What tips do you have for saving money when buying a new or used vehicle? Currently, prices are up a lot overall due to supply shortages. It's being reported that hey have gone up as much as 20% compared to 2019 and early 2020.
Well, if you want buy a new car, I would suggest that you try to use your iron will and withhold your urge to outfit every option in the spec. With Porsche, completely outfitting your Taycan can cost you anywhere between 10k and 34k! Avoid carbon, I did and saved thousands, personally I don't like carbon. Limit yourself to options that you think will be useful for daily driving, but also get some options in there that will make your vehicle aesthetically pleasing, but again don't go overboard. Also you can save thousands by only buying summer wheels and buy some good quality tires for winter and replace it. I suppose depending on what winter wheels you pick in the Porsche configurator, it can cost you around 8k dollars.
If you want to save money with used vehicles, I would suggest you try to negotiate. Here in Switzerland, we negotiate like we breathe. You can buy your car without saying a word, or you try to get an extra 500-1'000 dollar reduction from the seller. Also, always check 2nd hand vehicles in person before buying them. You might find something on the car that is worth negotiating the price for, like a scratch on the paint. I bought a new Taycan Turbo S but negotiated with my salesman and got it for around 30'000 dollars less. (Porsche really can afford to)