With upcoming shortages of many new models, now is the best time to consider buying a demo car. Your local Silverthorne Car Dealership, Vista Auto, can walk your through the process of buying a Silverthorne Demo Car.
- Narrow your car model selections to a few that interest you. Use Consumer Reports or Edmunds car reviews to identify reliable models. You may need to pay a nominal amount to purchase the "Consumer Reports" annual car-buying guide, but this is one instance where it is wise to spend money to save money.
- Research the Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for your target car models online or by reading newspaper advertisements. Compare the installed features and prices for standard and custom models, along with the cost of options.
- Select a car dealership to visit. Make a few phone calls to find the showrooms with that the largest inventory selection. Your Silverthorne Auto Dealer, Vista Auto, has more than 800 new cars to choose from.
- Take time to look at the current model year's stock and review the available options. Make note of the difference between the MSRP and the dealer invoice amounts displayed on the models that interest you.
- Request a test drive for a new vehicle in the model that you want. Ask the sales representative about the base price, dealer cost and value of the installed options on the demo car. Then compare them to those of the floor models.
- Ask your sales rep about buying the vehicle that you took for a test drive if the price is attractive. Review the vehicle's service records and the CARFAX report before you decide to buy.
- Negotiate the buying price. Deduct mileage at the standard 15-cent-per-mile rate that dealers use for excess mileage on leased vehicles, to arrive at the fair market value of the demo. Ask for extended warranty from the dealer to compensate for mileage on the demo car. Depending on the age of the demo car, manufacturer incentives may apply to your purchase.