Automotive App of the Week: Edmunds for Android
Android users have asked for it, and now Edmunds.com has responded by delivering its popular new car shopping app to the Android Market. The Edmunds app for Android is a powerful mobile tool that helps you find and buy the new car you want at the best possible price.
You can review Edmunds.com pricing, save car-shopping research to a favorites screen for easy access, browse hi-res photos of your preferred cars (and even share them with friends on Facebook or Twitter), check out dealer reviews and current inventory and then search for dealers in your area and map them — all from your Android device.
With the car of your dreams in your sights, Edmunds' Android app allows you to configure a ride to your requirements. And you'll also be well-armed to negotiate the price once you walk onto a dealer's lot or into the showroom.
With Edmunds' exclusive True Market Value pricing at your fingertips via the app, you can negotiate with knowledge and finesse once at the dealership. TMV figures are based on the actual sales of similar vehicles — adjusted for options, the car's color and incentives — in your area. The figure is then further refined for accuracy using sophisticated calculations developed by Edmunds.com.
After you score and drive off the lot with the best possible deal on your new wheels, e-mail the "Edmunds Window Sticker" with detailed purchase information for your records or use it to share with others for well-earned bragging rights on getting a great deal on your ride.
Gretchen McFarlan, Contributor