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Read This And You’ll Be Able To Buy A Car Without Even Bringing Your Dad Along

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This is everything you need to confidently walk onto any car lot and buy a car like a boss.


If you’ve ever bought a car, you know how it feels to be taken for a ride. Aside from asking for someone’s hand in marriage, it’s the trickiest negotiation known to man. From the moment you step onto the lot, you belong to the car salesman, and he knows it. Here’s everything you need to confidently walk onto any car lot and buy a car like a boss.

Go to your bank and setup financing so you’ll be in the driver’s seat when the salesperson asks what monthly payments you can afford.


If you line up financing with your own bank or credit union, you’ll usually get a better deal than what the car salesman offers. That way, you have a choice: you can go with the loan from your bank or you can use it as leverage to get the dealer to give you a better loan.

Also, the longer it takes you to pay your loan, the more money they’ll make on your loan. So, keep an eye on that when they try to lower your monthly payments just to extend it.

If you roll up to the dealership, never discuss your old car’s trade-in value as part of the sale.

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Don’t overestimate your car’s value. It won’t be considered “Like New” if it’s 5+ years old, no matter what condition it’s in. Learn the value of your trade-in, especially if there’s damage. Beaters sell for parts, so keep that in mind when negotiating the final sale price. Research your vehicle on KBB, so you don’t go in blind.

If a dealer advertises a car that isn’t on the lot when you go to see it, it could be a bait and switch.

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Make sure you read the article’s fine print because if a deal looks too good to be true, it usually is. This Day 1 tactic gets you in, and then the salesman tells you the vehicle’s already been sold. That’s when they start trying to sell you a more expensive alternative.

If you want a car they don’t have or one they they do, in a different color, the dealer may offer to get it from another dealership. Don’t let ’em.

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Often, you could be the one footing the bill for that flimflammery. When they make deals with other lots, they gotta ship the cars from Point A to Point B, and in these dealer swaps, the consumer usually loses.

Dealers always try to negotiate from the sticker price, which is usually already way above the car’s actual cost.

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The sticker price is over-inflated with silly fees, so any conversation based off that number has you at a disadvantage. Visit websites like AutoNation and TrueCar to get an estimate of sale prices of cars for sale in your area.

Test drive the car you’re thinking about buying to make sure there’s nothing wrong with it.

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If the salesperson insists on coming along, don’t be intimidated by their hovering supervision. Open that son of a bitch all the way up and really see how it handles.

Look at the invoice to see if you’re getting screwed by the “Vehicle-Preparation Fee” and the bullshit charges that come with it.

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The fees can vary from state to state, so doing your homework will help you throughout this whole process. Make sure to check out automotive sites like Edmunds to help guide you through these kinds of fees.

When they try to upsell you on unnecessary bullshit like mud flaps or sealants, just say “no.”

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Everything extra can be purchased cheaper elsewhere. It’s like when you bring your car in to a garage for regular maintenance and those jerks try to get you to buy new windshield wipers for at least double the price of what you’d pay at Autozone or whatever.

Look, you’re probably gonna get screwed no matter what, but at least knowing that is good start.

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Like the Claw Machine game at the arcade or snacks at the movie theatre, some things are just designed to take your money. Unfortunately, buying cars is the heavyweight champion of things that take advantage of you. So, get busy haggling or get busy dying.

READ: Here’s A List Of Things That Take Away Your Manhood

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Neymar Jr. Basically Destroyed Gravity During This Jimmy Kimmel Segment

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Neymar Jr. Basically Destroyed Gravity During This Jimmy Kimmel Segment

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Brazilian soccer superstar Neymar Jr. made a rare U.S. television appearance this week during a “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” segment.


Kimmel wanted to know if Neymar Jr. could score a goal from one rooftop to another, which was 150 feet away.


As if that wasn’t hard enough, the goal guarded by one of the most intimidating players ever: Guillermo.


Guillermo couldn’t contain himself during the segment, saying, “Jimmy, I’ve very excited, very happy with Neymar!” Guillermo then told Jimmy that Neymar Jr. was his favorite soccer player.

Jimmy made a joke about Guillermo’s outfit, saying, “you look like we should cut you in half and squeeze you into a drink.

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Jimmy might be cool with some Guillermo juice, but I’ll stick to limes.

After a few jokes, Neymar Jr. lined up for his first kick and…


Going. Going…

… Just a bit short.


The ball ended up in the street.

That first kick must have taken a lot out of Neymar Jr., because it only got worse from there…


And then something amazing happened.


Neymar Jr. snuck the 150-foot kick past Guillermo.

Let’s take a closer look!


That’s how you do it!



Guillermo was a good sport, and even got a pic with Neymar Jr. for his Instagram.

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Not a bad day’s work for the duo!

Check out the entire clip here!


Jimmy Kimmel’s commentary makes it that much better!

READ: Guillermo’s Longtime Feud With LeBron James Just Hit A Whole New Level

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