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Our method of buying a car avoids hassles and yields the best possible price. The key is competition—getting new-car dealers to bid competitively for your business. We tell you how to do it.

Here are a few of the many information resources that can help you shop for a car.

Getting a good deal on a car lease is considerably more complex than on a straight purchase, and dealers love this complexity. If you want to lease, you can still initiate a competitive bidding process by nailing down several additional points.

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Before you place your order with CarBargains, please read our overview. Below, we provide answers to our customers' most common questions.

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