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Worksheet: Buying a New Car

Before you negotiate the price of your next new car, use this worksheet to establish the bargaining room.

Model __________________________   Base Price__________________________

Options: Invoice Price* Sticker Price

Transmission: Automatic___ Manual___

 

 

Air Conditioning

   

Engine: Size ____________________

   

Audio System:   AM-FM___w/cassette___w/CD___

   

Brakes: Antilock___ Power-assisted___

   

Power Locks

   

Seats: Power___ Heated___ Leather___

   

Rear Window: Wiper___ Defroster___

   

Wheels and Tires:
     Alloy Wheels
     All Season Tires

   
   

Mirrors and Lights:
     Illuminated Dual Vanity Mirrors
     Map Lights
     Exterior Power Mirrors

   
   
   

Alarm System

   

Cellular Telephone

   

Remote Keyless Entry

   

Sunroof

   

Other: ____________________________
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Totals:    

*You can get the invoice price by looking at the dealer's invoice or reviewing car publications.

Next Steps
Contact a qualified consumer attorney to assist in your
lemon law or dealer fraud matter.
(e.g., Chicago, IL or 60611)

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