This is the 3rd car I've bought in Florida, 2nd new car. In 2015 I bought a 2016 infiniti and negotiating was not really a problem..just had to call them on their bullshit fees and walk out once. They tried to charge $800 for nitro/wheel locks/floor mats 🤣 🤣 wiped that fee completely and got them to cut their outrageous doc fee in half, on top of coming down on the price all said and done. They hosed me on my trade a bit but they gotta make money somehow.I had a Florida car salesman tell me yesterday that the fees they charge (not sales tax) for a used car, $800+$300+$150 go to the state of florida. I called him a liar and walked out. Serious question, between the florida dealer fees and the high warranty prices, where is the best place for a Florida resident to buy a new or used car?
My 2nd purchase was a used CPO from an automation dealership, so no-haggle pricing. It was priced decently for its condition/mileage/CPO. probably wasn't the best deal around but it was easy so I paid their offered price. Worked out, worst case paid a little more than necessary.
Overall at this point in life I think im done chasing the deals. I'll pay what I think the car is worth and if the dealer is in the ballpark, I'll make the deal even if I couldn't squeeze every last hundred out of it.