the last 10+ years?

I've tried out the Costco program. It's probably the best car buying service, but I always got a better deal negotiating with dealers over email and pitting them against one another. That's the approach you see recommended most often on SD.
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Serious question: is there a promo going on, or is this just a general post about the auto buying program that Costco has been running for the last 10+ years?

I've tried out the Costco program. It's probably the best car buying service, but I always got a better deal negotiating with dealers over email and pitting them against one another. That's the approach you see recommended most often on SD.
Could you tell me more about this strategy? And I am assuming you are talking about used car dealers?
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Could you tell me more about this strategy? And I am assuming you are talking about used car dealers?

This is for new cars (you can't buy used through the Costco program).


The basic strategy is you get offers from multiple dealers and use the lowest one to negotiate the price down with other dealers, rinse, repeat. There are lots of guides out there. Here is an ancient SD thread about it.
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I bought our mdx from costco and it was 14% off of msrp (58k msrp got it for 50k).

Basically a fully loaded car. While I would agree pitting dealerships against each other, there comes a point to diminishing gains and who has the time for that? If I could have negioated maybe another 1k off it might have been worth it but if it took longer than a day, well I will just print out the costco "coupon" and get my price.
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Quote from ElatedMallard252 :
I bought our mdx from costco and it was 14% off of msrp (58k msrp got it for 50k).

Basically a fully loaded car. While I would agree pitting dealerships against each other, there comes a point to diminishing gains and who has the time for that? If I could have negioated maybe another 1k off it might have been worth it but if it took longer than a day, well I will just print out the costco "coupon" and get my price.
There is a point of diminishing returns, but I'd argue it's worth the effort of seeing what you can get after a couple rounds of emails. You do it at your pace and it doesn't take tons of time in my experience. You might end up in the same place as going through Costco, but you get piece of mind.
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