For more than 25 years Consumers' Checkbook has offered
its service helping consumers
save hundreds — often thousands — of dollars while bypassing all the hassles and
high-pressure sales tactics of traditional car shopping.
Nonprofit, Independent, Unbiased
We are a nonprofit dedicated to informing and protecting consumers. We take no money from dealers and have no conflicts of interest.
We don’t sell or give your personal information to dealers, so you’ll never be bombarded with phone calls or emails.
Here's how it works...
Tell us the make, model, and style of the car you’re looking for and whether you want to purchase or lease.
Our expert staff contacts at least 5 dealers near you and gets them to give us their most competitive pricing.
We provide you an in-depth report that shows the price commitment and all fees for each dealer.
You decide which dealer you want to get the vehicle from and select and confirm color and options with the dealer.
You'll have the expert staff of our nonprofit consumer organization (founded in 1974) on your side throughout the process. You’ll walk away knowing that you got the best possible price on your new car, guaranteed. If you’re able to beat the lowest CarBargains price, we’ll refund you the service fee.
Our customers save an average of $1,390 compared to TRUECar®
TRUECar® is a car shopping service Consumer Reports, AARP, USAA, American Express, and other respected organizations steer their members to. See many CarBargains versus TrueCar® price comparisons at gettingbidsbeatstruecar.org
Consumer from Oakton, VA saved:
Compared to TrueCar® TruePrice on a 2019 Toyota Corolla LE CVT and $3,190 off of MSRP
Consumer from Seattle, WA saved:
Compared to TrueCar® TruePrice on a 2018 Honda CR-V Touring AWD and $2,212 off of MSRP
Consumer from Chandler, AZ saved:
Compared to TrueCar® TruePrice on a 2018 BMW 340i Sedan and $6,715 off of MSRP
Consumer from Woodbridge, VA saved:
Compared to TrueCar® TruePrice on a 2018 Honda CR-V EX AWD and $2,973 off of MSRP
Consumer from San Jose, CA saved:
Compared to TrueCar® TruePrice on a 2018 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan Auto LS and $2,012 off of MSRP
Consumer from Vienna, VA saved:
Compared to TrueCar® TruePrice on a 2018 Mazda CX-5 Touring AWD and $3,811 off of MSRP
In nine out of ten comparisons the lowest CarBargains bid beat the lowest Internet bid, even after adding in the service fee.
CarBargains has gotten lower price quotes than other car-buying services in several consumer tests.
Kiplinger's Buyer's Guide
...CarBargains, a non-profit buying service, got the best deal-- $3,000 off the sticker price.
...CarBargains delivered the best new-car price in our search.