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10 Steps to Buying a New Car
Step 4: Locating Your New Car
You should now know the car you want to buy, including the trim level, options and color. The more flexible you can be about these specifics, the wider the range of the cars you'll find available for sale. Being flexible will also give you more leverage to negotiate a better price.
Use the New Car Inventory tool to search dealers near you who have the car in which you're interested. Another option is to call the dealership, ask for the Internet sales manager and describe what you want (more about Internet departments in the next step). Soon, you will know how widely available the car is. If there are several dealerships offering the same car, you will be in a better position to make a good deal.
As you make phone calls and exchange e-mails, take careful notes. Record details about each car including the color, options, and the dealership name.