TABLE OF CONTENTSChapter 1: Getting startedBefore you go car shopping, do your homework. Know what you want and how you plan to pay for it. Then put on your happy shoes and go shopping! Read on. Chapter 2: Shop till you dropFrom auto dealers to auto brokers to the Web, here's what you'll need to know for tracking down the best vehicle at the best price. Read on. Chapter 3: The buying experienceYou know your budget and did your shopping. Now it's time to bargain with the seller. Read on. Chapter 4: The leasing experienceLeasing a vehicle makes sound financial sense in certain situations and for certain people. For others it's a money trap. Read on. Chapter 5: Financing the dealGet a grip on the financing process as we help you shop for a loan and spell out many key questions you should ask before signing on the dotted line. Read on. Chapter 6: Insuring your vehicleBuying a new car, or a substantially different one than the one you now own, will mean a change in your insurance costs. Read on. advertisementRelated Links:National auto loan rates for June 7, 2012Auto rates for June 7, 2012Will car loan payoff improve credit score?Related Articles:Return leased car for cashPay dead wife's car loan?Gas rewards card
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