Auto Advantages Since you can’t drive your house (well, unless it’s an RV or you live in your car or van) some auto prices are approaching the cost of a small home! You need to comparison shop to save money. Here are a few money-saving resources available to car buyers:
CarPoint ( http://autos.msn.com/ ): It allows you to browse models inside and out, determine invoice prices, and contact local dealers.
Consumer Reports New Car Price Service (1-800-651-4636; www.consumerreports.org ): For a nominal fee, this service provides up-to-date pricing information. You’ll find out what a model actually costs a dealer, giving you a basement price for negotiating.
CarBargains (1-800-475-7283; www.checkbook.org ): Once you’ve selected a make and model, this nonprofit service will obtain firm, rock-bottom quotes from five local dealers for a fee of $165.