If you have not been very successful in negotiating the best possible deal on a vehicle in the past, things are going to change. You should be ready to learn how to negotiate. You will no longer have to just accept a dealer’s offer.
Always bring a mechanic along when shopping for a new vehicle. Car dealers are notorious for selling lemons and you do not want to be their next victim. If you can not get a mechanic to look at cars with you, at least be sure that you have him look at your final choice before you buy it.
Speak with knowledgeable people before you go car shopping. They can serve as a disinterested observer and can help you walk away if you are not getting a fair deal. And if you are going to share your car with your spouse, you should definitely go together.